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"Moosehead Loach"

Posted By: Joe Loach <jloach@gte.net>
Date: Saturday, 24 October 1998, at 11:28 p.m.

...or "Cat-Eyed Loach" (Somileptes gongota). I had a trio of these years ago, and in spite of my best efforts, they starved to death after about 5-6 months. I have an internet friend (Kim) who I *believe* had them 9-12 months before the same thing happened.

She tried room temps, low light levels, species tank...and I believe night feedings. Her husband added Corys to the tank. They died soon after that. Perhaps they had something to do with it? I dunno.

I kept mine in a species tank...and fed them chopped earthworms (*REALLY* chopped), parts of bloodworms, brine shrimp. They were so very, very, slow and deliberate in their chewing! No way would they survive in a commun