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Old 11-11-2005, 07:58 AM   #1
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Questions About YoYo Loaches

Since I can't seem to find any good Cories around here anymore and since Clown Loaches can get so big, I started thinking of other bottom dwellers that I can get. I recently saw pictures of YoYo Loaches and I think they're just adorable! So now, I'm wondering if they would be an ok fit for the 46 gallon tank in my signature. I do have a couple of questions though...

1- How large do they get?

2- What water parameters do they do best in?

3- Will they get along well with the other fish in the tank (See my sig)?

4- Do they or will they eat snails?

5- Do they like to be in a school?

I'm currently having issues with my aquarium so I'll be waiting to get that situation resolved before adding, but I like planning ahead of time so I figured I might as well start doing some research now!

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Old 11-11-2005, 08:57 AM   #2
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here is a website I found to be quite helpful.
http://badmanstropicalfish.com/profiles/profile79.html

I'm new to yoyo's as well, but I love the ones I got. Extremely active and tons of fun to watch. They are only aggressive to their own kind, but I recommend a school of 3-5 since they are a schooling fish.

HTH!

*edited to change website, oops!*
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1- How large do they get? About four inches.

2- What water parameters do they do best in? Probably most city water conditions, like most other fish, but I don't know for sure.

3- Will they get along well with the other fish in the tank (See my sig)? Almost certainly.

4- Do they or will they eat snails? Yes.

5- Do they like to be in a school? Yes.
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Not to mention that they are so funny to watch! They certainly have personality. They do a decent job of keeping the bottom of the tank clean. They are really cute, and not shy,unless I get the camera out.
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