{"id":4974790180966,"title":"Dojo Loach","handle":"dojo-loach","description":"\u003ch1\u003eDojo Loach\u003c\/h1\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe \u003cstrong\u003eDojo Loach\u003c\/strong\u003e (\u003cem\u003eMisgurnus anguillicaudatus\u003c\/em\u003e) is an incredibly fascinating fish. These creatures are also known as \u003cstrong\u003eWeather Loaches\u003c\/strong\u003e because their activity will increase significantly when the barometric pressure of the water changes. This means that, based on how active they are, they can act as a live weather predictor. This is what makes them incredibly popular among hobbyists.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePlease Note:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e Dojo loaches\u003c\/span\u003e are\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003eillegal\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eto own and purchase in\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003eIllinois, Michigan, Minnesota and New York\u003c\/span\u003e. Please be responsible and do not release any aquatic life into local waterways. \u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFor whom is the Dojo Loach suited?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe \u003cstrong\u003eDojo Loach\u003c\/strong\u003e is an incredibly aquarium-friendly fish, making them pretty well-suited for beginner aquarium keepers, and their fascinating behaviour is undoubtedly a reason to add them if you have space. You should note that a long aquarium is recommended due to the average adult becoming 25 cm long, and proper covering of their habitat is a must, as these fish are excellent jumpers!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWhat are they like?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThese fish are very peaceful, allowing them to co-exist with a large variety of fish easily. They enjoy being in small groups and like burying themselves in the substrate of your aquarium, and will undoubtedly take any chance they get to explore every corner of their habitat, so make sure your filters are adequately covered! During the day, they are relatively inactive, but if they do noticeably get active, it's likely due to the increased barometric pressure.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThe ideal conditions for the Dojo Loach\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWhen it comes to the ideal conditions, the \u003cstrong\u003eDojo Loach\u003c\/strong\u003e is reasonably forgiving. They are fine in a temperature range of about 59 – 77 °F, and because they have evolved to survive harsh conditions, they are okay in most aquarium waters. However, just like with most other fish, they do require good filtration. As for the substrate, because the \u003cstrong\u003eDojo Loach\u003c\/strong\u003e likes to bury itself, sand or fine gravel would be optimal.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003ePlease Note: All fish\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 10.05px;\"\u003eshipments\u003c\/span\u003e have a\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca title=\"100% Live Arrival Guarantee\" href=\"https:\/\/flipaquatics.com\/pages\/dead-on-arrival-d-o-a-policy\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e100% Live Arrival\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eGuarantee\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003ewhen shipping with Overnight (1 Day) option. All other options void our Live Arrival Guarantee for fish. \u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eOur Tank Parameters:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePh:\u003c\/strong\u003e 6.5 to 7.1\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eGh:\u003c\/strong\u003e 8 to 12\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eKh: \u003c\/strong\u003e 2 to 4\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eTemp:\u003c\/strong\u003e 72 to 80\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eTank Recommendations:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eRock:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e Smooth rock (round in shape)\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLeaves: \u003c\/strong\u003eIndian Almond or Guava\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eCones:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e Alder, Giant Alder, Birch or Casuarina \u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePlants: \u003c\/strong\u003eJava Ferns, Anubias, Sagittaria, Cryptocorene\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e","published_at":"2020-11-26T12:53:07-05:00","created_at":"2020-11-23T09:05:07-05:00","vendor":"BeautifulAquatics","type":"Fish","tags":[],"price":699,"price_min":699,"price_max":2499,"available":true,"price_varies":true,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":32212990558310,"title":"1 Fish","option1":"1 Fish","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Dojo Loach - 1 Fish","public_title":"1 Fish","options":["1 Fish"],"price":699,"weight":0,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":17,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"deny","barcode":null,"requires_selling_plan":false,"selling_plan_allocations":[]},{"id":32212990591078,"title":"2 Fish","option1":"2 Fish","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Dojo Loach - 2 Fish","public_title":"2 Fish","options":["2 Fish"],"price":1299,"weight":0,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":8,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"deny","barcode":null,"requires_selling_plan":false,"selling_plan_allocations":[]},{"id":32212990623846,"title":"4 