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Savage striata!

Posted By: Isla <kirk_isla@hotmail.com>
Date: Tuesday, 26 February 2002, at 10:01 a.m.

Curious and sad but of my 5 anti-social zebra loaches who were quarantined for biting my clown loaches, one has died.

He had suffered injuries during his attacks on the other zebra loaches which included him losing an eye. He was also wasting away and no amount of internal parasite treatment seemed to make a difference.

He was only the second fish Id ever lost and so was sad at the outcome of this situation but now he's no longer in the tank, the remaining striata's have changed their behaviour dramatically. They no longer bite at one another and have started loachy dancing up and down the front of the tank.

Not sure if the change is due to them being stressed over the loss of their mate or relief at no