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Old 02-08-2004, 08:48 PM   #1
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I am thinking of adding a few loaches to my tanks, have it down to either clown loaches or dojo loaches. I will be putting them in a tank with Gouramies, redtailed black sharks, and tiger barbs to start with. I knwo if I get the clown loaches they will in time go into one of my larger tanks. The only questions I have is, will either or both of these get along with the fish I am putting them in with, and also will the dojo, or weather loach, eat snails. Any info will be appreicated
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Old 02-08-2004, 10:10 PM   #2
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Mainly it is the botia family of loaches that are the snail eaters, such as the clown and yoyo loaches. Dojo's are more of a insect/decaying veggie matter consumer.
None of the fish listed should have any problems being housed together.

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Old 02-08-2004, 10:17 PM   #3
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I'd go with the clown loaches!!!!! They are so comical, they will really liven up your tank!!! You will need to get at least 3 though as they feel safer in groups. I have found that my clowns have buddied up with my tiger barbs since they are about the same size now and same markings. Its quite neat!
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Old 02-08-2004, 10:34 PM   #4
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How big is the tank?
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Old 02-08-2004, 10:37 PM   #5
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which tank? I have one 20 gal that I want to put them in to start with, also have a few 55s set up and one 75 and a 135 that is currently running, not counting the 10s and couple of 5 gals that I have. I want to get one more larger one, 200 or larger, but that is going to wait. I will move them into the 75 or 135 eventually.
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Old 02-08-2004, 10:47 PM   #6
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Go for the Clown then, they are fun fish and you have plenty of room for when they get huge
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Go with the Clowns. They are great snail eaters and hilarious fish to have. Plus the fact they are probably the most readily available loach out there.
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One more vote for the Clown Loaches if you have your heart set on one of the two you mentioned.
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I know it's not my thread... but y'all just convinced me to get a school of Clowns for my 125 gallon, too...
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I love both, so. Hrms... The dojo loaches are actually the larger of the two, length-wise. If I was you, and I isn't.. and my plan was to put them in a larger tank, say 90+ gallons.. I'd get 3-5 clown loaches, and 1-2 dojo loaches :P

I can't find any dojo loaches right now! Petsmart dropped them from their stock rotation last month I NEED ONE!!!
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