Hate it when clown loaches play dead!

macroman
  • #1
I'm talking about the play dead trick Clowns do.
one minute they are playing happily...


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The next they are belly up in the tank looking
for all the world that they have met their demise...


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A buddy comes to check him out...


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Even an Acara has a look...


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Then it just pops up and says ...ha! I had you going there...


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mrsmuffin
  • #2
My BN does that! He get's up under his drift wood and it looks like he just fell off while he was sucking on it... I usually panic and reach in and move the drift wood so that I can make sure he is okay.
 
Shawnie
  • #3
OMG!!!!!!! I would be freaking!! is that normal for them?

LOVE the pics...its like a picture show LOL
 
macroman
  • Thread Starter
  • #4
OMG!!!!!!! I would be freaking!! is that normal for them?

LOVE the pics...its like a picture show LOL

They do this all the time Shawnie, so do my Polka dots.
Must be a loach thing.
 
Martinismommy
  • #5
Those are the BEST photos of the most amazing act a little fish can do! Thank you for sharing these!
 
willowgirl
  • #6
This is so cute. Priceless.
 
macroman
  • Thread Starter
  • #7
Thanks for the kind comments guys, glad you enjoyed the pics.
 
Butterfly
  • #8
Yep this is a loachy thing. Years ago I had my chair at the end of the loach tank and when I was relaxing they would come down, stare at me a bit then just float over. When I would freak out and jump up they would swim really fast to the spot where I always fed them just waiting for food and doing the loachy dance They are really cool and intelligent fish.
Carol
 
Alessa
  • #9
hahaha seriously, those are some awesome pictures!
 
capekate
  • #10
Hello Macroman...
WOW that is an awesome photo of all the Loaches together swimming. It looks like they are flying on air. I love those fish... they are really cool looking.
I have heard that they play dead.. its funny to see it in a photo. lol...
You take amazing photos!
;D
 
macroman
  • Thread Starter
  • #11
Thanks Alessa and Kate, i'm a bit of a pic fanatic,
but don't tell my fish. lol
 
capekate
  • #12
Thanks Alessa and Kate, i'm a bit of a pic fanatic,
but don't tell my fish. lol

LOL... that's ok! We LOVE fish photos here... ;D
 
Lucy
  • #13
Great pictures! That would scare the bejeebies out of me! lol
 
Zer0sk8er
  • #14
that is normal for a happy clown loach. keep up the good work . I have 5 clown loaches 2 of which are 7 years old...ready to breed for them, and they do it all the time like I said its normal for a happy clown loach.
 
Darlene
  • #15
Great pictures, I love clown loaches. They are one of the fish on the top of our list to get when we get a bigger tank.
 
macroman
  • Thread Starter
  • #16
HI Tyler, what size are your 7yr old Clowns?
I'd love to see a pic of them, they must look awesome.
 
welshalien
  • #17
They do this all the time Shawnie, so do my Polka dots.
Must be a loach thing.


I think it IS a loach thing because my yoyos do it too!
 
Devon
  • #18
LOL, what a bunch of pranksters! Great photos, they are really incredible fish!
 

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