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Graeme - Polka Dots

Posted By: JBall <jlavoie@comcast.net>
Date: Sunday, 16 February 2003, at 9:26 a.m.

Have you noticed your polka dots making quick sharp movements along the bottom of the tank? It does not look like flashing. It is more like if they are trying to "dig" for food, but my Qtank is bare bottom. This may be the the reason for this behavior, in the store they were burried in the gravel.
Besides this they are acting very loachy; swimming up and down the side glass in circular patterns, playing in the bubbles from the airstone and eating (bloodworms, brineshrimp, shrimp pellets) until they're fat.
Their disposition seems very simialr to clowns. They get along great with their tank mates, two cories about 3-4 times their size who are perminent residents of the Qtank.