Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: New England, USA
I noticed Miss America (the sorority leader) was in Mossy's corner all day yesterday. She kept wedging herself between the glass and the fry net cage, staying right by her side. Even if she left the corner to eat, she was right back by Mossy whenever I came to check.
I figured that was Miss America's way of saying "the kid's alright, we accept her now. Let her out, please". So I did.
Everyone was all happy and swimmy when I let her out!
I noticed that the little Mossy actually had some territorial issuses (she really, really likes a leaf in the front corner of the tank) and prehaps she just rubbed everyone the wrong way when she arrived the first time. Little baby = big attitude. No wonder they gave her a beat down and she was hiding!
That fry net is worth the $4.00 I paid for it... makes a great 'time out' for errant fishes, without totally removing them from the tank. :)
Yes, p. khuli loaches are notorious hiders. People thought they wouldn't breed in captivity until someone found a colony of them under their under gravel filter (when they did a major maintenence of the tank)!
Unfortunately, Laurina is a single (she was the only one left), so she's more shy and I don't expect to see her much... which is too bad. She was out more in the 5 gallon than she is in the 20H... but, there are many more hiding places and many more residents in the 20H.
20H: 2 Cory Catfish, One very mellow Cambodian female Betta, Two Golden Veil Angelfish (male and female)