08-31-2011, 07:23 AM
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Originally Posted by mjbn
From what i read and what i think, that rule is not true. Lets say you have a 20Gallon tank.. 20 gallons. Lets say you get a clown loach. (clown loaches should never be kept lonesome btw, groups of 5 or more). The clown loach can potentially grow more than a foot long. 20 gallons... around 12 inches of a SINGLE clown loach... The tank wont be able to handle the loach nor will the loach be happy. And that's just 1 fish.
But first you need to tell us how your tanks are set up. Which fish are in which tank? And how old are the tanks? If the tanks aren't established, then that bioload is WAY to big for the tank to handle and you will probably have a lot more fish die.
And large daily water changes are not recommended.. Unless trying to breed some neons or something, but that could potentially stress the fish too much with too big of a water change every day.
Um this is an old thread, but they were both well established, and i never said daily water changes, but i def agree on the clown loach senorio you were saying, i recived a 10 gallon with one in it and a blue gromai a neon tetra a black skirted tetra and some other sort of tetra(no heater or filter or rocks in the tank, half full and no one had done anything with it for months, poor fish), all 5 were added to my 29 gallon (different stocking list than what this thread started with) and with in 2 days i rehomed the clown loach to a guy who had like 8 of them in a 150 gallon as pretty as the clown loach was and as much as i've wanted some i knew it needed to be in a large group in a 6 foot long tank