Weather Loach, beh., sys., including goldfish --04/07/09
hi i have 2 shubunkins and 2 goldfish so can a weather loach live in the same tank xxx
There is some talk though about the gold dojo loaches. Apparently there is actually two different genus/species of the gold variety. One stays a lot slimmer and smaller overall (may be a gentler fish as well). There is another that gets just a long and girthy as regular/wild dojo/weather loaches. Not just male/female differences. Care should be identical though.
Both forms of Dojo Loach are peaceful and very efficient scavengers that make a welcome addition to any community aquarium. They normally will not bother other fish in the aquarium and are one tropical fish species than can be kept with fancy goldfish to help clean the bottom of the tank. Dojo Loaches wiggle about in an eel like fashion scavenging the bottom for leftover bits of food and even munching on snails.
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Two of these lovely golden dojo loaches live with my goldfish
Golden Dojo Loach. Golden dojo loaches are extremely peaceful and live best in a community aquarium with fish of the same disposition. They are communal fish that do best when they are kept in small groups containing 3-6 loaches. Be sure to provide them numerous shelters for greater security. This generally makes them bolder. Like most bottom-dwellers the substrate should consist of a fine-grained or round-edged gravel.Hi Matthew, Will these loach’s live in harmony with fancy goldfish? (no other fish). The tank is 5′ long and 18″ wide I think its a 110 gallon tank, will have pool filter sand for substrate probably no heater. I will probably use a Fluval FX 6 with a sump for filtration. Decorations will be round rocks and a big piece of driftwood. Thanks JordanThe name weather loach originates from the fact that these fish can detect barometric pressure changes before a storm. When the barometric pressure falls, the fish will become extremely agitated and will dart around the aquarium in the hours before a storm. While this isn’t terribly impressive in the age of the Weather Network, they were prized for this ability in ancient times and may have been kept domestically for nearly as long as goldfish.In my experience, they are one of, if not the best, tankmates for goldfish. I have a large tank with some fancy goldfish, and close to half a dozen weather loaches living in harmony with each other. Weather loaches actually prefer cooler temperatures like goldfish, and tend to live longer when kept out of tropical tanks.