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bruno - 2011-09-24
This fish are so nice.My peppered loach clean my aquarium fallen food.Like all loach,when day hide in the cave.

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Nic - 2012-02-10
I have 1 horseface loach, Its very interesting to look at, to bad I only see it about once every two weeks and if it sees me it dives into the gravel. I have only had it for a short time so hopefully it will become a bit more brave and swim around the tank more.

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fishy - 2010-04-14
i bought 2 clown loaches yesterday 1 of them is active n keeps swimming but the other one just stays at 1 place it only moves when I bang my palm on the glass of my aquarium plz tell me is he fine or is he sick?

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  • spencer - 2010-11-16
    Fishy. If your clown loach is like that, you check if it has white spots all over its body. If it has, your loach has ich which is a disease common among tropical fishes, especially clown loach. If not treated, it could kill your fish. I would recommend adding in medicine that is used to treat white spots/ich and get a heater to heat the water temperature to 30 degrees-spencer.
  • HANDSOME - 2012-01-25
    I think it is sick.Is there any white spots?They are prone to ich.
  • Alex Burleson - 2012-02-02
    You should never tap the glass. This, stresses the fish out. He could be adjusting to the aquarium, give him a few days.
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Sarah Greenwood - 2011-11-25
I collected two japenese weather loaches yesterday they seemed fine and one still does but one of them has turned on it side at the bottom of the tank and has what looks like a white gunk coming out of his anal hole and some blood also, can anybody help?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-11-25
    Try looking at the article Fish Diseases and look under constipation, parasites and fungal diseases. See if the symptoms apply and if so the corresponding medication is listed. Good luck.
  • christie - 2011-12-20
    DoJos like to play dead
  • Anonymous - 2012-01-10
    Dojos Do play dead but that discharge is a a symptom. Don't wait to fiigure out What it could be. Treat immediately. I found it super traumatic to lose a dojo
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fishdude - 2006-08-21
I have one of these little terrors. I've never seen a loach more aggresive than this one. He attacks all of my fish when they swim by him, even my convict cichlid and green terror. If he's scared, he darts away back into his little hole. He likes to snack on feeder fish, brine shrimp, and freeze-dried krill.

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Joan - 2010-12-14
Hi!

I love your site and has many different species!

I had two Pangio Kuhil loach's that were doing fabulous, I bought another two yesterday and now three are swimming like they have something after them, they swim quickly up and down the tank, the fourth just lies around.

Mine don't seem to be nocturnal as they are swimming all day.

What I am wondering now is are they upset that two more were added or perhaps trying to harm each other, including the one that lies around?

The other two never did this, as said, the three are swimming up and down really fast and they do this until they tire.

I read up on something about catfish and that they get confused but didn't understand it all.....I don't know if my two catfish are called catfish, mine are bottom feeders and maybe an inch long max.

Any help would be appreciated, they were added to the tank just yesterday, if they were just getting to know each other or were out of sorts and confused, this should have topped.

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  • huss - 2011-04-22
    The 2 fish you saw swimming up and down the tank might have a been a act of mating. Expect to find babies loaches soon!
  • Jean - 2011-11-09
    I've seen behavior like this called a "rain dance". I'm sure it's attributed their mating being brought on by rainfall like other fish in their native region if this is correct then a waterfall style filter may be simulating rainfall and bring on this behavior. I have had kuhlis for a few months now and I recently added 4 more bringing a total of 9. They are active all day long and exhibit his behavior as well as far as I can tell it's harmless. They won't breed until they reach sexual maturity which can take as long as 2 years but usually is around 18 months. In large numbers they like to lay around each other in the open all day and often play with each other. Don't worry if your kuhlis are acting like everyone else's their behavior has a lot of contributing factors including other fish in the tank, cover and filtration. The more hiding places you give them the more time they will spend out as they feel safer. There isn't a lot of comprehensive info about their behavior and breeding info is scarce. They have some very odd behaviors often being called foolie loaches because they like to stress out their owners by playing dead. Don't be surprised to find them hanging off plants they love to climb. For now I'm trying to document their behaviors and figure out causes. Most people will try and compare their behavior with other fish species but this can't really be done. Fish behavior is diverse for every type. Don't let people scare you by telling you they are under oxygenated I have two air stones running a lot of oxygen and mine still "rain dance". Best I can say is try to figure out what your tank conditions would be replicating in their natural environment and you might be able to figure out their seasonal behavior patterns. I'm rambling a bit. Hope I helped.
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Dillon - 2011-10-30
I love these guys! I got 3 of them about 2weeks ago. idk if mine are just special or what but I have lots of bottom feeders and they arent agressive at all. Really cool fish. I reccomend them

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  • Alex Burleson - 2011-10-30
    Redtail Botia are a personal favorite of mine! They are interesting little bottom feeders! Some are semi aggressive, while others are not. Fish, are individuals, such as humans.
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Mrs S Woolley - 2010-10-12
Why do my zebra loaches keep eating my plants?

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  • Bruce Davenport . - 2011-09-24
    I think your fish are eating your plants because in the wild they naturally eat plants . My advice is for you to purchase some bottom feeder pellets from your pet store to boost their intake of greens . I had the same prob. with mine and this worked a treat .
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pat - 2011-07-14
I would like to know what fish go with loaches...I have two loaches and some guppies in my tank. However my loach is being eaten, so it appears to have a lot of flesh missing on the back quarter. Can anyone help me with this, I do not want to lose the loaches, I find them so beautiful. Thanks.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-15
    The Dojo is normally a good community fish and gets along with most. Are you sure the loach is being eaten by the guppies. Could it have gotten stuck under a filter or cok or bruised somehow. Can you move it to a smaller tank, check on it and treat it if necessary?
  • pat - 2011-08-03
    I thank you for your response but my dojo passed away sometime during last night. It was eaten by something but I am not sure what. It had part of the spine exposed and you could actually see bite marks in it. We took it out to investigate and we found marks all over its body. I will miss it for sure because it gave my grandkids lots to watch when it performed.
  • fishyhelper - 2011-09-10
    Sounds like a bacterial thing or a wound thing. They are scaleless so if there are any sharp rocks that they are trying to burrow under that could cause it. The other possibility is a parasite. Go see a good fishy doc. It's rare they get ich but it could happen if it starts with a wound.
  • jackie - 2011-09-23
    what does the dojo poop look like
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Kelly Crandall - 2011-09-19
Almost exactly a year ago my friend sold me her tank with a kuhli loach in it. I brought it home and set it up near a window, and added a few guppies to the tank just to keep it interesting. The tank was affected by the cold window in the winter so I bought a heater. Well the guppies all died in time, and I didn't see the loach for weeks.

I kept the filter going and kept throwing food in the tank, but after not seeing the loach for at least a month, even when digging around the gravel and taking all the decor out, I figured he'd died. So I eventually turned off the filter and heater and of course quit throwing food in the tank. I didn't disassemble the tank because it was in an out of the way spot and it was a big job, so I always figured I'd do when I got around to it and when I figured out where to store the empty tank.

In the meantime, a snail in the tank got bigger, so I figured I'd keep the tank up and just let the snail live in it, just for fun.

Anyway. It's been at least eight months since I last saw the loach alive, and probably six months since I've put food in the tank. Well, today I went in that room and was sitting by the piano, when all of a sudden I saw the loach swimming around!!

Now I don't know what to do. Do I start feeding him again, and put the filter back on? Or do I just leave him be? He's obviously in an environment that's sustaining him?

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  • Kelly Crandall - 2011-09-20
    attached where?
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