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Fish Stores these days

Post by ClownLoachSharky » Sun Nov 06, 2011 2:08 am

today i went to a fish store i have never been to and had the shock of my life. First of all, the clown loaches cost $25 AU (other stores $9). Anyway to the main point, It said on the clown loach quick fact thingy that it would only reach 2.8 inches. It also said it was recommended to be kept with lake Malawi's. poor loaches.
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Post by redshark1 » Sun Nov 06, 2011 3:57 am

Perhaps they do only reach 2.8 inches.

In a 10 gallon.

With malawis :wink: .
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Re: Fish Stores these days

Post by ClownLoachSharky » Sun Nov 06, 2011 5:31 am

Lol. According to their website "experienced in fish keeping for over 30 years" or something like that. Whatever...
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Post by zenins » Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:39 am

Maybe they looked up the wrong loach profile ?

Ask them to look at this page:
http://www.loaches.com/species-index/cl ... cracanthus

or print and give it to them :wink:
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Re: Fish Stores these days

Post by ClownLoachSharky » Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:03 am

Prob just a way to scam customers into buying them. he said that they are good at getting rid of snails he never said anything bout their size
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Re: Fish Stores these days

Post by starsplitter7 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:54 pm

Hope you set them straight and gave him a copy of the poster.

People in my fish club still tout clowns as snail control in cichlid tanks. I have been stomping on that idea every time I hear it. With education, people will eventually learn.

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Re: Fish Stores these days

Post by ClownLoachSharky » Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:15 am

maybe but im only a teenager. he will probably ignore me. Also its far away and my mum wont take me that far for a while.
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Post by ClownLoachSharky » Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:15 am

maybe but im only a teenager. he will probably ignore me. Also its far away and my mum wont take me that far for a while.
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Re: Fish Stores these days

Post by redshark1 » Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:22 pm

If you keep repeating it he won't be able to ignore you :lol:
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Re: Fish Stores these days

Post by justice » Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:01 am

Some miss information is kind of how I got into Loaches, at one of my LFS in my area I was looking for something to help with my snail epidemic on my 20gal tank when I first got started in fish keeping about 6 years ago. I was told that Clown loaches would eradicate the snail problem. Which they did, I was also told to keep them in groups of 3 at the minimum, there again the right advice, but they never thought to ask what I had in there already, which was not an issue as there was just a Rainbow fish (not really sure came with tank) and some plants. but obviously the tank was too small for 3 Clown loaches, luckily I got small guys about 0.5-1" So when I got home I read about them, should have done that first :) and figured I needed a bigger tank and got a 55gal. I unfortunately have since lost them due to a move and ick. but they were happy for the almost 6 years and grew to be a good size, the big momma was about 7-8" when she died, when I moved about a year ago I think it was trauma and unfortunately the rest about a month ago do to ick and me not using a Q tank, lesson learned.

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