05-20-2009, 10:35 AM
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It's very typical for loaches to jostle. My yoyos do this constantly. It's common for them to jockey for a favorite position (a cave, a nook or cranny in a piece of driftwood) and to also "gray" out in color during these squabbles. You are correct in not jumping to the conclusion that they are ill. How many yoyos do you have? Loaches do best in groups due to their incredibly social nature. If you only have two that would explain their constant struggling with each other. It's tough for them to estabish a hierarchy with only two. I'd agree that they are not ill but demonstrating typical loach behavior.
Not sure about the size of your tank and if you have the room or not but adding a few more yoyos will lessen the squabbling considerably. It would save you from going nuts!!
Last edited by aunt kymmie; 05-20-2009 at 10:37 AM..