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Beautiful modesta dance/ update on loach tank

Posted By: Mary Ann <mmatthys@deer-park.isd.tenet.edu>
Date: Friday, 10 December 1999, at 10:54 a.m.

I haven't posted in a long time and wanted to update everyone on my 55 gallon loach tank. I love this tank! It is home to 4 modestas, 4 darios, 3 skunks, and 1 plecostomus. Because they are all loaches the skunks are the smallest in size, stay in line and don't harm the other fish. My darios are the most gentle of the loaches and very friendly. My favorite fish are definitely the modestas. They are beautiful! The largest is about 6 inches in length and his body is about 1 1/2 inches.

The reason I wanted to post is that I love the way my modestas interact. I think I have 3 males and 1 female. There is all the usual chasing and periodic clicking (especially at mealtime), but in addition to that is