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Harlequin Rasboras and YoYo Loaches?
Old 04-19-2012, 05:26 PM   #1
 
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Harlequin Rasboras and YoYo Loaches?

I had previously asked if I could keep Bleeding Heart Tetras with Harlequin Rasboras and Zebra loaches in a 35 Gallon tank.

Because of size I ended up getting the zebra loaches for our established 55 gallon aquarium (they're awesome, btw) and we decided to keep ryukin calico goldfish in our 35 gallon. We have one so far and plan on adding two more. Freaky looking fish.

So today we bought a new 55 gallon tank. This time, I am going to get the wife her bleeding heart tetras. I was wondering if I could keep bleeding heart tetras, harlequin rasboras, and yoyo (pakistani loaches) together.

Some yoyo loach profiles say they are good community fish, but I've read that some people have had problems keeping harlequin rasboras and yoyos together because the yoyos are too aggressive.

If anyone has experience housing these fish together, I would appreciate your feedback.

I was also wondering if yoyos are strictly nocturnal, or if I will see them frequently like my zebra loaches (they are active and often out during the day)

Thanks!
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Old 04-22-2012, 06:02 PM   #2
 
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To the best of my knowledge, the species in Botia are not nocturnal. However, they do not like bright overhead light, so dim light (sufficient for the plants) plus a cover of floating plants is best. Provide lots of bogwood with crevices as these fish like to select their own home. Provided they have such hiding spots and are otherwise comfortable, they will be out and about more.

On the aggression, I have no direct experience but our profile mentions rasbora as suitable companions. Any long-fin fish should be avoided however, due to fin nipping by this loach.
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