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    Loaches will love shrimplets.

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    50 or 55 gallon, in this thread it's a 50, and you were told the loaches wouldn't appreciate the short tank. http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...d.php?t=110629
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


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    @mo: I was told that about angelicus loaches. Angelicus get bigger than zebras, and my tank is 48" long. If I was told an angelicus can do ok in a 48" a zebra with less requirements would love it.

    Plus, I make sure all of my fish have hiding spots. I'm planning to make 1 underground cave(in gravel), 2 caves, 1 long and a high driftwood piece, and a good amount of the plant Anubias(forgot the name) since they are a hardy plant that loaches won't eat.

    I would add on some bamboo shrimp, but for $7 it's risky with a school of loaches. Maybe a hill stream loach would be a cool add on. That could be my 1 of 2 algea eaters. Nah, lets just worry about loaches for now.

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    @mo: that thread basically turned into a discussion about what I can't use. I would appreciate it if you didn't use that link, I just said the dimensions of the tank I'm going to use, not the 36" one. Not to be rude but that thread didn't turn out as planned and I am only trying to find out about loaches, not tanks.

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    So... instead of a holistic approach which leads to a healthy, happy tank, you just want some species information?

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    I'm just curious what size tank that is in gallons, or liters. It's not a standard size, the dimensions you gave work out to 56.7 inches by 13.35 inches. Depending how tall it is it could be 100 gallons or more. Nearly 5ft in length, more than a foot wide, and 100 gallons would open up your loach options some.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


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    Re measured it, it is 48 by 13. I gave an inaccurate measurement in cm, sorry. The room I have to put the tank is 52 by 15, so it's a pretty good place.

    @dutch: I have Information already, just want options and to confirm. I've spent ALOT of time researching.

    Ill be on a week vacation, this is my last reply until a week later. Have a fun spring break.

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    Enjoy your vacation!

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    If you want opinions on the Loach's mentioned than I would recommend the Zebra because they will stay the smallest and are the most peaceful of the three IMO. Remember they are a schooling fish and will need company and a bigger tank.

    Hope this helps when you return from vacation and I hope it was a good one.

    For more information on them check out this site:http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...43287494,d.aWM
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    Then it's decided, zebra loach. Will be perfect for 48 inch tank with driftwood and caves. These rarely get to even 4" and are 3" on average, and are only $13 each. I am going to purchase them in 2 weeks when the store has them in and my tank is done.

    @talldutchie: thanks, I had a great one. On one of the cruise stops we went to Belize and snorkeled, I had never seen such a large saltwater fish variety. I hope you had an excellent spring break as well.

    If anyone is very good with tropical fih in general, you can pm me with some good suggestions to go with this loach. Please note that the fish need to be from 2"-6" so that the fish will have plenty of room and do well with the loaches. I have a good idea of what to get now, but I am still looking for options so I will have a good and suitable list to choose from. Thank you.

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