Welcome to fishlore! I agree with Mac, also want to note that for the long term you will need at least a 150 gallon aquarium to comfortably house them properly, as they are a schooling/shoaling fish.....Hello! I got two clown loaches and they aren’t very large! But I wanted to know if they do well with being community fish. I have little experience with clown loaches. But have had experience with fish for 8+ years!
Unfortunately I didn’t purchase them, I rescued a large group of fish from an awful home. Unfortunately I should have done my research but they are very happy at least for now until I find a more suitable home for them. Thank you for your reply!Its always best to do your research before buying fish that may turn out to be unsuitable.
There is abundant information today compared to when I started keeping tropical aquarium fish 52 years ago when only a few books full of repeated misinformation were available and "experts" were just people who quoted these incorrect sources.
Minimum in Clown Loach circles today is at least six fish in a 180 gallon of dimensions 6' x 2' x 2'.
I predate modern thinking by 28 years LOL!
When I bought my six everybody said 3ft tank and said my 6ft 110 gallon of dimensions 6' x 18" x 18" was overkill!
They are a very social fish that need to be in a group.
My biggest is 11.5 inches even in my undersized tank.