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    They never bothered the Cory's in my tank when I kept them, but all fish are different and you could get a "rogue".
    Last edited by steeler58; 04-22-2014 at 06:06 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steeler58 View Post
    They never bothered the Cory's in my tank when I kept them, but all fish are different and you could get a "rogue".
    I've had this with my zebra loaches as well, thanks for pointing that out. Yet another reason to keep these in larger numbers, if you have only 2 or 3 and one is larger & more aggressive it could stress the others to possible death.

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    Thank you all for your input, it is much appreciated. Everyone who chimed in: thank you very much! Y’all reassured me on my Pool Filter Sand too – I’m much relieved!

    For me the very hardest part of this hobby is not the waiting time (one can always make plans during such times) but the times when I much choose one fish over another. It looks like this is one of those times.

    While some of you said it can be done -- keeping both species of fish successfully together -- I am guessing this is perhaps not the best idea for a newbie such as me. Those of you with experience are far more likely to spot trouble quickly, recognize it as a warning sign, and know what to do about it. I might notice it but only find it a fascination to observe, right up until things turn sour. That would be sad.

    I will likely follow KevinVA’s suggestion of picking one school over the other and making it a larger group. (Now comes the really hard part!) The thing that makes it so difficult for me personally is the fact that these 2 types of fish are the basis of my original tank plan. Before I wanted any other types of fish, I knew these would be my eventual inhabitants. Everything else was built with them in mind. *sigh* I’ll stop pouting about now.

    I’m thinking I’ll just have to sweet-talk hubby into allowing another tank, in which I will stock with the C. sterbai – they do look so cute and full of fun! I’m thinking I’ll try to find the Dwarf Chain Loach and get… (hmm. How big of a herd of those could I put in a 40B, anyhow? 8? 10?) I don’t want to push it, but want them happy enough to put their joy on display.

    Come to think of it, hubby did not even laugh when I joked about putting a tank in every room. He likely felt a flash of dread. Perhaps I’ll start a list of bribes… *wanders off*
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    live plants: 2 Lace Java Fern on dw; a Sword plant; a Moss ball; 2 bunches of Java Moss on rocks; carpet of Cladophora algae on dw

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    This very good source: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...65177938,d.aWw recomends 5-6 but 10 would be better.
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    thanks for that link. I've read it before, but in the re-reading am seeing a concern that I'd already had concerns over:

    "Bear in mind that they like to squeeze themselves into small gaps and crevices so items with sharp edges should be omitted, and any gaps or holes small enough for a fish to become trapped should be filled in with aquarium-grade silicone sealant. A tightly-fitting cover is also essential as these loaches do jump at times." http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species...a-sidthimunki/

    I guess I need to start a thread about that over in the loach section. How sharp is "sharp" ?and... well, all of my décor is natural -- every single piece has holes and hid-y spots. They were purposefully selected. How do I know if they will be death traps instead of the intended hiding spots to make them feel safe?
    40 gal fw: 3 Platy; Cherry Barb; Neon Tetra; Rummy-nose Tetra; Red Cherry Shrimp; an Assassin snail
    live plants: 2 Lace Java Fern on dw; a Sword plant; a Moss ball; 2 bunches of Java Moss on rocks; carpet of Cladophora algae on dw

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    The likeliness that they'll squeeze into a spot that they'll get stuck in is pretty slim. Fish know their limits to a pretty good extent. You should see some of the tights spots my BN plecos squeeze themselves into. I wouldn't worry so much about your natural decor.
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