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post #1 of 6 Old 04-12-2008, 11:57 PM Thread Starter
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Gudgeons and monkey loaches

Hello, I am looking to add fish to a new 29 G. tank. I've had 6 zebra danios in it for a month. I'm considering adding gudgeons and monkey loaches/ botias. A couple of questions:

What are the differences between goo obo and peacock gudgeons?

Is one easier than the other to keep? More "personable?"
Are they solitary/ do they like to school? Are the territorial w/ their own kind/ what's a good number to have?

Would they be a threat to any shrimp I may add to the aquarium? Would they be compatible w/ the loaches? Would the botias be a threat to the shrimp?

Are both types of fish going to compete for the bottom of the tank? Can they coexist?

My impression is that all 3 types of fish are realitively easy to keep and peaceful--any other thoughts or experiences?

What have I forgotten to ask?

Tanks for bearing with me and for all the help.
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post #3 of 6 Old 04-13-2008, 01:38 AM
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What are these "monkey loaches"? I always hate common names.

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post #4 of 6 Old 04-13-2008, 04:01 AM
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What are these "monkey loaches"? I always hate common names.
Is it perhaps a dwarf, or chained loach?

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post #5 of 6 Old 04-13-2008, 08:30 AM Thread Starter
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yeah, it's also known as a chain loach. It's been called a "dwarf" in some of the literature. The species name in the binomial nomenclature starts w/ an "S" and is Looong.
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post #6 of 6 Old 04-13-2008, 11:07 AM
I thought I posted this last night. It is the Sidthemunki loach, a dwarf loach. It is the smallest of the loaches. here is a link.
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