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by Gryphoemia
Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:13 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Medicated food seller on Ebay - anyone used them?
Replies: 1
Views: 1831

Medicated food seller on Ebay - anyone used them?

Anyone used these? Looks temptingly convenient, and I like that each food has just one active ingredient, some of which are hard to find in stores.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/abrage22/m.html ... pg=&_from=
by Gryphoemia
Fri Aug 23, 2013 1:48 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Clowns wasting while still eating, plus other symptoms
Replies: 1
Views: 1542

Clowns wasting while still eating, plus other symptoms

A few months ago, one of my 4 large clowns gradually started getting skinny and having buoyancy problems. Giving him peas seemed to help temporarily, but he’d get worse again. I opted not to treat because he was acting normal otherwise and I didn’t want to stress the rest of the tank with meds based...
by Gryphoemia
Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:39 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Chronic loach rage! Any advice?
Replies: 1
Views: 1104

Chronic loach rage! Any advice?

So once upon a time I had a small group of large clowns, and everything was great. Over the last few years, life has had us moving from one remote rural town to the next. Unfortunately, a couple of years ago I lost a few fish to mysterious issues with the municipal water in one previous town, so I a...
by Gryphoemia
Wed Sep 23, 2009 2:49 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Clown crisis - bacteria and meds question
Replies: 3
Views: 1992

Thanks for the reply, Diana. My last water change was only a day ago, and the tank is gravel-less. I agree with you about meds in general, but in this case, based on the fact that I always keep my nitrates low and I've already lost 1 loach, I doubt that the others will recover with nothing more than...
by Gryphoemia
Tue Sep 22, 2009 11:21 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Clown crisis - bacteria and meds question
Replies: 3
Views: 1992

Clown crisis - bacteria and meds question

75 gal tank, established as is for 2+ years 5 clowns (4"-6"), 1 siamese algae eater amm = 0 nitrite = 0 nitrate = 5-15 ppm A few weeks ago one of the clowns died suddenly. One evening I came home from work and noticed him hiding in the plants at the surface, breathing hard. Barbels were red, blood i...
by Gryphoemia
Mon Aug 31, 2009 1:38 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: water softening advice please
Replies: 4
Views: 1591

water softening advice please

About a year ago I moved across the state with my clown loach tank. My new home has much harder water than the old place. The CLs seemed to be doing okay for a long time, although my water seems to be lethal to rainbowfish. Anyway, last week I suddenly lost one of my large CLs to an apparent bacteri...
by Gryphoemia
Tue May 20, 2008 1:13 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Large clowns with black color faded in spots?
Replies: 5
Views: 1615

Emma Turner wrote: Thanks for spending so much time on this forum, too- we all appreciate it. I don't post much, but I read a lot and I've learned a lot.
Thank you so much, it is always great to receive such positive feedback. :D

Emma
by Gryphoemia
Mon May 19, 2008 7:47 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Large clowns with black color faded in spots?
Replies: 5
Views: 1615

Thanks Emma. The new guys are around 4.5" and 6", and yes, that does sound like what I'm seeing. I wasn't sure about it, because my three resident clowns of similar size haven't shown any color change like this. I wonder if it's genetics or environment/diet that causes it? They have settled into the...
by Gryphoemia
Mon May 19, 2008 4:10 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Large clowns with black color faded in spots?
Replies: 5
Views: 1615

Large clowns with black color faded in spots?

I just adopted two large clowns. They look good and plump, and so far they act healthy. But, both fish have 2-3 large spots in their black bands that appear to be fading to match the yellow. The spots have soft edges, and do not look like irregular markings. It almost looks like the fish are losing ...
by Gryphoemia
Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:54 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Stocking advice please
Replies: 3
Views: 1273

Martin, thanks for the info. Your river tank is lovely, I'll probably try to build something similar in terms of water movement. Do you get much sand creep with that constant, one way flow? Do you think 8 clowns and 3 tinfoils would work, bio load wise? (assuming 50% weekly water changes and a coupl...
by Gryphoemia
Sat Jan 06, 2007 9:14 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Stocking advice please
Replies: 3
Views: 1273

Stocking advice please

I adopted three orphaned clowns a few months ago (2"-4" SL). Currently they have a 55 gal to themselves. I'm planning to upgrade their tank when we move this summer. I'm planning a 6 foot, 135 gallon tank. I'll add three more clowns, roughly the same size, for a total of six. I want to add some tin ...
by Gryphoemia
Thu Sep 07, 2006 6:29 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Yoyo gravid for months?
Replies: 5
Views: 1977

Her pattern is very reticulated- no "yoyo" at all. Is the pattern change a sign of sexual maturity, then?
by Gryphoemia
Thu Sep 07, 2006 3:02 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Yoyo gravid for months?
Replies: 5
Views: 1977

Yoyo gravid for months?

Hi all. I have a single 4"+ yoyo loach- I found her all by herself at the lfs about six months ago. I haven't been able to find any other similar sized yoyos, so she's living with my three 3" clowns in a 55. She went from being a total recluse when she was alone to being a terrible bully with the cl...
by Gryphoemia
Sat Mar 11, 2006 11:46 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: How to reassure a very shy, lonely, one-eyed 4" yoyo?
Replies: 3
Views: 1804

How to reassure a very shy, lonely, one-eyed 4" yoyo?

A couple months ago I ran across a beautiful 4"+ yoyo loach all by herself at the lfs- I was charmed. I thought there was something wrong with her right eye, but after I got her home I discovered the poor thing has no right eye, just a gold patch that moves like an eye would. :( She's now living wit...
by Gryphoemia
Sun Jan 22, 2006 12:05 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Where to find mature loaches? Have an unhappy loner...
Replies: 7
Views: 4626

Well, what I didn't mention in this thread is that the big loach is going into a 75 *with a baby oscar.* So, any loaches headed for that tank need to have a big head start on lil' oscar size wise, because he'll grow really fast.