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Euryale Euryale
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  • Posted on: 22/4/2007 20:13
Re: Question on weather loach #11
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fishccer wrote:
The guy in the shop told me that one he had many years ago jumped out of its tank one night and he found it the following morning halfway down the stairs covered in fluff and cat hairs. he said he picked it up, put it back in the tank and it lived a long life afterwards. Don't know if he was winding me up though.


Could be some truth in it, weather loach slime up out of water meaning they can survive longer than your normal fish.
Ive kept them for years they are a great fish, make sure hes got some hiding places and enjoy =)
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fishccer fishccer
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  • Posted on: 22/4/2007 20:36
Re: Question on weather loach #12
When we get a bigger tank, hopefully soon, I plan on getting at least one more as I read that they prefer not to be alone. That's what I told hubby anyway, he's not a great fan, prefers the goldfish.
daspricey daspricey
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Re: Question on weather loach #13
give him time. lol

they're great fish!
daspricey daspricey
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Re: Question on weather loach #14
just whilst we are on the subject heres mine...

(and a few others)

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fishccer fishccer
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Re: Question on weather loach #15
They are lovely, mine settling in really well now. What do you feed yours? I'm worried that because I use the floating pellets, that he doesn't get any food. When I put peas or bloodworm in, the greedy goldfish seem to eat it all.
cathie cathie
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  • Posted on: 26/4/2007 9:18
Re: Question on weather loach #16
get him some sinking pellets. (better for fancy goldfish too, less risk of swimbladder problems, can't remember whether you've got fancies or single tails)
could you bear to chop up an earthworm??
daspricey daspricey
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Re: Question on weather loach #17
i feed...

flakes(loves em)
jmc sinking pellets
bloodworm
peas
cucumber
floating cichlid pellets(believe it or not)
dragonz pellets

fishccer fishccer
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Re: Question on weather loach #18
Thanks for info, shall go shopping and stock up. Not sure about the earthworm though, maybe I can persuade hubby to do that bit for me!