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by pierydys
Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:57 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Two week holiday = starving loaches?
Replies: 6
Views: 1565

Two week holiday = starving loaches?

Right. Am leaving to go to Finland at the end of the week. Holidays and family and all. We'll be gone for two weeks. Two weeks! So I've gone on long trips before, but I usually have a roommate so there's somebody around to drop food in the tank every few days. However, with the new living situation,...
by pierydys
Sat Nov 15, 2008 2:44 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Dithers for loaches?
Replies: 10
Views: 2159

I use a 12-pack of harlequin rasboras. Wanted to stay in the same biotope and they're just about as friendly and harmless as you can get :-)
by pierydys
Fri Nov 14, 2008 4:27 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: I had to leave baby B.kubotai at the pet store
Replies: 18
Views: 4224

Hey, qumqats? Could we see pictures of your darios? You've got me curious now :-)
by pierydys
Fri Nov 14, 2008 4:26 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: I had to leave baby B.kubotai at the pet store
Replies: 18
Views: 4224

Yeah, it's just a very wee kubotai. You can already see where it's starting to spike laterally a little in those stripes. A dario's would lean a bit more forward and would have thinner, brighter yellow stripes if I remember. Saw some baby darios the other day mixed with yo-yos, but was too set on ge...
by pierydys
Fri Nov 14, 2008 11:24 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: I had to leave baby B.kubotai at the pet store
Replies: 18
Views: 4224

Yes, the ones I saw at Petsmart looked like your first one -- all stripes! I did a double-take when I first saw it, because I wasn't sure what it was at first. Some of my kubotai are from Petsmart, but I've never seen them stock anything that young at my store before. And btw, <3 your striata -- so ...
by pierydys
Fri Nov 14, 2008 11:16 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Quick Loach ID... probably rostrata.
Replies: 20
Views: 3978

Rostrata it is! I'm so happy to have that sorted out :-)

Can't wait to read that article, too, and learn more about my pretty new fish!
by pierydys
Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:21 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Quick Loach ID... probably rostrata.
Replies: 20
Views: 3978

*points to Emma's pictures* Same loach! *hops up and down*
by pierydys
Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:16 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Indian Polka Dot Botia ("Botia cf. kubotai")
Replies: 22
Views: 7264

Same loach. SAME LOACH! o.O The photos show the gold more than the eye does, hence why I was saying they were rostrata in my thread. I have one that looks really kubotai-like and most that don't have any lateral spiking of the stripes. Crazy active, climbing the sides of the tank and trying to hurl ...
by pierydys
Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:10 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Introduction of myself and my fish
Replies: 19
Views: 3898

Bengals for the win! We have a blue marbled girl of the long-furred variety. Her siblings were all proper-looking Bengals, so obviously we went for the freakish one ;-)

Welcome to loachiness! :-D
by pierydys
Wed Nov 12, 2008 6:44 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: I had to leave baby B.kubotai at the pet store
Replies: 18
Views: 4224

I saw the tiny baby kubs at Petsmart the other day too :-( An inch long at the most, still all stripey and tiny. Felt horrible leaving them behind, but still can't help cruising by the tanks even when I'm only there to get cat food. Ugh.
by pierydys
Wed Nov 12, 2008 6:37 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Show us your Funny Loach Pic's
Replies: 155
Views: 142180

Eyes in the back of my head...

An old favorite, and my icon, too!

Image

What are you looking at?
by pierydys
Wed Nov 12, 2008 3:42 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Quick Loach ID... probably rostrata.
Replies: 20
Views: 3978

Hi again! Well, I dropped by the store again today hoping to talk to the girl who does the ordering, but she was out buying fish. I spoke with the owner, but wasn't able to get much information from him about the source. He said that they went through a chain of suppliers, but that these fish came o...
by pierydys
Tue Nov 11, 2008 9:32 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Quick Loach ID... probably rostrata.
Replies: 20
Views: 3978

Hi, Helen! Here's an out-of-bag picture: http://www.velvetkerfuffle.com/aquaria/threefish.jpg I considered dario, but the yellow stripes on dario seem to be very thin compared to the thicker stripes on my little guys. Plus they don't look quite as strikingly yellow and black -- more the same shades ...
by pierydys
Tue Nov 11, 2008 7:54 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Quick Loach ID... probably rostrata.
Replies: 20
Views: 3978

Hiya! It's Tong's Tropical Fish, a family-owned place that's been around for quite a while, from what I gather. I've had great luck with getting healthy fish from them, and they're the only store I know that stocks clowns bigger than 3". The address is: 8976 Warner Avenue Fountain Valley, CA 92708 T...
by pierydys
Tue Nov 11, 2008 7:39 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Quick Loach ID... probably rostrata.
Replies: 20
Views: 3978

Quick Loach ID... probably rostrata.

Hi, guys! So I'd put in a order for striata at my LFS last week and they came in today. Only... they weren't striata. I'm pretty sure they're baby rostrata, which is just fine by me and will work just as well as the striata, but wanted to make sure since I haven't seen this guys in person before. He...