|Oceane ||09-21-2006 11:06 AM |
What are clown loaches like as tankmates?
I just got given 2 clown loaches by a friend who was leaving for overseas. They are about 2"long. I have put them in a tank where i eventually want to put angels and tetras and wonder if they will get on with the loaches?
|SimplySplendid ||09-21-2006 11:23 AM |
Clowns get along with all community fish, as far as I know. They do well if kept in groups of 3 or more. Make sure there are plenty of good hiding spots for them like caves, pots, and plants.
Good luck with them! :D
|crazie.eddie ||09-21-2006 11:31 AM |
Yes, clown loaches will get along with them. Loaches are nervous fish, so they like to have some hiding spots. They do better in groups and I think it's becuase they comfort each other. Safety in numbers.
They will eat snails, so if your tank gets infested with snails, don't worry, becuase they will control them.
|Oceane ||09-22-2006 03:19 PM |
Thanks for the info, i've actually got given a group of five loaches:2 pakistani loaches,2 clown loaches and 1 greenish loach with red fins :?: The tank has plenty of hiding places and as a matter of fact i only see the loaches late at night or early morning.
|fiona ||09-22-2006 03:28 PM |
iv got one but am going to get 2 more now.
i didnt think angels got on well with many fish?
|Oceane ||09-22-2006 03:33 PM |
My 5 angels live in a community tank with 4 cories, 1 upside down feather fincatfish, 1 red tail shark, some tetras... so far so good the angels only bicker amongst themselves :P
|fiona ||09-22-2006 03:36 PM |
thats cool, so they would be alright then in a comminity tank then?
every one iv spoken to said they are a bad idea and they just eat all the fish but the are beautiful
|Oceane ||09-22-2006 03:53 PM |
I've hadmine since they were fairly small, less than 1/2" now they are about 2" ... I know other people who keep neon tetras with angels...I don't know what will happen if they form breeding pairs though.
|fiona ||09-22-2006 03:55 PM |
id love to have some but i think i'll wait till some of my smaller fish have gone to fishy haven, id feel really bad it i got some angles and they started eating the fish!!!!
|Oceane ||09-22-2006 04:00 PM |
What tank have you got and what kind of fish?
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