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Clown Loach Compatibility

Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:40 pm
by AquaticMadness
Are clown loaches best kept by themselves or are there other loaches that will coexist nicely with them? If so, which?

Re: Clown Loach Compatibility

Posted: Wed Nov 04, 2020 2:35 am
by Bas Pels
They don't meet any other loaches in nature.

On Borneo one can find Pangio, no further loaces, but Pangio prefer other circumstances.

Whether they can be combined with otrher loaches? I wonder. After al, they can be agressive amongst themselves, and they are the largest of the Botinae we normally can find. So, combining them with for instance Y modesta might give troubles if they swim in one group.

I'd stick to just clown loaches.

Re: Clown Loach Compatibility

Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:15 am
by redshark1
In my opinion they are best in a good group of their own kind. To add other fish is to complicate matters and compromise the Clown Loaches. Keeping it simple has been the secret to success for me. We are lucky to have a large colourful easy to keep fish that is so compatible with other group members.

Re: Clown Loach Compatibility

Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:37 am
by AquaticMadness
Thank you, appreciate feed back. The more I read, I tend to agree, plus nothing looks better than 20-30 clowns all swimming together. :D

Re: Clown Loach Compatibility

Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:03 am
by millsn
For ages I had just clown loach, 20odd. I've just added tiger barbs and the clowns love them. Unexpected but lots of fun.