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Labeo bicolor and Clown loaches

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    FuZZykeuh
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    Has anyone ever tried to keep a labeo bicolor together with clown loaches? I read in the knowledge base that they are known to form alliance with them but can anyone confirm this? Or has anyone gotten trouble with it?

    #354914

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Can’t actually remember where that information came from…Confused

    One thing is for sure; you will need a very large tank to try this out.

    #354918

    Byron Hosking
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    I saw this thread yesterday and decided to await Matt’s comments, as I was interested in the source.  Now that the source is a mystery, I will suggest that this may be erroneous.  When I was preparing data on this species a couple of years back, I had this to say about the behaviour:

    Compatibility/Temperament: Not a general community fish especially for beginners. Very aggressive with its own species (it probably lived in solitude except when breeding) and as it matures is often aggressive with other fish especially those resembling it and those with vertical stripes. Should be kept solitary (one fish per tank) with carefully-selected tankmates like the larger barbs and rasbora. Bottom fish (loaches and most catfish) should not be included with this species.

    In my wanderings hither and yon, no one has ever contradicted this, and I have heard of more than one case where a single Red Tailed Shark terrorized other bottom fish and some upper fish with stripes, so I would myself not recommend combining the species.

    Byron.

    #354919

    FuZZykeuh
    Participant

    Thanks a lot for the informational replies! I’ve been wanting a red tailed shark for many years but i wont risk it then.

    #354922

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Thanks Byron, looks like I should amend the profile. Does anyone else have an opinion on this?

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