what kind of loach???

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Crissyloach
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what kind of loach???

Post by Crissyloach » Mon Sep 27, 2010 1:06 pm

What kind of loach would be good in a 16 gallon aquarium? I love yoyo's but they need at least a 20 gallon tank- :( :( :(

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Post by Lindsey » Mon Sep 27, 2010 1:43 pm

16 gallons is pretty small for most loaches. You could have a couple of dwarf chain loaches but they''re happier in bigger groups. Maybe kuhlies- better to have a number of them too, but I think you could have a few in a 16 gallon. In my experience they aren't out and about as much as some other types of loaches, but they are cute!

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Post by palaeodave » Mon Sep 27, 2010 2:25 pm

I wouldn't even put chain loaches in a tank that size, although I was guilty of worse when I first started fishkeeping. I think kuhli loaches would be a good choice.
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Re: what kind of loach???

Post by monicalovefish » Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:43 pm

Khuli loaches would be great for that size tank. They are a lot of fun to watch. :)

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Re: what kind of loach???

Post by Diana » Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:19 pm

Or some of the smaller ones, like Schistura.

A 20 is nowhere near big enough for a Yoyo.
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Re: what kind of loach???

Post by monicalovefish » Fri Apr 06, 2012 4:32 pm

If you can find the banded khuli loaches, they are adorable! They also do fun stuff like climb my plants and Cabomba. :)

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