Can Weather Loach survive in coldwater tanks?
Weather loaches are so-named because of the belief that they are able to predict changes in barometric pressure. For example; when a storm is approaching, we generally experience 'low pressure' weather fronts. It is believed that weather loach can sense low pressure and will swim about frantically, sometimes jumping and splashing. In good weather, weather loach are docile and relaxed.
When kept indoors in aquaria, weather loach can tolerate and thrive in temperatures of 12 degrees up to 26°C. So they make ideal tankmates for fancy goldfish. However it is not recommended that weather loaches are over-wintered in outdoor ponds, as they are unlikely to tolerate our harsh winter low temperatures in Great Britain.
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