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Strange behavior with my Kuhli loach

Posted By: Ron Passerini <rpasserini@mediaone.net>
Date: Tuesday, 20 June 2000, at 3:41 p.m.

Has anyone seen this, or know what it means?

I have two Kuhli loaches in a 37 gallon community tank: some Lyretail mollies (which just had about 24 fry!), Guppies, Danios. For the last few days the bigger of the two loaches has been frantically swimming up and down the side of the tank where the filter empties the water back into the tank. I've noticed rapid breathing too. It also seems to have lost some of its color in small patches on its side, maybe 4 or 5 spots. These are not ick or fungal infections, I'm familiar with those, they also are not places where it has been wounded. It's just that the color is missing.

It used to just hide in a cave with the other loach until nighttime when they would both come out to feed.

If anyone