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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-29-2013, 02:40 PM Thread Starter
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Best sand for Loaches...

I was thinking on getting a couple of Smaller Zebra loches for my hubby's new tank. What kind of sand do you have in your tank for them? Play? Fine marine sand? I'd like a dark color, but if the only choice is white then I'll deal with it. Whatever is best for them. This goes without saying that yes I will cycle it. Most likely hang the new filter right next to my old filter on my 29 for a few weeks.
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Not sure about whats "best" for them, but I use playsand for my kuhlis and they love it, they can even sift it through their gills. Never tried anything else with them so can't comment on any others.
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I want one they can sift through and not hurt them. I have heard about some sands that can hurt there bellies and not be good for them. I have Tahitian moon sand right now and I know that is not good for them. I may have to go with play sand.
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They do not need sand.
I have several species of Loaches and most tanks have Soil Master Select, a few have Turface, and I am switching the rest to Safe-T-Sorb.
All of these are soft enough for them.
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