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post #1 of 24 Old 09-21-2006, 11:06 AM Thread Starter
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What are clown loaches like as tankmates?

I just got given 2 clown loaches by a friend who was leaving for overseas. They are about 2"long. I have put them in a tank where i eventually want to put angels and tetras and wonder if they will get on with the loaches?

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post #2 of 24 Old 09-21-2006, 11:23 AM
Clowns get along with all community fish, as far as I know. They do well if kept in groups of 3 or more. Make sure there are plenty of good hiding spots for them like caves, pots, and plants.
Good luck with them! :D

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post #3 of 24 Old 09-21-2006, 11:31 AM
Yes, clown loaches will get along with them. Loaches are nervous fish, so they like to have some hiding spots. They do better in groups and I think it's becuase they comfort each other. Safety in numbers.

They will eat snails, so if your tank gets infested with snails, don't worry, becuase they will control them.
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post #4 of 24 Old 09-22-2006, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the info, i've actually got given a group of five loaches:2 pakistani loaches,2 clown loaches and 1 greenish loach with red fins The tank has plenty of hiding places and as a matter of fact i only see the loaches late at night or early morning.

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post #5 of 24 Old 09-22-2006, 03:28 PM
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iv got one but am going to get 2 more now.
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i didnt think angels got on well with many fish?

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post #6 of 24 Old 09-22-2006, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
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My 5 angels live in a community tank with 4 cories, 1 upside down feather fincatfish, 1 red tail shark, some tetras... so far so good the angels only bicker amongst themselves :P

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post #7 of 24 Old 09-22-2006, 03:36 PM
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thats cool, so they would be alright then in a comminity tank then?
every one iv spoken to said they are a bad idea and they just eat all the fish but the are beautiful

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post #8 of 24 Old 09-22-2006, 03:53 PM Thread Starter
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I've hadmine since they were fairly small, less than 1/2" now they are about 2" ... I know other people who keep neon tetras with angels...I don't know what will happen if they form breeding pairs though.

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post #9 of 24 Old 09-22-2006, 03:55 PM
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id love to have some but i think i'll wait till some of my smaller fish have gone to fishy haven, id feel really bad it i got some angles and they started eating the fish!!!!

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post #10 of 24 Old 09-22-2006, 04:00 PM Thread Starter
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What tank have you got and what kind of fish?

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