Buy an extra clown loach, yey or ney.

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Re: Buy an extra clown loach, yey or ney.

Post by Loachloach » Fri Nov 04, 2016 3:57 pm

I just measured my clown loach. I have a steel knife inside the tank to keep a cucumber down. The clown loach from nose to tail is the lenght of that knife roughly, if not a very tiny bit longer. The knife is 9 iches :roll: That fish has grown faster than any of the clown loaches in the tank. Although one of my 4 year olds is quite large and probably over 7 inch based on the size difference with the large clown. So some look stunted some grow like weeds....Perhaps its do do with their sex and most of the others are males...?

I've had this loach for 3 years now...It means he/she has grown roughly an inch per year since I got him. For an older clown loach that sounds quite a lot. He definately gets most of the food though :roll:


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Re: Buy an extra clown loach, yey or ney.

Post by NancyD » Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:49 pm

I love your clown pond! What are the other fish, small loaches of some kind, I think &?
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Re: Buy an extra clown loach, yey or ney.

Post by Loachloach » Thu Dec 15, 2016 12:57 pm

Hey Nancy thanks. The other inhabitants are 9 denison barbs and 5 SAEs. They are only young though.

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Re: Buy an extra clown loach, yey or ney.

Post by Loachloach » Sat Dec 17, 2016 8:40 am

Hey nancy. Here is a bit of a closer view of the denison barbs in there. I only got them about 5 weeks ago and they were very small and colourless when I bought them but have been growing and colouring fast.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAUsFPUa5xI

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Re: Buy an extra clown loach, yey or ney.

Post by NancyD » Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:00 pm

I loved my denisonii barbs, I want them again soon. It must be the SAEs that made me think they were loaches, I'm not used to viewing fish from above :D
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Re: Buy an extra clown loach, yey or ney.

Post by Loachloach » Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:54 am

Its the first time I have SAEs and I they do behave a lot like loaches. :wink:

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Re: Buy an extra clown loach, yey or ney.

Post by Loachloach » Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:04 pm

I thought it would be interesting to continue this almost 6 year old thread.

Pictures of the clown loach from 2019
Its the big lady right at the front :)

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And the denison barbs that were mentioned a couple of years ago, all grown up

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Re: Buy an extra clown loach, yey or ney.

Post by Loachloach » Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:10 pm

Just for comparison, the same clown loach in 2013 when I had just got it.


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Re: Buy an extra clown loach, yey or ney.

Post by Basil » Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:55 pm

Gorgeous fish!! Love the update!

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Re: Buy an extra clown loach, yey or ney.

Post by NancyD » Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:33 pm

Wow!! they've all come long way. They look great, keep it up!
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Re: Buy an extra clown loach, yey or ney.

Post by redshark1 » Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:53 pm

What a lovely set of Clown Loaches and a great environment for them to live in.
6 x Clown Loaches all twenty-six years of age on 01.01.20, largest 11.5", 2f4m, aquarium 6' x 18" x 18" 400 ltr = 110 US gal.

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Re: Buy an extra clown loach, yey or ney.

Post by Loachloach » Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:29 pm

Basil wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:55 pm
Gorgeous fish!! Love the update!
Thanks Basil. I hope there'll be more good updates in the years to come :)
NancyD wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:33 pm
Wow!! they've all come long way. They look great, keep it up!
Thanks Nancy. Yes, they're growing slowly but surely and I've been lucky with them being all healthy and problem free. I hope it continues.
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Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:53 pm
What a lovely set of Clown Loaches and a great environment for them to live in.
Thanks redshark1. I hope it is and I try my best. All the fish act quite happy in there and the clown loaches have really come out of their shells since the move about 2.5 years ago.

The only problem is they annihilated my underwater plants :lol:

Thankfully they can't get to the emersed section :)

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Re: Buy an extra clown loach, yey or ney.

Post by redshark1 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:44 pm

Botanico exotico! :D
6 x Clown Loaches all twenty-six years of age on 01.01.20, largest 11.5", 2f4m, aquarium 6' x 18" x 18" 400 ltr = 110 US gal.

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Re: Buy an extra clown loach, yey or ney.

Post by Loachloach » Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:43 pm

Ha, ha. I wish :)

You know, it is technically clown loach poop in a more presentable form :lol:

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