Originally Posted by Cynic
A - Clown Loaches get huge so your tank will need to be over 100G eventually
Maybe after 5+ years you'll need that 100g. Clowns are notoriously slow growers, averaging less than a inch of growth a year. 5 year old clown = 5" clown, roughly.
When I had a planted tank my clown took care of plenty of snails. He was probably 3-4" at the time and would eat any snail I put in, mystery, pond, mts, etc.
Mine is close to 6 years old and is just over 5 inches, FWIW.