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    Default Just bought some kuhlis - quick question

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    Just bought some regular kuhli loaches.. 3 of them. Going to buy 3 more when they have more in stock. Anyway, is it normal for the underside around the head area to be reddish in color? I noticed this and I'm just a little paranoid. Thanks.

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    Poor things must be scared to death. They're swimming funny all around the tank...

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    I must not have acclimated them long enough... I found one floating at the top and I thought it was dead until it starting swimming away when I tried to net it.

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    Just checked this morning -- I found one lying upside down, head floating and tail on the gravel at a 45 degree angel, he was dead :( I saw another one squirming around, breathing heavily, looked like he was trying to burrow into the gravel but it just wasn't working out for him.The other one was either burrowed or under something, I saw him swimming around after I lifted up the driftwood, but I couldn't see where he came from.

    Going to check my ammonia/nitrite/nitrate levels. I have a feeling that without proper acclimation + the added bioload, they were already stressed and the toxicity didn't help.

    the bag sank somehow after I opened it, so they were only able to get adjusted to the temperature.

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    So sorry to hear about your loss.....

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    I just tested the water, no ammonia or nitrites. I guess I'll just have to be more careful next time I'm acclimating.

    I have 2 now, I'll probably buy 4 more next time when I get my other new fish.

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