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Old 06-14-2012, 10:29 PM   #1
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Lost my oldest fish

the first fish I bought when I started the hobby 6 years ago died. It was a Dojo Loach. I don't know if 6-7 years is old for a Dojo but the only signs it was ill was that it had cloudy eyes for the last few weeks. Bummed.
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Hey sorry to hear about your dojo. I am interested in maybe getting one or two. Hear they have to have sand? I have small gravel in my tank. Also what size of tank do you have him in? I have a 55 gallon. To small a tank?
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Sorry to hear this. Time to get a new finned friend
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:41 AM   #4
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Hey sorry to hear about your dojo. I am interested in maybe getting one or two. Hear they have to have sand? I have small gravel in my tank. Also what size of tank do you have him in? I have a 55 gallon. To small a tank?
He was in a 45ga with gravel. I also have two others each in a 25ga community tank with gravel. One must be a runt, it has not grown past 2 inches; otherwise they get up to 5-7"
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He was in a 45ga with gravel. I also have two others each in a 25ga community tank with gravel. One must be a runt, it has not grown past 2 inches; otherwise they get up to 5-7"
They could of been stunted
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Its only one that's a runt. I got them at the same time, although they are each in a separate 25ga community tank one is about 5" and the other is 2". I'm thinking of breeding that one to see if I can develop a pygmy version of the Dojo. That would be nice in my Endler tanks (6ga Edge tanks)
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He was in a 45ga with gravel. I also have two others each in a 25ga community tank with gravel. One must be a runt, it has not grown past 2 inches; otherwise they get up to 5-7"
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They could of been stunted
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Its only one that's a runt. I got them at the same time, although they are each in a separate 25ga community tank one is about 5" and the other is 2". I'm thinking of breeding that one to see if I can develop a pygmy version of the Dojo. That would be nice in my Endler tanks (6ga Edge tanks)
So you had gravel in your tank? So they are fine with gravel? I have read that they have to have sand? Also what other fish did you have? I have as of so far


5 serpae tetra
5 black fin tetra
5 yellow pristila tetra.
Would they be ok in with them?
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I had the one for 6 years and the other two for 3 years. All my tanks have that tan pea gravel like found in a stream - its smooth and rounded. They are totally non-aggressive so they should be fine with the tetras you listed I have the serpae and black long fin tetra too. Dojo are very active, to the point of spastic at times so that can stress some fish if you don't have them in a big enough tank.

For example: they will lounge across a hose or plant when napping in such away some might think they are dead but if you wake them they'll fly around the tank startled. Watching them play in bubbles might be disconcerting too if you didn't know their nature is so goofy.
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Sorry to hear this. Time to get a new finned friend
I got a new one today, a baby - not even an inch long. He's too small to replace the old-timer in my 45ga (crawdaddy would likely get him) so he'll have to start in one of my Endler tanks (6ga).
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I got a new one today, a baby - not even an inch long. He's too small to replace the old-timer in my 45ga (crawdaddy would likely get him) so he'll have to start in one of my Endler tanks (6ga).
Did you have to order him? On average how much do they run? (Price) and do they have to be in more then one ir can you just have a single one in?
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