Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 05-08-2003, 01:37 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Singapore
Posts: 344
Are Clown Loaches compatible with Neons?

Are clown loaches compatible with neons? Clown loaches have spikes at its mouth, will it injured neons?

__________________
mansiz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2003, 08:33 AM   #2
AA Team Emeritus
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Virginia
Posts: 2,256
Send a message via ICQ to fishfreek Send a message via AIM to fishfreek Send a message via MSN to fishfreek Send a message via Yahoo to fishfreek
All the clown loaches I have had have included neon tetras in the tank. Now one thing to know about clowns is they do not have scales so many of the medications we use are not recommended on them.

I would be careful not to over stock your tank. From some other posts I think your tank is rather full as it is.
__________________
Remember dont tap the glass, your fish will think you're an idiot -Anonymous mother

Check out our articles area. 30+ Aquatic articles for your enjoyment
Are you in or around the Shenandoah Valley area? If so click here to join our regional forum.
fishfreek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2003, 08:59 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Hertfordshire, UK
Posts: 36
I have heard that Clown Loaches look half dead when they are not really - so I think they would cause me too much stress and worry.
__________________
fishweed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2003, 10:34 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Houston
Posts: 189
Clown loaches are great for a community tank. I have kept them with neons for over a year with no problems. They don't actually have spines on their mouths, rather they have barbels that are soft and used to "taste". However, as FishFreek said, don't overcrowd your tank. Clown loaches can grow to over 12 inches (30 cm) and are not suitable for small tanks. They also need to be kept in groups of three or more. Following the one inch per gallon rule, you would need to at least a 36 gallon tank just for 3 clown loaches alone. Also, they don't actually look dead, they just have rest periods where they settle on the bottom, but when they are not resting they are one of the most active fish I have.
__________________
Howdy Texans! Stop by and join the Texas Regional Forum.
jasonit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2003, 11:37 AM   #5
AA Team Emeritus
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Virginia
Posts: 2,256
Send a message via ICQ to fishfreek Send a message via AIM to fishfreek Send a message via MSN to fishfreek Send a message via Yahoo to fishfreek
Mine would lay on its side. It was very strange to look at if you where not expecting them to do so. They would also find the stranges places to hide.
__________________
Remember dont tap the glass, your fish will think you're an idiot -Anonymous mother

Check out our articles area. 30+ Aquatic articles for your enjoyment
Are you in or around the Shenandoah Valley area? If so click here to join our regional forum.
fishfreek is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
clown, clown loach, clown loaches, compatible, loach, loaches, neon, neons

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Clown Loaches Michael Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 5 08-13-2006 01:16 PM
Clown Loache killing Neons? cgcaver Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 13 08-15-2005 06:57 AM
mediterranean clown loaches- normal clown loaches HELP PLZ qwertie Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 11 06-05-2005 08:53 AM
Clown Loaches? Rudy_627 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 6 02-04-2005 08:18 PM
Are ...... compatible with neons, swordtail..... mansiz Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 5 06-07-2003 06:18 PM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:58 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.