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PostPosted: 2003.09.01(Mon)3:11    Post subject: weather loaches? Reply with quote

I am thinking of getting a weather loach from my local aquatic store. they have them in a tank with goldfish. have any of you got some information on the care of these animals.
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PostPosted: 2003.09.01(Mon)6:22    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is a link to articles in the gallery about the weather loach. They are also called dojo loach and they get pretty big; what size tank are you planning on putting one in?

http://www.aquahobby.com/gallery/gdojo.html
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PostPosted: 2003.09.01(Mon)12:49    Post subject: Reply with quote

it is 1 metre long 45cm deep and 45cm wide. is that OK Very Happy
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PostPosted: 2003.09.01(Mon)14:10    Post subject: Reply with quote

Weather loaches get to be about 8-9", so your 55g tank should be OK depending on what else you plan on putting in there. They are also best in cooler waters, so they'll do well in a goldie tank. THey need round pea gravel and nothing sharp that will damage their barbles.

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PostPosted: 2003.09.02(Tue)3:26    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the information! I have 3 fantails in there at the moment I'm a bit worried about the current from my filter being to strong for them. my fantails seem to have got used to it Wink
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PostPosted: 2003.09.03(Wed)10:32    Post subject: Reply with quote

The loaches will not mind the current, infact they will probably prefer to have a current; in the wild they live in streams and so have adapted to living in what could be fast slowing water. As you know they are very stream-lined fish.
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PostPosted: 2003.09.03(Wed)11:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have got them they are great to watch Very Happy thanks for the info! the man in the shop could not find them he had to dig them out Wink
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PostPosted: 2003.09.06(Sat)14:17    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would recommend getting one or two more, not only do they seem to do better in a group, but since they're very intellegant fish, it is amusing to watch them play around...
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PostPosted: 2003.09.07(Sun)4:20    Post subject: Reply with quote

they are funny little things to watch when the fish try to take their food they push them away its so funny Laughing
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PostPosted: 2003.09.09(Tue)10:49    Post subject: Reply with quote

my 2 dojos only come out during feeding time. But when they do come out, they seem to think the koi's anal fin is food...? they don't actually rip the fin up they just suck on it and hang there until they decide to drop off. Even though the koi didn't get injured at all, I seperated them anyways. Also, they seem to push the fish away at random directions. Should I put them back together?
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