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Posessed Loaches?

Posted By: Lesley <lesleywimbush@hotmail.com>
Date: Sunday, 10 November 2002, at 11:37 a.m.

I'm wondering if anyone else has experience this kind of strange behaviour from their loaches. I know they have a reputation for all sorts of wacky stuff, but....
I have a 30 gallon tank in my bedroom. I like to unwind at the end of the day with a cup of tea in my hand, sitting in a chair by the tank with the lights off just watching the fish. The two littlest clowns will be the first to come over and sit in front of me, just watching me back. Pretty soon the largest clown will come over too, to be joined by usually one of the yoyos, a couple of the striatas, and eventually the skunk, who occasionally will flash his spines. They will all sit in a row, stock still, staring at me and ocasionally falling over on their sides. Am I intimidating them by sitting so close, or are they just curious? I