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post #1 of 4 Old 06-25-2007, 11:47 AM Thread Starter
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clown loach mateing

for the last few days my 2 bigest clown loach ( about 4 inchs ) have been makin werd noises in the tank. so last night i looked to see wat the hell it was found out it was them, and they seem to be mayb mateing. they get real close then start wiggleing, is this a sign of breeding or wat. dont know wat the breeding process is for them, if they are should i take them out of that tank and put them in a breeding tank or something.

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Main tank 260 liter (give up on workin out gallons
7 neons
5 cardinals
1 angel fish
1 gold gourami
2 sward tales
3 platties
3 silver mollys
4 clown loach
1 red tail shark
1 silver shark
5 golden barbs
2 discuss

40 gallon ( fry rasing tank )
silver mollys (dunno how much, loads tho)
4 tiger barbs
3 cherry barbs
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post #2 of 4 Old 06-25-2007, 06:39 PM
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What size are these loaches? They do not get sexually matured until they reach 10 inches or more. Clowns rarely breed in captivity unless induced with hormones, however, there are a few records available that the clown loaches did breed without the help of hormones but this is very rare and will take a long time to accomplish.

Yours are most likely clashing for dominance.

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post #3 of 4 Old 06-25-2007, 10:40 PM
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CL's dont need to be 10" to breed. Around 7-8 years old is what ive been told from a breeder. I think 4" is much to small for CL breeding.
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post #4 of 4 Old 06-26-2007, 11:44 AM Thread Starter
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just wait and see wat happens i spose

Main tank 260 liter (give up on workin out gallons
7 neons
5 cardinals
1 angel fish
1 gold gourami
2 sward tales
3 platties
3 silver mollys
4 clown loach
1 red tail shark
1 silver shark
5 golden barbs
2 discuss

40 gallon ( fry rasing tank )
silver mollys (dunno how much, loads tho)
4 tiger barbs
3 cherry barbs
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