Adding Yoyo Loaches Or Otocinclus

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by Leah Morris, Jul 30, 2017.

  1. Leah MorrisNew MemberMember

    My tank currently:
    37 gallons with 1 dwarf gourami, 6 neon tetras, 2 guppies, 2 mollies, 2 kuhli loaches

    My Pleco recently passed away and I'm looking for another fish to take over their algae-cleaning job. I've always loved the little otos, so I was looking into them.
    However, I've always wanted some yoyo loaches.

    Do you guys think there is a way I could get some of each? I realize that may be getting the aquarium close to being over-stocked...
  2. andychrissytankValued MemberMember

    The coolies like the school if you wanted to go that route and add maybe 1-2 more based on your current stocking first.
    If you feel the coolies are fine as is it would depend on your water change schedule and filter capacity to load 4 minimum otos (they like groups too)
  3. Leah MorrisNew MemberMember

    I used to have 5 kuhlis... right now my 2 seem okay and I don't think I'd want to get more unless I have to
    I was thinking maybe 5-6 otos
  4. andychrissytankValued MemberMember

    What filter do you have?
    Also, do you know the genders of the guppies and mollies?
  5. aquatickeeperFishlore VIPMember

    What are the dimensions?
  6. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    I'd up the kuhli loaches to 8, same with the neon tetras. Then I'd suggest getting 3 nerite snails. Yoyo loaches get too big for this size tank.

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