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Feeding Clown Loaches

Posted By: Mark Baldwin <swozz_@hotmail.com>
Date: Wednesday, 26 May 2004, at 6:15 a.m.

I have 4 fast feeding and greedy Red Line Torpedo Barbs. I have just added 3 Clown Loaches (3" in length).

The Clown Loaches don't seem to be eating. Today I did the following...

Fed the barbs some sinking "complete" food knowing that they would gulp as much as possible before it hits the floor hopeing the fill them up. This took 5 minutes and the loaches didn't even notice this was happening.

Then I put flake food in. Again the loaches took no notice and the barbs eventually consumed all of this in about 10 minutes. Flake even floated past one of the loaches but he wasn't interested.

Then I put in an algae tablet. The bloated barbs had a go at it here and there and after 20 mi