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Feeding Clown Loaches

Posted By: Mike <miekl@epix.net>
Date: Friday, 8 October 1999, at 11:52 a.m.

I just bought 3 clown loaches, and they are a beautiful addition to my 46 gallon tank. I bought a a Cave setup from Penn Plax so they would have a place to feel more secure, but only one of them seems to use it (it's easily big enough for all three.) Anyway... I have been having problems with feeding them. The man at the store recommanded feeding them Algae discs and sinking shrimp pellets. I have droped one algae disc in per day (after I turn out the light at night.) They seem to be finding that, since it is gone the next day. But trying to feed them the shirmp pellets is impossible. I have two 6 inch Bala Sharks( very peaceful fish,) and they go for all the shrimp pellets I can drop in. The other fish(irredisant sharks) that eat the shrimp pellets are quick enough to get some of their pellets, but the clown's are just too slow and timid to go after them. Sometimes, some pellets drop uneaten to the bottom, but usually the bala's will find them. Any suggestions on feeding tips or other types of foods.

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