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feeding new clowns

Posted By: rachel <lahela17@aol.com>
Date: Sunday, 7 February 1999, at 10:51 p.m.

i recently purchased 3 young clown loaches (about 1 inch in length.) i have wanted loaches for a while, but this is my first purchase, with good timing since it is the "clown loach season." i am a little worried about feeding them though. i can't tell if they get food or not and i do not want to overfeed. they share a 29gal tank with two siamese algae eaters (as in siamensis) and four long-finned leopard danios. i have lots of food...staple flakes, freze-dried bloodworms and brine shrimp, and small algae tablets. i am not used to feeding fish that won't come to the top like my danios, though. i see the clowns root around in the gravel, and they appear happy, but i have not seen them consume a thing. is this alright, or is there a special way to feed them? does timing make a difference? i am told they are