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Interesting Unidentified Loach Behaviour.

Posted By: Martin Thoene <martin.thoene@lakenheath.af.mil>
Date: Thursday, 3 February 2000, at 10:27 a.m.

Last night 2 of my 4 unidentified Nemacheilus type loaches which I'm convinced are the males were really having a good fight.

The fish are not in the LOL species index and I bought them as Chinese Speckled Loach. The 2 fighters are generally darker in colour than the other 2 and noticeably broader in the head, particularly in the cheek area.

Last night I fed Bloodworms and they suddenly got close together and started to flick their bodies at each other's sides. Then they paled right down from greyish to a yellowish beige and the front of their chubby cheeks also paled down, but the rear of the