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watts300 04-17-2009 02:26 PM

Do fish have friends?
 
I know there are people that say clown loaches are full of personality. My question is, do they establish "bonds" with other clowns?

In time, I will need to find new homes for my two clowns. Not any time soon though. They're still small.
Has any one ever separated fish and noticed a difference in behavior?

I ask so that I'll know whether or not to relocate them together.
...or maybe it doesn't matter as long as they're each placed with other clowns?

NirV 05-15-2009 09:44 AM

Many fish appear to form bonds with each other, and some seem completely unfazed at the removal or death of another. I personally have not kept many loaches though. What is their behaviour tending towards? Spending large amounts of time together and showing little aggression is usually a sign of a bond.

aquakid 05-15-2009 10:27 AM

Yes


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