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3 new loaches! help with care, please! :)

Posted By: Janet <jkplanet@casco.net>
Date: Monday, 5 May 2003, at 11:22 a.m.

Nemacheilus masyae (Checkerboard Sand Loach)

Looking at the species index, I believe that this is what I brought home 3 of yesterday. Normally I don't bring home fish that I haven't researched yet, but I was 2 hours away from home and didn't want to blow my chance. They were sold as checkerboard loaches. They are now in a 55G with 8 juvenile firemouths, 2 baby convicts, and a couple small plecos--lots of rockwork and plants--small river gravel as substrate. They've picked out rock caves to hang out in. Could someone please tell me how to care for them and what their personalities might be like? I have a tiger loach that I might be moving into that tank, will that work out? thanks,