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Old 01-25-2006, 05:27 AM   #1
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silver dollars/yoyo loach or silver dollars/clown loach ??

which is a better combo?

I'm looking for a nice bottom feeder to add to my tank
I always see silver dollars with clown loaches, but I like yoyo loaches.

What do u think is a better look/compatibility.
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Old 01-25-2006, 08:57 AM   #2
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Well, what size tank we talking here?
I would personally go with the yoyo's.
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I have both and I love them! Clown are very colourfull and fun. Yo yos are even more active allways digging. I'm not sure about the compatibility with silver dollars.
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tank size is important as RoK mentions. Clown loaches will reach 8" or more as adults, and need at least 75gallons of swimming space at that point.
They'll hit about 2-2.5" in the first year, and then grow an inch per year after that. So after teh second year, their 3" body would need a tank about 30-36" long just for ample swimming space.
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Old 01-27-2006, 09:20 PM   #5
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I bought 4 yo-yo/pakistani loaches today.

they make the PERFECT combo with silver dollars (actually ALL loaches make a great combination with silver dollars including the clown loach).

the Yo-yo loaches are great !!
they are Hardy
they are very active - making great dither fish.
Now my silver dollars are NOT shy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!


so that's the lesson for the day - if your silver dollars are shy - get some loaches (clown or yo-yo), they will come out more !!!

its amazing to see the silver dollars schooling now !!!
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I am glad it is working out for you.
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I am glad it is working out for you.
the yo-yo loaches are amazing
they are extremely pretty fish with the patterns and they NEVER stop moving.
they like to school too (chasing each other around)

its great
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I've got 2 yo-yo's and I heard them both clicking for the first time.
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