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    is it possible to determine the sex of a clown loach and how long does it take for them to start breeding?
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    i dont know if you can sex them but from my understanding clown loaches dont breed in captivity?
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    theyre hard to sex, and they HAVE bred in captivity but its extremely rare. im lucky my rainbow sharks bred.

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    i do! in the 55g, the rainbow sharks and black neons bred, and the white convicts bred. i would LOVE to breed saltwater damsels! if the 4 clown loaches in my 55g breed i will literally eat one of my socks and post it for everyone to see!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cocoa_pleco
    i do! in the 55g, the rainbow sharks and black neons bred, and the white convicts bred. i would LOVE to breed saltwater damsels! if the 4 clown loaches in my 55g breed i will literally eat one of my socks and post it for everyone to see!
    It's fairly rare, but clown loaches have bred in aquariums. They were at least six inches, kept in a heavily planted tank, and left to their devices. When the plants were desturbed out came dozens of youngsters. Happens occasionally, though no one's seen them spawn that I'm aware of.

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    I've read they are still one of the few imported due to the rarity in which they breed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Hobbs
    I've read they are still one of the few imported due to the rarity in which they breed.
    Seems they have to be at least four years old to even be able to breed.

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    I think the best way to sex clown loaches is to look at the width of the body. If the fish seems really thick then it is a female, and a thin fish is a male. I remember reading this somewhere, but I'm not positive.

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    Well if they are rearly bred in captivity....then where do the ones you buy at your LFS come from????? The wild??

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