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post #21 of 32 Old 09-02-2006, 03:17 AM Thread Starter
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They have been in the tank for probably about a week or week in a half. You think they need more time. It's night time here right now and the lights are off in the tank and there out and going nuts. I already dropped an algea wafer in and i left for 2 hours and now its gone....I know they eat them because i've watched them before. They aret skidish either of other fish when the lights are off. The tank light is off but the room light is on and now all the fish are 'awake' and the clown's are just going up and down the tank like maniacs!

And yes I know when they lay on there sides there sleeping. But ive never witnessed it because there in hiding during the day sleeping i spose and than @ night they just unleash there energy lol

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post #23 of 32 Old 09-02-2006, 05:11 AM
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ok this is how I see it ->

get 3 more clowns, by doing so they will be more active for the assure each other in groups and will become more active and will not hide all day, not only that they will get aggressive towards other fish so best to add a few more.
Feed them before and after lights out so they can get custom to their new tank and they are getting the right amount of food.
But other from that you will be ok, I have made a post in your picture thread which I think you nead to read aswell.
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post #24 of 32 Old 09-02-2006, 08:24 AM
Clown loaches DO NOT get aggressive towards any fish, except themselves. They fight among themselves to develop the "pecking" order. The fights do look bad, but neither fish get hurt.

Clown loaches actually like to be fed a few times a day, since they are constant scavengers.
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post #25 of 32 Old 09-04-2006, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
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thanks for the info everyone, I will try to get a couple-to-few more clown loaches

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10 Gallon Nano Reef:1 Chocolate Starfish, many snails...Work is in progress...err
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post #26 of 32 Old 09-07-2006, 01:10 AM
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I, too, had heard that clown loaches will get agressive to other fish, especially when the clown loaches get larger. I was told that it would eat any other fish it could fit into it's mouth :o . I only have one; could buy 2 more I guess but yikes, for a 'little fish' it is like the most expensive one in the tank! His name is Tigger. :) Hides a lot, also. I just got back from a weekend away, and when I got home I didn't see Tigger, thought for a day that he had been eaten by something else, but this morning he appeared :)

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post #27 of 32 Old 09-07-2006, 01:15 AM Thread Starter
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Yes...my 2 are doing ALOT better! They used to just come out at night. But i took the hiding spot out for a bit just to see what would happen so they could actually explore the tank a little bit n such....And of course they have! They still dont eat @ eating time in the morning but @ night time i either drop an algea wafer in and they gobble it up or like 2-3 times a week i use a turkey baster and put some bloodworms on the bottom of the tank where the usually are....ive never seen any fish eat them so fast!

55 Gallon:1 Baby Bristlienose,1 Swordtail, 1 Bala Shark, 2 Common Pleco, 2 Clown Loaches, 2 angel fish,3 (look a like) rasbora Tetra's, 4 Black Skirt Tetra's, 4 Long-finned Gold Zebra Danios, 4 Cardinal Jumbo Tetra's,6 Red Eye Tetra's, 7 neon tetra's
10 Gallon Nano Reef:1 Chocolate Starfish, many snails...Work is in progress...err
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post #29 of 32 Old 09-11-2006, 03:34 PM
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ya all say that clown loaches and pleco's are night time fish, but mine are about all day and night.
my clown goes mad all day and have just slowed down now at 8pm!!!
my pleco is on the go all day and after the light goes off at night.
am i doing something wrong?!?!?
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post #30 of 32 Old 09-11-2006, 05:48 PM Thread Starter
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No your not! that is a good thing! Just means there happy and feel comfortable so they dont have to hide. You shouldnt be doing anything wrong. They just have a good personality

55 Gallon:1 Baby Bristlienose,1 Swordtail, 1 Bala Shark, 2 Common Pleco, 2 Clown Loaches, 2 angel fish,3 (look a like) rasbora Tetra's, 4 Black Skirt Tetra's, 4 Long-finned Gold Zebra Danios, 4 Cardinal Jumbo Tetra's,6 Red Eye Tetra's, 7 neon tetra's
10 Gallon Nano Reef:1 Chocolate Starfish, many snails...Work is in progress...err
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