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Old May 25th 04, 09:53 PM
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I had two clown loach in my tank and for a week or so they were out
regularly. Then they just dissapeared and I haven't seen either of them for
at least a week. At first I thought they were just hiding out somewhere, but
tonight while doing a partial water change I searched for them, around
plants and inside the ornaments and they are nowhere to be found! Any idea
what could have happened to them? I don't think there's anything big enough
in the tank to have eaten them. All my fish are juveniles, the clowns were
around 2 inches, I also have a bala shark (3.5"), rainbow shark (3.5"), some
neons and corys (v. small), a swordtail and a few barbs (tiger and golden,
all 3"). So where did the clown loach get to? Presumably even if the
others did try and eat them (which I can't imagine) I'd still have found
remains of the bodies?

Cheers,
Dan


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Old May 26th 04, 02:14 AM
NetMax
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a wrote in message
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I had two clown loach in my tank and for a week or so they were out
regularly. Then they just dissapeared and I haven't seen either of them

for
at least a week. At first I thought they were just hiding out

somewhere, but
tonight while doing a partial water change I searched for them, around
plants and inside the ornaments and they are nowhere to be found! Any

idea
what could have happened to them? I don't think there's anything big

enough
in the tank to have eaten them. All my fish are juveniles, the clowns

were
around 2 inches, I also have a bala shark (3.5"), rainbow shark (3.5"),

some
neons and corys (v. small), a swordtail and a few barbs (tiger and

golden,
all 3"). So where did the clown loach get to? Presumably even if the
others did try and eat them (which I can't imagine) I'd still have

found
remains of the bodies?

Cheers,
Dan



As you have already searched your ornaments, then the remaining spots are
out of the tank (via a powerfilter's waterfall) and under the substrate
(which would be my guess).
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Old May 26th 04, 08:16 AM
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"NetMax" wrote in message
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a wrote in message
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I had two clown loach in my tank and for a week or so they were out
regularly. Then they just dissapeared and I haven't seen either of them

for
at least a week. At first I thought they were just hiding out

somewhere, but
tonight while doing a partial water change I searched for them, around
plants and inside the ornaments and they are nowhere to be found! Any

idea
what could have happened to them? I don't think there's anything big

enough
in the tank to have eaten them. All my fish are juveniles, the clowns

were
around 2 inches, I also have a bala shark (3.5"), rainbow shark (3.5"),

some
neons and corys (v. small), a swordtail and a few barbs (tiger and

golden,
all 3"). So where did the clown loach get to? Presumably even if the
others did try and eat them (which I can't imagine) I'd still have

found
remains of the bodies?

Cheers,
Dan



As you have already searched your ornaments, then the remaining spots are
out of the tank (via a powerfilter's waterfall) and under the substrate
(which would be my guess).
--
www.NetMax.tk


Thanks Max, no way they could be out of the tank as I have one of the
submerged Fluval filters, so I guess substrate. Do they bury themselves in
it to hide or are they likely dead in there somewhere?

Dan


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Old May 26th 04, 08:35 AM
Slats
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I have found them buried under the gravel a few times.

Luckily for me I added a few more into my 4ft tank and one of them has taken
over as the ring leader. The ring leader comes out only during the day and
hides inside it's cave at night. Ofcourse all the other follow it. I guess I
was lucky with this guy. These fish are one of my favourites, a very very
funny personality.

I tried to train my Black Ghost Knife to be hand fed, well instead ring
leader is now hand tamed! The little piggy!

I hope you find your 2 Loaches From my past experience I am sure they r
hiding in your tank somewhere.

Slats




a wrote in message
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"NetMax" wrote in message
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a wrote in message
...
I had two clown loach in my tank and for a week or so they were out
regularly. Then they just dissapeared and I haven't seen either of

them
for
at least a week. At first I thought they were just hiding out

somewhere, but
tonight while doing a partial water change I searched for them, around
plants and inside the ornaments and they are nowhere to be found! Any

idea
what could have happened to them? I don't think there's anything big

enough
in the tank to have eaten them. All my fish are juveniles, the clowns

were
around 2 inches, I also have a bala shark (3.5"), rainbow shark

(3.5"),
some
neons and corys (v. small), a swordtail and a few barbs (tiger and

golden,
all 3"). So where did the clown loach get to? Presumably even if the
others did try and eat them (which I can't imagine) I'd still have

found
remains of the bodies?

