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Polka-dot loaches (or mongoose loaches?!) doing well

Posted By: Juli <warnerjr@provide.net>
Date: Friday, 6 August 1999, at 8:54 p.m.

The three fish that were sold to me as polka-dot loaches are getting along great with the three lohachata in my 30 gallon. I have, however, noticed strange behavior in the past few days that leads me to believe that these fish shoal in fast moving streams. I added a spray bar to my filter recently for additional water circulation, etc. When doing my "head count" this afternoon, I could not find two of the polka-dot loaches, who are about 1-1 1/2 inches long. After looking around the tank for a minute (it's not that big-WHY couldn't I find them???) I happened to glance into the stream of outflow water- YOU GUESSED IT.....I'd swear I saw smiles on their little fishy faces :) They were swimming UP into th