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Loaches and Atmospheric Pressure

Posted By: Kit <kitjaguar@comcast.net>
Date: Tuesday, 8 February 2005, at 6:18 p.m.

I picked up a book in my lfs a couple of days ago called 'Keeping Loaches in the Home Aquarium', by Dr. Peter Anthony Lewis, c. 1994. He makes a throw-away comment early in the book about how loaches are sensitive to atmospheric pressure. Has anyone here observed that?

I have to say that it never occurred to me to relate behaviour to pressure, but I could certainly imagine a basis for such a relationship. However, my imagination is fertile, and I'd be interested in anyone's actual experiences ;-)

Anyone have fish that go nuts or torpid just prior or following storms, or during the passage of pressure fronts?

Kit.