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    How many of you have Dwarf Chain Loaches? I noticed them a few months ago but never really gave them a second thought until just yesterday. I think they are neat little fish and would look great in my new tank

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    I have not had any in awhile, I wanted to order some but the place I order from is out at the present time, very active little guys, they would go well with your rainbows and I think you would enjoy them very much ;-)

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    I prefer polka dot loaches, they only get better looking as they grow, and are generally much less troublesome to other fish. The dwarf chain loaches really need to be kept in larger groups so they have enough of their own species to interact with, but no single fish gets bullied too much.

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    DCL's are in the red list of endangered species to my knowledge.
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    You are correct, I did not know this.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwarf_loach

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    You are correct, I did not know this.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwarf_loach

    Fishkeepers who have them are protecting the species, to a certain degree.
    True, but I'd say they shouldn't be in the trade for "common" purposes.
    They are not / hardly / very difficult to breed.

    I adopted a lonely one some years ago.
    It tried to communicate with my C.habrosus. Rehomed it therefor to a decent group with someone else.
    You should have seen its reaction woehahahaha. Rewarding !!
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    I bet the loner fit right in with the group.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    I bet the loner fit right in with the group.
    Yep it did hahaha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleDutch View Post
    True, but I'd say they shouldn't be in the trade for "common" purposes.
    They are not / hardly / very difficult to breed.
    I agree but this from Loach's online: "This species is spawned on a large scale via hormone treatment, details of which appear to be a highly guarded trade secret". This is to help take pressure off of the already steep decline in wild stocks.

    There's a similar quote from practical fishkeeping.
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    I've heard that before for Clown Loaches. Hormones of a carp I believe.

    That would be great Lee.
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