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Old 09-05-2013, 08:21 AM   #1
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Are there any type of loaches that don't grow beyond 5 inch and can be kept with tetras and plecos?
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Old 09-05-2013, 08:53 AM   #2
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A few profiles to get you started. They range in size from under 1.5" to 5".

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Are there any type of loaches that don't grow beyond 5 inch and can be kept with tetras and plecos?
Zebra loach:
http://www.loaches.com/species-index/botia-striata

Dwarf loach:
http://www.loaches.com/species-index...ia-sidthimunki

Skunk loach:
http://www.loaches.com/species-index...otakia-morleti

Kuhli loach:
http://www.loaches.com/species-index/pangio-kuhlii

Polka-dot loach:
http://www.loaches.com/species-index/botia-kubotai

Mini royal loach:
http://www.loaches.com/species-index...tlimia-pristes

Zodiac loach:
http://www.loaches.com/species-index...s-triangularis

Lizard fish:
http://www.loaches.com/species-index...era-johorensis
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I like the sound of this one:

http://www.loaches.com/species-index/pangio-unknown-1
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Thanks this was really helpful do you know how big clown loaches grow to and if there are any breeds of loaches that can be kept on their own/ in a pair?
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Old 09-05-2013, 12:06 PM   #5
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Clowns will get to about 12 inches and most loaches will prefer to be kept in small groups rather than in pairs. Clowns for instance are best kept in groups of at least 5.
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Be careful if you ask for a lizard fish. I have a Red Lizard Fish. It is awesome but it is a pleco. See this link Tropical Fish for Freshwater Aquariums: Red Lizard Whiptail Plecostomus (L-10A)

It can grow to 6 inches. Love the thing though. He is a real sweetie.
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Be careful if you ask for a lizard fish. I have a Red Lizard Fish. It is awesome but it is a pleco. See this link Tropical Fish for Freshwater Aquariums: Red Lizard Whiptail Plecostomus (L-10A)

It can grow to 6 inches. Love the thing though. He is a real sweetie.
That's a gorgeous pleco
I think we've just demonstrated why using scientific names is such a good idea lol.
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Will clown loaches eat snails? And can they sometimes be smaller than 12 inches?
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A clown loach is honestly not a good idea at all. Unless you have a tank which is 200g I wouldn't suggest getting them. Even though they are slow growers they still need to be in groups.
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Are there any other fish other than loaches that
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Are there any fish other loaches that eat snails?
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Are there any fish other loaches that eat snails?
It's not a fish but an assassin snail will
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Don't really want any snails in the tank that's the only problem
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Don't really want any snails in the tank that's the only problem
Why dont you put lettuce in a bottle and overnight leave it in the tank and pull them out?

Other than that, there are treatments that can kill all the snails but if you have inverts it can kill them too
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Do dwarf loaches eat snails?
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Do dwarf loaches eat snails?
No. Be patient and persistent- trap them daily, and scrub hard surfaces that may have eggs on them- including inside and around your filter.
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If you are looking for something to eat snails, get an assassin snail.
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