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Hey everyone,
So my clown loaches are in hiding during the day and dont come out. Than the minute the lights shut off hey come out and explore all through the night. Last night I dropped in an algea wafer and they went crazy over it. And the lights just shut off again, and of course, they are out right away.

So, when I feed my fish in the morning they arent out, and dont eat the flakes when I feed them, because they arent out. So I dont know how they eat or anything, besides the occasional algea wafer. And I cant just make it on schedule to feed my fish when the lights go off. Do you think they will just have to adjust to coming out when the lights on to eat? Any advice is appreciated!

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Fish can easily adjust to the schedule of feeding them.:)
 

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Well I sure hope so....mr.nick here is FREAKIN OUT! :roll:
 

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Why freak out when fish can adjust anytime to eat foods you give them?
 

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i believe clown loaches are nocturnal, which means they are most active at night ..its a best bet to research any fish that you plan to buy before you buy them so that you wont run into to any issues like these. perhaps you could try feeding them right before you go to bed in the evening. try turning your tank light off an hour earlier every night, and waiting for an hour to feed them...good luck!

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Trust me Bri, you can ask anyone that I've known threw these forums such as blue and brie that I have been researching these fish for probably 4 months. So dont get me wrong, but please dont assume things even if you trying to help. I know these fish are nocturnal, which is why I said that my clown loache's come out at night. I dont think that I'm going to feed my fish in the evening when the lights go out. If they want to eat I guess they will just have to adjust. I was just a little concerned ATM when I wrote this thread about them, and still am.

Thanks Blue!
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They sure are. Well they arent shy when the lights go off in my tank lol. They have to be the first to get a bite of the algea tabs.
 

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sorry nick, i wasnt assuming you didnt know anything about them...i was just offering what i knew in the event that you didnt know..you know, just in case..thats all. sorry to offend. =)

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Oh, no no no you didnt offend at all. I know you were trying to be helpful sorry if you thought otherwise

Help is appreciated :D
 

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I'd have to say that in captivity, fish will adapt and are known to adjust readily to schedules different from their wild ancestors. It's not surprising either that some nocturnal ancistrus like the one I have forage the bottom even with lights on.
 

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My pleco is out all the time NEVER in hiding
 

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As I said, the same thing will happened to your clowns once they are adjusted.
Plecs are nocturnal in the wild but will pretty much adjust to the new schedules.:)
 

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Thanks for the facts. I have 2 in there now and soon to be 3. My subtrate isnt that bright. Just go and take a look of my tank in the freshwater aquarium pic's....They always hide during the day and i feed in the morning when I get up & go to work and the lights on and there not out so they dont eat. But at night they are alway's out and i drop an algea tab in every night and you can here them just clicking away eating it. Also have cucumber in there right now and there seems to be the middle's of both of them eaten away so who knows :?
 

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I do feed bloodworms about 1 - 2 times a week. And once I shot some bloodworms in there hiding spot and I could see them going crazy & eating them right up.So i hoped that would make them want to come out. Next time @ the lfs I will be sure to get at least 1 more....
 
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