Loach Repeatedly Losing Whiskers

  1. fish time Well Known Member Member

    For some reason my loach keeps loosing his whiskers to the point were they are basically stub points I really have no clue why he acts normal and happy it's just that sometimes his whiskers grow back long but then go away again within 2 weeks or so my corys seem fine and he is a baby still only had him for a year and he lives in a 20 gallon for now and has peas 2 times a day for his food he is pictures of him when he lost almost all his whiskers fbc4b6edcf9b1431ab201759ac221702.jpg
    This next picture is a recent picture today that he is starting to loose his whiskers again 9c7cea6c5cd2dde0234f0d931c6b4bdc.jpg
  2. MikeRad89 Well Known Member Member

    The substrate is wearing them off. They should only be kept on sand.

  3. Cheesearmada Member Member

    @MikeRad89 and @fish time
    Totally agree.
    The substrate is definitely wearing them off I suggest you change it.
  4. fish time Well Known Member Member

    There is something I confused about though when I had him in bare bottom tank it happened to

  5. MikeRad89 Well Known Member Member

    They look a lot better in the pic in your avatar which is bare bottom.
  6. AmazonPassion Moderator Moderator Member