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chintooka - 2008-02-13
You guys should put how long the dojo loaches live on this site, also we named our dojo loach Hyfex. Oh, and his tricks are jumping out of the water and farting!(It reaks really bad!)

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Christopher Hall - 2008-01-28
The reason this afforable little loach farts is related to its name: the weather loach. Most fish have swim bladders, small sacks filled with air that help maintain bouyancy. In this fish, the swim bladder is attached to some bone. When a low pressure system moves in (as when a storm developes), the swim bladder changes in size. Because of the bony attachment in the loach, it feels this change. This causes it to become more active, often racing to the surface to grab a gulp of air (something like us trying to pop our ears in an air plane). Sometimes this air goes into the digestive tract, and gets espelled. There is your farting fish.

These fish do like to be touched; I've held one in my hand for several minutes. They are quite funny and anyone who dislikes them based on their looks don't deserve them.

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kathy - 2008-01-21
I got my second Yo Yo loach the other day. My first one only lived for 2 years. Maybe this one will live longer for me. I named him Yo Yo. I thought that name would suit him. He's very actived. Swims and swims. Up and down the tank. Makes me dizzy and tired.

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donna - 2008-01-11
I have a 3 to 3 1/2 inch male and about a 3 inch female clown loach. Mamma died and I now have 5 frys and daddy. I have read that it is rare for loaches to breed. I have a 30 gallon aquarium with fan tailed guppies, red finned shark, and assorted mollys. None of them have bothered the fry (yet).

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Megan - 2008-01-05
I had 2 of these wonderful creatures in my first tank and they disappeared. I kinda forgot about them and a year later while thoroughly cleaning the tank they were both alive and very fat! One started coming out regularly, and would swim in circles! I just got a new 5 gallon eclipse which i decorated with an asian temple decoration. It has 4 small openings and he quickly found this and now lives in the asian temple, every once in a while sticking his head out. Awesome! He doesn't bother his tank mates and has such a mysterious personality! I love him!

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ariel & eaven - 2007-12-09
We have two dojo loaches and love them very much! Even more than the other fish we have. We have many fancy and regular gold fish, cory's, kuhli loaches, rosy barbs, mollies, blue gouramis, scissor tail danios (they like to jump out of the tank so watch out), chinee alge eaters, guppies, glow light, and tetras. They get along great with everyone. The dojos love each other- best in pairs. They are so playful! It's so funny when they FART! We haven't found any info on this. They enjoy dried shrimps and medium size koi pellets. We highly recommend that everyone should have them and fall in love with these silly creatures.

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phil - 2007-11-28
The clown loach is also great for controlling or fixing a snail problem. Not wanting to use chemicals in my tank I found some research that suggested some loaches will eat snails and that the clown was very good at this. I got two loaches and within two days my large snail problem was SOLVED never to return. These are fun and colorful fish and great for snail control. Get a couple of these and you will not be disappointed!

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kirstie whyatt - 2007-11-19
We have had a Yo Yo Pakistani Loach for 13 years. It died just the other day. It has been the coolest fish ever. It has never bothered the other fish other than the odd chase and certainly had a personality. It has always been kept in a large tank with lots of other small fish ie, tiger barbs, tetras, platys, cichlids etc. I have always kept a lot of plants in the tank and bog wood and it seemed to have the same hiding places. We have just bought another one today. Who knows if it will also still be here in 13 years.

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kathy - 2007-11-08
I have a Clown Loach. His name is Nemo. I love him. The Clown loach is my favorite loach. I love to watch him.

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Kassie - 2007-10-28
I have 3 horse face loaches all about 3 - 4 inches long. They get on really well & follow each other round. I also have guppies & angels in this 4 foot tank. The loaches come out occasionally during the day but are more active during the early evening. They are great to watch. Two of the guppies were having a tug of war with one, trying to take the food out of its mouth. It wasn`t too bothered, the guppies only managed to get a bit off him.

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