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Old 04-07-2007, 07:37 PM   #1
 
tankmates..... ?

would a clown loach and a RTS get along? as long as both are introduced at the same time and each have a hiding place....
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Old 04-07-2007, 07:39 PM   #2
 
i dont know what an rts is but clown loaches can go with basically anything i saw one in with a figgen huge arwanna today
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Old 04-07-2007, 07:43 PM   #3
 
RTS = red tail shark.

i hope they can get along because i was hoping to get them this upcoming week.
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Old 04-07-2007, 08:07 PM   #4
 
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What size is your tank? RTS are aggressive. Not recommended to be mixed with loaches.
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Old 04-07-2007, 08:09 PM   #5
 
its a 29G. i have 1 RTS in my 20 and he isnt aggressive as of yet.

i was hoping that by introducing them at the same time that i wouldnt have as many problems.
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Old 04-07-2007, 08:12 PM   #6
 
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I'd recommend the smaller species. Botia almorhae, Botia kubotai, Botia striata and Botia rostrata. Clowns may be slow growers but it is best not to keep them in a tank smaller than 55 gallons.
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Old 04-07-2007, 08:18 PM   #7
 
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I'd recommend the smaller species. Botia almorhae, Botia kubotai, Botia striata and Botia rostrata. Clowns may be slow growers but it is best not to keep them in a tank smaller than 55 gallons.

in general terms.... what are those? lol sorry i dont know any scientific terms.

my goal is to have a 55G tank by next spring... hoping that i have a more permanent place to live instead of this college bouncing around business. we moved last month and have to again in august.
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Old 04-07-2007, 08:26 PM   #8
 
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I'd rather you stick with the smaller species provided your RTS does not try to bully them.
Botia almorhae-Yoyo Loach
Botia striata-Zebra Loach
Botia rostrata-Twin-Banded Loach
Botia kubotai-Angelicus Loach

When doing searches, use the scientific names. Oftentimes, common names can confused your searches.
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Old 04-08-2007, 02:40 AM   #9
 
i liked the yoyo loaches, saw them at the LFS. pretty cool looking fish.

thanks for the info blue
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