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by DRLashambe
Tue Feb 26, 2008 12:27 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Lead and fish
Replies: 6
Views: 3358

I'll bring some into my LFS. We also have a company here in London (Ontario, Canada) that is one of the world's largest manufacturers of water filtration systems, I might be able to find out through them.
by DRLashambe
Tue Feb 26, 2008 9:23 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Lead and fish
Replies: 6
Views: 3358

Lead and fish

Hey folks: If anyone has any knowledge about this, it would be a real help. We just moved into an older home, and we have one sink that has old lead lined pipes. Didn't think it would be a problem, it is an un-used laundry sink. It turns out, however, that it very close to where we have to put the f...
by DRLashambe
Thu Sep 06, 2007 1:26 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Think I'm donw to three loaches.
Replies: 14
Views: 3618

Playfulloach: I had something quite awful happen a few years ago when my air pump got disconnected while I was away. Three days with no air pump, one dead loach and one very close. If you don't have an active air pump with a good air stone to really diffuse the oxygen into the water, I would suggest...
by DRLashambe
Thu Jan 04, 2007 4:19 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: black ghost knife fish
Replies: 9
Views: 6510

I've got a 12" BGK in with Clown Loaches, Bala Sharks, and Giant Danios in a 90 gallon tank. I was really afraid for my loaches, but so far, they've been beating the BGK around (my clowns range 4' to 6"). The BGK has the largest hiding place, but has given up, and shares it with two clowns. He is su...
by DRLashambe
Fri Dec 15, 2006 3:47 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Moving Soon
Replies: 5
Views: 1843

Thanks:

by the by, does anyone know how long the filters can maintain bacteria once they're shut down.

I'm very afraid of having to recycle the big tank.
by DRLashambe
Wed Dec 13, 2006 5:52 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Moving Soon
Replies: 5
Views: 1843

Yes, it likely will need to be the same day.

We'll be going by car or truck (both are available).

When we've moved tanks before, I've borrowed my big friends, emptied half the water, and moved that way. I've never done that in cold weather, and it's always been with a 30 gallon, never bigger.
by DRLashambe
Tue Dec 12, 2006 3:53 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Moving Soon
Replies: 5
Views: 1843

Moving Soon

Hey folks! I'll be moving across town soon, and I'm a little worried. I have a 90 gallon tank, with 4 clown loaches (ranging 3 to 6 inches), 5 bala sharks (about the same range), 5 giant Danios, and a Black Ghost Knife. I also have an almost empty 30 gallon tank, and a 10 gallon tank reserved for ho...
by DRLashambe
Thu Nov 09, 2006 4:20 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Hand Feeding a clown loach?
Replies: 23
Views: 6083

Looking forward to the pics. How old would Albert be?

Do you think he's so brave because of his size, or is he just really hungry?
by DRLashambe
Thu Nov 09, 2006 1:04 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Hand Feeding a clown loach?
Replies: 23
Views: 6083

Amazing Photos! What a big clown. After seeing this, my wife and I have a new goal.
by DRLashambe
Tue Nov 07, 2006 1:32 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Hand Feeding a clown loach?
Replies: 23
Views: 6083

Hand Feeding a clown loach?

In recent months, if anyone recalls, my Alpha clown loach was blinded by a heat problem in my big clown tank. We removed him, treated him for the fungus that had arisen from all of his scratches (and the possible re-cycling of the tank), and all was well. He had a recent outbreak of Ich, and it was ...
by DRLashambe
Fri Oct 06, 2006 1:43 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: i need help--Really lots of it!
Replies: 32
Views: 8652

I actually made a direct phone call to complain about my local petsmart putting goldfish in with the tropical fish (they say it is because they are trying to solve their snail problem). I got a call from the store manager who told me that petsmart vets told them it is okay. A company that cares? The...
by DRLashambe
Mon Sep 11, 2006 4:24 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: The clown who wouldn't grow...
Replies: 12
Views: 6165

I had a real "ranking" of growth amongst my guys, and from watching their behaviour, it seemed directly related to dominance. In my case, the smallest clown was purchased much later, and he doesn't get the best hiding places, so he spends all his time wandering around the tank as well. For growth, n...
by DRLashambe
Tue Jun 13, 2006 9:38 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Moving some loaches...is it safe?
Replies: 5
Views: 2217

I'd definately space out the transfer over a larger time period: say a week. You might be okay with some species, but with Clown loaches being so sensitive, I wouldn't risk exposing them to the possibility of an ammonia spike. Let the tank settle after each re-location. I have two Aquaclear 110 filt...
by DRLashambe
Tue Jun 06, 2006 11:15 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Clown growth, or lack of.
Replies: 7
Views: 3243

I did some slow growth early on with my clowns, and one of the problems was definately water quality. I did see some really fantastic growth once I got the clowns to start eating snails. I assume it was the increased protein. I also really tried to provide a greatly varied diet, with bloodworms, fro...
by DRLashambe
Thu May 25, 2006 10:15 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Opinions needed (long post)
Replies: 6
Views: 2700

The Pictus chase everyone if they come into their corner of the tank, but haven't "attacked" anyone. The conflicts that I've seen are always won by the clowns. Best hiding places, first to the sinking food, etc. I was actually considering getting a 20 gallon if we kept the blind clown by himself (po...