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by andyroo
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Back at 'er
Replies: 4
Views: 484

Re: Back at 'er

Yes, it's true that you can never really go home ... These sorts of fora do seem to be cyclical. Some have ups & downs, most just up and then down. Loaches is a very specific topic, so I guess just doesn't have the critical mass to re-spark - though I'm happy to give it a try! To Nancy's question, I...
by andyroo
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Bloat - parasites?
Replies: 0
Views: 630

Bloat - parasites?

Good and wise, Sorry, not re. the loaches but the African brown/black knife that may soon share a tank with the new clowns (et al) I've owned said knife for about a year. She (according to little backward-pointing anal fin spike) came to me fairly wee and with a bit of a what looked like a bloated b...
by andyroo
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Steel Framing
Replies: 1
Views: 273

Steel Framing

Hi Loach-y-Folk, I don't see people using steel support/reinforcement framing around their tank seams/sides, only glass. Is there a reason? I ask as we're putting an in-wall build into our farmhouse renno; I'm thinking to reduce my glass cost by doing the framing in 1.5" angle-iron on top (pinned ba...
by andyroo
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Back at 'er
Replies: 4
Views: 484

Back at 'er

After a nasty plant-poisoning event (my fault) resulting in loss of all fish incl. my pack of long-time loaches ~6yrs ago, a local importer has brought me back around to Botia with 6 wee clowns (first time they've been imported in >8yrs, it seems). So far they're calmed down, settling in & getting n...
by andyroo
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: research paper
Replies: 17
Views: 4506

Re: research paper

Toothpick- you in University yet?
I've rekindled my LOL.
by andyroo
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Sources for Pangio myersi - giant kuhli loach?
Replies: 9
Views: 1079

Re: Sources for Pangio myersi - giant kuhli loach?

Segrest's got them currently, so could/should be in your local soon.
by andyroo
Sun May 27, 2012 6:44 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Freshwater fish in Indonesian Bali island
Replies: 7
Views: 6814

Re: Freshwater fish in Indonesian Bali island

Interesting that of the 3 species in the picture two of them are invasive. Same thing round here- most rivers are loaded with invasives, mainly same swordtail & guppy from pet-industry breeders. Native/endemic livebreeders/gambusia & killies are having a tough time, but the predatory mullet & gobies...
by andyroo
Sun May 27, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Clown Loach proof plants?
Replies: 16
Views: 8502

Re: Clown Loach proof plants?

Aquella, Sounds like he/she's bored. Better to eat the plants than start picking at the sealant silicone seams... Put in a couple of powerheads -Koralia 3 seem to get the job done- mounted in a bunch to generate an area of high current, maybe across the front glass, and some tubular hides- PVC or ba...
by andyroo
Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:09 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New Blue Loach and Community Tank
Replies: 11
Views: 6470

Re: New Blue Loach and Community Tank

Diane, I honestly couldn't tell you- temperament in these guys seems highly variable and at least somewhat associated with who or what they're housed with. Mine are nothing short of murderous little stinkers, but they live nicely/peacefully with tetras and angels. The angels are pretty bloodthirsty ...
by andyroo
Sun Oct 30, 2011 12:36 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New Blue Loach and Community Tank
Replies: 11
Views: 6470

Re: New Blue Loach and Community Tank

By "Blue" you mean Y. modesta , yes? Orange-fin is another name. They're my favourites. A couple of things: a) a 55 really isn't big enough for clowns.... sorry. Blues are almost as big and they're supposed to grow a little quicker than clowns so your upgrade might be a little sooner. Think about up...
by andyroo
Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:56 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Dyeing
Replies: 8
Views: 3375

Re: Dyeing

issue is that I've got 1x Y. mod (and an unknown that looks like a Y.mod, actually like yellowfin but with yellow dorsal) and the only Y.mods available are dyed. I can either wait (maybe years) for another opportunity to build a proper school (again), thus supporting this dastardly activity, or I ca...
by andyroo
Tue Aug 30, 2011 4:04 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Dyeing
Replies: 8
Views: 3375

Re: Dyeing

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by andyroo
Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:50 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Leptobotia elongata in the UK!
Replies: 14
Views: 5443

Re: Leptobotia elongata in the UK!

Next time you bring them over keep me posted- I'll see what it'll take to get a couple shipped south. Temperatures sound perfect for a hilltop house.
by andyroo
Sun Aug 28, 2011 4:01 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Dyeing
Replies: 8
Views: 3375

Dyeing

The consensus is that dyed fish such as Y. modesta tend to have shorted lifespans due to either the process, stress or actual toxicity of the dyes used. But what actually kills the fish? Are they more suceptible to bacterial infections or something similar? Or is it that the people who buy these unf...
by andyroo
Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:56 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Leptobotia elongata in the UK!
Replies: 14
Views: 5443

Re: Leptobotia elongata in the UK!

Emma, Aren't these highly endangered? Are they from a breeder? Will they be/are they for sale, and if so are you setting up some sort of private/hobby-oriented breeding programme or club? I work in conservation (restoration) and consider the pets industry to be the last great hope for many hyper-end...