Talking Loach!!

  1. J

    JaJa Valued Member Member

    Hey guys so I've had my golden dojo loach for about 4 months now and all of a sudden (about 2 days ago) he's started making a weird noise at the surface of the water. I've only noticed that at night so far but I don't know why he's doing it.

    I've read that it means they're happy and feeling good but then I've also read that it means they're hungry.

    Any of you loach owners know if I should be worried/feeding him more or if this is normal? Thanks so much!
     
  2. Coradee

    Coradee Moderator Moderator Member

    Bumping this up for you
     
  3. c

    cheese Valued Member Member

    following, interested in this, I've always wanted a dojo loach :)

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  4. OP
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    J

    JaJa Valued Member Member

    They're super social and active I'd recommend one!!
     
  5. tyguy7760

    tyguy7760 Fishlore VIP Member

  6. Dovah

    Dovah Well Known Member Member

    Is it a sucking noise?
     
  7. Junne

    Junne Fishlore Legend Member

    Mine does that too! It's like a clicking noise and its when mine surfs the top of the water so I imagine its him intaking water and pushing it back out through the gills. It's a weird noise for sure and mine has been doing for over a year!

    I have no idea if it means he is begging for food or what since he is ALWAYS hungry! But he only surfs the water a few rounds and then stops so its not like its constant over even at a particular time of day ( such as feeding )
     
  8. OP
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    J

    JaJa Valued Member Member

    Weird is definitly a good word for it! Mine sounds like a dolphin lol but okay cool, it's good to hear that it's a pretty common thing I guess

    It sounds exactely as a dolphin would and it's pretty loud actually
     
  9. Dovah

    Dovah Well Known Member Member

    Sorry, I don't fraternize with many dolphins. (;
     
  10. Fettuccini

    Fettuccini Well Known Member Member

    Every time I see a thread about these guys I want one more and more. I'm just not willing to clear out my 90 gallon and deal with the cost of running a chiller all summer.
     
  11. Dovah

    Dovah Well Known Member Member

    You live in Wisconsin... you have air conditioning, right?
     
  12. Fettuccini

    Fettuccini Well Known Member Member

    Yeah I do, but it still gets hot here, and the place I rent has some VERY old, drafty windows. I keep the a/c at about 75, but I could keep the heaters in most of my tropical tanks unplugged during the day if I wanted to, and they would still be right around 78 degrees. We've had 3 or 4 really bad days this year where I had to take the lid off my betta tank just to keep it at 80.
     
  13. tyguy7760

    tyguy7760 Fishlore VIP Member

    Yeah I've noticed the room seems to matter a lot as far as keeping a tank temp down when it gets really hot outside. for instance I had a 36 gallon in our living room that is very open with many windows and it would regularly get up to 80 degrees even if the inside temperature in my house was 76. now I have a 75 gallon in my office and it is not as open and I noticed that the tank stays at whatever the whatever the ambient temperatures are without my heaters
     
  14. OP
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    J

    JaJa Valued Member Member

    You're missing out...lol
     
  15. Tropicwolf

    Tropicwolf Valued Member Member

    Aww I wish my dojo loach would talk