Are Rostrata normally this aggressive, or was he just in a bad mood?
My thinking is that perhaps he's acting aggressive because he's alone. Maybe if he had several other rostratas to interract with he might settle down and be nicer to your other loaches.
Another thought I had: do you have any dither fish in your tank? Loaches seem to be calmed somewhat by the presence of other fish swimming around. I have a small school of white skirt tetras performing that role in my loach tank, but I've heard a lot of other folks like to use danios.
I work at the lfs that the Rostrata and Histrionica came from so I've been keeping an eye out, but we only get Striata (rarely), Yoyos, Clowns and Sids(virtually never, but we have a bunch because we never sell any).
I have a Betta, 2 Electric Blue Rams, 1 Oto cat and 2 young Discus. I'm thinking on picking up Neons or Cardinals next month, but the Rams are very bold and the loaches seem very comfortable with milling around all day. They don't exactly eat out of my hands, but they certainly don't seem to be skittish.
He might be unhappy because he is the only Rostrata, but if that is the case, then I'm sunk. He came in with the Yoyos by mistake, so I don't think I'll be seeing any more.
Pets mart has actually been selling what they call yoyo loaches but are actually rostratas. That may be something to look at. Also, pet supermarket has been getting some very nice, large loaches recently and they are able to order them for you if there is one near you. I don't like going to these larger fish store chains but out of all of the chains, pet supermarket takes care of the fish the best in this area. Worth a look at least.
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