Fish","option1":"4 Fish","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":false,"name":"Dojo Loach - 4 Fish","public_title":"4 Fish","options":["4 Fish"],"price":2499,"weight":0,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":0,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"deny","barcode":null,"requires_selling_plan":false,"selling_plan_allocations":[]}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2046\/4839\/products\/DojoLoach2.jpg?v=1607724561"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2046\/4839\/products\/DojoLoach2.jpg?v=1607724561","options":["Quantity"],"media":[{"alt":null,"id":8110927085670,"position":1,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":1.0,"height":700,"width":700,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2046\/4839\/products\/DojoLoach2.jpg?v=1607724561"},"aspect_ratio":1.0,"height":700,"media_type":"image","src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2046\/4839\/products\/DojoLoach2.jpg?v=1607724561","width":700}],"requires_selling_plan":false,"selling_plan_groups":[],"content":"\u003ch1\u003eDojo Loach\u003c\/h1\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe \u003cstrong\u003eDojo Loach\u003c\/strong\u003e (\u003cem\u003eMisgurnus anguillicaudatus\u003c\/em\u003e) is an incredibly fascinating fish. These creatures are also known as \u003cstrong\u003eWeather Loaches\u003c\/strong\u003e because their activity will increase significantly when the barometric pressure of the water changes. This means that, based on how active they are, they can act as a live weather predictor. This is what makes them incredibly popular among hobbyists.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePlease Note:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e Dojo loaches\u003c\/span\u003e are\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003eillegal\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eto own and purchase in\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003eIllinois, Michigan, Minnesota and New York\u003c\/span\u003e. Please be responsible and do not release any aquatic life into local waterways. \u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFor whom is the Dojo Loach suited?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe \u003cstrong\u003eDojo Loach\u003c\/strong\u003e is an incredibly aquarium-friendly fish, making them pretty well-suited for beginner aquarium keepers, and their fascinating behaviour is undoubtedly a reason to add them if you have space. You should note that a long aquarium is recommended due to the average adult becoming 25 cm long, and proper covering of their habitat is a must, as these fish are excellent jumpers!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWhat are they like?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThese fish are very peaceful, allowing them to co-exist with a large variety of fish easily. They enjoy being in small groups and like burying themselves in the substrate of your aquarium, and will undoubtedly take any chance they get to explore every corner of their habitat, so make sure your filters are adequately covered! During the day, they are relatively inactive, but if they do noticeably get active, it's likely due to the increased barometric pressure.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThe ideal conditions for the Dojo Loach\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWhen it comes to the ideal conditions, the \u003cstrong\u003eDojo Loach\u003c\/strong\u003e is reasonably forgiving. They are fine in a temperature range of about 59 – 77 °F, and because they have evolved to survive harsh conditions, they are okay in most aquarium waters. However, just like with most other fish, they do require good filtration. As for the substrate, because the \u003cstrong\u003eDojo Loach\u003c\/strong\u003e likes to bury itself, sand or fine gravel would be optimal.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003ePlease Note: All fish\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 10.05px;\"\u003eshipments\u003c\/span\u003e have a\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca title=\"100% Live Arrival Guarantee\" href=\"https:\/\/flipaquatics.com\/pages\/dead-on-arrival-d-o-a-policy\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e100% Live Arrival\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eGuarantee\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003ewhen shipping with Overnight (1 Day) option. All other options void our Live Arrival Guarantee for fish. \u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eOur Tank Parameters:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePh:\u003c\/strong\u003e 6.5 to 7.1\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eGh:\u003c\/strong\u003e 8 to 12\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eKh: \u003c\/strong\u003e 2 to 4\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eTemp:\u003c\/strong\u003e 72 to 80\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eTank Recommendations:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eRock:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e Smooth rock (round in shape)\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLeaves: \u003c\/strong\u003eIndian Almond or Guava\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eCones:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e Alder, Giant Alder, Birch or Casuarina \u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePlants: \u003c\/strong\u003eJava Ferns, Anubias, Sagittaria, Cryptocorene\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e"}

