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Old 02-27-2017, 07:50 AM   #1
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If I was a new clown loach, where would I hide?

I brought home a tiny clown loach on Saturday. I haven't seen him since Sunday a.m. hiding behind foliage. I picked up both caves, not under or in.

Where could he be?

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In something you don't think even half of him would fit in!
I have 11 in my 180 and they pack like sardines into tight spots...
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In something you don't think even half of him would fit in!
I have 11 in my 180 and they pack like sardines into tight spots...
Thank you. Should I be worried?
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They are not as hardy when young.
It would be good to find or see him every couple days.
Lets a small amount of food settle to bottom for it to find if he comes out.
They can be very nocturnal ,also .
Mine are 10-15 years old.
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They are not as hardy when young.
It would be good to find or see him every couple days.
Lets a small amount of food settle to bottom for it to find if he comes out.
They can be very nocturnal ,also .
Mine are 10-15 years old.
Found him. I have a fake rock formation. I pulled it out and stuck my finger into a hole. Felt him wiggle. Little turd.

I have to leave for work. Do I force him out after work? Replace the ornament with something he can't get it? Or let him be?
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Let him be...
He really needs friends to do best..
4-5 at least...They are a very social fish and really do best with their own..
What size tank?
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Let him be...
He really needs friends to do best..
4-5 at least...They are a very social fish and really do best with their own..
What size tank?
Ok. I'll see about getting another one. The tank is 30 gal. Small for loaches I know but I'm on a foster program.
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It's honestly better to take him back and get the correct fish for the tank, your just killing the fish slowly unless you can upgrade to a150-180 within a couple years
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In my personal opinion the more the better but I have 2 and they are absolutely fine as a pair, do not freak out if you see it laying on its side or back they play dead.
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