30 Gallon Tank Question about dojo loaches

Hershamrichard

Is 30 gallons to small for dojo loaches, just cycled tank and added 5 danios , love the look of dojos, but not sure if they would be happy in a 30 gallon, i aim to add 12 small fish along side the loaches.
 

WRWAquarium

Might be a bit on the small side. Tank dimensions?

Dojo get at least 6 inches in length so going to want say 3 feet of length to the tank minimum in my mind.
 

Hershamrichard

Might be a bit on the small side. Tank dimensions?

Dojo get at least 6 inches in length so going to want say 3 feet of length to the tank minimum in my mind.
Tank is 1 metre long bow front.
 

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WRWAquarium

Hmmm I think it will be OK for a few individuals. Looks a nice tank!

Few sites say 4ft minimum for full grown dojo so maybe others here who own them can give you an insight :)
 

StanV

IMO it might be a bit small, they are very active. I have one in my 55 gallon and he’s ALWAYS swimming back and forth and coming up to suck on my finger lol.
 

Hershamrichard

Hmmm I think it will be OK for a few individuals. Looks a nice tank!

Few sites say 4ft minimum for full grown dojo so maybe others here who own them can give you an insight :)
Appreciate your reply
 

StanV

Maybe you’ll be able to get away with it, doesn’t hurt to try, if it clearly seems it get spit of hand then re home ! :)
 

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Hershamrichard

Maybe you’ll be able to get away with it, doesn’t hurt to try, if it clearly seems it get spit of hand then re home ! :)
Lovely pics Stanv, going to give it a go, i know they're social is 3 about right.?
 

StanV

Lovely pics Stanv, going to give it a go, i know they're social is 3 about right.?
As juvies yes, But grown no. That would be overstocking the tank. Since they can hit 8-10 inches. I mean it’ll be fine 1 alone. And have some other type of smaller fish. Dojo loaches are social fish but don’t mean they have to be in a school. So you could go for just 1. In my 55 I have an EBA cichlid, albino dojo, blue eyed BN Pleco and 10 cherry barbs. And then a juvenile Ornate Bichir I’m growing out till it’s big enough for my 125 Gal with 2 Oscar’s. But with the size of the tank you have, I’d go for just 1 and try a school of small fish maybe because as I said they’re very active so they’d be cramped up if you did 3.
 

Hershamrichard

Thanks Stanv , its a godsend to talk to people in the know, no more generic rubbish on google.
 

yeti79

30 gallons is too small for long term. They get up to a foot long and grow quickly. Almost 3 years ago got an 1 1/4" baby and it's now over 10 inches. 55 would be minimum to keep dojos in my opinion and that will require a lot of maintenance as they poop a lot and it is messy.
 

Hershamrichard

30 gallons is too small for long term. They get up to a foot long and grow quickly. Almost 3 years ago got an 1 1/4" baby and it's now over 10 inches. 55 would be minimum to keep dojos in my opinion and that will require a lot of maintenance as they poop a lot and it is messy.
Thanks for your advice yeti.
 

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