Dojo Loach

Product Description

Dojo Loach

The Dojo Loach (Misgurnus anguillicaudatus) is an incredibly fascinating fish. These creatures are also known as Weather Loaches because their activity will increase significantly when the barometric pressure of the water changes. This means that, based on how active they are, they can act as a live weather predictor. This is what makes them incredibly popular among hobbyists.

Please Note: Dojo loaches are illegal to own and purchase in Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota and New York. Please be responsible and do not release any aquatic life into local waterways. 

For whom is the Dojo Loach suited?

The Dojo Loach is an incredibly aquarium-friendly fish, making them pretty well-suited for beginner aquarium keepers, and their fascinating behaviour is undoubtedly a reason to add them if you have space. You should note that a long aquarium is recommended due to the average adult becoming 25 cm long, and proper covering of their habitat is a must, as these fish are excellent jumpers!

What are they like?

These fish are very peaceful, allowing them to co-exist with a large variety of fish easily. They enjoy being in small groups and like burying themselves in the substrate of your aquarium, and will undoubtedly take any chance they get to explore every corner of their habitat, so make sure your filters are adequately covered! During the day, they are relatively inactive, but if they do noticeably get active, it's likely due to the increased barometric pressure.

The ideal conditions for the Dojo Loach

When it comes to the ideal conditions, the Dojo Loach is reasonably forgiving. They are fine in a temperature range of about 59 – 77 °F, and because they have evolved to survive harsh conditions, they are okay in most aquarium waters. However, just like with most other fish, they do require good filtration. As for the substrate, because the Dojo Loach likes to bury itself, sand or fine gravel would be optimal.

Please Note: All fish shipments have a 100% Live Arrival Guarantee when shipping with Overnight (1 Day) option. All other options void our Live Arrival Guarantee for fish. 

Our Tank Parameters:

  • Ph: 6.5 to 7.1
  • Gh: 8 to 12
  • Kh:  2 to 4
  • Temp: 72 to 80

    Tank Recommendations:

    • Rock: Smooth rock (round in shape)
    • Leaves: Indian Almond or Guava
    • Cones: Alder, Giant Alder, Birch or Casuarina 
    • Plants: Java Ferns, Anubias, Sagittaria, Cryptocorene
    $6.99
    Maximum quantity available reached.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 4 reviews
    100%
    (4)
    0%
    (0)
    0%
    (0)
    0%
    (0)
    0%
    (0)
    J
    J.B.
    A company who cares

    I will definitely be doing business with y’all in the future.

    M
    M.S.
    "I bought a loach! It's ... looking at me with reproach."

    Okay, maybe somewhat inspired by Animal Crossing regarding loaches. In all seriousness, I was looking for a bottom feeder to help keep the pond a bit cleaner and have something else besides normal fish. I read about the hardiness of these fellas and they certainly can survive the southwest. I would certainly keep the pond in a natural state to ensure a supply of algae as a supplementary meal. The loaches all arrived healthy and are doing well in the pond. Sometimes I keep finding one of them liking the supply of organic debris in the skimmer basket. Not much of an issue, just at least once a week check-ups to put the fella back in the pond, honestly seems more annoyed I am taking them out of their food haven in the skimmer basket. I definitely plan to get a few more to give them a good community. I was also a little hesitant to buy these guys since I have read about them being escape artists. This has not been an issue at all in my pond and they probably try to escape aquariums because they are too small. They are really nocturnal so get a pond lighting system to see them eating around at night and you will see them every night. Sometimes I see them in the day but usually before storms.

    S
    S.
    its alive

    Dojo Loach added to outdoor pond to have more life in it beyond a few goldfish and a frog. Cannot see it but I did find it once today after i fed a few algae wafers so its alive and probably very happy. Came out of box very energetic and moving around no issues.

    D
    D.H.
    Thank you

    Fish arrived healthy and promptly. Very satisfied. I really appreciate how quickly you guys fulfilled my order. I’ve tried others and that was not the case. Thank you very much.

    Related Products