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New Angelicus behavior and slime?

Posted By: Barbara <bjmaitri@megalink.net>
Date: Thursday, 24 April 2003, at 11:16 a.m.

Got three of these lovely loaches yesterday. They mostly are reclining in a corner behind the prefilter for the Eheim old style canister filter. One is more active and I noticed that along its dorsal surface and to one side a bit there is a small "cloud" of what appears to be excess slime floating off of the body. Is this something I should be concerned about or part of adjusting to shipping and new tank conditions. There is livebearer salt in this tank...has some but not much aquarium salt in it...mostly hardens the water. This may be the one of the three who was hitting the substrate with its head really hard...dug right into it, when it first was in the