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Re: Suggestions. A small fish in a small tank

PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 12:51 am
by Loachloach
Hey, just to let you know the loaches seem to be doing well. They're very active, their tails seem to be getting fatter. I can't see any dent on the algae/biofilm growing on the glass but the loaches are eating something around non-stop. I think they do love the cover of the plants.
One of them has claimed the front glass for himself and kicks around everything that approaches but others manage to avoid him and just keep away. He even dares kicking shrimp away :) I think he's the bosss :lol: No harm done, the rest just go around him. They're really funny when they dig the substrate. Their side fins start moving really fast and tiny grains of sand flies everywhere...

I am a bit worried as I am going away for 2 weeks and they'll get no water changes...

I have set up another tank which is running empty at the moment. I just dose ferts and I have some plants in it. I'll see if it grows any algae in time.

Re: Suggestions. A small fish in a small tank

PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 8:27 pm
by NancyD
Arg, forgive my gallon vs litre tank suggestions, oops. Panda garras get too large for a 60l, I'd "read" 60g. They'd do well in the larger tank & are quite fun!

Your newest fish do look like beaufortia...of either type, I'm not good at IDs.

My sewellia, gastros & other fish enjoy Repashy Soylent Green gel food. I'm not sure where Alan ships outside the US (but I'm guessing by the litres/gallons, you're not in the US, lol).

Enjoy your holiday, less food = less need for water changes. The fish should be fine for at least up to 2 weeks, although my husband doesn't believe that! So we have a neighbor come over to feed M, W & F when we're gone.