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Need advice on clown loaches

Posted By: Sean <sanz@daltron.com.pg>
Date: Wednesday, 24 October 2001, at 8:48 p.m.

I just started a new 40g tank (planted)last week. Its been running by itself for a week, and 2 days ago, I put in 4 clowns.

To explain the situation, I live in Papua New Guinea.. and as it happens, I can only get fish by plane. What should have been a 50 min ride, these 4 clowns have spent 2 days in a plastic bag with occassional aeration at the airport (plane delays and cancellation! argh!). At the moment, they seem reasonably okay. Hiding during the day, coming out at night.

I've kept fish like 10 years ago.. so I pretty much forgot the 'normal' behaviour of clowns.. so here's the thing.

3 of the clowns are pretty active at night. They don't seem to be eating much fla