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post #61 of 83 Old 05-04-2008, 01:40 PM
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It depends on the kind of loach, but yes, most are happier in groups of 6+
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post #62 of 83 Old 05-04-2008, 02:27 PM
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Cool Loach pictures! I'm new to this forum. I have only one loach left of two. He/she seems sort of lonely since his pal passed on. Been thinking about getting a new companion. What do you guys think....are loaches happier in pairs, at least?
For most loach species, including all the pangio species, all the hillstream algae eating species, and all to botiine loaches, it is best to have at least 5 if you have room in your tank. So if you have Yoyos or Polka Dots or Zebras or Blueberries or Kuhlis or Clowns or Sidthimunkis or Queens or Tigers or Skunks, and you have the space for them, get at least 4 more. If you don't have the space to house them comfortably at full size, stick with one, and if you have one of the nemachelius or schistura loaches do some research on the species first, as some of them are very territorial.

Weather Loaches also prefer to be in a group of five or more, but I find that my three are doing well together.

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post #63 of 83 Old 05-21-2008, 06:17 AM Thread Starter
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I just had a look on this topic.;)
http://forums.loaches.com/viewtopic.php?t=11161

The habitat is so amazing I really want a trip there!8)

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Me and you both, Lupin my friend. Gorgeous shots. Distract them while I dip out a few dozen of those fish.

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post #65 of 83 Old 05-21-2008, 07:23 AM
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I'll be right behind you Dave - I'm sure they wouldn't miss a few dozen more ;)

Fantastic pictures Lupes!
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post #66 of 83 Old 05-21-2008, 07:48 AM Thread Starter
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Another topic.8)
http://forums.loaches.com/viewtopic....hlight=#115625

I sure wish to get those kind of algae for my tanks. More natural.


Dave, I've always envy people who can really get those fish so easily.

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I want to know what those gobies in the bottom left are. I am pretty sure I saw them for sale up in Frederick the other day.

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I want to know what those gobies in the bottom left are. I am pretty sure I saw them for sale up in Frederick the other day.
Tophat, they're Pseudogobiopsis siamensis. Get them if I were you. Considering they're in the same origin as the loaches, it wouldn't hurt to actually have them in river tanks. And I still seem attracted to the type of algae shown in the pics.

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The long stringy stuff or the cyanobacteria? The stringy stuff is cool though. I've got a bit of the stringy stuff in my tank, it makes little string/lines from stem plant to stem plants, and it doesn't really bug me too much.
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The long stringy stuff or the cyanobacteria? The stringy stuff is cool though. I've got a bit of the stringy stuff in my tank, it makes little string/lines from stem plant to stem plants, and it doesn't really bug me too much.
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