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by zmo63
Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:41 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Finally set up a river tank :)
Replies: 7
Views: 2492

Thanks, Jim! Yes, the Sewellias are from Dave here in Atlanta. His tank is a factory! I will keep watching the Chelas - they really don't seem bothered by the current, but I might try a less powerful powerhead and see how they react to that. I'm amazed at how unfazed the shrimp have been. I was sure...
by zmo63
Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:55 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Finally set up a river tank :)
Replies: 7
Views: 2492

Thanks so much! Plaalya, I think you're right that it needs more rocks. Looking at it in person, I didn't think so, but looking at it in photos, it does look a bit bare. I'm hoping someone who keeps Chelas can chime in, because I just can't tell if they're happy with the current or not. All the turb...
by zmo63
Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:37 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Finally set up a river tank :)
Replies: 7
Views: 2492

Finally set up a river tank :)

It's been a year since Jim Powers came to talk to our local fish club, but I said I'd do it and I did! Of course, I'm always second guessing myself, so I would appreciate some opinions on whether I've got it right. I got some secondhand powerheads from a friend, and they're mismatched. I can't decid...
by zmo63
Sun Nov 22, 2009 2:27 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: aging kuhli
Replies: 0
Views: 2156

aging kuhli

I think I read that the kuhli lifespan was about 10 years? One of my kuhlis was given to me about three years ago, and the guy who had him before me said he'd had him for at least seven years (he'd outlived the rest of the group). Even when I first got him, I always thought he looked old compared to...
by zmo63
Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:47 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: two schisturas and a homaloptera acting weird
Replies: 2
Views: 1168

I wondered if it was some sort of prespawning behavior too. I thought maybe the H smithi was waiting to pounce on the eggs. I was surprised at how bold he was too! They've all been so passive, even with each other. Yesterday I saw one fat corica, but there were two originally and I can't tell them a...
by zmo63
Mon Sep 14, 2009 2:41 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: two schisturas and a homaloptera acting weird
Replies: 2
Views: 1168

two schisturas and a homaloptera acting weird

Just wanted to tell about some strange loach behavior I saw last night: One of my Schistura coricas was crazily darting around the tank and diving into the sand. He would stay completely buried for a while with just his eyes sticking out, and then he'd shoot out and do it all again. Then a very fat ...
by zmo63
Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:13 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: new pangio tank progress (and what fish did to my kitchen!)
Replies: 22
Views: 7742

I'm sure I've posted more recent tank photos, but not on this thread, clearly. Here's a closeup that was taken around November of last year: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3164/3040110986_775ab73307.jpg and here's a very recent but not so close-up photo - you can still see how much the java fern has...
by zmo63
Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:44 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Sewellia lineolata - found 2 sets of fry
Replies: 22
Views: 7535

I'm coming late to the party, but great video! Congrats again.

~Kirsten
by zmo63
Fri Mar 20, 2009 8:04 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New Homaloptera smithi (maybe?) pictures
Replies: 3
Views: 1547

Thanks, Jim and Emma! Emma, yes, feeding time is fascinating. Everything they do is so fast, I usually am watching the wrong one and just see some movement out of the corner of my eye. Jim, I've been studying the fins. Every one I look at seems to be at least touching, if not definite overlap. For n...
by zmo63
Thu Mar 19, 2009 7:30 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New Homaloptera smithi (maybe?) pictures
Replies: 3
Views: 1547

New Homaloptera smithi (maybe?) pictures

I grabbed nine of these at one of our local auctions, for less than $2 a fish. The nice thing about being known as the loach lady, is that people usually don't bid against me ;) I'm overkilling on the pictures, but I was curious which species you all think these are. Some of them are colored quite d...
by zmo63
Wed Mar 18, 2009 5:58 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: burrowing Homaloptera?
Replies: 4
Views: 1524

Still waiting on the chelas - Frank's Aquarium got them in for me, but the weather has been too bad to ship. I'll order them soon though.
by zmo63
Wed Mar 18, 2009 4:35 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: burrowing Homaloptera?
Replies: 4
Views: 1524

I am very much assimilated - they are so fascinating to watch. Even after everything I've read on here, I still expected them to act more or less like plecos - not at all. When I first put them in the tank, I thought they would kind of flutter to the bottom, but they shot immediately to the walls li...
by zmo63
Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:35 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: burrowing Homaloptera?
Replies: 4
Views: 1524

burrowing Homaloptera?

I lucked into some H. smithi (I think), and now I know what you all are on about - hillstreams are amazing! I have nine of them, and they seem to be all different colors - not sure if I have multiple species or not, but I'll post pictures soon. Anyway, yesterday I caught one of them almost completel...
by zmo63
Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:09 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Tahitian Moon Sand
Replies: 26
Views: 10410

DI, you might also try looking for Estes Aqua Sand - it comes in black. I think that's what I have, and it's quite smooth and uniform.
by zmo63
Tue Feb 10, 2009 8:31 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: ID please - maybe Schistura?
Replies: 5
Views: 2549

Thank you! Of the two, I'm leaning towards pallidus. I don't remember seeing any red at all, but they're still small.

If I bought them, I'd feel compelled to buy the whole lot of them, and I don't have room :( I hate leaving interesting loaches at the store!