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    Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania

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    Default Clown Loach Behavior?

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    Yesterday was my birthday, and my father got me two little clown loaches! i was happy as can be.

    After introducing them to the tank, they checked out all their tank mates, and were very inquisitive as soon as they were put in, exploring every inch of the environment.

    Today, I've noticed, I barely ever see them! I have a small, hollow castle decoration in the back of my tank with much foliage around it.
    I also have a banjo catfish. He is nocturnal (obv) and I have mistaken him for dead many times. He "lives" in this castle. ..
    But both loaches have moved in too! The catfish isn't bothered, and the loaches dont seem to mind either...

    I am, however, worried about these loaches, because after the first day, they never leave the castle for more than a minute to nibble at a submerged food pellet. They will poke their heads out, and then decide against leaving.

    Is this normal behavior? The pair seemed energetic yesterday, now they are more like hermits, and it does seem like an uncomfortably small space for these two fish, especially with big ol' Banjo taking up his spot.
    Might also be worth mentioning that this is my first noteworthy attempt at any sort of aquarium.

    Any thoughts or opinions appreciated. =]
    Last edited by T22493; 02-25-2013 at 06:36 PM.

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