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stocking levels??

Posted By: Chrys <vrondi@nettaxi.com>
Date: Sunday, 24 February 2002, at 3:19 p.m.

Hello everyone,

I have two clown loaches, 3 otocinclus, 2 rams, and 3 platies, currently in a 29 gallon tank.

I'm setting up a new 38 gallon tank this week. old and new tank are/will be quite planted.

Would adding a third clown loach be too many? I'm planning to have these fellows for years, so if they reach that eventual 12 inches long, wouldn't they be awfully crowded?

So, as an alternate idea, I was thinking of adding something like a zebra loach, or a Yo-Yo loach, that maybe they could add to their little school, but that does not have that large of an eventual size.

Ideas? Reactions?