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lil lonely loachie

Posted By: fire <firebizkit@hotmail.com>
Date: Saturday, 1 September 2001, at 6:03 p.m.

hi everyone, i've been reading the message boards for several weeks now, and thanks for all the info. here's my dilemma. i just set up my first fish tank about 6 weeks ago. i bought three (schooling) barb-tail tin foils, and then two weeks later put in a clown loach, and a pleco. all are 2" at most. they all appear pretty happy, ie their colors are brighter, and they are bigger, and active. the lil loachie keeps trying to school with the others and the others aren't into it, so i went back to the lfs to get a little buddy for the clown loach. well the lfs won't sell me anymore loaches(?), they say my tank is too small and that i have too many fish already. but all my fish hang out down at the same end almost all the time, in about 1/5 of the tank's full size. i realize in time, i will need to do some