I have 3 of these guys in my newly cycled 46g bowfront, along cories & a dwarf gourami. When I brought them home, they were playing together & hanging out w/the cats too. Now after about a week, it seems they're settling in...each hanging out in its own little "space" without too much interaction w/any of the other loach or fish. Last night, one of my cories died...it had been lethargic, not hanging w/the others, but I'm hoping it was a natural demise, not an attack by the loaches. I found no body this morning
Should I try to add 2 more loaches? Or wait...if I end up having to rehome them anyway, it seems harder to do 5 than 3. The store that I got them at is an hour away, plus @ $10-$12 ea. they're not the cheap (for me anyway). I've read a few forums that said they should not be kept w/cories, others say they're wonderful if you have enough!
Plus not sure my tank is big enough for 5 + cories too.
Anyone?...hopefully w/first-hand knowledge
Btw, I did also ask on the loach forum...still waiting after several days.