1.) Would they destroy my other fish: common plecos, gibby pleco, synodotonis eruptus, bicher, ropefish, sleeper gobies, raphaels, tiretrack eel, emporer pleco and Bristlenoses. I can take the Emporors and Bristlenoses out. The tank is well filtered, lots of flow, and lots of water changes. Lots of caves and places to hide. All these fish are 8" or bigger, except the raphaels, BNs and Emporors which are 4-6", and a 3" goby and a 4" goby. The gobies are fat and oblong. Everyone in this tank gets along.
2.) Would the other inhabitants hurt the tigers?
Is this possible? Hate that these beautiful fish spend their time at the LFS, but I also know these fish can be really aggressive. They are living with kubotai at the LFS. All are in nice shape.
If the Bichers and the S. eupterus are not eating the little Gobies, then probably the Tiger Loaches would be OK. My Bichers are confirmed predators, and I am leery of adding anything to their tank under 3". I do not think they could eat a fish 4" long and more or less a standard height. (No way would I put something like Kuhlies in there, though!)
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How large is your aquarium ?
If it is at least 4 feet long, go for it
Otherwise, if the tank is smaller, say 3 feet or less, I would not put either species of loach in there with that many other fish already there ...
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This is crucial for people to give you good advice.
I guess if, as you state, you have a dozen or more fish that are all 8" or bigger and some that will grow much bigger it must be at least a six foot aquarium? It sounds heavily stocked already to be honest.
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