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clown loaches

Postby juliecane » Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:43 am

Can Clown loaches live together with juvenile African Cichlids? I have a couple that are about 1 1/2 - 2" (loaches) Has anyone had success? I keep reading mixed answers on other pages - Thanks Julie
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Re: clown loaches

Postby DJRansome » Tue Feb 09, 2016 5:46 pm

Can they? Yes. Many have had success and many would not do it. I am in the second group.
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Re: clown loaches

Postby LeeAberdeen » Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:21 pm

Yes, they can. You'd find that the Africans won't even notice the loaches. My clowns were raised with fully-grown haps when they were tiny, and now they're about five inches. Just make sure the pH isn't too high for the loaches, because they won't cope with 8 or above. Mine are at 7.3-7.4, which the Africans are fine with. It's a good compromise between the two.
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