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Thread: Farlowela

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    Anybody have experience with these? Are they good in groups? Id like to get 3 of them to go in my 40 gal breeder that has 5 gold dojo loaches. The tank stays at 72 degrees and has very good airiation. Would they get along with hillstream loaches? I had a bunch but I bought 2 panda garra that ended up having bad ich and it killed my hillstreams :(, major bummer. All my dojos lived and are fine now (this was about a year ago). So could I keep a few farowelas with some dojos and hillstreams?

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    They do not really do groups but they tolerate each other so keeping 5 of them should not be a problem provided the tank is well planted. However that being said. I would not keep them with hillstream loaches. they really require different environments from eachother and other asian fish from fast moving water such as danios would be a better choice for companions for your hill stream loaches. Farlowela also prefers higher temperatures than your hillsteam loaches
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    And as a final point, the loaches are very likely to harass the farlowella to death.

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    ok so what would be a suitable setup for the Farlowela? I have a 39g community that is at 77 degrees with lots of java fern/moss and driftwood.

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    Large(to keep up with their algae appetite) heavily planted, still and soft water tank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by William View Post
    They do not really do groups but they tolerate each other so keeping 5 of them should not be a problem provided the tank is well planted. However that being said. I would not keep them with hillstream loaches. they really require different environments from eachother and other asian fish from fast moving water such as danios would be a better choice for companions for your hill stream loaches. Farlowela also prefers higher temperatures than your hillsteam loaches
    They do not do well in groups but I should get 5? that seems sort of contradictory. I want to know what water type/temp they prefer and what a good tank setup would be.

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    I believe what William meant was that they aren't particularly social, but don't mind company, kind of like properly socialized cats.

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    Farlowella are members of Loricariidae. Almost all of the fish in that family will tolerate other fish as long as they don't come too close unless it's mating season.

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