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James 07-24-2008 09:41 PM

Clown Loach
 
I got my clown loach about a week ago and I don't think he is eating, he has a hiding spot its a log and he goes in there and sits all day but I haven't seen him eat once,

is he eating when im not around? im pretty sure all the other fish clean up before he gets too it cause hes always asleep

its a ten gallon tank

and the food I use is Wardley cichlid crumbles

thankyou

Little-Fizz 07-24-2008 10:26 PM

:shock: Wow, you've got bigger problems then him not eating, are you aware that clown loaches can grow 16 inches and the minimal shoal size is 5. You need to re home your clown loach.

He probably never comes out because he has no friends..

iamntbatman 07-24-2008 11:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Little-Fizz
He probably never comes out because he has no friends..

I know some people like that.

I agree though. Clown loaches are schooling fish and will be terrified unless they've got the company of more of their own (in enough space to keep them, which a 10g is not).

Little-Fizz 07-24-2008 11:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iamntbatman

I know some people like that.

:lol: Good one :wink: Haha

PDXfishy 07-25-2008 12:46 AM

Sometimes I wonder if people ever think before running off to the fish store. I mean, how hard can it be to read a book or even a website?? Google, first hit. Even the abstract on the google page mentions the size and the shoaling aspect.

Nothing against you, James. You probably liked the fish and the store guy sold it to you without saying a word. It frustrates me that all breeders, producers of equipment, and most store owners accept dead and unhappy fish as part of their business. And the really sad thing is that without this, most store owners could probably not survive.

It is your responsibility to educate yourself, James. Give that fish back and insist on store credit to get something that fits your tank.

Sorry for preaching...^^

Lupin 07-25-2008 04:50 AM

What size is the tank, James? Start a group of 6 clown loaches in a 75g. I doubt this is a problem considering their growth rate. It takes over 2-3 years for them to reach 6 inches.

Flashygrrl 07-25-2008 04:43 PM

It's a 10 gallon tank, Lupin.

Lupin 07-25-2008 06:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Flashygrrl
It's a 10 gallon tank, Lupin.

Ahh gotcha. Thanks, Flashy.:)

Start with 75g minimum.;)


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