Cheers,
Dan



As you have already searched your ornaments, then the remaining spots

are
out of the tank (via a powerfilter's waterfall) and under the substrate
(which would be my guess).
--
www.NetMax.tk


Thanks Max, no way they could be out of the tank as I have one of the
submerged Fluval filters, so I guess substrate. Do they bury themselves in
it to hide or are they likely dead in there somewhere?

Dan




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Old May 26th 04, 11:03 AM
Dick
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On Wed, 26 May 2004 17:35:08 +1000, "Slats"
wrote:

I have found them buried under the gravel a few times.

Luckily for me I added a few more into my 4ft tank and one of them has taken
over as the ring leader. The ring leader comes out only during the day and
hides inside it's cave at night. Ofcourse all the other follow it. I guess I
was lucky with this guy. These fish are one of my favourites, a very very
funny personality.

I tried to train my Black Ghost Knife to be hand fed, well instead ring
leader is now hand tamed! The little piggy!

I hope you find your 2 Loaches From my past experience I am sure they r
hiding in your tank somewhere.

Slats




a wrote in message
...
"NetMax" wrote in message
. ..
a wrote in message
...
I had two clown loach in my tank and for a week or so they were out
regularly. Then they just dissapeared and I haven't seen either of

them
for
at least a week. At first I thought they were just hiding out
somewhere, but
tonight while doing a partial water change I searched for them, around
plants and inside the ornaments and they are nowhere to be found! Any
idea
what could have happened to them? I don't think there's anything big
enough
in the tank to have eaten them. All my fish are juveniles, the clowns
were
around 2 inches, I also have a bala shark (3.5"), rainbow shark

(3.5"),
some
neons and corys (v. small), a swordtail and a few barbs (tiger and
golden,
all 3"). So where did the clown loach get to? Presumably even if the
others did try and eat them (which I can't imagine) I'd still have
found
remains of the bodies?

Cheers,
Dan


As you have already searched your ornaments, then the remaining spots

are
out of the tank (via a powerfilter's waterfall) and under the substrate
(which would be my guess).
--
www.NetMax.tk


Thanks Max, no way they could be out of the tank as I have one of the
submerged Fluval filters, so I guess substrate. Do they bury themselves in
it to hide or are they likely dead in there somewhere?

Dan



I have a runt that likes to dig a cave under two rocks when he is in
one 10 gallon tank. I can only see part of his tail most of the time.
I put him in that tank to cut back on the snail population. Before he
found the two rock cave, he made one under a larger rock. That time I
thought he had left the tank. Other times I put him in my 10 gallon
quarantine tank. I have a castle ornament that he lives in there.

I have two clowns in another 10 gallon tank that stay much of the time
in a large ornamental house and water wheel. They come running at
food time, but browse around the tank other times when not in hiding.

In my 75 gallon tank I have 6 clowns. Right now I can't see even one
in the tank. They often stay in the plant covering. But in my 29
gallon tank I have 3 clowns and all are swimming near the front right
now.

So, Clown Loaches do different things in different settings and
different groups. I hope yours reappears. There certainly is a good
chance your clown thinks it is a mole.
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Old May 26th 04, 04:41 PM
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They can be REALLY persistant at hiding in hollow ornaments, staying wedged in
place even whe the ornament has been removed from the tank. I had to cut one
large decoration apart with a sabre saw to get some clowns out. -- Jim
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Old May 26th 04, 11:29 PM
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a wrote in message
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I had two clown loach in my tank and for a week or so they were out
regularly. Then they just dissapeared and I haven't seen either of them

for
at least a week. At first I thought they were just hiding out somewhere,

but
tonight while doing a partial water change I searched for them, around
plants and inside the ornaments and they are nowhere to be found! Any idea
what could have happened to them? I don't think there's anything big

enough
in the tank to have eaten them. All my fish are juveniles, the clowns were
around 2 inches, I also have a bala shark (3.5"), rainbow shark (3.5"),

some
neons and corys (v. small), a swordtail and a few barbs (tiger and golden,
all 3"). So where did the clown loach get to? Presumably even if the
others did try and eat them (which I can't imagine) I'd still have found
remains of the bodies?


I lost mine for a week or so - eventually found them hiding up near the top
of the tank behind a filter pipe hangining vertically if that's any help!
I've also found them under rocks - no idea how they manage to get under
there!

I.


 




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