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I did a whole lot more than he did he couldn't give a s*** when they bred and it came time to sell them he was like yes 100 bucks and I didn't get any money I just helped him cause if I didn't he was planning on buying 8 to behind with and he was going to get a 40 gallon tank but at least I got him to get a 100 gallon
 
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Then why do you still have a clown loach in a 30g tank knowing that he will get to big and prefer to be in a 6+ shoal?
 
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Because right now it's a juvenile and I'm working on getting a 75 gallon tank for him then I'll get 5 more
 

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Have to admit I am skeptical about breeding Clown Loaches in captivity - even fish farms dont breed them commercially, most clown loaches are farmed from rivers or wild ponds/pools.

Also choosing to let a Clown Loach to 15 inches is an odd thing to say, Clown Loaches take years and years to grow likely 8 or 9 years to get to that kind of size.

As others have said, if this is true it is the first time they have been bred in captivity.

Sorry but I just dont exactly believe that this is as it seems.

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Because right now it's a juvenile and I'm working on getting a 75 gallon tank for him then I'll get 5 more
But my point is, right now, there is a good chance he is not happy. Also, what if you cannot quickly aquire a 75g and that clown loach gets bigger? He will become stunted. And he will be damaged. And his life will be shortened. I had a clown loach in a 40g tank and I rehomed at 2 inches long because this was a concern of mine, and as a responsible fish keeper, it should be a concern of yours too. I had only had him a few weeks before the members of this forum told me I was wrong. I am not trying to ride your case, it is just that this kind of reckless regard for the well being of a pet just gets to me. I know I have not been perfect at this, and I have made stocking mistakes. Heck I had to rush setup a 55g due to a stocking discrepancy. It happens. But you have many people telling you what this fish needs, and you are blowing them off.

I understand that you think he is okay now in a little tank, and that you have time. But it is best to put a fish originally in a tank that will suit it as an adult. This way you do not risk stunting the growth of the fish.
 
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Well the 75 is coming next month
 

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I'd be reluctant to stock up to capacity on platys. They must breed relatively easily. I remember getting up one morning to a tank full of little tiddlers (they were soooooo cute though). Might have been swordtails come to think of it.
 
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I'd be reluctant to stock up to capacity on platys. They must breed relatively easily. I remember getting up one morning to a tank full of little tiddlers (they were soooooo cute though). Might have been swordtails come to think of it.
I give my babies away for free lol. I love my platys and swords but their libidos leave something to be desired, so once a month i put out a free ad and people come pick em right out of my tank :p had numerous ones got to 100+ gallon tanks.
 
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