Thread: Loaches: A Primer
03-03-2010, 11:43 PM #21
Great post! I'm in love with these guys.
The two Horsefaces I have in my tank are only 2" now but seem to already have grown in the week I've had them . . . didn't do my homework beforehand, so I didn't know they could be up to 8". Glad I only got a pair! They are captivating to watch because they suck sand in their mouth and shoot it out their gills. Same with pellet food before it gets softened.
There's a video of one of them sifting through the sand in the Videos section:
These horsefaces blink their eyes . . is that common to all loaches?45g planted - 6 Odessa Barbs, 6 Silvertip Tetras, 6 Black Lyretail Mollies (+ 1 fry), 2 Red Crystal Shrimp and 1 Vampire Shrimp
5g - 2 Horseface Loaches
04-17-2012, 10:04 AM #22
For those looking under this thread, I didn't see anything about the "Weather loach", so here's a link to an informative site i found..HTML Code:
04-17-2012, 07:20 PM #23
I only list fishes in my primers that I've kept/keep myself, which is why weather loaches weren't in it.
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07-04-2012, 09:45 PM #24
I am preparing to stock a 75gal with loaches and had a question about the infamous 'loach dance'. The 75gal that I have was "rescued" from a home where it was left by a former roommate. The tank residents included 2 clown loaches of about 5 inches each and watching them do their dance, insisting that the Yellow Lab of similar size join them, has truly been a pleasure. Is this behavior unique to Clowns?
(The clowns are being rehomed)