Planted Tank Enthusiast
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Southern California
Khuli Loaches and their never ending circles. Against glass.
My boyfriend loves loaches, well, the long water dragon looking guys [Kuhlis, dojos, etc].
So we ended up getting three for my 20, which already have a single dojo. [we had gone to the store to get him a buddy or two, but ended up comeing home with three Kuhlis].
For the most part they hang around with the dojo in some of the darker spots in my 20 [under bushes of plants, under the Diffuser, etc]. But lately they've been swimming circles against the glass. For at least 5-10 minutes at a time, rest, and repeat the process.
Two do it in the front of the tank against the glass, the third does it in the back corner.
Other then the weird circling, constantly, they don't show any other signs of fishy stress, my water is all good, my other fish are pleasant and content, everyone eats, no one is sick.
But they just.. swim circles against the glass endlessly lol.
I mean it's funny to watch, but it makes me worried at the same time.
Do they just do it for the heck of it? Is there not enough current for their taste? Do they want more swimming room?
I googled it, but I didn't come up with much, other then other people saying they do it too, without reasoning.
Anyway, thanks in advance :] .