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    Question Can I add new "baby" clown's...


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    Hello. I have 2 large for me clown loaches- (I have never had any luck in keeping them) left in my tank, was 6 when they were small but gradually went to the tank in the sky. So now I would like to know if it would be ok to get a new "batch" of small clown's to go in with my 2 larger ones(not massive-about 7" long and nicely deep) or should I wait until they have all passed away before I "re-stock"? Thank you.

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    How big is the tank you are stocking them in? Clowns are very social and should be in groups of more than 2, but they also get very big so you would need a large tank for them. Unfortunately they also have a high mortality rate.
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    clown loaches are easy with the right water parameters. Something like a temperature drop too quick will kill them rather easily.

    small ones can be kept with larger ones. I would recommend a 6 foot long tank for a school of 6

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    Agree with both of the above. I have a school of a dozen of mixed sizes, the largest of which is several times bigger than the smallest, and there are no issues.

    My experience with clown loaches is that small young ones are very hit or miss as to whether they will survive and thrive, but once they've gotten settled in and grown a bit they're as durable as any other fish. I have read that they can live for decades, so if you're having trouble keeping clown loaches alive I might take a look at your setup and try to see if there are any problems that need correcting before you throw more fish into the mix.
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    Thank you. My tank is a 6ft one, planted with plants and a couple of "ornaments" for them to hide in. I have had theses ones for around 5 years now. It seemed that after we moved here 30 yrs ago I had problems with the water (hadn't realised what it was at the time) but all ok now, I do regular 25% water changes and that seems to keep the levels about right for them. I was a bit concerned that if I got new fish the older ones may not take to them. Thanks.xx

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