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Postby mdyball » Mon May 21, 2012 10:34 am

I have recently inherited a 40gal tank with 2 x clown loaches and a pleco and 7 tetras
I understand that loaches are happier in groups. The ones i have at the moment are about 4 inches in length, would there be any problem introducing a couple more loaches from the lfs of a smaller size? I also realise that eventually the tank might eventually get overcrowded but i assume that whilst fish are smaller i will be ok and i will just upgrade to a larger tank when needed.
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Re: clown loaches

Postby Mick » Mon May 21, 2012 10:38 am

Clown loaches are very sociable so I can't see a problem, the other fish certainly will be o.k.
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Re: clown loaches

Postby Blowfish » Tue May 22, 2012 6:02 pm

I would even add 2 or 3 more clown loach! they are at their best in shoals
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Re: clown loaches

Postby Anita » Tue May 22, 2012 7:38 pm

Adding smaller loaches won't hurt at all and they make a spectacular display :)
But remember with the right care they live a long time and grow pretty large.
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Re: clown loaches

Postby Jack Middleton » Tue May 22, 2012 7:41 pm

Can you accommodate a tank with a foot print of 6*2 feet for when they're fully grown? I appreciate this will be a long time away but circumstances do change and re-homing large fish is not easy.
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Re: clown loaches

Postby mdyball » Wed May 23, 2012 10:11 am

Thanks for the comments. I know the loaches and pleco I have can potentially grow quite large and though the wife may disagree, when the time comes we do have space for the larger tank.
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Re: clown loaches

Postby Anita » Wed May 23, 2012 8:46 pm

That's good, you have a while to talk your wife around :-):
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