Large Loach species

The forum for the very best information on loaches of all types. Come learn from our membership's vast experience!

Moderator: LoachForumModerators

Post Reply
Broken_Glass
Posts: 2
Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2010 2:30 am
Location: QLD, Australia

Large Loach species

Post by Broken_Glass » Thu Jun 24, 2010 2:39 am

Hey all, Im new to the site, Aquatic_wonders over at MFK said I should check out this site.
So my first question is; What larger loach species are there?
My ideal loach would be a Weather loach, But they are a noxious species in Australia, and they're not in my local water ways.
The loach I'm looking for needs to be about 8-15'', faster growing or not extremly expensive as an adult.

look forward to all suggestions

cheers
ordo ab chao

User avatar
Graeme McKellar
Posts: 190
Joined: Mon Sep 04, 2006 2:23 pm
Location: Crystal Creek. Australia

Post by Graeme McKellar » Thu Jun 24, 2010 3:29 am

Hi Broken Glass and Welcome, The only Loach that you will find in Aus of that size would be the Clown Loach but they are hard to find over 15cm and they get expensive at that size.
The Weather Loach is only banned in Queensland - they can still be kept in NSW.
Cheers Graeme.
"I want to speak with many things and I will not leave this planet without knowing what I came to find, without solving this affair, and people are not enough. I have to go much farther and I have to go much closer." - Pablo Neruda.

Broken_Glass
Posts: 2
Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2010 2:30 am
Location: QLD, Australia

Post by Broken_Glass » Thu Jun 24, 2010 7:57 pm

thanks for that.
I do have 10 Clown loaches growing out now, so I guess its a waiting game now.

cheers
ordo ab chao

Anubisscott
Posts: 14
Joined: Mon May 31, 2010 8:15 pm
Contact:

Post by Anubisscott » Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:32 pm

No worries, growing fish out is the fun part. :wink:

butterfly01
Posts: 119
Joined: Sat Jun 16, 2007 8:56 pm
Location: arkansas

Post by butterfly01 » Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:22 pm

Botia Modesta are also an interesting larger loach although smaller than clowns.
http://www.loaches.com/species-index/ya ... term=botia modesta
I really enjoy mine.
Carol

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 15 guests