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Dojos with eggs?

Posted By: casy
Date: Wednesday, 7 June 2000, at 10:09 a.m.

HI I have a 30 gallon tank with 3 schistura savona loaches, 1 black moor goldfish and three dojo loaches. Originally I only had two dojo loaches but a couple of weeks ago I added one new small one (4 inches). The other two are a different color as he is almost skin tone and they are regular ones. This week the two larger ones have started swelling about 1/3 of the way down from their head. One has a MUCH larger belly. Right before this started the dojos were all swimming up and down and around the whole tank twined very close to the little new dojo. Then those two would break and the little guy and other larger one would start this. This continued all evening. Also the little one was hudging the larger ones armpits(for want of the correct term - sorry). The next day everything was normal. They are still eating but are definitely not as quick as usual. Are they spawning or sick? Any one have any ideas? Thank