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Growth Indusing?

Posted By: Nes
Date: Tuesday, 8 February 2005, at 10:49 p.m.

For those of you a little more scientifically minded - I just wanted to share some of my observations on the sizes of my clown loaches.

Those being, that I have a rather eclectic bunch of clown loaches:

Starting with 3 2.5" and adding 3 2" clown loaches, I noticed the smaller ones grew quite slowly, the more domminant fish grew the most rapidly about 1 cm a month - pretty normal for a clown loach of that age :).

Then I added 2 clown loaches at 3.5", within a month the two most dominant clown loaches grew about 2.5cm (sorry to switch back & forth) to catch up with the larger clowns that had just been introduced. Matt & Susie are still just about 1cm smaller then Tress & Katey but they grew alot & fast in 2 months.

Then growth slowed down, about 2 months later I added a 7" clown loach (Homer) and ag