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The Dojo Loach is a true curiosity with their habit of becoming very active when there is a weather change!
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For sexing the fish, what it says in this profile is true. Also, a male's dorsal fin is noticabely larger than that of a female's. These means the male often tends to keep the fin semi erect.
dojo loach - brilliant, who could ask for a friendlier clown in their tank?
very informative about the dojo/weather loach, a shame there were no photos/diagrams to help explain things like sexing for the amature.
i like the site though
Dojo Loaches are great little fish. They are very easy to feed. Mine even sift through the gravel in expectation when I drop flakes in for the other fish. (Their equivelent of drooling...?) Mine eat a pretty balanced diet, but will die for frozen Bloodworms. They even nibble on their tankmate, a Peacock Eel, because they confuse his red fins with the worms. (Plus he usually has some in his mouth.) He generally nips this in the bud. They are wonderful fish, and can get to be very tame. One of mine, who I think to be a female, will take food from my hand, and during gravel vaccuuming, will whisker my fingers. It's very funny. All in all, these fish are great pets, and I'd recommend then to anyone who can care for them properly. You won't ever regret that purchase!
I love my Dojo loach. It's very active and friendly, but keeps trying to get out of the tank. It has a great personality.
They are very hardy and I've had mine for several years. An ideal fish for beginners I think.
I got 20 Dojo Loaches from a festival here in Japanm from playing kingyo sukui (in this case its called Dojou Sukui). Cost me 100 yen for one game. I must of scooped about 40 of them with my paper spoon before it broke. But the game store clerk said I could only have half of whats there. But they are very happy together in my 12 litre fish tank. I put a couple of empty sake bottles for their enjoyment. Its fun seeing them swim around franticly. I give them Frozen Peas and they love it, Its like watching a football game.
I have several of of these loaches in an aquarium they live up to their name as a weather loach in being extremely active before a major weather change. I have found hundreds of these loaches in my area last year,put a few babies in a 6 ft. tank now they r huge.
I bought my two weather loaches from a supermarket. So I saved them from slaughter They are meant for food and $9.99 a pound. They are bred commercially in China and almost the cheapest fish for food, $1 per pound.
When I was a kid, I kept a same loach in a bottle, and sometimes took it out to squeeze it. it survived all the abuse for many months. It just could not survive being forgotten for years in bottle without food.
My son is pretty kind to them. yesterday he stirred them with a chopstick for hours. One of them jumped out the bowl And he kindly take several minutes help it back. Today he seems to lost interest in them. So, maybe it is time give them a good life in my 30 gallon fish tank. It is good that other comments here indicate it to be peaceful.
i just got my loach. i am having a problem with the tank he is in, but i hope he and the other fish will be ok. i hear they are hardy, i hope mine is too! i think i will name him (or i think he is a he) marcy or tiger!
My dojo loach is very active! He loves to play! i first put him in with one guppie, a frog, and another small algae eater. at first when i fed them he would move around a lot and scared my other fish. But i am sure that they will soon get used to him. He is very fun to watch. I recommend a dojo loach! They are so cool! I enjoy having him here and since he is new i hope to have many long fun years with them!