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Clown loaches freaked out

Posted By: Shane <sstewart@networld.com>
Date: Thursday, 4 September 2003, at 9:16 a.m.

I have had a bad 2 weeks with my tank. First my LFS had some blue botia and they looked so great I could not resist getting 2 of them. What a huge mistake. I knew they could be more aggressive than other loaches but my hell. They attacked the angel fish in the tank. the largest blue botia was 2 inches and the smallest angel is 5 inches (not including fins). They totally tore off the top fins of 2 angels and really messed up the others. I lost 1 angel as the result but the others are recovering. In trying to catch these terrors to take them back I had to take everything out of the tank. This caused my spotted raphael to hide behind the heater, and he got a major burn. He has survived this so far but I am afraid that an infection has taken hold becasue its eyes are cloudy. In additi