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Post script about the nasty Schistura

Posted By: Mark in Vancouver <markmark@telus.net>
Date: Saturday, 19 July 2003, at 7:38 p.m.

You'll remember I posted a puzzler about putting two S. villeguerrae in one small tank, about how one quickly becomes dominant and attacks everyone else.
Well, at the risk of seeming like a complete nut - and hoping that they wouldn't remember me - I returned the problem loach to my lfs... I had done this once before with the same damn species of loach. Convinced that it was my mishandling of them, and not their tyranical nature, I wrongly felt that I could integrate two S.vill's into one tank. Don't bother trying! Unless you've got a big tank, a river tank, a bunch of them or some other distraction. Dither fish like white cloud