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Clown loach question
I just posted earlier that my entire large tank filter crashed during the night...I lost several fish and was able to rescue a giant pink kissing gourami and a single clown loach (there were 3 originally)...I am rehoming the gourami today (hopefully) and realize that keeping a single clown loach is cruel - he is currently in a smaller tank with other yoyo loach - my question is- should I rehome him as well or do you think he could be happy with loach of another kind - they all seem to love him and even crowd into his cave with him...or do they need to be in a small school with their own kind....thanks in advance!!
Clown loaches most definitely need to be in their own "group" with a grouping of at least five of them in order for them to truly thrive. Clowns require at least a 75gl; I feel 100gl should be the minimum. The same holds true for yo-yos as far as grouping. In a 30gl I would reconsider keeping clowns. It's simply too small for them. Kuhli loaches would be fine in a 30gl as they are much smaller as adults but the clowns grow much too large for anything under a 100gl.
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75g would be the minimum. 55g and smaller can work temporarily until the clowns reach 3-4 inches mark.
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