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Tweedie loach had he died ?

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Ihavemyownname Tue 11-Feb-14 11:10:17

I have not see my Tweedie loach for almost 5 weeks iv looked and I just can't see him if he has died could he have been eaten? And that why I can't find him?
I have 3 moors 1 orando 1 fan tailed and 3 minows

EauRouge Tue 11-Feb-14 11:15:08

Yes, he probably would have been eaten if he died. They need a specialist set up so they're not really compatible with goldfish. If your tank is really massive (and it should be with all those goldfish) then it would be quite easy to miss him. If you do get a death then you need to hoik them out ASAP, if they have any diseases then they will be passed on to the fish that eat them. HTH. Sorry about your loach.

Ihavemyownname Tue 11-Feb-14 19:19:35

I did ask before I bought him if he was suitable and iv had him a while and there were in the same tank as the goldfish. I have tried to have a more river type set up for him aswell. My tank just over 3ft.
I am pretty on the ball with the fish and keeping an eye out for disease etc. I was hoping he was just hiding.
Thanks

EauRouge Tue 11-Feb-14 19:24:19

I'd be looking at around 300+ litres for 5 fancy goldfish. Did the shop tell you that the loach was compatible? You're right that they need a river set up with really fast flow, which wouldn't be good for fancy goldfish. They are quite often missold.

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