Should I Sell My Loach?

  1. t

    troutstudio New Member Member

    I’ve had this one loach for about 12 years. It’s about 6cm long. I had a 4 foot tank but now I have downsized to a smaller tank 60 x 50 x 35 : 105 litres. It seems healthy, although quite dark in colour. Hides a lot but will swim about when lights are out. The problem is, although I like my loach, it doesn’t seem happy. When go quietly to the tank - which has plants and about 20 tetras, it will often go ballistic. I’m often concerned it will damage itself. It makes working in the tank very difficult. Just seems now like it should be in a larger aquarium. I would however, hate for it to die in the hands of an amateur. What would you do ?
     
  2. BringKermitBack

    BringKermitBack Well Known Member Member

    I'm not sure what the exact size for clowns is, but I know it needs a school of 6 and a slightly larger tank.
     
  3. emmysjj

    emmysjj Well Known Member Member

    I’m pretty sure clown loaches need 100< gallons... I’d rehome it :(
     


  4. BringKermitBack

    BringKermitBack Well Known Member Member

    BTW 100 gallons is 380 litres :)
     
  5. emmysjj

    emmysjj Well Known Member Member

    They said that they downsized to a 105 liter tank ;) so a little more than 30 gallons...
     
  6. BringKermitBack

    BringKermitBack Well Known Member Member

    Sorry just clearing it up for OP. They were using metric for volume :)
     
  7. emmysjj

    emmysjj Well Known Member Member

    Ohhhh oops sorry :p
     
  8. esdwa

    esdwa Well Known Member Member

    Definitely something wrong here as 12 yrs old loach is usually way larger. Unless you mean 6 inches, not centimeters.
     
  9. Redshark1

    Redshark1 Well Known Member Member