Dwarf Chain Loach Care Guide – Aquarium Co-Op

hey guys Cory from aquarium co-op today I want to go I want to show you guys dwarf chain loaches and how to care for them let's dig in so in this tank here we've got dwarf chain loaches they're the ones kind of school around here they're kind of neurotic when you're trying to film them but they do best in a group I can't stress that enough these you know a lot of times people get two or three and really they want to move like a school of tetras II watch them here they're just loving life they're super playful they only get two and a half inches maybe three look it's super fat if you feed them a lot of worms they are a carnivore they love meaty things they will eat snails for you so they're a great planted tank loach they don't really beat up on plants they don't disturb things too much they will take care of snails in general people just fall in love with them because they're cute and cuddly but keeping groups of six or more they the problem with that is they are little expensive for a lot of people you know we've got them here at twelve bucks they can be a little more a little less depending on time of year things like that but they also will go up mid water if you're not standing here at the camera they will swim mid water will perch like a lot of times they'll sit on that sponge me looking at you so you get all that lovable loach behavior in a small package you know for lack of a better term I would say it's one of the Nano loaches you know there's other loaches that stay small but these guys they really do interact well with a community tank they do well like we've gotten with these angels and there's some tetras in there we've got the Adonis pluck go back there corydoras they share space with all of them they do well with all of them and mostly you just need to keep them kind of at a neutral pH nothing too crazy you don't have to keep them extra warmer extra cold just kind of your normal tropical temperatures somewhere between 74 and 80 so long as you're stable and not moving around on them make sure they get fed enough you know like in this tank with all these angels we've got to feed a lot so that they can get fed down below they won't come up and eat but you really want to make sure your locusts have a nice fat belly as opposed to you know being sunken-in or something like that so good quality food neutral pH get them in big groups you know so you're gonna spend at least 60 bucks to get a good group of these but man are you gonna love them and I would say minimum tink size for these guys even at a group of six is like a twenty gallon they don't get that large obviously are gonna have to dedicate some real estate if it's a small tank you can't you know have six of these and six angelfish and things like that but yeah they also do really cool in big groups I've seen groups of like fifty of them in people's 280 gallon tanks and man it's mind-blowing and cool to watch them race around the tank and play so very neat fish not a lot of info out info on it out there for people but I do recommend you guys track some these down and keep them in your fish keeping rear because they are super fun and definitely the family will fall in love with them so keep them you know keep them happy you do those water changes give them a big enough tank and keep them in a group and you will enjoy them if you like this video go ahead and like subscribe so you can see other stuff like this and we'll see you in the next video thanks for watching

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