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Thread: weather loaches

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    So I was in a few different fish stores yesterday getting bits and bobs for my new tank and I saw in a couple of them weather loaches for sale, some of them just said jap loaches but they were pretty much identical. I have got in a few books information on these species and they all say the need lower temps, like suitable for goldfish, but all the stores were keeping them at around 28c, will this be harmfull to them or are my books wrong? Or perhaps I'm getting species mixed up? Help?
    My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .

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    Weather loaches live in coldwater environments so ideally their tanks should be coldwater. Tropical temperatures shorten their lifespan, but this may not be much of an issue since they typically live in excess of ten years
    Last edited by Aeonflame; 02-07-2012 at 10:56 AM.
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    Cheers Aeon, I quite liked the look of them and would like them in my tank, but not if they weren't going to be happy, think I could get a few?
    My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .

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    I live in a tropical country and they are avaliable here. I know someone who has had his dojo loaches for around ten years now with no issues whatsoever. His fish are active and healthy. From what I've read they are very adaptable and there have been introduced populations in tropical climates.
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    Thanks very much! I think I'm going to get some next time I'm at the store. I know that there are many loaches that require social groups, have you any idea of a minimum number that would be acceptable for these loaches?
    My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .

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    Like most loaches they are a very social fish. I would get at least three
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    I agree that you should get at least three of these great fish if you get a chance. I have three in my tank, and they always hang out together - sometimes even forming a little fish pyramid.

    They also especially love bloodworms, so if you have the chance, you should pick some frozen bloodworms up for a treat.
    75 Gallon African Cichlid Tank
    29 Gallon Ameca Splendens
    20 gallon Dojo Loaches
    10 gallon Betta and African Dwarf Frogs
    10 Gallon Rosy Red Minnows

    My website Seymour Fish

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    I went with you guys advice and got three a few weeks back. They are fun to watch, my tank gets bloodworm at least once a week, they go crazy for brineshrimp aswell.
    My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .

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    I've frequently seen them in tropical temps, and for many years. they are one of the most hardiest loaches and one of the faster growing loaches (as far as loaches go). best of luck with them! here is some good info on your new loaches...

    http://www.loaches.com/species-index...guillicaudatus

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    Thanks for the link crispy!! I agree with alot of the things that are said on that web page, they are really quirky and fun to have.
    My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .

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