07-05-2011, 08:20 AM
| || | I wouldn't be that worried about him "cleaning" the Angelfish, I think I even read somewhere that this occassionally happens. The behavior of the loach, sounds like Ich. Have you considered that, even though you don't yet see white spots, that flashing behavior is the first sign.
Originally Posted by ginagv
I have an adult yoyo loach who swims around the tank in an odd way (at least odd to me). It almost seems like he's itchy or something is irritating him. So I put him in quarantine and gave him a round of Prazipro, thinking it was a parasite, since there was nothing visable externally.
He seems better now, but, (and here's the odd thing) I have 2 angels. One of them will get close to the loach and the loach appears to be "cleaning" the sides and top fin of the one angel.. She seems to really like it. The loach is active and eats well... plays with the cories, annoys the pleco, all is back to normal with the loach otherwise.
I gave a good look at the angel and I do not see any sort of anything on the angel... no parasites, nor any sort of wound or damage at all. Should I be worried?
If this will eventually kill or damage the angel, I'll take the loach back to the fish store rather than kill the angel.. Its just so odd to watch.. I swear that the angel is smiling while its happening..
Gina, the puzzled.