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Old 06-20-2014, 09:38 AM   #11
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The elephant nose will need the bottom to himself he won't be able to compete with those fish. And you'll get territory issues when he matures, mine literally emptied my tank so I would say species only.

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Can I keep a 2" banded Leporinus with elephant nose and clown loaches.

As I said, Leporinus are Not good citizens as Single fish. They need 6-8 minimum school and room to move.


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Thanks Lesley I ve bought one 4" elephant nose and it's very shy . I have to wait for hours to get a glimpse of him from inside the plants n rocks. He rarely interacts with any tank mates .
@Coursair- Do you mean that if I keep banded Leporinus in schools it can minimise their aggression towards other fishes.
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Leporinus need to be kept in groups of at least 6 if possible. Think of them as giant Tiger Barbs. With a big group and room to swim and plants to add sight breaks they can be ok.

Kept singly they are a nightmare. Or they hurt themselves if they panic.

But they need big tanks.


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