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  1. Question Loach Compatibility


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    Hello everybody!
    I was wondering if somebody could please tell me what species (In a general sense, like catfish or mollies) are compatible with loaches that grow to be around 4-5 inches?
    Thanks,
    buddytrooper
    "A room without books is like a body without a soul."

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    What size tank is this for, or are you planning for?

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    I'm planning for a tank, so I don't know what size it will be yet. Since I want to have loaches (I love loaches) I need to know the sizes of the other fish that would go with them.
    ~buddytrooper
    "A room without books is like a body without a soul."

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    There are a myriad of species that are kept in aquaria. Thus there a too many incompatible as well as compatible species to mention. It would be helpful if you could come up with a species or genus and from there other members will be able to provide more input. Say you are looking for tetras to keep with the loaches, or for another species of bottom dweller. From there it would be easier to make suggestions. It also would help to know what type of loach. Loaches 4-5 inches long can range from gracile eel- forms to robust, high- backed species. Temperament can range from peaceful and sedate to boisterous even to semi aggressive.
    Last edited by madagascariensis; 03-30-2013 at 10:28 PM.

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    Okay. I'll do some more research and get back to everybody when I know more! Thanks! :)
    ~buddytrooper
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    Agreed, if you could narrow down what you desire/have access too, we can help stock around that.
    some need bigger schools, others don't. some get over a foot long, some are aggressive, etc.

    too many variables.

    by the way it sounds, you'll have to stock your tank AROUND this fish because of their compatibility.
    i.e red tailed sharks dont mix with loaches. or rainbow sharks.
    that type of deal

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    I think he was talking about Black Kuhli Loaches, which get on with pretty much anything that's peaceful.

    Buddy if it's Kuhli's you're talking about, you'd be able to mix them with a wide range of fish like mollies, guppies, tetras, rasbora, dwarf cichlids, etc. All dependant on tank size and pH/hardness, etc.

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    Clown loaches are very cool but only can be in HUGE fish tanks. Altho they are slow growers, they get very, very large and bulky so in your research, you can skip over that one.

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    for having so many tanks :) - NanoTankGuy For being a good teacher and helping to educate me! - chel They didn't have any platys so I got you a pleco! lol - Northernguy For you mate. - mac Thanks for all your help and input regarding setting up my 55 gallon!!! - emilyekk 
    thanks for the gravel - rookie Thank you for all the nice comments!!! And the help with the TB. - hali_fish for helping me decide what to stock my tank with! - emilyekk thanks for the media and danios - rookie Thanks for helping me again! - iZinedane 
    Thanks for the rep :) - Agassizii everybody loves cake LOL.  hope youre have a great day!! - Mith Thanks for the rep. - Little Embers Thanks! - Jill Thank you! - KingFisher 
    Wishing You A Very Happy New Year!!! - Jill Happy New Years! - Oscar_freak12321 You get my favorite fish (to look at, not kill) - Meenu It's important to have a collection of discus. - Meenu thanks for moss and food. - aquariumlover10 

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    Dwarf chain loaches are aggressive?
    Last edited by jaysee; 04-01-2013 at 02:28 PM.
    125 - BGK, pictus cats, silver dollars, kissing gouramis, palmas bichir, delhezi bichir
    125 - Red severum, bolivian rams, Turquoise rainbows, irian red rainbows, loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, pearl gouramis
    90 - Congo tetras, african knife, elephant nose, spotted ctenopoma, upside down cats

    QTs - 29, 20H, 20L, 10

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    The same as most other loaches, not aggressive per say, just very boisterous and sometimes quite nippy. I wouldn't wanna keep them with anything long finned, that's for sure. There was I time when I just got them that I thought I was going to have to take them back, as I noticed my harlequin rasbora had whole fins missing. They don't do it anymore tho.

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