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Skinny Loach

Posted By: Alex Dow <alex.dow@virgin.net>
Date: Saturday, 30 August 2003, at 11:51 a.m.

Hi List,
I have 3 loaches in a 100 litre community tank with tiger barbs, silver dollars, a large angel, armoured catfish and a reclusive bristlenose catfish. It is a happy tank with very few deaths and diseases (ocasional whitespot only). The one loach was bought prior to the other two and they exibit very different behaviour. The first loach swims about the tank most of the time, rubs up against other fish, and is very entertaining. He seems quite happy and has made his home in a plant, where he goes to sleep. The other two hide most of the time but will hang out with the other guy at feeding time.The only thing I am worried about is that the shy pair are fat, while the other is a bit thin. He seems to eat enough but is there any way of fattening him up a bit. His/her colour is very rich, while the shy pair vary fr