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I recently read that the Clown Loach is one of the few non-Chiclids that would work in a tank (55g) with an Oscar (He's about a year old, 6-8 inches, not too agresive). Is this true? Also, what fish, if any, can I put in there with him. I am moving the other Cichlids out to their own tanks because they are starting to get a little touchy about territory and now the tank is looking a little lifeless with just the Oscar and the Plecos. Any suggestions?
 
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Clown loaches are a great looking fish. however they need pristene water conditions to remain healthy long term. They are also best kept in groups of 5 or more, and for a fish that potentially gets pretty large, I have seen reference to individuals 10" or more this would make for a pretty crowded 55. Im not saying that one loach would waste away, if not given the ideal living conditions, And im sure it would take a long time for them to reach their full growth potential, a 55 may be crowded with an oscar and a full grown clown, also the oscars tendancy to produce considerable waste, would make keeping the water condidtions ideal a chore. However this is just MHO :)
 

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Thanks Jim.
 

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To be honest with you, a 55g tank is too small for a clown loach. They preferr to be in ALTEAST a group of three, and in ATLEAST a 75g tank. Beautifull fish though, unique as well, but are hard to care for as they are sensative to water changes.
 

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Thanks Shotgun.
 
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