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    Default Will a Clown Loach eat fry?

    Just curious. I know they like meat, because they inhale snails and shrimp, but I'm curious ... would a clown loach eat fry?
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    I feel certain if they could catch it, they would eat it
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    "IF" they could catch it ... hmm, they're pretty quick little buggers. I don't want to mess with the great survival rate of fry in a demasoni species tank. I want the tank numbers to grow, so I want to put something in (non-cichlid) like the clown loaches for color contrast, that won't eat the babies. Sounds like a predicament
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    eh....
    How many demasoni does one need anyhooo....
    I think they'd look awesome in that tank **enough to outweigh the fry they get**
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    ... ya know your probably right
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    The average demasoni fry should be large enough to be safe from clown loaches, unless they're 5"+. The adult demasoni are more of a threat.

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    a loach would not hurt a fly.... unless it looked like a snail.... or a worm. or... well nevermind. it might barble them a little, but I don't know if it wold eat them. not unless they are huge.

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    It seems their size may factor in. How big are they? I don't know alot about demasoni except they look cool. Can they fend off the loach?

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    Loaches will eat what they can suck up. Tell my kribensis parents that they wouldn't hurt a fly. And then explain who it was that hoovered up all their fry . . .
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    thats the answer I was waiting for lol ... I figured if they ate shrimp and snails, they must have a taste for meat when they can get their barbs on it lol. The clown loaches going in would only be a few inches 2-3" at most.
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