02-10-2010, 10:54 PM
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Originally Posted by cmc29
Clown loaches eat a ton of snails. They prefer sand, grow quckly and can be kept with the most peaceful species, or even more aggressive ones. They have the means to defend themselves against foes, but are very very playful. They like to be in groups. They are sensitive.
I keep 3 kuhli loaches in my tank (29 gallon), with a sand substrate. They are 3 inches long but still very slim. They like to burrow and like hiding spots, but are great with my community fish. I had a dojo loach once, but didn't have a lot of luck with him....that's just my experience, hope it helps
Actually, I wouldn't keep a group of clowns in a 55gl, too small. Clowns grow quickly to the 5 to 6 inch size but after that their growth really slows down. Mine went from 3" to 6" in the first year but as far as second year growth...nothing noticable yet. They are such great fish, I really enjoy mine.
Stephanie, I hear you on the driftwood. I always wonder what I'll do if I ever have to break down the tank. They literally STUFF themselves into the driftwood whenever I put my hands in the tank. No way you'd be able to remove them from the wood unless they wanted to come out.