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Old 05-22-2013, 08:26 PM   #41
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It wasn't too bad.. Around $80 to my door when he was 4". Just shy of 13" when I lost it.
Oh. Did u get more fish afterwards?
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Yea, he was in his own tank, I had two other tanks going. I put the three tanks in storage, bought a 125g and started a community tank.
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Yea, he was in his own tank, I had two other tanks going. I put the three tanks in storage, bought a 125g and started a community tank.
Cool. I am thinking of turning my 55 gal into a community tank.
What fish do u have in there?
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4x Green severums
9x Australian rainbowfish
9x Clown loaches
2x Rubber Lip plecos
2x Synodontis decorus
1x Synodontis hybrid
1x Hoplo catfish
1x Golden Dojo loach
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R golden dojo loaches or black kuhli loaches easier to take care of? I always seem to see dead dojo loaches at my lfs but black kuhli always out of stock. Which is better? Which is easier?
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R golden dojo loaches or black kuhli loaches easier to take care of? I always seem to see dead dojo loaches at my lfs but black kuhli always out of stock. Which is better? Which is easier?
You have to remember that Dojo loaches are weather loaches and are effected by things like barametric pressure whereas Khullis aren't. If you get healthy ones, both are fairly stabile fish.
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You have to remember that Dojo loaches are weather loaches and are effected by things like barametric pressure whereas Khullis aren't. If you get healthy ones, both are fairly stabile fish.
Really? I didn't knw dojos were weather loaches! That is good to knw. IMO, weather loaches r kinda boring till storms come.
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My dojo loach is pretty active, my only complaint is that he's growing very very slowly.
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That's a WHOLE LOT of clown loach.
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That's a WHOLE LOT of clown loach.
It's great.. their personalities really come out with this many.
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True, but 125g won't be enough for 9 full grown clowns.
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True, but 125g won't be enough for 9 full grown clowns.


Obviously.. Don't worry though, I have at least 10 years before they are full grown. I'm not an aquarium newbie..
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Ruby Sharks are fine on their own, although mine thinks he's a clown loach and follows them about!
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My dojo loach is pretty active, my only complaint is that he's growing very very slowly.
I love clown loaches. So they grow very slowly? Over 10 years to reach 12"+ ?
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I love clown loaches. So they grow very slowly? Over 10 years to reach 12"+ ?
Yes, and it's very rare for them to get that large. A CL that is 8-10" is considered HUGE.
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Yes, and it's very rare for them to get that large. A CL that is 8-10" is considered HUGE.
Ok that is good to knw and now I don't need to worry about the cl getting very big.
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8-10" is still pretty big for a very active fish, long term they still need a minimum of a 125g.
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8-10" is still pretty big for a very active fish, long term they still need a minimum of a 125g.
Ok. So it will take them like at least 6 years to reach that length?
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Probably but it depends on the fish. I bought 9 from Petsmart at 1.5" or less. It has been about a year and my biggest is 3-3.5", my smallest is still under 2". Growth rates vary tremendously in clown loaches. The alpha clown loach will grow much quicker than the others.
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Probably but it depends on the fish. I bought 9 from Petsmart at 1.5" or less. It has been about a year and my biggest is 3-3.5", my smallest is still under 2". Growth rates vary tremendously in clown loaches. The alpha clown loach will grow much quicker than the others.
Ok. So the alpha one will be the biggest and the one all the others follow? Will the alpha one bully the smaller ones?
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