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post #11 of 19 Old 02-10-2010, 11:49 PM Thread Starter
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I retract about YoYo loaches, I think. If I get them I wasn't wanting the Cory looking fish kind. I was hoping for the longer real slim kind. Almost eel like but not really.
Aw heck. I have to read more now. Zebra loaches are really cool looking but look more like a fish than an eel. I'm clueless. Is it obvious? lol

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post #12 of 19 Old 02-11-2010, 12:08 AM
The loaches of that variety are I think a little more on the shy side. I mean, the one I researched are. [Loach people jump!]

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post #13 of 19 Old 02-11-2010, 12:58 AM
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If you want the more eel like kind look into Dojo's or Kuhli loaches.

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post #14 of 19 Old 02-11-2010, 01:13 AM
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Here's a kuhlie loach...i love 'em.
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post #15 of 19 Old 02-11-2010, 03:13 AM
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There are mean varieties of loaches. Skunk loaches are mean little suckers.

If you're looking at the eel types, kuhlis are going to be the most readily available (other than dojo loaches, which you don't want in a warm water tank). They can be pretty cool but are also pretty shy little guys and prefer to be in groups. They do like to burrow so sand is a must. They won't eat snails, though.

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post #16 of 19 Old 02-11-2010, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
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Shucks, kuhlis don't eat snails? The pet shop has them. The tag said coolie lol. I found Zebra loaches online last night as well as the pet shop. They are way cool. Since I don't have sand I better stay away from kuhli loaches.

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post #17 of 19 Old 02-20-2010, 10:32 AM
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Hillstream loaches area really cool i have one in my 10G they dont very big though only about 2-3 inches

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post #18 of 19 Old 02-22-2010, 10:57 PM
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If you keep the tank at a cooler temperature, dojo loaches would be great.

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post #19 of 19 Old 05-05-2011, 09:07 AM
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I experiences the same aggression thing with my pair, between the two they killed off five of my other fish. I can put this down to me not doing the proper research and inexperience with loaches to ensure a healthy tank.
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