Originally Posted by AK Fresh Water
Right. Someday I'd like to have a Dojo / Black Moore (another favorite) tank. I thought the contrast of white long slender bodies against black bulbous ones would be awesome. I know they have similar temperature requirements.
I don't know much about cooler thanks though.
I actually tried that exact same combination: goldfish and dojo loaches. It didn't end well. I hate to be a dream dasher, but my dojos gained a taste for the slow-moving goldfish's slime coat. I love the shape of the dojo loaches and was delighted to find there is a smaller, more peaceful, and tropical equivalent: brown kuhli loaches (Pangio oblonga
). They only get about 4-5 inches long. Mine are currently burrowing and rooting around in a 29 gal with a gourami and some tetra. Really cute little buggers. And their cousins the kuhli loaches (Pangio kuhlii
) come in beautiful black and yellow patterns.
I remember another user on this board used to live in Alaska. She kept bettas, and the only place she could find fish stuff was her local WalMart. It sounds like you guys are pretty limited up there. We're glad you found us, too.