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Old 01-17-2012, 07:07 PM   #1
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Clown Loach - Tank mates - Help please.

Hi,

I'm thinking of getting some clown loaches.

Just wondering if they can go in with them below.

I already have in the tank-
1 x Plec 8 inches long
1 x Albino Red fin shark fully grown
1 x Cory Dorus fully grown 2 maybe 3 inches long
2 x Silver sharks 6 & 8 inches long (my friend might be taking them off me)

I have had them for about 5 and a half years now.

Currently they are all very happy.

Albino red fin quite often will lay right next to the Plec and share a hiding spot.

Cory got his/her little hiding spot too where the others are too big to use.

I have a 4 foot Clearseal tank. 48" x 12" x 15"

Is the tank big enough to hold them all?

I know Silver sharks and plec will grow more but is there enough bottom space for them all?

Will clown loaches be ok with other bottom feeders I already have in the tank?
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I'm afraid to say that your tank will be too small for some of the fish you already have. Clown loaches are slow growers, but they get quite large and need a larger tank to have a chance to reach their potential. I'd suggest google searching the maximum size of each of your fish and going from there with stocking ideas / plans.
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Ok, so the tank is too small.

Which tank mates will get on well with Clown loaches given there's enough tank space?

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