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Cchapman825
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Clown loach behaviour

Post by Cchapman825 » Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:09 am

I have a group of 5 clown loaches between 2 and 3 inches in a 5-ft long tank 50% planted with caves and pipes and hollowed-out stones as hiding places. One of my clown loaches the largest constantly goes round and round in circles up and down the far side of the tank. Is this a sign of distress? Is this him trying to escape? With the exception of buying a larger tank as I have no room, is there anything I can do to make him happier. Every day they have a mixed diet of flake food, frozen food and lettuce or cucumber. Any comments would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Clown loach behaviour

Post by redshark1 » Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:55 pm

Mmm...a young fish with lots of energy. Often the whole group do it. I think its normal and will not happen forever. Their behaviour is constantly surprising me even after 25 years.
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: Clown loach behaviour

Post by Cchapman825 » Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:21 am

Thanks for your reply 👍

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