Dojo Loach Identification

  1. fish time

    fish time Well Known Member Member

    This dojo loach was about the size of a sharpie marker and it was very active not sure what species though I have heard there is about 3 species of these dojos 6372e138270996830918f412c7f3a794.jpg 1c11532ef1796522fbaa9a807a28e43d.jpg 9974a1f7fdd323e2429341e46eee9972.jpg
     




  2. 2211Nighthawk

    2211Nighthawk Fishlore VIP Member

    A dojo loach is the species. There are different colours of them and other names if that's what your asking.
     
  3. chromedome52

    chromedome52 Fishlore VIP Member

    There are a few species of Misgurnis, the most common being what folks call a Dojo or just the Weather Loach, Misgurnis anguillicaudatus. The fish in the photos looks like a young Dojo. You might want to look at loaches.com to verify the ID and get more info. There are gold and normal varieties, they are cold water fish, and get fairly good size.
     
  4. 2211Nighthawk

    2211Nighthawk Fishlore VIP Member

    YES! another person that knows them as weather loaches. First time I mentioned that on here nobody knew what I was talking about... for me, weather loach is the natural colour, dojo is the golden variety and then albino is (duh) albino.

    I can never remember their username but she has a 10" golden dojo named Yeti. Gourgous fish and I hope my trio get that size. They're 8" now.
     
  5. RedLoredAmazon

    RedLoredAmazon Well Known Member Member

    I believe it is @Junne that has Yeti and Spaghetti. :)
     
  6. 2211Nighthawk

    2211Nighthawk Fishlore VIP Member

    YES! Thank you. Can't remember the people I talk do but dang it all I remember a set of gills!! :p
     
  7. Junne

    Junne Fishlore Legend Member

    Yes, thats my big boy Yetti. I got him a friend named ( I call him Fred Bud Kelley ) and I've had him now for 5 months and he's rapidly growing as well ( must be an albino trait to grow big ) as my other Dojo ( non albino ) seems to be a dwarf as he has not grown at all in the 3 years that I have had him! He's still pencil thin and the size of my Kuhli's - here's some recent video's of my fatty! :eek::D:eek: