Keith Wolcott wrote:Keep in mind that whatever you use, the best lighting for loaches is low lighting. With low lighting and lots of shaded areas they will be out and about a lot more.
I have read this many times, yet my loaches come out with even the brightest lights on, as i have a planted tank, mostly crypts, anubias. I have a 130 watt CF and an additional 64 watts of fluorescent which is the only light i have on right now due to the new clowns shyness towards light. I have 5 zebras, 7 yoyos, and 5 clowns, not to mention numerous kuhlis, both pangio and oblongas, who also are out and about with the lights on. My guys are out all day long with the exception of 1 recent clown addition. Who does come out when its feeding time, especially when i feed shrimp . I'm hoping in time he to will come out a bit more.
This tank a 90g, was setup as a planted tank to begin with, and loaches, rainbows and my rainbow shark were added as soon as the tank cycled. It could be i just lucked out or a matter of what the fish were accustomed to. My newest clown was a surrender so i have no idea why he was surrendered nor what conditions he came from, such as lighting levels or tank size.
This is the tank just after the cycle.
Right side of tank, the stone is all free standing, so there is a 2" space behind all of it for the fish to swim around.
Here it is about 6 months ago. The crypts are a bit bigger now and have taken over the bottom of the tank, which the kuhlis love.
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