11-16-2012, 12:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Canadian Fish
According to the profile on site, and at loaches.com, they can tolerate up to 77 F, which is 25 C. My Silver Dollar tank hovers between 24 and 25 C.
My Rainbowfish tank is set at 25 C and only increases during the really hot days of summer. I looked at keeping Dojos and Weathers in my cold water Ryukin tank, when I had one, but it was too small, only 36". Since then I have heard from many people who have successfully kept them with tropical fish.
I love how they react to barometric pressure! One day, when it's not a death tank, I'll be able to add some to the 220. They have tanks full of them now at the LFS so it would have been nice if there would have been room in one of my 55s.
Here's another profile that requires revision.
This is a highly social fish, and a group of no less than 3 is advisable. But other substrate fish should not be included, so not with clown loaches. Upper fish are fine if they are largish, as the Dojo or Weather Loach will eat very small fish. It needs a sand or very fine gravel substrate in order to bury itself.
As for temperature, it should not be kept above the low 70's. This is a cold water species. And while it can tolerate periods of warmth in the mid to high-70's F it should not be maintained at these temperatures. Doing so will stress the fish, weaken it's internal physiology, and lead to a shorter lifespan. Summer heat increases are fine, but a constant year-round warm aquarium is not.