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Old October 10th 06, 07:43 PM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.misc
Bill Stock
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Default How big do Clowns really get?

I've always avoided getting Clown Loaches, as I've only got a 55 gallon for
my Tropical tank. I'll be upgrading to a 90 gallon soon, so I thought I
would add some Clowns to the group.

Current inhabitants a

4 Tiger Barbs
4 Rosy Barbs
2 SAES
3 Yoyo Loaches
Unknown Otos (Probably 5)
7 Cardinal Tetras


I'll probably add 4 more Barbs (2 Tigers and 2 Rosy) to get them back to six
each. Although they don't seem terribly distressed about their reduced
numbers (originally 6 each). I may also move some of the SAEs (3) from my
small office tank to the larger tank, although they seem quite content where
they are.

Can a 90 gallon with these inhabitants support 6 Clown Loaches? Seems it
might be overcrowded to me.




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Old October 10th 06, 08:16 PM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.misc
Marco Schwarz
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Default How big do Clowns really get?

Hi..

~ 1' in its habitats..

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Old October 10th 06, 08:31 PM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.misc
Köi-Lö
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"Bill Stock" wrote in message
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I've always avoided getting Clown Loaches, as I've only got a 55 gallon
for my Tropical tank. I'll be upgrading to a 90 gallon soon, so I thought
I would add some Clowns to the group.

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I've read they only reach 6 to 8" in an aquarium. Mine reached about 6" in
a 55g tank.
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Old October 10th 06, 10:02 PM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.misc
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"Bill Stock" wrote in message
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I've always avoided getting Clown Loaches, as I've only got a 55 gallon
for my Tropical tank. I'll be upgrading to a 90 gallon soon, so I thought
I would add some Clowns to the group.

Current inhabitants a

4 Tiger Barbs
4 Rosy Barbs
2 SAES
3 Yoyo Loaches
Unknown Otos (Probably 5)
7 Cardinal Tetras


I'll probably add 4 more Barbs (2 Tigers and 2 Rosy) to get them back to
six each. Although they don't seem terribly distressed about their reduced
numbers (originally 6 each). I may also move some of the SAEs (3) from my
small office tank to the larger tank, although they seem quite content
where they are.

Can a 90 gallon with these inhabitants support 6 Clown Loaches? Seems it
might be overcrowded to me.





They will not get more than 6"...perhaps less even. You have plenty of
room.


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Old October 11th 06, 12:05 AM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.misc
Dick
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Default How big do Clowns really get?

On Tue, 10 Oct 2006 14:43:57 -0400, "Bill Stock"
wrote:

I've always avoided getting Clown Loaches, as I've only got a 55 gallon for
my Tropical tank. I'll be upgrading to a 90 gallon soon, so I thought I
would add some Clowns to the group.

Current inhabitants a

4 Tiger Barbs
4 Rosy Barbs
2 SAES
3 Yoyo Loaches
Unknown Otos (Probably 5)
7 Cardinal Tetras


I'll probably add 4 more Barbs (2 Tigers and 2 Rosy) to get them back to six
each. Although they don't seem terribly distressed about their reduced
numbers (originally 6 each). I may also move some of the SAEs (3) from my
small office tank to the larger tank, although they seem quite content where
they are.

Can a 90 gallon with these inhabitants support 6 Clown Loaches? Seems it
might be overcrowded to me.



I have 3 Clowns in a 29 gallon tank and 6 in a 75 gallon. Also 6
Siamese Algae Eaters in the 29 and 9 in the 75. These two species are
chums in my tanks. The SAEs average 6 inches and the Clowns 5 inches.

dick
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Old October 11th 06, 01:13 AM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.misc
dc
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Default How big do Clowns really get?

Clown loaches can reach as much as twelve inches in the wild, but I've
never seen one much larger than six inches myself.

They appear to be relatively slow growing fish, but they can put a lot of
food away very fast. I suspect their maximum adult size varies a lot
depending on how much they get to eat when they are relatively young.

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Old October 12th 06, 01:12 AM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.misc
Bill Stock
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"Quanta" wrote in message
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"Bill Stock" wrote in message
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I've always avoided getting Clown Loaches, as I've only got a 55 gallon
for my Tropical tank. I'll be upgrading to a 90 gallon soon, so I thought
I would add some Clowns to the group.

Current inhabitants a

4 Tiger Barbs
4 Rosy Barbs
2 SAES
3 Yoyo Loaches
Unknown Otos (Probably 5)
7 Cardinal Tetras


I'll probably add 4 more Barbs (2 Tigers and 2 Rosy) to get them back to
six each. Although they don't seem terribly distressed about their
reduced numbers (originally 6 each). I may also move some of the SAEs
(3) from my small office tank to the larger tank, although they seem
quite content where they are.

Can a 90 gallon with these inhabitants support 6 Clown Loaches? Seems it
might be overcrowded to me.





They will not get more than 6"...perhaps less even. You have plenty of
room.


Thanks, the new tanks arrived today. So as soon as I build a stand and move
the boys, I'll look at adding some Clowns.



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Old October 12th 06, 03:54 PM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.misc
swarvegorilla
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Default How big do Clowns really get?


"Bill Stock" wrote in message
...
I've always avoided getting Clown Loaches, as I've only got a 55 gallon
for my Tropical tank. I'll be upgrading to a 90 gallon soon, so I thought
I would add some Clowns to the group.

Current inhabitants a

4 Tiger Barbs
4 Rosy Barbs
2 SAES
3 Yoyo Loaches
Unknown Otos (Probably 5)
7 Cardinal Tetras


I'll probably add 4 more Barbs (2 Tigers and 2 Rosy) to get them back to
six each. Although they don't seem terribly distressed about their reduced
numbers (originally 6 each). I may also move some of the SAEs (3) from my
small office tank to the larger tank, although they seem quite content
where they are.

Can a 90 gallon with these inhabitants support 6 Clown Loaches? Seems it
might be overcrowded to me.


tons of room
yea clowns might get big but you'd sell them before they got too a foot as
the stripes start to fade and they are worth their most before they go.
haven't kept big ones with otos before but ya should be right


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Old October 16th 06, 03:47 PM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.misc
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"Köi-Lö" wrote in message
...

"Bill Stock" wrote in message
...
I've always avoided getting Clown Loaches, as I've only got a 55 gallon
for my Tropical tank. I'll be upgrading to a 90 gallon soon, so I thought
I would add some Clowns to the group.

===================
I've read they only reach 6 to 8" in an aquarium. Mine reached about 6"
in a 55g tank.
--
KL....
Frugal ponding since 1995.
My Pond & Aquarium Pages:
http://tinyurl.com/9do58
~~~~ }((((* ~~~ }{{{{(ö ~~~~ }((((({*




They dont grow to their full size in a fish tank, but we have some at our
zoo here in pgh, they are very pretty when they get big.
Nik


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Old October 16th 06, 10:28 PM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.misc
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"Nikki" wrote in message
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"Köi-Lö" wrote in message
I've read they only reach 6 to 8" in an aquarium. Mine reached about 6"
in a 55g tank.


They dont grow to their full size in a fish tank, but we have some at our
zoo here in pgh, they are very pretty when they get big.
Nik

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They didn't lose their color? I recently read somewhere that they get much
paler and less attractive as they age.
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