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carnivores?

Posted By: aaron <me@monarch.net>
Date: Wednesday, 18 April 2001, at 6:40 p.m.

hi, i have a small 10 gal aquarium that is home to several goldfish, a couple exotics and one loach ( the exact type of which i'm not certain )
today i woke up to find one of my smaller fish missing, they had all been healthy the night before when i fed them. i found my loach in the corner tearing a small goldfish to peices. when i pulled out the poor soul all that was left was a skull and spine ( the loach even ate the eyes ... yuck ) my question is .. is a loach a hunter? will he actively seek and kill other fish for food
even though i have been feeding him staple food and sinking pellets?

 

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