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Re: would these loaches all get along?

Posted By: Stuart
Date: Monday, 8 June 1998, at 9:09 p.m.

Probably, yes, & don't know. I have seen clowns with a single Yo-Yo and the person that wrote the article on Yo-Yo's said that he kept them w/clowns. I currently keep 9 horseface loaches w/15 clowns without any problems. The horseface loaches don't really school, but they do sometimes move around in groups of 2 or more. I've never kept weather loaches (Are they supposed to be kept in colder water?).

As for aggressiveness, I view clown loaches as somewhat aggressive towards one another as well as Yo-Yo's. They are always "fighting" or "playing". Horseface loaches don't seem at all aggressive.

My main concern is the number of bottom dwellers you have or will have. You mention that you have a "big mess" of clown loaches, how many is a "big mess". A 100 gal. tank can get small quickly when you add too many fish (especially whe