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Me and my loaches

Posted By: AmyH <ahorton@intranets.com>
Date: Monday, 11 December 2000, at 2:44 p.m.

Hi there! I have several questions about my 20 tall with 2 2" and 1 3" clown loaches, and 4 dwarf gouramis.

1 - how do you sex loaches? I can tell my three guys apart, but how do I know if they're guys at all? Currently named Crosby, Stills, and Nash but don't know if they should be Carol, Sara, and Nancy.
2 - I'm getting the distinct impression that my tank is getting a little crowded. None of the fish seem to mind each other, in fact, they interact quite a bit. But the larger loach has become a hooligan and trashes the tank regularly (pulling up plants, detaching and playing soccer with the thermometer, piling all of the gravel on one side...that sort of thing). Is it time to move up to 29? Maybe more room to play in?
3 - I would love to start another tank with loaches, but would like to try an