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Old 04-15-2005, 06:58 PM   #1
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Guppies and Loaches

Would it be possible to add some guppies to my 29 gal, even though I have a clown loach? I looked on a chart and it said 'Caution' for guppies and loaches. I have 3 endler's livebearers in my tank and the clown loach never goes near them. I say that because obviously, endler's are smaller than guppies, and they've never been bothered. Do any of you keep guppies with clown loaches?
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I don't recommend it. When the loaches get full size, they might eat their friends. :|
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Also consider if you want to keep your ELBs "pure" (assuming they weren't hybrids to begin with) because they can mate with guppies to produce fertile hybrids.
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The loaches will take years to reach their full size but I wouldn't add anymore fish to your 29 gallon tank, you are pretty much maxed out as it is now and that's before factoring in the loach.

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Yes, clown loaches can max out at 12 inches in a good sized aquarium.
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Yes...I know this. I just have it for now because i have over 80 baby snails to get rid of.
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