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by Doc
Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:58 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Comparing Botia histrionica, kubotai and almorhae
Replies: 9
Views: 2933

Re: Comparing Botia histrionica, kubotai and almorhae

personally i'd go with B.histrionica.. Mine were more active during the day than any of the other species I've kept and my personal favourite out of the three.
by Doc
Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:17 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Botia kubotai reproducing in planted tank
Replies: 7
Views: 2411

Re: Botia kubotai reproducing in planted tank

hello there congrats on the fish breeding but I would be heavily inclined to say that the fry are actually fry from one of your hillstream Loaches.. Do you happen to know the ID of your other Hillstreams as they are either the parents or the Sewellia are.. More photos will definitely help. Great if ...
by Doc
Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:19 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: A very angry loach problem. Now with pictures.
Replies: 9
Views: 4480

Re: A very angry loach problem.

You broke one of the fundamental rules of fish keeping.. Don't buy a fish without researching first... !!!!!!!!! A year on and despite all the reading you have done in attempting to calm down this fish you still haven't managed to actually Identify it?? How you can you research methods of calming it...
by Doc
Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:53 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Reticulated Loach Egg Bound
Replies: 4
Views: 2931

Re: Reticulated Loach Egg Bound

Is she the only one of her kind in there? If not and you have stocking capacity then add about 10 or so of her species and with luck she'll release the eggs in the frenzy.. That is assuming she is egg bound and not carrying an internal growth, although lookking at the pic she is egg bound. Water cha...
by Doc
Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:22 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Advise with My Imperial loaches.
Replies: 9
Views: 3408

Re: Advise with My Imperial loaches.

Not suitable for keeping with Clown Loach.. prefer cooler waters and could eventually pose a threat to smaller Clown Loach and other fish..
by Doc
Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:26 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Advise with My Imperial loaches.
Replies: 9
Views: 3408

Re: Advise with My Imperial loaches.

Possibly Emperor Loach...??

Edit: Quick google shows the common name being applied to Leptobotia elongata....
by Doc
Tue Jun 04, 2013 4:00 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Looking for a singular loach.
Replies: 6
Views: 2508

Re: Looking for a singular loach.

What about a group of Micronemacheilus cruciatus.. Similar in behaviour to the Sids but a little bit more unusual. Other than that there aren't really any suitable Loaches that will do.. nearly all are social to some extent and the ones that aren't need much bigger quarters to reside.
by Doc
Sun Jun 02, 2013 3:48 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Close up snaps of my fish
Replies: 2
Views: 1486

Re: Close up snaps of my fish

Nice fish there.. The Clowns are impressive as always but that Modesta is a chunky bugger for sure.. Rare to see these at their full size. I've had a 6" SL Modesta in the past and my current largest is around 5" and just chunking out now rather than growing in length.
by Doc
Mon May 27, 2013 5:54 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: goldfish and loach
Replies: 1
Views: 1874

Re: goldfish and loach

I know a couple of people who have tried it and it has worked but in those cases they had large Goldfish and in a very large tank. The Goldfish were around 6" in diameter and solid built. The Loaches were a group of 6 and I believe this helped as they mostly kept to themselves. When i kept fancy Gol...
by Doc
Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:23 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Whats my Botia ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2950

Well the Mrs is currently setting up a Marine tank so we will defo be in in the next few weeks I would imagine. :lol:
by Doc
Wed Jul 07, 2010 6:34 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Whats my Botia ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2950

I looked at the super large pics on the site and it just confirms the ID for me.. I'll have to pop in sometime soon and have a gander at the new fish...
by Doc
Tue Jul 06, 2010 5:57 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Room for botia Kubotai?
Replies: 9
Views: 2161

I'm definitely in agreement with Diana and Bully. B.kubotai would very soon outgrow the tank you currently have and ideally a tank at least twice the size would be ideal for a group of these. They would get along fairly well with the Zebra Loach in a tank of say 50-60 uk gallons and ideally long and...
by Doc
Mon Jul 05, 2010 4:34 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Whats my Botia ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2950

I'd say they are most likely rostrata, looking at the darker areas, they seem to be more like a paired stripe like the usual Rostrata pattern than the bulky darker areas that kubotai have..

I'd put good money on them being B.rostrata.
by Doc
Sun Jun 13, 2010 10:03 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Good 'gh up' Product
Replies: 4
Views: 1433

What are your current Hardness readings?
by Doc
Tue Jun 08, 2010 3:54 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: What tankmates can i have
Replies: 5
Views: 2175

More Kuhli Loaches for a start. Aim for 5-6 as a minimum and carry on from there.