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kes
01-20-2007, 03:36 PM
Can anyone tell me anything about chain loaches?

I quite fancy some little shoalers and it's a toss up between these or some Ottos.. what does anyone think?

Are the Chains fairly hardy cos they're bloomin' expensive!

Kes :malelovies:

Abbeys_Mom
01-20-2007, 03:52 PM
They are expensive because they are an endangered species. They don't look to be as hardy as some of the other loaches, but I couldn't find anything that says they are difficult to keep. In your case, I would not buy them as they need to be in a group of 5 or more.
Otto cats seem to be nice little fish and I heard they are great at cleaning algae (both brown and green).
I would only go for one or two, you seem close to being overstocked.

jeffs99dime
01-20-2007, 04:52 PM
http://www.aquafriend.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=78

http://www.loaches.com/species-index/yasuhikotakia-sidthimunki

here you go^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

kes
01-20-2007, 07:38 PM
cool, thanks Jeff... my three large Gouramis are going to a new home so if my levels stay as good as they are, I may get a few of these little fellas ;)

jeffs99dime
01-20-2007, 07:40 PM
sure thing:ezpi_wink1: