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Batman
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PostPosted: 2004.01.06(Tue)19:44    Post subject: Dojos and Koi issues Reply with quote

I have small 5 inch long Koi at the moment with 2 dojo loaches. Everytime I feed them, the Dojos seem to smell the water for the food. The koi always get to the food first, and they kind of chew on it in their mouths. The dojos try to get to the food, by going through the kois gills. Luckily, my koi are small enough that they couldn't get in but does that mean I can't keep the dojos with large koi?
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Dan H.
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PostPosted: 2004.01.06(Tue)19:51    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm, interesting behavior. You could simply find another food that the dojos will go for and the koi won't.
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Irons
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Joined: 27 Feb 2003
Location: Buffalo, NY

PostPosted: 2004.01.07(Wed)8:32    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dojo I don't think have very good eye sight. Mine do similar things, but with my pleco and corries. They seem to have good sense with "hearing" and their feelers. To me Sounds like they are just looking for food and going to the food source. I feed my dojo's with the rest of my fish, but I drop in a some sinking food. This allows them scoure the on the bottom of the tank. I have seen them occasionally follow and bother my angels at feeding time.
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PostPosted: 2004.01.25(Sun)1:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I feed my dojo's the sinking algae wafers, and they seem fine.
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