02-16-2011, 01:40 PM
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Plumkin, always, always, always
research a fish that is new to you before you acquire it. It can save a lot of trouble, and may save the fish depending upon species. And please read our profile on this species, click the shaded name Horse Faced Loach to see it, before you decide anything further. You may or may not want them.
They get large (up to 8 inches), should be in a group of 5-6 to avoid aggression to each other, must be able to burrow and will remain hidden most of the time. If they are out charging around the tank, it means they are very highly stressed, and this will cause more health problems. I've maintained these fish, and hardly ever saw them--but that was normal for the species. All this is explained in the profile.
You have the option of returning them (most stores will, they understand or should), or setting up a tank suitable. But remember, you will never see them.