Thread: min # of Clown Loaches?
02-28-2010, 06:30 PM #1
min # of Clown Loaches?
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
02-28-2010, 06:32 PM #2
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 125g30g - Planted - need to do some serious rethinking
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02-28-2010, 06:34 PM #3
I have three in my 150, but I'm upping it to 6 most likely tomorrow, so I'd say five.the statement below is false
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02-28-2010, 08:00 PM #4
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.
02-28-2010, 08:10 PM #5
I keep all schooling fish in groups of 6 or more, at the minimum 4.55 gallon planted community
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02-28-2010, 08:32 PM #6
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.
02-28-2010, 10:02 PM #7
Minimum 4 IMO.Thar she blows!!!
03-01-2010, 04:05 AM #8
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.
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03-02-2010, 09:03 PM #9
5 is what I've always heard...4 would most likely be OK though. I'd go with more rather than less.55 Gallon - Reef
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03-02-2010, 10:00 PM #10
I've always thought 6 was the magic number, more the merrier!As I get older I find myself thinking about the hereafter - I go into a room and then wonder what I'm here after.
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