Originally Posted by Olympia
What are those loaches doing?! Is it raining where you are!?
LOL! No... I swear, they've ALWAYS
behaved like this! These guys were purchased in 2 batches from 2 pet shops - I think this is the way they're supposed to be? Hoping so, anyway, cuz' they sure LOOK
happy enough! They aren't all *quite* as hyper, though. Two of them are always swimming like maniacs and seem to prefer playing in the surface plants, two of them act more loachy and prowl around on the substrate and in the rooted plants, and one of them is a 50-50 split, lol! Only one from the first batch I got was a silly swimmer, and I actually was WORRIED about him for a while until I got the second group, and one of THEM was also goofy. The third. . . he goes back and forth. Wonder what the next batch will bring!?
Maybe it's just me. . . NONE
of my fish ever behave like they're allegedly 'supposed' to. I do all this research before bringing them home, only to find out that everything I've read is a lie, lol! My little Kuhli are very active and never hide, even during daylight hours. My rams are very peaceful toward one-another, and shoal together all of the time, my mollies are happy and thriving in soft-water, and my little wildly Tetra, well. . . they really adapted to tank life and flake foods way more easily than I ever expected them to! *shrug* They all make me so happy
Originally Posted by thekoimaiden
Loaches raining from the sky sounds adorable!! I'm eager to test out our theory about dither fish and loaches, and see mine move around more.
Noooooo. . . loaches raining from the sky sounds like a terrible
idea! *cries* Though there are those weather loaches that supposedly behave like maniacs when it's about to rain. Maybe it's the HOB filters - the loaches must always think it's raining!?
I can't wait for you to test my ditherfish theory, either! I really want to see more than your loaches' behinds! I'm so excited for YOUR next round of loachlings. I want you to have the same experience that I've had with these amazing (and very silly) little fishums!
And... you're right! Floating plants are nothing but wonderful. They create shade and a feeling of safety for the fish, plus soak up toxins - what's not to love!