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Burrowing loach...

Posted By: jim powers <jimpowers@prodigy.net>
Date: Friday, 10 March 2000, at 4:08 p.m.

I have a large spined loach (Cobitis taenia) that has begun burrowing the last few days. He is out of sight all day long and then usually comes out after I turn out the tank light, but the room light is still on. Obviously, I would prefer to see him more. I am also concerned about cleaning the gravel and possibly killing or injuring him. He only burrowed prior to this the day I bought him. I just moved him into another larger tank about a week ago, and the burrowing started about three days later. Any suggestions? Should I expect him to do this from now on?