My father in law passed away & we have to sell his house. He has 3 tanks & we have decided to keep the biggest with the clowns in. I am concerned that I am not feeding them enough. At the moment, the tank has quite a large plec in (a common or pardalis I think), 4 Angel fish & the 3 clowns.
I am feeding them Hikari sinking wafers (they are about 1cm in diameter), bloodworm, frozen brineshrimp, flakes & assorted veg & fruit.
The clowns are about 6" long in total & my wife says that they are about 3 years old as far as she can recall.
How much should I feed them & is once a day sufficient?
As far as how often, try feeding 2 (3 if you can) times a day, in smaller amounts. I have started feeding mine once in the morning, once when I get home and then again right before I go to bed. Here is a really good read on caring for loaches http://www.loaches.com/care/the-loach-almanac
On a side note, 6" clown loaches are pretty decent sized fish - you should post some pics for us
If you do decide to sell them, try to find a new home that already has a school of clowns they can join - you really want 5 or 6 at the minimum. They are very social fish and should really be kept in larger groups with their own kind.
Happy fish keeping!
The tank's still in situ so I will be sure to post pics once it has been moved to its new location.
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