I have had my Dojo for almost a year now. The Amano shrimkp and him are the only survivors of my two mass deaths in my tank over the last year. It seems that he will eat just about anything that I put in there. Flakes, wafers, frozen brine shrimp, frozen blood worms, he eats it all. Not a very bright fish, but fun to watch. I have been told that they can grow pretty big. Mine is almost 6 inches long now, and I want to get a bigger tank so he has room to move. He used to dig up my plants and burrow in the stones, but he stopped doing that about 6 months ago for no real reason. Good luck with the loach, it is a great fish. Definatly my favorite in my tank.