Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 07-31-2014, 12:54 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: New England
Posts: 116
shy clown loaches

About four months ago I bought a pair of clown loaches for my 30 gallon tall tank. It also has an angel, a red tailed shark, and a small cichlid with a long name. The tank is heavily planted (silk, not live) with lots of caves. But the clown loaches and the cichlid spend all their time living inside one of the fake rocks which are hollow, and provide a much better hiding place than the caves and plants. I only see them when I clean the tank and take all the "furniture" out to clean it. They are growing like weeds and their color has developed. They are gorgeous and I would really like to see them once in a while. Any suggestions on how to get them to swim during the day? Are loaches generally this shy?

horsedogfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2014, 01:00 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 15
Yes loaches can be shy and clown loaches are a schooling fish. You will see the much more often if you have 4+.

FishyMcBites55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2014, 01:14 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
elephantnose's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,657
I wouldn't advise adding another clown loach. They can reach lengths of a foot. Clown loaches grow slow so as long as your is still small you could keep him until he gets a little bigger and then rehome him. The more you have the less they will hide but you'd need a large tank to house 4+ clown loaches.

Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
It's like gardening except under water and instead if bees there are fish
elephantnose is offline   Reply With Quote

clown, clown loach, clown loaches, loach, loaches

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Shy clown loaches FraceGish Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 4 12-12-2013 05:11 PM
Shy Kuhli Loaches cobriaclord Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 8 03-21-2013 02:26 PM
Some super shy clown loaches, lol pitt420dude New Acquisitions 2 03-07-2008 09:29 AM
mediterranean clown loaches- normal clown loaches HELP PLZ qwertie Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 11 06-05-2005 08:53 AM
Really shy Clown Loachs ZekeMM Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 3 09-18-2003 07:30 AM

» Photo Contest Winners

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:55 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.