02-02-2013, 07:06 PM
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Originally Posted by tosky
When I bought them from f s they kept 1 loach per tank in with each type of fish species and told me this was how they should be kept to a avoid aggression I thought this was why they had ganged up on the fighter as I'd put them together.... They can all go together in my main tank ,but at the moment are far to small for in there they are only 2ish cm long though quiet chunky and I never buy any fish I can accommodate when it is full size they move along until they reach the big boys downstairs.
I have removed the chewed on fighter so will put them all in there and go back to snail picking every evening
Here again we have a store that gives bad advice. Sadly this happens.
Others have already mentioned the problems, and you can read about this species in our profiles, click the shaded name Botia almorhae or YoYo Loach. It sets out the need for a group, the minimum sized tank, and that it should not be combined with sedate fish.
One can never take what one may see in a fish store as workable at home. Fish in store tanks are almost always living [or just existing sometimes] under very different conditions and usually these are less than adequate for the species. This is not necessarily the store's fault, but the point is that fish behaviour can be affected by their environment in many ways, and what "works" or appears to work in the store may not be anywhere near what the fish needs.
Last, but not least, welcome to Tropical Fish Keeping forum.
Last edited by Byron; 02-02-2013 at 07:09 PM..