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What size tank for different loaches and cory cats??

Discussion in 'Loaches' started by ara35, Aug 24, 2006.

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    I am buying a 10G tank, and i want either a school of loaches or a school of cory cats, along with some shrimp and so on. The main focus is will a 10G tank be able to hold loaches, cory cats, or otos???
     
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    loaches belong in atleast a 25G tank for 2. you need to keep cories, otos, and loaches in groups, they are more comfortable. otos dont need much room per fish, so i would say they would be a good addition. siamese algae eaters get about 3" and groups of 2-3 are entertaining
     
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    what do you think of dwarf/ pygmy cories or dwarf loaches? i just found out about them
     
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    Dwarf loaches should be kept in groups of 5 or more and housed in 29 gallon or larger aquarium.
     
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    by dwarf loaches you mean yo-yo and dojo loaches?
     
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    The chained loach is often called the "dwarf loach".
     
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    no i mean a chained loach... and what about pygmy cories?
     
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    Botia sidthimunki.. thats the scientific name
     
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    Two quick observations-

    1- Sids are now listed on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
    2- Sids are being renamed Yasuhikotakia sidthimunki though Botia is still used by most.

    I have had a group of 7 sids in a 20L for about 3 years now and they are by no means the only fish in the tank.
     
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    I did not say they couldn't be kept in a 20...said they would do better in a bigger tank. By the way a 20 long has the same floor space as a 29.
     
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