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Author Topic: Yo Yo Loaches size  (Read 1616 times)
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« on: February 12, 2008, 01:02:03 AM »

I have conflicting information about the size this fish grows to. In the fish compatibility section it lists 3" under stats. The profile lists 6". The pet store lists 4". My book,"Eyewitness Handbook: Aquarium Fish" lists 8". So how big are your Yoyos?

Also will they be able to live with an angelfish? I'm setting up a new 50gal tank and plan on getting one black veil tail.

I realize the loaches are river fish; my plan was to use driftwood or a structure of some sort to create a reduction in flow so the angel can be out of the current and the loaches can enjoy it if necessary. I'm also going to move my 5 golden barbs into this tank once its ready. The barbs are currently in a 30gal.
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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2008, 01:35:27 AM »

8 inches is at the high end though I have seen one that size 6 to 7 inches is the norm. Personally I wouldn't put them in a 50. The smallest tank I would pu them in would be a 75.If you want loaches, and who can blame you, I would go with botia striata. They are from the same family as the Yo-Yo but top out at around 4 inches max. They are very enjoyable. You could probably go with a group of 8 to 10 in your 50.

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