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by Sarahnya
Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Dwarf Chain Loaches Nipping
Replies: 17
Views: 11334

Re: Dwarf Chain Loaches Nipping

Oddly enough I've never seen them nip a threadfin, maybe because they chill near the top. I've seen them biting my wapoga river rainbow and my medium sized Angels. My Wapoga actually got so pissed off he charged at them and scared em off. They certainly don't do it very often though. It's just like ...
by Sarahnya
Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Dwarf Chain Loaches Nipping
Replies: 17
Views: 11334

Re: Dwarf Chain Loaches Nipping

I'm really puzzled with the whole thing but these little beggars are definitely biting. I saw one nip an Angel and it visibly jumped! I've been feeding them loads too, probably overfeeding now and although they are definitely behaving better I do randomly see one swim up every now and again and lung...
by Sarahnya
Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Dwarf Chain Loaches Nipping
Replies: 17
Views: 11334

Re: Dwarf Chain Loaches Nipping

Just want to ask one other question. Ate these loaches territorial? It's just someone I work with said they were and I'd not read anything like that with the exception if they haven't formed a group and you add more at a later date their can be some fighting between their own kind. P.S. They seem to...
by Sarahnya
Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Dwarf Chain Loaches Nipping
Replies: 17
Views: 11334

Re: Dwarf Chain Loaches Nipping

I've kept sids a few times over the years but never with long finned or very small fish. They can be a bit "boisterous", I wouldn't put nippiness beyond their normal rowdy/playful behavior...especially if underfed. I hope you can find good tank mates for them, they are wonderful loaches. I kept the...
by Sarahnya
Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Dwarf Chain Loaches Nipping
Replies: 17
Views: 11334

Re: Dwarf Chain Loaches Nipping

God I must have bad luck. I've seen them nipping one of my large Rainbowfish again today. They haven't done any damage but I saw him jump so to speak. However they didn't pursue him like they were the other day and seemed to have calmed down, he just happened to be in the way. I've been watching lik...
by Sarahnya
Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Dwarf Chain Loaches Nipping
Replies: 17
Views: 11334

Re: Dwarf Chain Loaches Nipping

I didn't have these issues myself. Is it down to one individual or several? If one you could remove it. Or, keep them in a species tank - I think they would be worth it. Glad to hear you've not had issues. How many of this loaches did you have and what fish were they housed with? They are such odd ...
by Sarahnya
Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Dwarf Chain Loaches Nipping
Replies: 17
Views: 11334

Re: Dwarf Chain Loaches Nipping

Sorry phone messed up and wouldn't allow me to continue. I have recently reduced my feeding regime as nitrates were rising rapidly, a chap in my lfs said this might be what is causing the problem. Today I've been watching them closely after giving them a good feed last night and this morning. I've n...
by Sarahnya
Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Dwarf Chain Loaches Nipping
Replies: 17
Views: 11334

Re: Dwarf Chain Loaches Nipping

Yes they are Sidthimunki
http://www.fishforums.net/threads/ambas ... ms.422205/

Would seem some else had some issues too and yes I've seen more than one individual at it sadly.

However
by Sarahnya
Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Dwarf Chain Loaches Nipping
Replies: 17
Views: 11334

Dwarf Chain Loaches Nipping

I seem to be one of the few problems having trouble with these guys nipping. I've caught them nipping my Rainbowfish and actually lost a couple of ember tetra and threadfin Rainbowfish in my tank which I'm not starting to suspect might be due to these. Has anyone else had issues, I have 10 in a 240l...