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Old 08-16-2013, 05:58 AM   #1
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can i get a clown loach

Im in the process of setting up a 6ft tank its 78 gallons and i wanted to get a clown loach or 2 would it be possible
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Old 08-16-2013, 06:19 AM   #2
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I think they need a minimum of 125g. They reach up to a foot in length even though they're slow growers. Some might say they'll be okay for a while but I'm. Ot too sure on that
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Old 08-16-2013, 06:30 AM   #3
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Hmm maybe ill get some small ones
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Old 08-16-2013, 06:38 AM   #4
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Hmm maybe ill get some small ones
Small ones? They're bound to grow lol
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Old 08-16-2013, 06:50 AM   #5
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Yea i meant like babys haha my mate has a 8x2x2ft tank so ill give em to him
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Old 08-16-2013, 06:58 AM   #6
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I have two in a 75 gallon tank and they are very entertaining fish; one of my favorites. The rate of growth is slow once they reach about 3 or 4 inches and even the smaller ones don't grow as quickly as many other fish. This may be attributable to the fact that they are a very long lived fish--well over ten years in captivity. Nonetheless anyone who buys one does need to commit to providing a suitable environment for what will become big fish.
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Based on the pricing I've seen for larger clown loaches where I live, your mate would be getting a very good deal!!!
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Old 08-16-2013, 07:11 AM   #8
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Haha maybe ill just sell them then my LFS sold one for 200
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Old 08-16-2013, 12:55 PM   #9
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You would be fine. If you get them when they are about 3-4 inches it will be a LONG time until they outgrow a 78. I have two in my 40 breeder now and they are doing famously. Will rehome when I have to but for now they are just fine
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Clown loaches really are slow slow growers so you won't need to worry about them outgrowing that size tank for a long while. They will also love the length of the tank. I have a 6 foot long 220g tank but I keep 6 Angelicus Loaches also called Polka-Dot Loach, Marble Loach, Cloud Botia, Botia "Angelicus", and Burmese Border Loach. I love the markings and they are such clowns. I've actually considered getting some more. Loaches IMO are just fun fish.
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Clown loaches really are slow slow growers so you won't need to worry about them outgrowing that size tank for a long while. They will also love the length of the tank. I have a 6 foot long 220g tank but I keep 6 Angelicus Loaches also called Polka-Dot Loach, Marble Loach, Cloud Botia, Botia "Angelicus", and Burmese Border Loach. I love the markings and they are such clowns. I've actually considered getting some more. Loaches IMO are just fun fish.
They really are fun to watch, and very smart
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Old 08-16-2013, 09:35 PM   #12
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Is there certain fish that they areny good with?
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Is there certain fish that they areny good with?
Sharks. Don't put a rainbow or red tail in with them. The loaches are very peaceful, but I remember my shark wanted to literally chase them out of the tank.
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Old 08-17-2013, 03:13 AM   #14
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Aw okay what silver dollars
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Na its not going to be
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What about a bala shark?
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No bala sharks need a 125g minimum and need to be in a group of 3 or more.
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Aw okay maybe in the future
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