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Abbeys_Mom
07-17-2008, 02:41 PM
My filter was running at a trickle this morning, so I figured I would take a look and see if there was junk in it stopping the water. Sure enough the media was blocking the flow, so I pulled it out. To my surprise THERES MY LOACH. My 8 year old chocolate loach was swimming around in the filter. My guess it he must of swam upstream into the Aquaclear, He certainly couldn't have made it up the intake. I am just glad he ended up in the filter and not on the floor!

Lady Hobbs
07-17-2008, 02:45 PM
Amazing. After reading your post I turned around and looked at my AC and thought, "how the heck did he do THAT." No easy feat, for sure, and must have been strong will power. haha

abaigael04
07-17-2008, 02:52 PM
yikes! is he OK? thank goodness he is alive! Crazy loaches....

angelcakes
07-17-2008, 02:56 PM
lucky loachthumbs2: thumbs2:

Abbeys_Mom
07-17-2008, 02:58 PM
He's currently scouring the tank for food. Other then his gill plates looking red (he looks like he's blushing) he looks fine. Was pale when I found him.

abaigael04
07-17-2008, 03:05 PM
Glad he is doing good! hopefully he doesn't decide to take a swim "up stream" again!

sktadood13
07-17-2008, 10:56 PM
wow thats amazing.....must be a curious loach! lol great to here its fine

bluekrissyspikes
07-17-2008, 10:58 PM
lol...that's funny. when i first had my kuhli's i had one that was constantly going 'upstream' into the filter and then he'd come back out after a few minutes and i'd hear him plop back into the tank. i think it was because the tank was too small for his liking.

Tolley
07-18-2008, 03:10 PM
Crazy story! how is he now?

Abbeys_Mom
07-18-2008, 04:03 PM
He's doing fine. I am going to check my fitler more often now. I know that Weather Loaches spawn during storms, maybe kuhli's are the same and he was looking for more loaches.