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by Botia Robert
Sat Oct 16, 2010 1:08 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Bristle Nose Difficulties.
Replies: 4
Views: 2565

Thanks for the reply, I do have wood in my tanks. Do they need a special kind of wod such as Mopani?
This is a tough issue because I think i have most requirements satisfied.
by Botia Robert
Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:35 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Bristle Nose Difficulties.
Replies: 4
Views: 2565

Bristle Nose Difficulties.

Hi, I am having difficulties keeping bristlenoses alive. This is the only fish I have ever struggled with. I have bought these from different shops and kept them in different tanks with different fish. I always have wood and feed vegetable food. The only thing in comman is the water I use. I have pH...
by Botia Robert
Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:29 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Bristlenose Eggs
Replies: 12
Views: 6974

Thats really great to hear about some BN breeding.

I wonder if you guys could look at my BN post. I am having difficulty keeping BN for some reason.
by Botia Robert
Mon Oct 04, 2010 3:57 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: RO Water - Minerals Required
Replies: 2
Views: 1799

RO Water - Minerals Required

Hi, I often see topics about the use of RO water here. I read that certain minerals need to be replaced. What I never hear about is what minerals need replacing and what levels are required for these minerals and how to measure these levels. I am considering using RO water for my clown loaches. I pr...
by Botia Robert
Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:05 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Emperor Botia
Replies: 32
Views: 15184

I know this is an old debate - Distinguishing between juvinile Botia. How can you differentiate between Histrionica and Emperor? I bought some Histrionica recently with an expensive price. We dont often get them here but they were twice the price of the Rostrata, Kubotai and Striata I have previousl...
by Botia Robert
Tue May 25, 2010 9:22 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New Loaches Kubotai
Replies: 3
Views: 1793

Looks great!

What size are they. Judging by there patterns they must be a few years old!
by Botia Robert
Tue Apr 27, 2010 6:23 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: R.I.P. Marge
Replies: 64
Views: 46635

No Way! I cant believe it. I am so sorry to hear about this. Marge was definately the greatest Clown Loach on Earth. Probably the greatest captive clown loach ever. It will be a long time before another clown is ever as advanced as Marge. Marge's success was due to the expert care and attention she ...
by Botia Robert
Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:04 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Tankmates for my Black Ghost Knife ?
Replies: 13
Views: 10754

Hi, As promised here are some pics of my BGK. Very hard to get a good pic. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii319/Robert_P/2436.jpg http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii319/Robert_P/2438.jpg http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii319/Robert_P/2434.jpg http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii319/Robert_...
by Botia Robert
Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:06 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Pics of my red and yellow rainbows
Replies: 2
Views: 2174

They look great.
What conditions such as pH, hardness and temp do you provide for the yellow rainbows?
by Botia Robert
Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:49 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Are these polka dot loaches?
Replies: 15
Views: 5715

You can try asking your supplier where they came from.

To me they look like my B. Histrionica, B. Kubotai.
by Botia Robert
Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:32 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Internal Filters?
Replies: 7
Views: 3165

Thanks for the replys. I definately like to use powerheads in my loach tanks for circulation, and the use of a sponge over the intake is great for filtration and a way to stop fish getting sucked in! I was more interested in the opinions regarding the Biological filtration capacities of internal fil...
by Botia Robert
Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:54 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Internal Filters?
Replies: 7
Views: 3165

Internal Filters?

Hi Everybody!

I have been thinking about using an Internal Filter for the benefit of current, and with the added Venturi effect, the extra airation.

However, I am unsure how much Biological Filtration such a filter can provide.

Are these type of filters worth having in a loach tank??

Thanks.
by Botia Robert
Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:48 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: The Holy Grail
Replies: 31
Views: 14713

I dont know much about Hill Stream Loaches but they are definately nice.
by Botia Robert
Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:45 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New loach pics, lots with external light.
Replies: 14
Views: 6099

Nice pics V-man! As usual good looking clowns.
by Botia Robert
Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:55 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Tankmates for my Black Ghost Knife ?
Replies: 13
Views: 10754

Cool thanks for posting the pics. I will try and post some pics of my BGK.

Balas are pretty big but so are Tin foils. Does the same level of caution also apply to keeping Tin Foils??