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by CKfish
Tue Jan 30, 2007 2:26 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Clown Loaches in New York???
Replies: 15
Views: 3813

I'll second the vote for House of Fins. Their livestock is usually absolutely top quality. Sal Silvestro there is a longtime member and ex-president of our local aquarium society. He raised some very big clowns.
by CKfish
Wed Jun 28, 2006 8:57 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: River Tank Babies!!!
Replies: 304
Views: 147960

Emma, that's terrific. Keep the photos coming!
by CKfish
Wed Jun 28, 2006 8:44 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Fat sidthimunki
Replies: 3
Views: 1668

Nancy, this is the same group. The infection stopped when I used a Maracyn/Maracyn II combination to treat it. I usually prefer to just use clean water and the fish's own healing powers, but something was clearly running rampant in the tank. Problem solved (unless this is related? I don't think it i...
by CKfish
Tue Jun 27, 2006 10:44 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Fat sidthimunki
Replies: 3
Views: 1668

Fat sidthimunki

Hi all, One of my sidthimunki's is developing a pretty disgorged looking belly. I thought he'd just had too many blackworms and would need to "pass" them, but I spent a weekend away when they got no food and he's looking as large as ever. The others in the tank look fine, and his behavior is normal....
by CKfish
Fri Jun 16, 2006 12:55 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: The Super-Glue Principle
Replies: 15
Views: 5139

The best part about Marten's approach is that you can just pick up those two little rocks to position the fish anywhere you want in the tank! ;)
by CKfish
Fri Apr 21, 2006 12:11 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: White "mildew"???
Replies: 3
Views: 1624

Sounds like something decaying, or bacteria colonies. Clown loaches lay green eggs, if I recall. It would be very unusual to have them breed in a home aquarium.
by CKfish
Fri Apr 21, 2006 12:30 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Losing sids-- ideas?
Replies: 2
Views: 1410

Nancy, thanks for the ideas. I'm reluctant to start medicating without a diagnosis. I've used levamisole and metronidizole before when I had clown loaches that were losing weight. These sids aren't looking skinny, they've just started dropping. I got the rainbows from a friend, and have had them in ...
by CKfish
Thu Apr 20, 2006 2:03 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Losing sids-- ideas?
Replies: 2
Views: 1410

Losing sids-- ideas?

Hi all, In the past week and a half, I've lost four of my 8 sids. I'm a little baffled as to what's causing this. They are all juveniles of 1 to 1.5" in size. I bought 2 of them in January and 6 in early March. All were quarantined in a glass, bare bottom tank for 3 weeks before moving to their curr...
by CKfish
Tue Apr 18, 2006 12:40 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Please, help my kuhli loach :( UPDATE & more
Replies: 17
Views: 6304

Stick with clean, healthy water and see if the kuhli's condition improves. You could medicate, but if it's just a superficial wound it should heal by itself.

Regarding the goldfish, try feeding it a couple shelled peas. That usually get's things 'moving' ;)
by CKfish
Tue Apr 18, 2006 12:37 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Oh No!
Replies: 9
Views: 2730

Probably obvious, but make sure you replace that heater-- once they've failed once, they'll do it again.
by CKfish
Fri Apr 07, 2006 10:28 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Emaciated Clown Loach
Replies: 35
Views: 21388

Interestingly, the current issue of Tropical Fish Hobbyist has an article on the treatment of "chronic wasting disease" in livebearers using levamisole. In livebearers, the wild caught specimens seem to commonly arrive with nematode worm infections. In the article they dispute the claim that levamis...
by CKfish
Wed Mar 15, 2006 2:48 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: my LFS got sidthimunki's in !
Replies: 17
Views: 6027

House of Fins in Greenwich. They received 30 a week ago Tuesday, and were down to 9 left as of Saturday, so call before you go! It's a fantastic store regardless, so if you're in the area it's worth stopping by.
by CKfish
Wed Mar 15, 2006 2:28 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: my LFS got sidthimunki's in !
Replies: 17
Views: 6027

Every time I've seen them in the store they have been around 1". I picked up a pair last year (all I could get), and then six more a week ago. They were all around the same size at purchase.
by CKfish
Wed Mar 15, 2006 1:48 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: my LFS got sidthimunki's in !
Replies: 17
Views: 6027

Picked them up for $13 each. Not the cheapest fish, but I've seen them selling for more.
by CKfish
Wed Mar 15, 2006 12:20 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: my LFS got sidthimunki's in !
Replies: 17
Views: 6027

Must be sid season! I just picked up six of them myself.