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cullens089 08-27-2007 09:52 PM

clown loaches
 
ok so in my tank i have 4 clown loaches and they seemed to not like each other or something cause they all tend to like to be alone. is this bad ?

jsm11482 08-27-2007 09:55 PM

Did you provide them with places to hide? Are they able to burrow into the substrate? I don't know much about clown loaches but if they are new additions, I would give them some time to figure it all out.

cullens089 08-27-2007 10:03 PM

yea theres plenty of hiding places and they can burrow in the sand but they still dont stay by each other im so confused

jsm11482 08-27-2007 10:08 PM

Oops! I was thinking Kuhli Loach! The clowns don't burrow - it would be funny, though. Again, if they are new, I would give them some time to adjust. If you have had them a while and they aren't friends yet: are they active? Do they seem healthy? Do they eat? Have you checked your levels?

Here is some pretty good info for you: http://www.loaches.com/species-index...a-macracanthus

By the way, these guys get big, over a foot long. So I hope you have room for them!

Good luck!

cullens089 08-27-2007 11:11 PM

they eat and there pretty active but they do try to kind of burrow lol there not that new either but still not friends tho so confused tho

Lupin 08-27-2007 11:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cullens089
they eat and there pretty active but they do try to kind of burrow lol there not that new either but still not friends tho so confused tho

Give them time, Cullens.

Gump 08-28-2007 12:25 PM

I had an few outcasts in my clown loach brood. It happens, after about 4 or 5 months they are all good buddies. What size tank are they in?

cullens089 08-28-2007 03:57 PM

90 gallons. they have been together for 3 weeks

Rocco 10-10-2007 08:58 PM

Just give them more time. Mine aren't always together either but now and then you catch them formation flying in the current.


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