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  1. The Weekly Loach

    Here is the place to view your weekly loach blog.

    I'll start with diet. I believe diet is very important when it comes to loach color and health.

    The keys to success are variety and quality. Don't cheap out on food. Loaches will accept almost any type of fish food. If you want to bring out those great orange, black and red colors you will want to feed a variety of foods. My loaches enjoy a mix of flakes, sinking pellets, tablets, veggies, frozen food and seafood. ...
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  2. Week 2: Why are my Clown Loaches always hiding?

    Many times I hear loach owners complain that their loaches hide all of the time. What's the fun in having them if you never get to see them?

    Here's a few tips to bring your loaches out.


    1. Strength in numbers. Clown Loaches are a great shoaling fish. They appreciate the security of a large group. While many fish stores will tell you to buy 3 or more, I would have to say that you should double that to get the most activity. A dozen would be even better, ...
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  3. 240 gallon aquarium stand.

    This is my basic stand plan along with a few ideas my wife came up with.
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  4. Week 3: Mixing loach species.

    This week I'll post my experiences with mixing different loach species. While a shoal of Clowns looks great, I think a tank full of mixed loaches is equally impressive.

    Good mixers:

    1. Clown Loaches. They are a fairly tame fish. They mix well with each other and many loach species. Good tankmates are : Burmese Border Loaches, Yo-Yo loaches, Queen Botia, Botia Striata, Sumo Loach

    2. Yo-Yo Loaches Very similar in temperament to clown loaches. ...
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  5. Loach disease

    Loaches are often avoided due to a common misconception that they are prone to disease. I believe this to be false. I believe they are more prone to die from disease. In order to ensure longevity in your collection, I offer these tips.

    1. Skinny disease
    This is the most preventable disease common in loaches. Frequently seen in small clown loaches, it is a difficult to treat disease that will kill eventually kill them unless necessary steps are taken. The only treatments ...
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