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Old 11-18-2013, 07:55 PM   #66911 
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I don't think loaches should ever be floating on their backs...
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Old 11-18-2013, 07:58 PM   #66912 
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That's what I thought. I Googled and people are talking about how their loaches have weird behaviours as well. I don't know what to do.........I don't want to stress him out further.

I hope he's not dead.
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Old 11-18-2013, 08:00 PM   #66913 
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10gal. 1 peaceful betta and a snail. I can't tell....I need to go get another kit (thanks to my sis)
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Old 11-18-2013, 08:01 PM   #66914 
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I'm pretty sure dojo loaches need like 20 gallons because they need a schools of 6+ just like any other schooling fish. How new is the tank
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Old 11-18-2013, 08:04 PM   #66915 
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hi all back from work was a steady slow kind of day
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Old 11-18-2013, 08:05 PM   #66916 
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Oh, I thought golden dojo loaches can live by themselves. The tank is close to a year old. Are they nocturnal?

I also thought that if he was dead, his body would be floating around or stuck in the filter as there is a semi-strong current, or at least enough to pull him out of the pot.
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Old 11-18-2013, 08:10 PM   #66917 
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Aww, poor thing! Maybe it's the stress from being in a new tank without other loaches.
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Old 11-18-2013, 08:12 PM   #66918 
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Yeah, I feel bad now.

I only had enough for one.... they were charging $9 per 2" dojo. I should have bought the other one.

Can they be accompinied (sorry for spelling) by other species of freshwater loaches?

EDIT: the person who was catching him in the tank was using two nets and it took her 2 minute to get him, including pinning him up against the glass.
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Old 11-18-2013, 08:21 PM   #66919 
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This might be shock due to the nature he was being caught. How did you acclimate him?
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Old 11-18-2013, 08:26 PM   #66920 
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Floating for 30 minutes in the bag he came in. He was acting this way in the bag on the way home BTW.
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