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Shez - 2008-11-26
In my 28 liter or 7 gallon tank I have 5 of these eel like fish. One of them is really long and quite fat. I think she is full of eggs. They are great fish to keep because they are really strange and easy to feed. They will except pretty much any fish food that sink to the bottom including old or moldy left overs. They are very hardy because the can live in the dirtiest tanks. A clean tank wouldn't be as good as an old one because there is not much rotting fish food. They should be housed with at least 3 or 4 of the same species because they like company. If you have at least four they will be more active than just having one. Mine live with a male veil tail betta splenden, a small angelfish, a large black skirt tetra, 2 cory cats (small albino and large bronze) and 3 mollies (golden male sailfin, black molly male and a female dalmatian shes pregnant).

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The Fish Guy - 2008-12-17
These snake like fish make a pretty good clean up crew. I have 5 of these little snake like fish and they eat most of my tanks left overs. The corries help as well. These fast little critters make an excellent addition to a non aggressive topical tank. I've had no trouble with them except I don't know what little mischief they get up to. I'm not even sure if they are all alive. I have 2 big ones who are always out and about. If you do find an interest in these fish and you want to buy, make sure they are in a small shoal of 4 or more. If you have 2 or 3 you wont see them often. If you only have one, don't expect to see him often. When they are visible they usually travel in 2's or 3's.

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val - 2013-01-10
i have 2 dojo's they are about 4 years old. They have always been active but the last few days all they do is lie at the top draped over the pump. I have not seen them eat for a couple of days, they do seem to be breathing rather rapidly, every now and then they swim yo the bottom but go straight back to the top. DOES ANY ONE KNOW WHAT MIGHT BE WRONG .

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-01-10
    Check water levels.  How is the water movement?  May want to add some airstones.
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dennis donato - 2009-07-22
Hi, I just bought my first 10 gallon aquarium tank and I have 1 kissing gourami, 1 blue gourami (who by the way is very terratorial), 1 tri-color shark, and 1 algea eater. What other fresh water fish could I get for my tank. P.S. My fishs are about 2 1/2 to 3 inch. long.

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  • Lori Henson - 2012-04-21
    Hi Dennis. I have always heard to stock your aquarium 1 inch of fish to 1 gallon. When counting fish inches you should consider their adult length. You are probably at your max.
  • Ike - 2012-12-29
    I agree. In my aquarium, which is ten gallons and was setup not long ago, I have only one Marble Loach (plan on getting two more) that is about one inch long and a two inch long Neon Blue Dwarf Gourami.
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kathy - 2007-01-15
I was amazed when I saw these guys in person! The color was so much brighter than the picture here...I brought two of them home, and added to the tank with 2 clown loaches, 3 koi angels, 2 white tetras and a black ghost fish, and lastly a golden dojo!
They fit in at once, and began playing by nightfall. A joy to watch, they circle each other, and are very active...still am amazed by the beautiful black/brown and bright gold colors they have.

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  • Ike - 2012-12-28
    I just got one of these and they are absolutley amazing! Mine is quite small at a little less than an inch long. These are the absolute best loaches.
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Trevor Lingbeck - 2012-12-21
So I'm still kind of new to loaches but I love these fish, they're simply amazing! But this morning as I went to feed them (I have a male and female) I noticed my female has a rather large bump right behind her right pectoral fin. There is no color distortion except for a tiny dark red dot on the bottom of this bump. I'm not sure what it is and it's got me worried. Does anyone have any info or experience on what this could be? :(

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-12-21
    Primafix or mela fix could help.  It could be a bacterial or parasite infection.
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Janis - 2012-04-17
I have a dojo and kuil loach in a 10 gal tank I would like to get one more of each will I be overcrowding them ????

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-04-17
    That will be fine for them.
  • Ed - 2012-12-10
    Some driftwood with an attached live plant would make this a happy home for them :)
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Patrice Johnson - 2008-07-06
I received a Leptobotia guilinensis and put it in with my Koi and within two days my Koi are dead, it chased them around the pond, 80 gallons with many hiding area's. Is this normal behavior?

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  • Ed - 2012-12-10
    How minute are the koi??? Do you have the right species here??? My 8' koi took on and swallowed my 3' male melanchromis johnsonnae whole then after a bit of chewing on him spat him out(minutes after a good feed might i add). Pakistani loach is the only fellow amognst a plethora of fish to harass my koi( i have 6, two big ones, 1 medium and 3 juveniles(1.5'-2 '). Even the jack dempsey doesn't care to bother the sometimes spasmodic Nishikigoi haha
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Joe - 2012-04-12
I just purchased a loach about a week ago, the first day he/she pretty much stayed to itself and in one place. I woke up the next morning and realized the loach had made its way into the mouth of a fake alligator (Open on both ends). To the best of my knowledge the loach has not moved from that spot, unless he/she is coming out @ night or when I'm gone. Is this normal or should I be worried and do something? Thanks for any help in advance.

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-04-13
    Nothing to worry about. They like to hide and probably coming out at night.
  • Ed - 2012-12-10
    Your tank(it's entire world) is too small?, there isn't enough furniture(decorations) in his world(so it is like an underwater barren wasteland)?, it's personality(each fish has an individual character, also I have read that these fish love the company of their fellows as I'm sure you do yours?) causes it to feel scared and alone in a strange environment. I have many large tanks with a fair few fish, all of them do better with fellow species, even my rainbow sharks(2 adults and 6 juveniles). Creating an underwater utopia for the animals is my obligation to nature and them as much as it is to myself. 'ED'
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JohnB - 2012-10-21
I have a 2 inch Yoyo in with my Betta and two Green Cories. He is always 'hanging' with the Cories and they even nudge him as if he is part of their shoal.

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