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so how big are yours ? and when do they need new homes ?? :rolleyes:
I've been growing them out in a 15 gallon tank filtered by an Eheim 2217 to encourage stunted growth....cheaper to feed that way ;)

They are WAY too small for you - going to their new home, hopefully, very soon.
 

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I've been growing them out in a 15 gallon tank filtered by an Eheim 2217 to encourage stunted growth....cheaper to feed that way ;)

They are WAY too small for you - going to their new home, hopefully, very soon.
ya im only looking for jumbos ..thats for sure :cool:
 

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ya im only looking for jumbos ..thats for sure :cool:
You'll like this - I had someone email me to tell me I was cruel for keeping loaches in a 15 gallon tank just to keep them stunted so I could cheap out on food costs!!!! Sorry folks, I was just trying to be funny.
 

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You'll like this - I had someone email me to tell me I was cruel for keeping loaches in a 15 gallon tank just to keep them stunted so I could cheap out on food costs!!!! Sorry folks, I was just trying to be funny.
lol, for real? loaches grow really slow so no need to stunt them, other more serious then you think :).
 

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I really like this ones markings! Something to look for, I don't have one that looks like this yet... :D

They look fab Justin. I can't wait to get mine into a bigger tank and start fattening them up!
 

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You'll like this - I had someone email me to tell me I was cruel for keeping loaches in a 15 gallon tank just to keep them stunted so I could cheap out on food costs!!!! Sorry folks, I was just trying to be funny.
ya its kinda funny how serious ppl take things sometimes ..:rolleyes:

like with other pets , calling them fat ! ? could be a negative ...but with fish we take it as a compilment ?:eek:

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poor clown loaches, no substrate? its like they are living in a glass cell
Lol! All fish that are living in an aquariums regardless of the size or how many in a tank even with substrates or with other decors they are in a glass cell. We humans imprison fish for our own pleasure.

Juice's CL are in top condition.
 

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poor clown loaches, no substrate? its like they are living in a glass cell
Okay - I'm just curious....was this a joke? "Glass cell"? Hardly!

I never give much thought to my discus being in a barebottom tank because they aren't bottom dwellers, but since I moved my loaches to a b/b tank, they seem to be MUCH happier. Loaches aren't exactly normal fish. Ask 10 people and you'll get 10 different opinions, but clown loaches are "scaleless" fish. It's not entirely true since only their heads truly have no scales....the rest of their body is covered in extremely small scales. That's one of the reasons why you have to be so careful when you medicate loaches. Anyhow, a lot of substrate that people use actually irriate and scratch them. These guys also like clean water. VERY clean water, so a barebottom tank - IN MY OPINION - is the best way to keep them. Provide them with plants, driftwood, caves, whatever. But referring to a barebottom tank as a "glass cell" is the LAST thing I'd call it.
 
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