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soviet1
09-23-2003, 06:24 PM
I have a 38gal tank and want to put 2 firemouths in with 3 clown loaches

is this ok



thank you for your help

onthebrinks
09-24-2003, 09:18 AM
Clown loaches can reach up to a foot in length. The two fire mouths are fine, however. And the loaches grow slow, but they will out grow that tank.

Karl
09-24-2003, 01:03 PM
the firemouths will be fine but like onthebrinks said the loaches will get to big.

soviet1
09-24-2003, 04:12 PM
but clown loaches will only reach there true size in the wild many sorces have told me they only reach 6in in tanks

soviet1
09-24-2003, 04:18 PM
many soarces have told me that they only reach that size in the wild and they only reach about 6in in a tank

onthebrinks
09-24-2003, 04:32 PM
A foot is the max that they will reach in an aquarium. In the wild they can exceed a foot and grow larger. I've seen some clown loaches in an aquarium setting at a foot, but most will reach 8 to 10 inches. The possibility for them to reach a foot in length is there, however. Like I said, they grow pretty slow and they go great with sa/ca cichlids, so if there small, you can leave them for now, but be aware that there may come a time where the loaches will grow out of the tank.

soviet1
09-24-2003, 04:56 PM
well the reason I wanted clowns is that they have spunk and personality can you suggest another loach or bottem feeder that has this personality. have been suggested yo yo loaches for my tank but know nothing about them.

thanks for your help
almost got 3 clowns