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by gf225
Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:26 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Ideal small loach for 60 litre planted?
Replies: 11
Views: 5034

Re: Ideal small loach for 60 litre planted?

Hokum wrote:Give them time, Ive got 3 assasin snails in my 100l and it took a about a month for them to start getting hungry. Now I have a lot less pest snails!
Thanks - that's reassuring to know.
by gf225
Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:07 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Ideal small loach for 60 litre planted?
Replies: 11
Views: 5034

Re: Ideal small loach for 60 litre planted?

Thanks, all. I suspected the open-top may be an issue - hence the pic. I have kept shoals on Botia striata before in open-top but there was lots of plant cover. I already have 7 Assassin snails in there. They've haven't touched the pest snails. I even saw one Assassin crawl right over a pest as if i...
by gf225
Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:32 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Ideal small loach for 60 litre planted?
Replies: 11
Views: 5034

Ideal small loach for 60 litre planted?

Hi all, I'm after a shoal of small loaches for my latest 60 litre planted tank. Ideally they need to east pest snails too! They will be the only fish in there. I like Botia sidthimunki but they are very expensive, especially for a shoal. Botia striata are a little large. Any other options, please? T...
by gf225
Sun Sep 09, 2007 2:45 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Botia striata hiding/stuck
Replies: 9
Views: 2184

Thanks for the advice.

ULTRA impressive? This is an ok aquascape. Not my best...
by gf225
Sun Sep 09, 2007 3:37 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Botia striata hiding/stuck
Replies: 9
Views: 2184

Thanks for the advice, folks. I am pleased to say that all the loaches are alive and well. I noticed them all out for the first time late last night. I wasn't aware they were so nocturnal. My previous experience was of them being quite active and showing during the day. It's not as if I don't have e...
by gf225
Fri Aug 24, 2007 3:46 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Botia striata hiding/stuck
Replies: 9
Views: 2184

Botia striata hiding/stuck

Four of my Botia striata have found the smallest of holes to squeeze through in my bogwood. There's a hollow section that I didn't even know about until now. The space isn't large enough for them to turn around. My fear is that they can't get themselves out. They've been in there for around 24hrs I ...
by gf225
Mon May 07, 2007 5:15 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Botia striata stocking question
Replies: 12
Views: 2452

....how long will it be before you get tempted by all those other loaches they have in stock? and all the other fish that are suitable for housing with the loaches..... where abouts do you live? Ha, ha. There's certainly some wonderful fish in the store. I remembered when it first opened and it's r...
by gf225
Sun May 06, 2007 4:00 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Botia striata stocking question
Replies: 12
Views: 2452

Thanks all. I love striata , always have. The fact they may eat snails is a welcome "side effect" and just the added bonus I needed to go ahead with my decision to purchase them. Apologies that my OP probably came across as me wanting the fish solely as snail control. I've tried many other methods a...
by gf225
Sun May 06, 2007 5:08 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Botia striata stocking question
Replies: 12
Views: 2452

http://www.loaches.com/species-index/botia-striata

Just found the answers I need. Five should do nicely.
by gf225
Sun May 06, 2007 3:19 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Botia striata stocking question
Replies: 12
Views: 2452

Botia striata stocking question

I'm after a bit of natural pest snail control. I've tried feeding less fishfood but they're still breeding like mad and their trying to munch on my crypts. I have a 125 l. (33 US gal.), heavily planted with crypts, ferns and anubias. It is home to 18 pentazona barbs, nothing else. My question. How m...