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Woo! My loaches are finally eating!

Posted By: Mark Mendoza
Date: Friday, 13 June 2003, at 7:53 p.m.

Thank you guys for you help. It has helped me greatly in getting these loaches to eat. They were (and still are) in quarantine for about 10 days and things did not look so well. But the frozen bloodworms have really started to get them going, especially the Ornate Tiger Sand Loach which now chases my hand around when I am cleaning the tank. The Schistura waltoni are still shy but atleast they are active as well.

They have been under the cover of darkness for the last few days, I may wait a few more days until I put the lights back on.

A small question that I am quite curious about, do loaches bite hard? Also, is it just the Botia species that have spines or all the loaches? I just do not want to get any weird surprises!