Welcome to the Loaches Online Forum Archives, full of historical information on loaches and other freshwater tropical aquarium fish from 1998 to 2005. You may want to use the Search Engine to find what you're looking for, or browse the other archives: (Archive 1) (Archive 2) (Archive 3) (Archive 4) (Archive 5) (Archive 6)

Don't forget to visit the new Loach Forum when you're finished!

View Thread | Return to Index | Read Prev Msg | Read Next Msg

The Loach Forum Archives (2)

Small Loaches

Posted By: BlueEyes <djohnsor@gmu.edu>
Date: Thursday, 6 April 2000, at 4:40 p.m.

I'm planning a stock for a SE asian tank, and am looking for a smaller loach than the Clown (!!!) Something with a max size of less than 4", that has a body shape like the clown (ie: not the kuhli loach) but swims along the bottom. I was thinking the Dwarf Loach, but the profile here says they are middle-swimming fish, not bottom. Any favorite loach species that fit this desrciption? Also, how would they get along with either a red-tailed or red-finned (rainbow) shark. This is going to be into a 75 gallon tank with Tiger barbs (somewhere around 10) and giant danios (about 5-7), and the afforementioned shark. I'm planning heavy planting, but lots of low plants, so plenty of open swimming space, and alot of circulation in the water. TIA
 

Messages