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    Are clown loaches the only loach that perform the play dead trick,
    or do other loaches do it as well? (jeez I hate when they do it )



    Here we go, I found my play dead pic sequence, lol

    I'm talking about the play dead trick Clowns do.
    one minute they are playing happily...




    The next they are belly up in the tank looking
    for all the world that they have met their demise...




    A buddy comes to check him out...





    Then it just pops up and says ...ha! I had you going there...

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    Hahahaha I love it Your shots are amazing! Go on make us jealous and tell us about your camera set up

    Keyhole Cichlids are also good at the playing dead just not as often as the Clown loaches... Keyholes completely turn black and lay on their side - scary stuff so I am glad I only witnessed it once... don't think I would have the heart for clown loaches LOL
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    Yeah my loaches do that sometimes too! Great pics

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    Mine regularly scare me doing that! cute pics,..
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    WOW, your pictures are awesome!

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    Hi,
    Yes my Loaches all do that from time to time.

    Nice pics.

    mac

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