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Are skunk loaches big trouble

Posted By: Tam Orr <tam.orr@bigfoot.com>
Date: Saturday, 17 March 2001, at 2:55 p.m.

I have several types of loaches but I have always stayed clear of skunk loaches as I have heard they can be aggresive in a 'pack' as signified, I think, by their name on here as 'punk loaches'.

If I keep a tank with various 'packs' of loaches, including 3 orange finned loaches (that were very active and dashed about everywhere scrapping while they established the pecking order but seem to have calmed down now)and some clowns among others would it not be suitable for skunks? Do they do better as the main 'pack'?

I ask because I saw some lovely younk skunk loaches tday but it would appear thay had been having a good go at a fighting fish in the same tank with them so I resisted temptation!