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Old 08-31-2013, 09:41 PM   #1
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loach for a 10

I was wondering what loaches can be in a 10 gallon tank?:fish2
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Old 08-31-2013, 09:42 PM   #2
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Not many, mabye 5 khuil loaches at max
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No not at all, kuhlis require at least a 20 gallon long footprint ( 30 inches by 12 inches)
Maybe some Burmese loaches
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Old 08-31-2013, 09:58 PM   #4
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There is a dwarf chain loach that only gets to about 2.5 inches. They are great little snail eaters. They are kinda expensive($13 to 16 each) They seem to come out more during the day than a lot of loaches. My two even come out and school with the rummys periodically. They look so cool going around thinking they're tetras. I had hundreds of baby ramshorn snails before I got them. In two months they wiped them out. OS.
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No not at all, kuhlis require at least a 20 gallon long footprint ( 30 inches by 12 inches)
Maybe some Burmese loaches
Alrighty then, I'm not a loach expert haha
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Alrighty then, I'm not a loach expert haha
That's cool, I mean, we all learn something every day
For a 10 gallon, even a dwarf chain loach is too active, I would stick to only pigmy cories in that sized tank
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That's cool, I mean, we all learn something every day
For a 10 gallon, even a dwarf chain loach is too active, I would stick to only pigmy cories in that sized tank
So true
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Can i get a borneo sucker?
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Can i get a borneo sucker?
Is it a tropical tank? There cold water and need high water flow. They are found in the wild, in cold stream Chinese moutains
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Borneo suckers aka hillstream loaches are coldwater fish, need high current, and besides need at least 29 gallons
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Can i get a borneo sucker?
Personally id say 15g to 20g minimum for borneo sucker/hillstream loach. If you want it to be happy. But if your tank isn't heavily stocked, then 1 might be ok. As long as you understand the water requirements for them.

Water Temperature Range: 20-24įC (sub-tropical fish. They prefer cooler water.)
Water pH Range: 6.5-8.0
Water Hardness Range: 2-15 dGH
Fast Flowing water/ current, highly oxygenated.

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I still have to disagree 29 gallons minimum
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Ok i didn't know they were coldwater i was just nameing cool ones that i saw. I have a couple pieces of driftwood( there small pieces of cypress wood i found ) and i soaked them n water for about 2-3 weeks and they still float and i don't want them to leak anything or turn the water brown!
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Ok i didn't know they were coldwater i was just nameing cool ones that i saw. I have a couple pieces of driftwood( there small pieces of cypress wood i found ) and i soaked them n water for about 2-3 weeks and i don't want them to leak anything or turn the water brown!
Cool, I did the same thing for my drift wood. I can't really think of any cool sucker fish right now hmmm,
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I don't think there's really any species that's suited to be in a tank that small, partially because pretty much all of them would much rather be in groups. Even dwarf chain loaches (yasuhikotakia sidthimunki) would need more than that.
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+1 no loach is suitable for that, sorry

You can try pigmy cories or oto cats tho
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+1 no loach is suitable for that, sorry

You can try pigmy cories or oto cats tho
Nope no Otos either, they are very picky eaters and schoolers that only eat bio film. They would starve
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Right now i have 1 2-3" upside down cat, 2 1-1.5" otocinclus, and 1 1.5" zebra danio and 1 2-3.5" marimo ball and there all doing fine but my cat is hiding behind the filter intake tube most of the day. Should i boil the diftwood?
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Right now i have 1 2-3" upside down cat, 2 1-1.5" otocinclus, and 1 1.5" zebra danio and 1 2-3.5" marimo ball and there all doing fine but my cat is hiding behind the filter intake tube most of the day. Should i boil the diftwood?
No, just pour boling water on it. Also I would upgrade soon, my so called upside down cat turned Ito an 8 inch adult African squeaker so be care full. I would also try to upgrade to a 20f at least so all those fish can be happy an have enough room
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Nope no Otos either, they are very picky eaters and schoolers that only eat bio film. They would starve
Otos are not picky they eat algae and mine even eat algae wafers that i feed my cat!
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