I do not like the play dead feature

Discussion in 'Clown Loach' started by Shawnie, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. ShawnieFishlore LegendMember

    and no more laughing carol!!!!!! :;laughing
    My first ever episode of a clownie playing tricks!! :;fru now mind you this guy has been recovering since power outtages...and thought that was it :(


    DSCF1503.JPG <---after getting my net with tears, to take him out!! BRAT!
  2. AmandaFishlore VIPMember

    That has to be so scary!
  3. LucyModeratorModerator Member

    Oh man! My heart couldn't take that!
    Cute as they are, no clowns for me!!! lol
  4. ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    LOL sorry Shawnie I just had to laugh because I've soooo been there.
  5. Chris123Well Known MemberMember

    Hence the name clown fish eh?

    Thanks for Sharing

  6. bubblefishValued MemberMember

    LOL, that's disturbing.
  7. bolivianbabyFishlore LegendMember

    OMG-I would've freaked! Glad he's okay!

    Nawty little clown loach. He is cute, though.
  8. ShawnieFishlore LegendMember

    its NOT a fun sight...and I forgot about carol's posts that they do this often!!! this bugger has been thru allot with the tank he was in when i got him (full of goldies no heat etc) to my power outtages...ive babied him like no tomorrow ...(not that I dont all of them LOL) but it was awful..darn old memory of mine hahah (NO MORE LAUGHING carol LOL )
  9. LucyModeratorModerator Member

  10. ppate1977Well Known MemberMember

    Sorry about the stress, you must feel delighted he is ok.
  11. ShawnieFishlore LegendMember

    :;hug2ty :)
  12. claudiclesWell Known MemberMember

    I was in a pet shop today and got caught the same way. They have stock of about 8 inch clown loaches and I could see one that looked dead under a bit of wood only about 10 inches long so I told the girl. Fortunately she didn't laugh at me but when she moved the wood there were three crammed in there! Wow those guys sure can wedge themselves in! I've been worrying what mine will do when they get bigger because they love a hollow log and they won't fit under it forever but I guess they make a space if they can't find it.
  13. ElodeaWell Known MemberMember

    This is how you fix it:

    Press the "programming" button below his right eye. Find the "play dead" feature at the tip of the second black stripe, and uncheck it.

    But it must be scary! Good thing kuhli loaches don't do this stuff.

    *turns around and looks at fish tank*

    AHHH he's dead! *pokes loach with chopsticks* Whatever.
  14. navyscubaWell Known MemberMember

    Maybe someone teach him how to play possum. Hahahaha:;laughing
  15. cajunfibercoWell Known MemberMember

    Oh I remember when I had clown loaches, they were my favorites! I remember quite well the day mine played that dirty little trick on me, I literally had tears in my eyes and then when I poked him he scared the living poop outta me!
  16. ristinNew MemberMember

    One of my Dojo loaches (Brutus) plays this game as well. His favorite spot to play dead is on top of the heater between the tank glass and the temp control knob. He balances himself and then lets both ends drape down and remains motionless; can't even see any respiration. I truly thought he was dead last night, but when I opened the tank cover above him, he shot down, like an arrow, flew under the driftwood, and buried himself in his favorite patch of substrate. Just a tiny bit of tail fin sticking out.
  17. Akari_32Fishlore LegendMember

    wow Shawnie! thats freeky! i would have a heart attack if any of my fish ever did that 0.0 at least he's just playing tho >.<
  18. allibobsWell Known MemberMember

    My huubys Clown does this too, along with jumping around the tank on his side lol
  19. Jake the FishValued MemberMember

    Seeing your pictures makes me not want to get any clown loaches.
    He's cheeky your clown. I guess thats why they call them "clown" loaches.
  20. bubblynutterWell Known MemberMember

    Oh Shawnie, I'm sorry but: :;laughing:;laughing :;rl :anim_35:
    :whistling: :giggle:
    Mine have done the same thing to me!!