View Full Version : Loach in the filter!

07-17-2008, 02:41 PM
My filter was running at a trickle this morning, so I figured I would take a look and see if there was junk in it stopping the water. Sure enough the media was blocking the flow, so I pulled it out. To my surprise THERES MY LOACH. My 8 year old chocolate loach was swimming around in the filter. My guess it he must of swam upstream into the Aquaclear, He certainly couldn't have made it up the intake. I am just glad he ended up in the filter and not on the floor!

Lady Hobbs
07-17-2008, 02:45 PM
Amazing. After reading your post I turned around and looked at my AC and thought, "how the heck did he do THAT." No easy feat, for sure, and must have been strong will power. haha

07-17-2008, 02:52 PM
yikes! is he OK? thank goodness he is alive! Crazy loaches....

07-17-2008, 02:56 PM
lucky loachthumbs2: thumbs2:

07-17-2008, 02:58 PM
He's currently scouring the tank for food. Other then his gill plates looking red (he looks like he's blushing) he looks fine. Was pale when I found him.

07-17-2008, 03:05 PM
Glad he is doing good! hopefully he doesn't decide to take a swim "up stream" again!

07-17-2008, 10:56 PM
wow thats amazing.....must be a curious loach! lol great to here its fine

07-17-2008, 10:58 PM
lol...that's funny. when i first had my kuhli's i had one that was constantly going 'upstream' into the filter and then he'd come back out after a few minutes and i'd hear him plop back into the tank. i think it was because the tank was too small for his liking.

07-18-2008, 03:10 PM
Crazy story! how is he now?

07-18-2008, 04:03 PM
He's doing fine. I am going to check my fitler more often now. I know that Weather Loaches spawn during storms, maybe kuhli's are the same and he was looking for more loaches.