Originally Posted by ImACoolguy
I've read they can tolerate up to 78 degrees actually. I tried introducing mine to a cold water tank and he was very unhappy and buried himself constantly (they are diggers anyway so no small plants like star Repens unless they are fully Established!). He seems to like tropical better.
Many people also like Kuhli loaches. I've never had them personally though.
Angelicus are another Botia species that doesn't get as large as clowns.
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I've always kept mine in cooler water. I have had the opposite experience, where my weather loach April would be noticeably displeased when the water got too warm during the summer months. That said, whatever works! They're ridiculously hardy fish
Kuhli loaches are fantastic little fish! As are Angelicus loaches! Dangit, I love all of them lol.
In my experience, clowns prefer slightly warm temps- 80 degrees seems about right to me.
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