As a clown loach keeping enthusiast, I have been enjoying their company in my home fish tanks for some time now. And they are one of the most passive species that you can find! But did you know your Clown Loaches might be annoying other tank dwellers or even fighting among themselves? Let’s take an inside look at what causes these behaviors so we know how to stop them from happening again…
Are Clown Loaches Aggressive?
The Lamnsoi clown loach is a shy, peaceful fish that can be quite active. However it may hail from time-to-time with some form of aggression like curiously inspecting the other tank mates or barbels which isn’t always harmful in most cases.
In the fishkeeping hobby, it’s often said that clown loaches are peaceful freshwater dwellers. And after owning three of them for some time now and keeping their company every day in my tank- I can attest to this statement being true almost everywhere!
When it comes to keeping clown loaches, you can pretty much find a tank-mate for them. In my experience with the fish in either big or small tanks – they were happy everywhere! The only exception would be if your Maneater sexually mature male is looking at potential female partners outside of its own species; then things might get tense between these two fish (but don’t worry because even though males typically outlives females by about three years on average…deadlier than most people think!).
Although they are usually shy, the Golden Dwarf Barb tends to avoid conflict. They don’t often come in contact with other live-bearing fish and have never been observed attacking another creature of any kind!
Why Is Your Clown Loach Becoming Aggressive?
Whether you are suspecting a clown loach to be aggressive or not, they can sometimes display signs that might indicate their curiosity towards other tank mates. This is usually what causes the problem as it leads them closer with potential enemies in your aquarium environment which could lead up into becoming an outright enemy of one another!
It’s important for everyone who owns these peaceful fish like me (or any type) know exactly how their natural behavior works so we don’t make mistakes such as putting ourselves at risk when putting together different setups just because our cute little.
#1. The Behavior of Slightly Tinkling Other Fish
The clown loach is a pretty active fish and may be curious about the new tank mate. It’s possible that they’re just messing with their partner to see how it feels or if this will end up being entertaining for them both!
Clown Loaches aren’t aggressive towards other creatures but make sure you watch out because these slippery slangsters can slip right through your fingers when things get too excited – so keep an eye on those firmer surfaces as well!.
While they can be shy at times, generally speaking if the fish feels confident enough it won’t hesitate to look around and investigate different things in its tank. In this process he might swim around or peck other fry with occasional aggression but never harmful intentions on your part as long you watch out for any injuries that may occur from these actions.
If there is ever an issue then try separating them immediately so no harm comes about through negligence- after all we want our little friends healthy!
Keep reading this guide to learn how you can keep your clown loach from becoming aggressive. I’ve shared some of the best ways in which we’ve found success with reducing their anger oraggression, so continue on!
#2. Establishing Hierarchy In The Tank
The behavior of establishing a hierarchy among the fish in your tank is another reason why some can become aggressive. In simple terms, this means they’re ranked based on their status or authority within that group – if you get new loaches it’ll be important to watch them closely so as not cause any conflict between fellow aquarium companions!
If you want to know what the pecking order is like, just take a look at your chickens. They will show it right before their eyes and in perfect detail!
Chickens form dominance hierarchies where they compete for rank with one another by performing displays that are dyadic or vertical (between two individuals). These contests can be reciprocal; when an individual performs better than others who have performed similarly during previous interactions- either superior performance on its own behalf (” perched”) or as part of longer sequences –it may receive ” hail grants” which allows them additional food provisioning space over time periods typically lasting days.
In the case of clown loaches, as you might have guessed already (and I’ll admit it’s not too hard), they’re establishing hierarchy through fights. So if your little ones are brawling with each other then that is what’s going on here – though sometimes even trying to determine who got ranked lowest can be difficult!
It may seem like a lot at once but keep in mind these behaviors aren’t always bad; usually when fish fight there isn.
You can always interrupt the process and take some steps to save your clown loaches if you’re noticing severe damage among them.
How To Stop Aggressive Behavior Of Clown Loaches?
#1. Rearrange The Tank Decorations
If your clown loaches are constantly fighting over dominance and hierarchy issues in the tank, then you can re-arrange all of its decorations like caves or rocks to another location. This should make it more difficult for them since they won’t be able determine who’s boss anymore!
#2. Add More Hiding Places
Why not add more hiding places for your loaches?
You could create anything from a cave, to driftwood and even rocks. One of my clowns likes spending time underneath the space under his decoration (driftwood). Another two spent most their free-time hidden away in some crevice or crack near sand/rocks!
Fun Fact: Clown loaches are actually really clever and intelligent fish! They play dead which is kind of fun to watch them do, but you can also rest assured knowing that your pet will never go through any real harm because it’s just pretending. While lying on its side the clown loochie usually taps at tank glass with its fin when he/she feels threatened so don’t worry about being too careful around these guys – they’re fully alive all along even though sometimes they may seem otherwise due their colors making tricks for hiding among plants or other floating objects in order save energy from sun bathing while waiting out predators like cats who might want dinner.
The best way to keep your clown loaches from getting into fights is by providing them with safe hiding places. A bullied fish can easily find cover in a temporary haven whenever there’s trouble, which will make the tank more peaceful for everyone! Caves and rocks add an interesting element that breaks up any visual concentration in tanks while driftwood provides shelter against arrows or other dangers outside of their immediate surroundings – all these factors help reduce aggression between different dominance ranks within one species significantly.So not only do you get some cool decorating options but also improved health rates because less interaction means calmer environments overall.
#3. Add More Clown Loaches And Expand The School
One way to reduce the aggression and fighting among clown loaches is by adding more of their kind. As a general rule, you should keep them in groups that have 5 or less per square inch (ppi) because these fish are active and social enough so as long they have sufficient space for swimming around amongst one another without feeling cramped up on top anyone else’s business! Adding just 3 extra ones will help spread out dominance issues.
#4. Ensure Clown Loach Have Enough Space Relative To Their Size
Take note of the size your clown loaches. If they’re babies or young ones, then you’ll need more space to keep them before getting a larger tank – at least 12 inches wide for every one in there!
If it’s an adult? Well see what happens when he/she grows into his lengthened body because this could happen quickly depending on how big these fish can get- some reach up past 3″.
Clown loaches are not aggressive towards other fish but it’s important to know that the dominant ones will try and establish their rank by showing off. They might get into an argument with another less-dominant individual if there isn’t enough space for both of them in your tank so watch out!
To make sure your fish is happy and healthy, it’s important to buy a tank that will give them enough space. This reduces the aggression in their environment which means they’re less likely fight each other! When you choose an appropriately sized aquarium for yourself or as gifts during Christmas time – this makes sure no one goes without adequate care because of poor planning on our part.
As with most tropical fish, clown loaches need a good amount of space to swim around in. A 75-gallon tank is the minimum size you should consider when getting your first group together and it will also be big enough if they start breeding! To figure out how many these little guys can handle before running into problems down the road (or just being too crowded), I recommend checking my article on What Size Tank Should I Get?
If you notice your clown loach becoming aggressive, it’s important to know how they behave and what will happen. In short: if an animal has a higher rank than another in its species (the pecking order), then there may be times when these individuals become aggressoor towards each other because of their differing rankings within the social group; but this should settle over time without intervention or concern from us humans! Additionally- keeping them with tanks mates who aren’t too tall could lead into problems as well since those bigger fish can nip at any unnoticed injuries on.
You can have a clown loach as your tank mate and they are bottom-dwelling fish. Their personality is such that it’s not very likely you’ll come across them ways of other tanks inhabitants, even though sometimes their signature bright colors may stand out against different backgrounds!