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hassan 04-11-2007 10:03 PM

Clown loaches and Dawrf, Blue, Red Honey gouramis
 
i was looking into keeping Red Honey gouramis with Clown loaches..but everywhere i look says they're incompatible

however, i found that...blue gouramis and dawrf gouramis ARE compatible with Clown loaches

what makes the .......blue and dawrf gourami's compatible but the red honey gourami's incompatible with Clown Loaches?

i really want some clown loaches :(


btw these are what i just picked up
http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/6241/fish1td4.th.jpg

Lupin 04-11-2007 10:15 PM

Clown loaches will never be compatible with smaller species of gouramis. Pls note that clowns aren't your ordinary 5-inches loaches. They grow far too large for an average private aquarium. As 12-16 inches, they live very long(often 40 years) and are often victimized to being stunted because most people keep them in tanks of 10 gallons and even lower.:shake:

hassan 04-11-2007 10:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blue
Clown loaches will never be compatible with smaller species of gouramis. Pls note that clowns aren't your ordinary 5-inches loaches. They grow far too large for an average private aquarium. As 12-16 inches, they live very long(often 40 years) and are often victimized to being stunted because most people keep them in tanks of 10 gallons and even lower.:shake:

wow, 12-16 inches. no wonder i was recommended a 125 gallon tank for these guys lol. thanks for the heads up i guess my 30 g too small for them then :(

Lupin 04-11-2007 10:58 PM

Try Botia kubotai, Botia striata or Botia sidthimunki.:) The third one is the most expensive as it is not common to see them in pet stores these days. Heaven knows my search for them prove too futile.:shake:


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