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by gulogulo
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New Loaches
Replies: 1
Views: 983

New Loaches

Just excited to share my new loach purchase with the loach people. Its not the most exciting loach out there but one of my favorites- Pangio oblonga. I picked up 6 at the Greenwater swap on Sunday. I have had these in the past, I had a group that lasted probably 8 or 9 years but its been a few years...
by gulogulo
Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Catfish Cataclysm 2017 is Coming!
Replies: 0
Views: 2999

Catfish Cataclysm 2017 is Coming!

Get your calendars out! Cataclysm 2017 is coming - Sept. 22-24, 2017. Details at http://catfish-cataclysm.com Cataclysm 2017 is fast approaching, and pre-registration is live. We are offering a wide range of pre-registration options, and as a special promotion we are going to draw one name on March ...
by gulogulo
Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Kuhli loaches and sterbai in planted tank?
Replies: 8
Views: 2710

Re: Kuhli loaches and sterbai in planted tank?

As far as compatibility you should be fine. In my experience once kuhliis get settled in they are active whenever food comes out and occasionally at other times as the mood suits them. I would be at least a bit concerned about the bioload in the tank, it seems to me to be heavily stocked. You didn't...
by gulogulo
Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Pangio spp
Replies: 7
Views: 1780

Re: Pangio spp

I agree cuneovirgata and oblonga.

@atmichaels- I'm curious who the seller was, I would love to get some cuneovirgata, they are hard to find.
by gulogulo
Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Hillstream Loaches dying
Replies: 14
Views: 2989

Re: Hillstream Loaches dying

As I do agree with you that I was over stocking before now I am not. These are not full grown yet. Before 16 of them were young about 6 months old and less than 3/4 off an inch. Now I have 3 adults and 7 young about an inch. Could weekly water changes and cleaning the substrate too much be a proble...
by gulogulo
Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Hillstream Loaches dying
Replies: 14
Views: 2989

Re: Hillstream Loaches dying

High temp is definitely a factor but 22 fish in a 20 gallon tank is way too many. Over stocking is probably your biggest problem. The hillstream tank I have set up is a 40 breeder and I have 7 fish in it. I can probably add a few to mine but I wouldn't put more that 15 of 20 in a tank twice the size...
by gulogulo
Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Dojo loaches
Replies: 7
Views: 2028

Re: Dojo loaches

What temperature is the tank at? Dojos are a cool water species so an unheated tank is important. Also, just to be clear the loaches (and no animal) will truly clean the substrate. They will eat any food missed by the other fish but you should ensure any bottom feeders actually get fed as well. BTW,...
by gulogulo
Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Borneo Hillstream Loach
Replies: 5
Views: 1683

Re: Borneo Hillstream Loach

So, I am no expert on hillstreams but to help those who will come along later and give you some response I'll get things started. First some more information from you would be helpful. Which species (or at least genus) are your hillstreams? If they are truly from Borneo it is likely they are Gastrom...
by gulogulo
Fri Sep 23, 2016 10:30 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Gastromyzon ctenocephalus- possible breeding behavior
Replies: 5
Views: 1554

Re: Gastromyzon ctenocephalus- possible breeding behavior

I was refering to non Gastro hillstreams regarding breeding reports. Mostly using the leeward side of a pebble. I did note the T position several times in the dance and when the third individual joined, assuming what I am calling the male role, he and the original "male" both had the color change bu...
by gulogulo
Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:54 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Gastromyzon ctenocephalus- possible breeding behavior
Replies: 5
Views: 1554

Re: Gastromyzon ctenocephalus- possible breeding behavior

They are in a 40 breeder, room temperature, with a power head with attached sponge filter for filtration. Water out of my tap is about pH 7.6. Fine black sand substrate with some rocks and pebbles of various sizes. Other than what they eat off the rocks I have been feeding them repashy foods. They r...
by gulogulo
Tue Sep 20, 2016 2:44 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Gastromyzon ctenocephalus- possible breeding behavior
Replies: 5
Views: 1554

Gastromyzon ctenocephalus- possible breeding behavior

Last week I noticed three of my G. ctenocephalus exhibiting what I can only explain as courtship or mating behavior. I am really hoping for mating and I get some fry to survive. It started with just two individuals, the one I am presuming is the male was rearing, displaying, circling, and nudging th...
by gulogulo
Thu Aug 18, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Getting new loaches today!
Replies: 7
Views: 2121

Re: Getting new loaches today!

https://www.facebook.com/#!/sean.stake/posts/1276611089030854 Here are a few pictures of the unknown Gastromyzon species, haven't had type to type them out yet, suggestions welcome. They were in a shipment of G. ctenocephalus so best guess on location would be near G. ctenocephalus collecting areas.
by gulogulo
Mon Aug 01, 2016 8:38 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Getting new loaches today!
Replies: 7
Views: 2121

Re: Getting new loaches today!

They are the same ones. I may not have bid on the first ones had I known the surprise would be clown loaches but now that I have 2 I would like to get a bigger group. I will have to play some fish Tetris but I do have big enough tanks for the clowns for many years before needing to upgrade. A 75 sho...
by gulogulo
Mon Aug 01, 2016 8:33 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Please help me identify loach from Borneo
Replies: 7
Views: 2521

Re: Please help me identify loach from Borneo

I would definitely agree that it looks like Nemacheilus sp.
by gulogulo
Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:26 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Getting new loaches today!
Replies: 7
Views: 2121

Re: Getting new loaches today!

They all came in healthy, the Gastros were a little stressed but are settling in nicely. The surprise loaches wer 2 really nice 2 inch clown loaches. I can't complain about free clown loaches but I will have to think about where to put them when they are done with quarantine. I didn't have much time...