Loach Bioload Question

TheDojoMojo

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Hello friends,
I plan to stock a 125 gallon long with both dojo loaches and zebra loaches. I plan to have a group of 5 dojos and 6 zebras and am wondering how much of my tank space this will consume. Is anyone else familiar with the bioload of loaches? I know that dojos get quite long, but they are also not very "massive" for lack of a better term. They are also kinda like just larger versions of kuhli loaches which have a low bioload. This is why im wondering if they would count for the full 7-8 inches of fish or a little bit less. As far as the zebras, I do not have personal experience, but they have a body type very similar to that of a yoyo loach. Im curious to hear yall's thoughts on the bioload of loaches or any experience you have had with any species. Thanks!
 

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In my experience and to my knowledge, loaches have a small bioload because they aren't the most active fish.
 

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RedGallant said:
In my experience and to my knowledge, loaches have a small bioload because they aren't the most active fish.
My clown loaches are plenty active, maybe their less nocturnal than other loaches.
 

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qldmick said:
My clown loaches are plenty active, maybe their less nocturnal than other loaches.
I think that the snake-like species such as the pangio species and the pond and dojo loach produce less waste than larger bodied ones.
 

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RedGallant said:
I think that the snake-like species such as the pangio species and the pond and dojo loach produce less waste than larger bodied ones.
Yer I'm thinking my 7-8 kuhli loaches don't have much of a bio load.
 

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I have clowns, zebras, and yoyos together in a 75 gal. my zebras are a whole lot less pushy and greedy than the yoyos! they also don't grow nearly as big or as quickly. Being so small, I don't think my zebras produce nearly as much waste at the other loaches I have in that tank. I know in my tank, the bioload is also more manageable when my loaches eat more live food like copepods and snails, but I have to keep a 10gal to breed their live food since they gobble every single snail and shrimp up before any can multiply.
 

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