Aquarium Forum

  · Tropical Fish Home
· Fish News
· Aquarium Forum
· Calculators
· Free Aquarium Ebook
· Feedback
· Photo gallery
· Plant species
· Tropica Plant DB
Tropical fish species
· By Common name
· By Scientific name
Tropical Marine fish
· By Common name
· By Scientific name

  · African Cichlids
· Algae Control
· Aquarium Decoration
· Aquarium Resources
· Aquatic Plants
· Barb Fish
· Betta Fish
· Breeding Fish
· Catfish
· Central American Cichlids
· Cichlids
· Clownfish
· Corals
· Corydoras Catfish
· Discus Fish
· Dwarf Cichlids
· Fish Diseases
· Frogs and Turtles
· Goby Fish
· Goldfish
· Gourami
· Invertebrates
· Jellyfish
· Killiefish
· Lake Victoria Cichlids
· Livebearers
· Malawi Cichlids
· Marine Aquariums
· Marine Aquarium Fish
· Other Fish
· Pleco
· Predatory Fish
· Photography
· Pond Fish
· Responsible Fish Keeping
· Rainbow Fish
· Shark Fish
· South American Cichlids
· Tanganyika Cichlids
· Tetra Fish
· Tropical Fish Food

User Tag List

Results 1 to 5 of 5

Hybrid View

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Tsitsikamma South Africa

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Default Clown loach question

    0 Not allowed!

    I recently moved my 5 loaches to a bigger aquarium. from 50g to a 150g.

    in the 50g thy were not shy at all! playing and swimming out in the open. when i moved them to the 150g, they turned shy!! only come out when the lights are off. i have subdued lighting in the 150g. why would that be? anything i can do to get them to warm up in the new tank?

    In the 50g they were with community fish. Swordies, tertras and mollies.
    In the 150g they are with a 9" pleco, 2 x 3" angels and 2 x 2.5" IDs.


  2. #2

    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Second left after the Haggis Farm

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Merry Christmas - Cliff   Merry Christmas - mommy1   Merry Christmas - KingFisher   Happy New Year - mommy1   Thanks! - pRED   


    0 Not allowed!
    How many hidey holes do you have in the 150G? More you have more confident they will be. Also when did you introduce them? Fish can take upto a month to adjust to a new tank.

    When you sai I'd's did you mean JDs? If not what's an I D
    My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Tsitsikamma South Africa

    Latest gifts & ribbons:


    0 Not allowed!
    Thanks for the reply!

    They have 2 caves I made for them and some nice hollow driftwood, but spends most of their time chilling with the pleco in his cave. I just find it very weird that they suddenly got shy, they were so cute swimming with the swordies and tetras, always out and about!! now you only see them when the lights go out...

    Excuse me, i am still new to the fish lingo, when i say ID, I mean iridescent sharks (Pangasianodon hypophthalmus) I know this tank is still too small for them but it is fine now for their size. I do have a plan for when they are big.

    My main concern are the little clown loaches, their colors also turned from bright black and orange to orange and grey. Do i have to move them back to the community tank or move some swordies in with them or what must i do for them to be happy again?

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Trinidad and/or Tobago

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Merry Christmas - mommy1   Merry Christmas - gadget228   Happy New Year - mommy1   Happy Holidays! - Boundava   Happy Holidays! - Boundava   
    Arthritis - Child Abuse - Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - Dystonia - Education - Free Speech - Interstitial Cystitis - ME/CFIDS - Reye's Syndrome - Save the Music - Teens Against Smoking - Victim's Rights - Water Quality - Aeonflame   


    0 Not allowed!
    They will come back out when they get used to their new environment
    <-- Click for journals
    "There is no right way to do the wrong thing." - KingFisher "Only bad things happen fast in this hobby" - Cliff Boo train boo train boo train boo train woohoo

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Ontario Canada

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    A cup of coffee to get you going on that build. - Strider199   Merry xmas! - ScottishFish   Merry Christmas - mommy1   Happy New Year - mommy1   Thank you for the birthday wishes. - mommy1   


    0 Not allowed!
    +1. they will take awhile to re-establish their 'heirarchy' in the new environment.
    your friendly neighbourhood arowanaman!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts