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Re: Clown Loach

Postby bradderz123 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:17 am

Kept clown loaches in a previous life - they do best in a reasonable sized group and if the conditions are great will get quite large (over 10 inches) and, in my opinion, aren't as colourful or attractive when they reach large sizes. I was told at the time to make these the centre of your tank and stock your tank around them if you want success - also, from memory, whilst clearly they can survive (as in the above comments) they tend to do better in softer water. I think there are better alternatives for the malawi tanks :tu:
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Re: Clown Loach

Postby Big mike » Mon May 20, 2013 7:22 pm

Found this very helpful as I was going to collect 2 5" clown loaches to go in my cichlid tank on Wednesday but maybe wouldn't be the best choice now.
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Re: Clown Loach

Postby bradderz123 » Tue May 21, 2013 12:00 pm

Try the Botias (Yo-Yo) - they are great fun in a group.
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Protomelas Steveni Taiwan Reef
Neo Omnicaeruleus Makobe
Pseudotropheus Polits
Aulonocara Firefish Ice
Lab Super Red Top Hongi
Ndumbi Super Red Top
Socolofi 'Snowflake'
Lab Caeruleus
Lab Chisumulae
Bristlenoses
Botia Striata/Kubotai
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Re: Clown Loach

Postby SirBillShankly » Mon Sep 30, 2013 5:26 pm

I have 7 about 2-3 inches. They have never had white spot and all thrive and are very active and happy. I make sure i feed my malawis on doromin pellets so they are stuffed before i feed my clowns their much needed bloodworms. I know they look out of place in a malawi tank but their active nature and wonderful personalties make them worth keeping and compromising.
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