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Reclusive Clown Loach (sorry so long)

Posted By: kathyh3 <kathyh3@hotmail.com>
Date: Tuesday, 1 June 1999, at 6:45 p.m.

My largest Clown of the four that I have refuses to swim with his tank-mates. He's been sitting in his "house" for days now and I can't even get him out to eat. He just sticks his head out of the door and grabs the food that's next to it. Sometimes there's another Clown in there with him, and they're in there together, lounging. But usually the three are swimming together and "Little Loach" just stays in the house. I had believed he was the "alpha" Loach, but now I'm not sure. He chases everyone that comes near. Could he have paired up with the other Clown? (I didn't think he was mature enough, he's only about 3 inches long) Why is he such a loner? I do see him swimming around, scavenging off of the plastic plants early in the morning when the tank lights are off. Poor