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Some fish pics
« on: September 05, 2008, 04:17:55 PM »
Here are some of the critters I have.
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Re: Some fish pics
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2008, 09:56:40 AM »
I have always liked clown loaches, one of my favorite FW fish.
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« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2008, 02:16:16 PM »
Hi Skip........Clown Loaches are a riot and very entertaining fish.  They and the many other loaches and botia are best kept in groups of 4 or more as they are a communal fish.  Fortunately they don't grow too fast other wise they would out grow most aquariums.  When buying Clowns it is wise to keep in mind that someday you will either need a bigger tank or find them a home in bigger tanks.  I have seen big fat 10 inch long Clowns.

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« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2008, 10:49:41 AM »
I am glad that you point out their requirements for those not familiar with these fish and their cousins.  Their adult size is one of the main reasons that I haven't kept them myself though I have been tempted to keep them until they outgrew my tank (of course that wouldn't be responsible fishkeeping).  Thanks for the pics.
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« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2008, 02:40:56 PM »
Many people don't research the types of fish they buy and often cause undue suffering in the creatures they have.  They can be labeled as irresponsible because of their ignorance of the fish's characteristics and failure to use the Internet to seek necessary information.  Many buy on impulse!  Forums like this can help by educating and making people aware of the consequences of irresponsible fish keeping.