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  1. #1

    Default min # of Clown Loaches?

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    What is the min. number of Clown Loaches that should be kept together for them to be happy and healthy? I have read different things online, from 2 being the min to 3,4 even 5. Just wanted too see what you guys thought. Thanks

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    I would say 5...and I think Dave66 recommends that number from his loach primer.

    I also believe min tank size for that many is 125g
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    I have three in my 150, but I'm upping it to 6 most likely tomorrow, so I'd say five.
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    I've kept a group of 5, but I've also kept a group of just 3 with great success. The group of 3 were still just as social and active as a group of 5.
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    I keep all schooling fish in groups of 6 or more, at the minimum 4.
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    I dont know to much about other fish but i love clown loaches so i have done tons of reasearch and most recommend 1,3 or 5 or more. Two is a bad # cause they will not have a leader and constantly be picking on each other. I know alot of people will not agree but i have kept 1 and he was very happy but i gave in to everything i heard and bought 2 more. They are amazing to watch.

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    Minimum 4 IMO.
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    I have 2, due to the fact I can't find any around me at the moment. but never find them aggressive to each other.

    For me once I get some I am upping to a group of 5.

    Really the more the merrier. I am for at least 5 and more.

    Last edited by mac; 03-01-2010 at 05:10 AM.

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    5 is what I've always heard...4 would most likely be OK though. I'd go with more rather than less.
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    I've always thought 6 was the magic number, more the merrier!
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