How big do clown loaches get?

Asked By: Fco OtaƱu | Last Updated: 15th June, 2020
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around 5 inches

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Also asked, what size tank do I need for Clown Loach?

Clown Loach Tank Size A group of these Loaches should be kept in a minimum 75 gallon aquarium as juveniles. 5 adults will need at least a 150 gallon tank – allow roughly 30 gallons of water per loach.

Similarly, are Clown loaches aggressive? Loach fish consist of some of the most popular of all tropical fish, adding color, interest, and beauty to any larger community aquarium. Loaches are semi-aggressive fish when housed in the aquarium individually, so it is important to maintain each species in groups of six or more to minimize aggression.

Beside this, how long does it take for a clown loach to reach full size?

Philosopher. While growth varies some, clown loaches should reach 4-5 inches in less than 2 years. Then they grow about a 1/2 to 2 inches every year after. One of my recent purchases has grown from 1.5 inches to 5 inches in six months.

What do clown loach eat?

Most clown loaches accept commercial flake food and sinking pellets as their dietary staple, but thrive with a variety of food: live (worms, brine shrimp, small snails), banana, other plant matter, freeze-dried (tubifex worms, especially if it is fortified) and frozen brine shrimp (always thaw frozen food to aquarium

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Can I keep one clown loach?

You can keep them in singles but I believe they won't be as happy as they should be. I agree with Zagz. They are an active schooling fish and would be happier in a group. I had a single clown loach (it was a gift) for almost half a year.

Do Clown loaches clean tanks?

Clown Loach
They are, however, a large fish with most coming in at about 12-14 inches as adults. They clean off the bottom and go through the substrate to look for food. These require large tanks.

How many clown loaches should be kept together?

So, they need to be kept in groups of at least five fish. This can be a problem. First, all clown loaches are fairly expensive, and second, they do grow quite large — eventually a group of five will require a 70-gallon tank or larger.

How much do clown loaches cost?

Clown Loach: Species Profile
Popular Name Clown Loach
pH Level 6.0-6.5
Tank size 55 gallons +
Origin Borneo, Malaysia, Sumatra, Kalimantan
Price Starting at $4.99

How many clown loaches can I put in a 60 gallon tank?

So, in a 60 gallon tank, will 8 Corys and 4 Clown Loaches be okay?

Are Clown loaches bottom feeders?

Oops, almost forgot to add that yes, clown loaches are bottom feeders, and yes, they get along with all my other fish. Kuhli loaches are also bottom feeders, but they won't help you with your snail problem. Also, you may never see them.

Will Clown loaches eat small fish?

Re: Clown loach eating other fish.
Loaches are opportunistic, while they don't typically hunt other fish if they see an opportunity to eat a smaller fish they will. Some of the more aggressive Botiine loaches will sometimes go after smaller fish.

Can clown loaches live with guppies?

Clown loaches require HUGE tanks! Many members will say 75 gallon, but IMHO-I wouldn't put them in anything smaller than a 125 gallon. As adults, they look like footballs with stripes. I'm pretty sure they'd eat your guppies as soon as their mouths were big enough.

How many clown loaches can you have in a 55 gallon tank?

AC Members. You could seriously put 1/2 a dozen Clown loaches in a 55 and not have to worry about them out growing it for YEARS.

How do you take care of a Clown Loach?

Water quality is critical for keeping clown loaches healthy. Take care to keep the water very clean, well-aerated and warm; an efficient filtration system and frequent water changes are critical. Tank lighting should be subdued, and the substrate should be soft and sandy.

Do clown loaches like current?

Clowns are river fish and do enjoy a decent amount of current within their aquarium. Many people keep their Clown loaches at a higher than average tropical temperature, and good water movement/aeration is very important in such circumstances.

How many clown loaches can you have in a 30 gallon tank?

In a 30 gallon tank I would advise you to get Kuhli Loaches as opposed to Clown Loaches. You can get Kuhli Loaches in a few different colors, including the same orange and black striped pattern like the Clown Loaches have, but they are considerably smaller.

Will Clown loaches eat snails?

Any respectable Clown loach or Yo-Yo Loach would give their right fin for a snail dinner. They will sift through the gravel, sucking any snail they find right out of its shell. Loaches will even dive under the substrate in their snail hunting quest. Labyrinth fish, such as Bettas and Gouramis, will also eat snails.

Do Clown loaches lay eggs?

Re: Clown Loach Laying Eggs
Very cool indeed! Unfortunately it takes more than a gravid female dropping eggs to produce a successful spawn. The eggs appear to have already fungused over, and without fertilization from a sperm laden male nothing is going to come of this.

How can I tell if my clown loach is male or female?

You can sex clown loaches by looking at their tail fins. The males tailfin is bent slightly inwards while the females looks more like a traditional tailfin. The females will also be quite a bit plumper than the males, but this can be difficult to identify without a fair bit of experience.

Will Clown loaches eat SHrimp?

Clown loaches love their invertebrates. SHrimp, snails or clams. It's difficult to keep any of them with loaches for long. They may be fine at first but you just never know how their instincts will affect them later on.