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Justdave
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More then one Yoyo loach

Post by Justdave » Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:53 pm

I got a yoyo the other day, and since then I've read they like to be in a tank with 3 or more of their own kind, I fear I might run out of room if I add more.
My question is can I get some other type of smaller loaches, to keep him happy, or do I have to go with more yoyo?

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Re: More then one Yoyo loach

Post by Bas Pels » Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:20 am

While I have no experience with Yoyo - you could perhaps try with a yoyoish fish. Problem is, I know only 1 yoyoish fish. And any other would grow more or less to the same size.

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Re: More then one Yoyo loach

Post by NancyD » Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:25 am

What size is your tank? I would not keep less than 5 yoyos, in a 4 ft tank. I haven't kept them, they get to at least 5 or even 6 inches & are semi-aggressive. There are very nice botia loaches that stay smaller & more mellow. Maybe we can help you with loach suggestions based on your tank size & any other fish you want to keep with them.
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Re: More then one Yoyo loach

Post by Justdave » Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:31 pm

I have a 20g 4foot long. The fish I have is 4 common guppies, 2 tiger, and one yoyo.

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Re: More then one Yoyo loach

Post by NancyD » Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:46 pm

What are the dimensions of your tank? I've never heard of a 4ft 20g...

A lone yoyo is apt to be aggressive; guppies will be in trouble. What are your "tigers"? Barbs or loaches...or what?

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Re: More then one Yoyo loach

Post by Justdave » Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:07 am

Tiger guppies. The tank is 20 gallons, 24"long 12" wide 16 High.

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Re: More then one Yoyo loach

Post by NancyD » Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:26 am

NO! NO!, this tank size is too small for 1 yoyo at even juvenile sizes! You might look at pangios (kuhlis) or sidthimunkis...but 6 is a minimum for either. Please rehome the yoyo or get a much larger tank ASAP.
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Re: More then one Yoyo loach

Post by Justdave » Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:48 am

Thank you for the feedback.

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Re: More then one Yoyo loach

Post by NancyD » Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:36 pm

I'm sorry, I know you wanted a different answer to your 1 yoyo question...
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Re: More then one Yoyo loach

Post by Justdave » Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:52 pm

I was looking for the correct answer. Thank you. I will re-home my yoyo. This is my first tank, and I appreciate any feedback.

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Re: More then one Yoyo loach

Post by NancyD » Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:12 pm

I loved both pangios (kuhlis, striped for my preference) & dwarf chain loaches (ambastia sidthimunki). Either of those would be ok in you tank, check them out.
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