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post #1 of 15 Old 03-06-2008, 03:41 AM Thread Starter
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clown loach 10 gallon aquarium

I know 10 gallon is a bit small but i didn't when i got him; i also didn't know they were schooling fish. would it be healthier to get 2 or just leave the one?
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post #2 of 15 Old 03-06-2008, 03:53 AM
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Hi there. Sorry to have to tell you this, but a ten gallon tank cannot house a clown loach.

They grow large and should be kept in groups. I have a 45 gallon which is do not consider to be big enough to house clown loaches.

My advice would be to return him to the LFS and get something smaller instead.
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post #3 of 15 Old 03-06-2008, 04:07 PM
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Sorry but i agree with Kate. Clown loaches can groe to a foot long, and a 10g is never going to be big enough. Pygmy cories, might be a better option for bottom dwellers for you, unless you plan to upgrade to 90g or so?
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post #4 of 15 Old 03-11-2008, 03:11 AM
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+1 to not big enough for any clown.
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post #5 of 15 Old 03-11-2008, 07:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Gump
+1 to not big enough for any clown.
i dunno, ronald mcdonald can fit in some pretty funky places. :D but yeah, i fourth the taking him back :\

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post #6 of 15 Old 03-12-2008, 03:22 AM Thread Starter
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the pet store won't let me return him, what should i do now? how fast do they grow?
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post #7 of 15 Old 03-12-2008, 05:07 AM
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Any other stores around that will maybe take him?

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post #8 of 15 Old 03-14-2008, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
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i dont think so
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post #9 of 15 Old 04-30-2008, 05:50 PM
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I guarantee almost any store will take him you just wont get any money back. If you take the fish to a store and say what happened and that the clown is healthy but stressed from the move they will take the clown off your hands.

I think your issue may be wanting your money back.
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post #10 of 15 Old 05-16-2008, 05:23 PM
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I would get a 55 gallon, They sell them at walmart for just under 200$ for the tank and the stand, But i would definetly get a Canister filter for a clown loach, there a "High Quality" fish when there full grown... And yes a 55 gallon is a littel small but 1 clown and a few other small fish Will do fine.

Good luck:>

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