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Zebra Loach Guide
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Zebra Loach Guide

Zebra Loach's can often be thought as difficult fish to look after. Once you've done a bit of homework such as reading a Zebra Loach Guide they become such an exciting fish to have within your aquarium, also very rewarding.

I first became so in love with these type of fish when I had my beginning aquarium. I walked into the shop without even doing any research, spotted these gorgeous little fish in one of the tanks. Within a few minutes of looking around I bought a couple there and then. I wish I had done some research before hand as these first ones didn't last as long as I hoped. From that I had learnt to make sure I my homework before just buying any fish.

My enthusiasm didn't just stopped there, I knew there was something I wasn't doing correctly. I did some research and found out some tips which I wish I had done before buying my first Zebra Loach.

I had made one of the most common mistakes when keeping Zebra Loaches along with all bottom dwelling fish, this is lack of food! I thought the same as most fish keepers that they could survive on all the scraps left by the rest of the communal fish. I was wrong, it took me awhile before I found out about certain types of pellets/wafers which you can use. Once I had these within my hands my things at the bottom of my tank started to change. My fish started behaving different and started to live a lot longer.

Zebra Loaches are such a peaceful fish which makes them perfect for any communal tank. Being bottom dwelling fish, they are perfect for filling out the lower section of your tank. They don't grow massive neither only about 4 inches long, so there amazing for keeping within your smaller tanks.

There is one thing to bear in mind, which is sometimes forgotten. This is that these fish commonly are found in shoals. When your thinking about keeping zebra loaches you need to try to buy a minimum of at least 4 fish. If you don't keep them in a shoal, they will start to become very stressed. Even more so if you haven't got many places for them to hide.

If your ever thinking about keeping these little fish, try to read up on a zebra loach guide. This will help you understand the fishes needs before you make the mistakes which I did. Plus you will find out on all the little tips to make sure that your Zebra Loaches live a stress free and longer life.


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Very informative thank you

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  about 5 years ago
Dom Wells  

I have a few cory panda catfish as my "bottom feeders" are they compatible with the zebra loach?

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  about 5 years ago

They are compaitable together, catfish go very well together with loches. I find having both species in my tank enhances the bottom area of my aquairum.

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  about 5 years ago
Dom Wells  

i will look into this when i get into a bigger tank. Oh that reminds me, something I always wondered. I know that catfish are best kept in groups of 3 or more, but i always wondered whether that includes multiple types of catfish, like, if you got 2 cory pandas and 1 other one (the white one i think its an albino cory or something like that) would they go around together or would the single one be lonely?

  
  about 5 years ago

That is a dark area, sometimes they would stick as a pack because of them being cory's but you do get situations where they would single out the odd one. I would advise maybe getting 2 of each if you can just to cover your back.

  
  about 5 years ago
Dom Wells  

good to know thanks!

  
  about 5 years ago

excellent advice on these fish, beautiful fish too

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  about 5 years ago

Most people don't know much information about them. A lot of the time people buy them because of their amazing markings.

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  about 5 years ago

I hear ya, I used to keep fish myself and I found it was really important to as much as possible about all the fish in the tank as well as which fish coexist together well. I'm not saying it's overly hard but there is a bit more to it than just filling up a tank and dumping some fish in it for sure

  
  about 5 years ago

That's very true, many people you ask who have tried to keep fish say they expected its a case of filling up the tank and thats it. You need to do a bit of homework to prevent issues between your fish.

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  about 5 years ago

They are a really good fish to keep,aren't they? They always seem to get on with the other fish, don't they?

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  about 5 years ago

Yes these fish are an amazing fish to keep. You will rarely find them having issues with other fish in your tank. I would highly recommend them to anyone starting out with their first aquarium.

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  about 5 years ago

Hi Morgan, This is another very informative article. Thank you very much.

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  about 5 years ago

Thank you very much Geoff, i'm glad I could help

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  about 5 years ago
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