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Old 08-15-2012, 12:38 PM   #1
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clown loaches

got 3 clown loaches yesterday had to wait till the light came on today before i could take a picture

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Old 08-15-2012, 01:57 PM   #2
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You must have a HUGE tank! I've always loved these but can't have them as my largest tank is a 75.

Back up the bus!

I just read your other posts regarding your 60 litre tank. That's roughly 15 US gallons. These guys need a 125 gallon tank. Hopefully, you can still take them back. They are a tank buster for you, for sure. Sorry!

It's always in your best interest and also the best interest of your fish to do your species research PRIOR to making a purchase. It's always sad to return something because we fall in love with them so quickly. Did they ask at the store what size tank you had?
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:32 PM   #3
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i have done my research dont worry i am getting a 4-5ft tank shortly and will be cycling it and as soon as that is done they will be moved i read they can get up to 40cm so i havnt jumped in clueless
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:41 PM   #4
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i read up on everything before i even put water into my tank including size requirements, community fish and so on they are good in this tank for a month or two and should be good in a 4ft plus tank for a while untill i can aquite or build a tank for them so i know they will be fine
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:48 PM   #5
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Sometimes, life gets in the way and those bigger and better tanks remain a dream. Best to not purchase a species that will not fit into your existing tank at its adult size.

Good luck!
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:50 PM   #6
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ive got the new tank at my friends house now paid for it before i baught these im not silly see
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:52 PM   #7
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You didn't indicate you already had the tank. You indicated you were getting one. We can only go by the information you provide us.

I hope you understand that I have your fish's best interest at heart. That's what all forum members do. It's my "job" here to give you the best advice I can. If I didn't say anything about clown loaches in a 15 gallon tank, I would be remiss in my obligations here.
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Old 08-15-2012, 03:02 PM   #8
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no thats fair enough i know there are people and fish shops who dont care or dont know so thank you for the advise but im just one of those people who always likes to know more so i got as many books as i could and read up on a list of fish i wanted to see if they could go most of them i ruled out due to them being aggressive to neons and i like my neons lol but nice to see people like you on here that are ready to give people advise
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Old 08-16-2012, 03:12 AM   #9
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Beautiful loaches.
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Old 08-16-2012, 03:36 AM   #10
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I love clown loaches. I have mine in a 6' tank and while I may be over stocked in 10 years or so I'd say the likelihood of all 8 living that long isn't that great.

They really are the most amazing fish.
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