From the article: Weather Loach
Have you kept a Weather Loach? If so, share your experiences about care, habitat, feeding and breeding of Weather Loaches. Your knowledge could help other owners! Share Your Experiences
mix of fish for 4 years
- Have a 25 gal Marineland Eclipse tank (filter and bio wheel in hood) with 3 facncy gold fish, 5 white clouds, 2 gold dojo, and 1 bristle nose pleco. All have grown to good size for this tank and have remained healthy. Use both flake and sinking food and always have "live" anackaris plants to eat. Thin 1/2"of med gravel on bottom and artifical plants of different types. Change half of water every week and stirr up gravel as I siphon water to get as much waste as possible. All fish have been healthy for the 4 years. This mix of coldwater fish has been very pleasing and interesting to watch thru the years.
- —Guest big Al
- i have a gold weather loach in my 6 gallon tank who we happily call bert he is 8 inches long and lives with his friend stephanie the goldfish sadly now his friend is infected with dropsy and is not eating much latley does anyone know if bert could catch dropsy?
- —Guest snoo
- FOUND OUR LOACH, ROCK, LAST NIGHT DEAD UNDER THE BRIDGE IN OUR TANK. HE WAS 12 AND A GOOD FRIEND TO NATALIE, RACHEL, SMUDGE AND GILL. CHIPPY THEE CAT WAS LESS A FRIEND - MORE A NEMESIS!
- —Guest DEADLOACH
- Ok i just got a weather loach i researched them but im concerned he is eating and breathing but hes not really moving alot is he ok?
- —Guest Zach
He won't eat.
- My Golden Dojo loach wont eat. He has had the chance to eat. I've fed my platys and other fish, but he just wont eat with them or without them. I have this one cave decoration he hides in all the time and we had 2 Loaches and i cant find them. So im worried about them not growing or eating enough like they are supposed to. We just got them they are both 2 inches long. Is that how they are at that size. My loaches also live in a 75-gallon tank. We have dim lighting for it whenever he needs it. But it's there secind day in the tank. Do i have to wait ive been feeding them i dont know what to do any help? They are young do they need to adjust correct me if im wrong.
- —Guest olivia jones
which fish are okay with a weather loach
- my weather loach is called Zingy. they can live with fish like fan tails and fast fish.BUT NOT slow ones like a panda moor's.my moor called panda was killed because Zingy bitt him a few times and ended up killing him:'(!so i would highly recommend to NOT get slow fish when you have a weather loach.
- —Guest William naish
BEST FISH EVERR!!!!
- i have one giant one and 3 little ones the giant and one little one is blond. the two others are brown. they are the best. i have a youtube channel (same as name) and they make me money :)
- —Guest joeysfishtank
I thought he was an Eeelll!
- My weather loache is the cutest thing I used to think he was very old and very special until I read that they can live ten years! I'm going to try and see if I put my finger in the tank if he'll come up and kiss it. When I was little I thought he was an Eeelll so I named him Eeellly he's very energenic and I love him very much. I used to have other fish that lived with him but there long gone now, I don't know if I want more fish. I love Eeellly very much!!!
- —Guest Loache lover
- Okay I have a gold dojo in my 20 galoon is that okay if not?
- —Guest Hrivas13
Critter my loach
- Yes I have a weather loach and they are the best of all the fishes I've ever had they last for years and enjoy being petted and when I tap on the top of the tank they come and kiss my finger. One day critter my loach jumped out of the tank and when I was. CLeaning I saw this weird thing looking at me I thought I was my kid plastic bait for fishing cause he always leaving them around so I thought it was a fake worm so I went to pick it up and it was critter all full of dust and dirty I said omg critter I quickly picked it up with a panick and placed her in the tank I watched her for a hour to see if she was ok and sure enough she was amazing who knows how long she was under that chair but I'm so happy she's ok. They are amazing to survive out of water for a while. I now make sure it the tank is escape proof. She's already about 7 inches long and ive had her for 4 years now none of my other fish lasted that long they are definitely worth having planning on getting the male soon
- —Guest Butterflyliz
- So I went down to the local pet shop and saw these cute weather loaches.So I put him in the tank and then I found out about weather loaches.Then I realized that he is going to get larger than I thought.He is about 1 year old now. When I first got him , he would dig up the gravel. I thought he was digging for snails to eat. Anyway he certainly eats up snails quickly. He eats anything I give him, from algae wafers to flake food.He is a very happy fish.He is currently living with 1 black neon tetra and 2 opaline gouramis.
- —Guest SPENCER
- I have weather loaches, they won't come out any more because of the new additions in the tank, how sad.
- —Guest ks
Hawkeye, Hotlips and the Lieutenant
- I bought my first weather loach because I really wanted snakes. Now I have 16 snakes and 3 weather loach and I love my loach! They're so graceful and balletic, if a bit coarse ...They zoom up to the surface of the tank and fart, and as others have said, they yawn and hiccup. The original pair got called Hawkeye and Hotlips ...and I got to know someone on another forum who had a wl called The Lieutenant. Sadly her 2 other fish died and she decided to give up fish keeping. But The Lieutenant needed a home. Courtesy of my ex, who visits London frequently, The Lieutenant travelled up to Yorks and now swims about (and farts, and dances) with H and H in the 120 litre tank. Also in the tank are 2 hillstream loach and 3 apple snails who mate constantly. Two huge clutches of eggs have been laid and I'll grow some snails on to replace the parents, but as for the rest ...my loaches will enjoy a few meals of snails au naturel. They are gorgeous, gorgeous fish, love them!
- —Guest Ziska
Weather Loach in a Pond
- We've had a weather loach in an indoor tank but want to make it into a tropical rank. Could we put him in a large outdoor pond. We're in the UK. Is this OK? Will he tolerate winter temperatures - guidance on the net concerning temp range seems to vary.
- —Guest Guest Vic
- So yesterday I went out and bought two dojo loaches at my semi-local pet store. Right now they are about 3 inches each. One has spots and the other has stripes. Right now they are in a ten gallon tank with three 1 inch goldfish. They hopefully will be moved up to a 55 gallon tanks when I can afford a tank that size and the petco has their dollar per gallon sale. Right now they are being fed any flakes that the goldfish dont eat as well as shrimp pellets and algea wafers. I just love the snake like movement! All in all they are a great fish and I think they would make a great addition to any coldwater fish tank. If you dont already have some... Go out and get some!!!
- —Guest Ray
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