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by bslindgren
Sun Aug 23, 2015 2:14 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Sad day for my loaches
Replies: 4
Views: 3322

Sad day for my loaches

I haven't been o n this forum for a long time. Because we are moving, I am selling my tank. This forced me to find new homes for my loaches. My 7 clown loaches were moved to the UNBC freshwater tank because I really didn't want them to be separated. It is a 135 gallon tank that has a few yoyo loache...
by bslindgren
Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:12 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Have to find a new home for my loaches
Replies: 4
Views: 2384

Re: Have to find a new home for my loaches

Ardillakilla wrote:Can you elaborate on why you can't take them with you?
We are building a new home and will have temporary accommodation while doing so. I simply don't want to stress them to that extent, so I am hoping to find some loach enthusiast who wants to take them.
by bslindgren
Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Have to find a new home for my loaches
Replies: 4
Views: 2384

Have to find a new home for my loaches

I have been absent from the forum for a few years after using it to learn an immense amount about these wonderful fish. I have been a successful keeper of several species (clown loach, kubotai, zebra loach and kuhli loaches) largely thanks to the great advice I received from this forum. In the next ...
by bslindgren
Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:52 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Clown Loach feeding.
Replies: 8
Views: 5857

I had one clown that took several months to settle in. I'd be a bit concerned with the cichlids causing the clowns to stay back. My clowns eat pretty much anything. They do love zucchini, so you could try that (make sure you wash it well). I cut a piece and anchor it with a rubber band to a piece of...
by bslindgren
Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:47 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Interesting kub behavior
Replies: 3
Views: 1599

Ghosting would be a good description. Does anybody know why they do it? It seems to happen at feeding time mostly.
by bslindgren
Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:55 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New camera loach pics
Replies: 13
Views: 4929

Beautiful fish and great photos. Thanks for sharing - love the striata. Gorgeos fish!
by bslindgren
Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:46 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Interesting kub behavior
Replies: 3
Views: 1599

Interesting kub behavior

I have one kub that likes to exhibit a sticking-like-s**t-to-a-blanket behaviors. It generally swims right next to a clown loach - size doesn't seem to intimidate it at all - or less commonly a zebra loach just behind the head, and then it's almost like it's attached. After a few seconds the 'victim...
by bslindgren
Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:28 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Levamisole in Vancouver BC
Replies: 0
Views: 1941

Levamisole in Vancouver BC

FYI just saw that April (Pets Beautiful on Dunbar) now carries Levamisole.
by bslindgren
Tue Dec 29, 2009 8:21 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New camera.
Replies: 21
Views: 7430

Martin's picture files contain most of the info you would want to know about equipment and settings. You need an exif viewer. It's built into some browsers but I had to download one for use in Firefox. Right clicking on one of his shots gave me this info. The things you learn in this forum, eh! I h...
by bslindgren
Mon Dec 28, 2009 7:16 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Two of these fish are not like the others (and fish photos)
Replies: 12
Views: 4389

The first one (that started off 'see-through' is really neat. My kubs vary a lot, but that one is definitely different. Hopefully not a hybrid - wait for the experts to weigh in I guess. The second one looks like a typical Botia histrionica to my admittedly untrained eye (see http://www.loaches.com/...
by bslindgren
Mon Dec 28, 2009 7:10 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Sids Fighting
Replies: 6
Views: 2245

I've never kept sids, but this sounds like pretty normal loach behavior. I doubt that either of them will come to harm. They are just establishing who is the boss.
by bslindgren
Sun Dec 27, 2009 4:26 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New camera.
Replies: 21
Views: 7430

Excellent as always. I can't seem to figure out how to get good photos with my SLR - easier with the point and shoot (Pentax Optio W60), What settings do you use, and do you use a flash?
by bslindgren
Sun Dec 27, 2009 4:23 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Aggressive Nipping In Botia Sidthimunki
Replies: 6
Views: 3635

Any injured fish will be targeted. Healthy fish should not have any problem. I think that any longfinned variety would essentially behave like an injured fish, and may be targeted as well.
by bslindgren
Sun Dec 27, 2009 4:19 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: B. Kubotai compatible dither fish?
Replies: 19
Views: 6581

I should also mention, my girlfriend has silvertip tetras and, if you aren't bothered about them not shoaling much, they're excellent fish. Just don't keep them with anything that might be susceptible to nipping. I had silvertips for a while, and I have never had a more aggressive tetra. The males ...
by bslindgren
Tue Dec 22, 2009 7:27 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Angelicus botias and plants?
Replies: 5
Views: 1780

Never had a problem, but I have all Cryptocoryne, which are fairly sturdy.