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fryup 02-15-2011 03:26 PM

an odd obsevation i made?
well i work in a pet shop and we bought some SKUNK LOACH and from what i can hear when i walk past the tank is that they make clicking noices?...has anyone else noticed this??


Lupin 02-16-2011 08:30 PM

All botiine loaches do make clicking sounds. I hope you didn't combine your skunk loaches with your other more docile fish. These are NOT community fish. They are absolutely one of the worst loaches for a community setup with temperament scaling 5 of 5 matching the tiger loaches and Yasuhikotakia modesta. If you already did, get rid of them before you start losing your other fish to them. The only fish I was able to keep them successfully with were the tiger loaches, modestas, arulius barbs and tiger barbs. Anything else gets harassed to death. A few of my yoyos were decapitated by these punks and clowns were harassed to the point they started shying away as a result before I had to remove the skunks.

aunt kymmie 02-16-2011 08:41 PM

I just went and read the profile for this loach we have on our site. I love loaches but this is one I would never keep, they just sound too nasty. Which, Lupin's experience can attest.

fryup 02-17-2011 02:31 AM

oh yeah there in a tank on there own and there starting to get a bit nasty with each other

:):):) nice looking little fish tho

Lupin 02-17-2011 02:53 AM

Glad to hear they're in their separate tank.

SeaHorse 02-17-2011 07:06 AM

I sure hope they are correctly labelled at the store and purchasers are advised and cautioned not to mix these into their tanks as a community fish. That would not be right!

fryup 02-17-2011 03:29 PM

i run the fish room and take pride in my work and i advise people the best i can :):):)

fishingfor2001 02-17-2011 06:29 PM

I just viewed your pics and it looks like you have your tank haning off one side. your tank will break if its not fully on the stand.

SeaHorse 02-17-2011 07:03 PM

Oh that's good fryup, thank you for telling me that. It's just some places don't ask what you have already, or the size of your tank even.

fryup 02-18-2011 02:16 AM

thats my old tank (aprox 40-45L) il find a pic of my new tank iv had for a few month now :):):) and it has a proper stand with it :):)

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