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Old 03-27-2014, 07:19 PM   #1
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I have a pair of frontosa and a pair of clown loach in a 50 gal tank. The frontosa's are currently 1 1/2". Shall I add some more african's in the tank?

If yes, what options do I have? I really want my frontosa's to grow big and develop a hump, so don't want any other fish to bully them.
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Old 03-27-2014, 07:36 PM   #2
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Both of those fish will eventually require 180+ gallons. Frontosa & clown loaches need to be in groups. So I wouldn't add any fish until you get that part of your stock figured out!
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Old 03-27-2014, 07:44 PM   #3
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Yea I agree on bichir frontasa grow pretty big and so do clown loach!!! Also bichir could u pm me if available
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Old 03-27-2014, 07:47 PM   #4
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Hi rocky! It says your inbox is full so it will not let me send anything to you! So delete some messages!
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Old 03-27-2014, 07:48 PM   #5
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Ik that's so weird there's nothing to delete?!?! So how can I get messages now? Also to the op, clown loaches should be in a school of six as they will form there click and be a lot more enjoyable
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Old 03-27-2014, 07:50 PM   #6
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Ik that's so weird there's nothing to delete?!?! So how can I get messages now? Also to the op, clown loaches should be in a school of six as they will form there click and be a lot more enjoyable

Hm that's weird! Try deleting your sent messages too that may be what's wrong!
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Old 03-27-2014, 07:52 PM   #7
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Where can u find ur sent messages? Go to my thread so we don't interrupt his
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Old 03-27-2014, 07:58 PM   #8
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Thanks for the reply guys, I do understand that eventually they will need a bigger set up. I have it available, just waiting for them to grow a lil big. I will definitely add some more clown loaches. Ive read that they move around together in a group which looks really nice.

Another question: Ive read that loaches are slow growers, is it true?
And what is the growth rate of frontosa, moreover is there something I can do to make sure the male develops a hump?
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Thanks for the reply guys, I do understand that eventually they will need a bigger set up. I have it available, just waiting for them to grow a lil big. I will definitely add some more clown loaches. Ive read that they move around together in a group which looks really nice.

Another question: Ive read that loaches are slow growers, is it true?
And what is the growth rate of frontosa, moreover is there something I can do to make sure the male develops a hump?

Both of those fish have slow growth rates and it's awesome to see you have a bigger tank on stand by! I'm not too sure about the whole hump situation I do know it starts to SLOWLY develop all their lives but the mature adults have those huge ones that everyone loves!
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Yes they are both very slow growers unlike oscars!
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Thanks again, I am happy to know that they are slow growers as I do have bigger tanks but they are stocked at this moment😊
Il make sure I give them a bigger tank as soon as they get around 3 to 4"
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Thanks again, I am happy to know that they are slow growers as I do have bigger tanks but they are stocked at this moment😊
Il make sure I give them a bigger tank as soon as they get around 3 to 4"

That'll be excellent!
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What size tank are they in now?
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What size tank are they in now?
Its a 50 gal tank...
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Well do u plan on adding more before u upgrade or after?
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Well do u plan on adding more before u upgrade or after?
To be frank m dying to add something but without compromising the health of my frontosa's. So definitely no more cichlids.
What do you suggest?
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Well I would add more clown loaches!! Maybe 3-4 more! Since this is a grow out tank u really don't have to worry about overstocking or that. What other fish do u have in mind?
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Definitely some loaches and maybe some tetra's. Problem is I don't have any experience with tetra's. Also was thinking of some mildly aggressive africans.
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I wouldn't do any Africans. As the frontasa do get pretty big!! Maybe some demasoni barbs would look really nice
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Cool...thanks..!!😊
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