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Aggressive Clown Loaches

Posted By: oxandsox <robwhannel@hotmail.com>
Date: Friday, 28 January 2005, at 5:32 a.m.

Sorry if this is a bit of a newbie type question, but....

We purchased 3 clown loaches a few months back (the goldfishbowl in oxford) on the shops advice that these would be good for eating any algae we had and that they would live peacefully and happily with the fish we already had - 2 lace gouramis, a plec and some glolight and xray tetras.

Well, obviously clowns don't eat the algae, but that's not our real issue - recently the loaches have become aggressive. Mainly directed against each other, but they've started harrassing the gouramis - worrying and biting whenever they come near each other.

Given the shop staff don't appear to have much of an idea I was wondering if any of you could give us some advice on how to return our tank to a peaceful equilibrium?!?!