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Krispy
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Joined: 08 Oct 2004

PostPosted: 2004.11.16(Tue)23:13    Post subject: Clown Loaches Reply with quote

I'm always getting worried when their black stripes start to fade out a bit. Is this a bad sign? They have so many weird antics that I don't know what to believe anymore.
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Darkblade48
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Joined: 21 Jun 2004
Location: Toronto, Ontario. Canada

PostPosted: 2004.11.16(Tue)23:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found that my Clown Loaches used to have their black stripes fade a bit when I did water changes, so I assumed that when stressed, they will usually lose a bit of their colouration.

I just added a few caves, and made some nooks and crannies for them to hide themselves amongst, and in this way, decreased their stress and their colour returned.
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nino
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Joined: 15 Apr 2004
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PostPosted: 2004.11.17(Wed)8:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

NOthing to worry about. Many fish fade their color when they're stress, shocked, scared or very early in the morning. If you watch carefully, those loaches sometimes even rest on their side so don't be alarmed when you see them doing that.
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Mogwai
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PostPosted: 2004.11.17(Wed)11:57    Post subject: Reply with quote

Krispy, what size tank are they in? I would check your water parameters just to be safe. Smile
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kelpy
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PostPosted: 2004.11.17(Wed)12:45    Post subject: Reply with quote

my biggest clown loach is greys out when he is pushing the other loahes around I belive it is a dominance thing . this link expains it

http://www.loaches.com/markings.html
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