Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 09-01-2005, 01:02 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Texas
Posts: 5
yoyo loaches

~ two of my four remaining yoyo loaches, the stripes (YOYO) have been fading away to were i can hardly see it or to a very light grey, they are still eating fine though, so i wasn't worried about it at first, but i just lost the first two that were showing the same signs, and now i am worried about the last four
~ammonia 0, nitrites0, nitratesjust about 25, temp 79, pH 7.3 (should i do another water changed tonight?)
~90 gallons, been set up for about five months, just finished cycling about three months ago
~i have one common pl*co about 13 or 14 inches long, seven neon tetras,four yoyo loaches, one ruby shark (about 4 inches) and three dwarf gouramis
~last water change was about a week ago, i usually do it every sunday, vacumming gravel each time, and about thirty-fifty percent each time
~ pleco had for ten years and one month (my fave fish, such a personality) loaches about one and a half months, ruby shark for 6 months (was in my forty gallon)and gouramis about a week now
~newest thing was my gouramis
~no change in diet, they get sliced cucumber or zuchinni about one a week, algae waffers,and tetra min flakes.

okay, now for the question, is it normal for yoyo loaches to lose their color like this, or is it maybe a sign to an underlying problem, all suggestions will be greatly appriciated.
__________________

__________________
MichRicks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2005, 07:17 PM   #2
AA Team Emeritus
 
Devilishturtles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Frederick, Maryland
Posts: 8,543
Send a message via Yahoo to Devilishturtles
Quote:
okay, now for the question, is it normal for yoyo loaches to lose their color like this, or is it maybe a sign to an underlying problem, all suggestions will be greatly appriciated.
They will fade when they are stressed yes. Ironically, they can fade their colors at other times too. At night, when they don't need the flashy coloring and so on. Chances are, it was just stress from the moving about,and addition to your tank.

Keep an eye on your other fish, but with no outward odd appearance, it's hard to say exactly what was wrong. Sorry for your loss.
__________________

__________________
-Lindsay

Live in the Western MD/West Virginia/DC Metro Area?
Join our very active regional forum Here

Like the advice someone just gave you? Add to their reputation! Click on the balance icon underneath their username and let them know.
Devilishturtles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2005, 07:43 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Washington
Posts: 2,467
I've heard that they sometimes have color changes if stressed but also while they eat and also that they tend to lose marking as they age.
__________________
https://talloulou.smugmug.com/
talloulou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2005, 11:08 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Texas
Posts: 5
thanks for all the advice, i'll still keep my eye on them, but it is good to know that it does happen, Thanks!
__________________
MichRicks is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
loach, loaches

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
YoYo Loaches and shrimp sieski Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 3 08-30-2009 06:11 PM
Yoyo loaches Regen311 Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding 6 03-20-2007 03:49 AM
Yoyo Loaches tmcgee Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 6 03-15-2006 10:07 PM
Anyone have YoYo Loaches?? tmcgee Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 11 02-03-2006 09:39 PM
How many Yoyo loaches in a 10? Felf Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 4 03-31-2005 02:55 PM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:23 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.