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john - 2009-03-13
I recently just purchased two clown loaches. The store I purchased them from the owner has been dealing with fish for years. Any way he told me I could put them in my tank with my Semi Agressive Cichlids as he has three or four in a large 110 gallon display tank in in his store with all agressive and semi agressive cichlids. On only my secound day one is very reclusive almost seems sick. I have a 75 gallon tank, temperature between 79 and 80, plenty of hiding places, and small to medium cichlids. The other one seems to be getting along ok so far, do you think this is a good idea to keep in this tank or does the other loach just need adjustment time. The tank has been established before but I just started it back again up about a month ago, because I did a tear down to move it to different room. The water quality is good with high PH.

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Miquel - 2009-03-07
I only have one clown loach left of a party of five when they were little. He's about six inches...easy. My Oscar's size won't allow me to introduce any new fish at this time; I really would like to have more loaches. They ARE very colorful. That playing dead thing is weird to say the least.

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Jennie Collingsworth - 2009-01-31
I've had my Do Jo Loach for well over a year and have to admit I did not research this well - we picked it out for my grandson who lives with me. 'Do Jo' keeps floating up to the top 'tail-end' first. I thought perhaps that he was sick or dying, but he keeps hanging in there. I did not know about the type of environment that he needed (sand, fine gravel, rooted plants, rocks to hide around, and the variety of food they eat). I just changed out the water (10%) and the filter. These are done on a regular basis - when we first got him he swam up and down the sides of the tank, but seems to be getting less active. Any suggestions or advice would be welcomed. I am going out to day to get sand, gravel, plants, etc. and the brine shrimp to beef the menu . . .

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John Bennett - 2009-01-28
I have had a kuhli loach in a heavily planted 20 gal. tank for 12 years. A couple of years ago, when I had not seen him for several weeks, I thought he must have died. Then I noticed my shrimp disappearing. He eventually ate all my shrimp and looked like a loach on steroids! I now make sure he is well fed. I don't know their lifespan, but he is going on 12 and 1/2 years. He has survived everything else several times over.

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Kamperoni - 2009-01-23
I love my Kuhlis!! I got five of them 'cause I read they were more active in groups and I absolutely love them. They're so much fun to watch, almost as if they have a human personality, awesome loaches..... and they aren't even afraid of my Kribensis cichlids!

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Ross Freeman - 2009-01-10
Where can I buy some of the great loaches

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Anonymous - 2009-01-05
I have a clown loach in a tank with a tiger loach and a senegal bichir and a red tail shark and 2 mollies and a pleco and a raphael catfish

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Matt - 2008-12-09
My dojo loach, while he may not be the prettiest fish in my aquarium, is definitely one of the most interesting. He seems to get along with my banjo and silver pictus cats and is not very agressive. Definitely a great fish.

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Asian Fisherman5893 - 2008-12-04
I just got my Weather Loach today and he is a fun one to watch. The Burmese loach and the weather like to go around the tank and just play with each other, and all fun fish to watch.

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mike d. - 2008-08-27
I have one of these botia robusta in my 55 gallon tank and I must say he is pretty aggressive when he wants to be. Right now I have him in there with a 5in texas and 2 juvenile severums and he owns the aquarium. The texas and he got into a huge fight the first day over a cave, and the botia won. He regularly chases the severums right off the bottom if they go anywhere near the bottom of the aquarium. Very interesting fish, very tough, and he holds his ground when he has to.

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