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Clown loaches- color change and extrange behavior

Posted By: Oscar <oscarjaime@yahoo.com>
Date: Saturday, 5 February 2005, at 5:18 p.m.

hi, I just got three clowns into my community tank, first I bougth two of them but one week later i could't resist to buy another. This thirth clown seemed to be doing ok, but later on he did not show him self any more. he uses to hide inside some caves but can be seen very rarely. when im lucky he comes out in a very stressed way, as soon as he sees activity outside the tank he finds himself a place to hide as fast a he can go. his color is very pale (almost white)but at night when lights are off I drop pellets to the bottom of the tank, he comes out and I have seen him with the regular clown colors. Can somebody explain what is causing this to one of my clowns and why the other two behave normal? this clown ra