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Tiger Loach makes an appearance in my Mbuna tank

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So I added a gorgeous Tiger Loach to my Mbuna tank in late 2007. He used to come out all the time and would be right at the surface waiting with all my Mbuna for food. He used to be very active and I would see him all the time. All of a sudden he became less and less active and eventually I never saw him. For the last 4 months I haven not seen him at all and I assumed he died and was eaten by the cichlids, until yesterday when I was sitting across the room and his color caught my eye as he appeared out of the rockwork. I tend to believe he has gone nocturnal, as he was also out last night when the moon lights were on. I was so happy to see him alive and actually healthy.

Has anyone else had experience with one of these loaches? Does anyone have any theories for why he changed like this?
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Loaches are generally social fish and prefer to be kept in groups of no less than 3. I would add 2-3 more and see if that brings him out more.
I think that's a good idea. I considered that before but the store where I got him didn't have any more.
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