Welcome to the Loaches Online Forum Archives, full of historical information on loaches and other freshwater tropical aquarium fish from 1998 to 2005. You may want to use the Search Engine to find what you're looking for, or browse the other archives: (Archive 1) (Archive 2) (Archive 3) (Archive 4) (Archive 5) (Archive 6)

Don't forget to visit the new Loach Forum when you're finished!

View Thread | Return to Index | Read Prev Msg | Read Next Msg

The Loach Forum Archives (3)

Gregarious Coolie Loaches

Posted By: HungryGoldfish
Date: Monday, 13 November 2000, at 10:10 a.m.

In the past I"ve kept 5 Coolies. They like very much to bunch up under a cave or something.

I'm planning to have a tank with about 20 Coolies, along with an inverted coconut shell and a ceramic castle with only 2 small doors that lead into its interior.

But I'm worried.

Since I won't have an undergravel filter, the areas inside these structures may grow stagnant from the continued actions of their gills upon the water. And since they like to bunch up upon one another, there is further cause for suffercation--especially those upon the bottom.

Should I be concerned that 20 Loaches may choke themselves out of existance because of the way they pile up in an enclosed space?
 

Messages In This Thread