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by Bully
Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:39 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: My loaches go absolutely bonkers for this (added Pics!)
Replies: 16
Views: 6842

Re: My loaches go absolutely bonkers for this (added Pics!)

All my fish enjoy the sinking carnivore pellets, but they like the Massivore Delite even more!
by Bully
Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:02 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: guppies! they are baby making machines!
Replies: 4
Views: 2963

Re: guppies! they are baby making machines!

Female guppies have the ability to store sperm for several months, so they will likely continue to produce fry for some time after the males have been removed. You will need to find some solution though, as your young will quickly mature and the cycle will continue. This is one of the reasons many p...
by Bully
Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:59 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Puntius rhomboocellatus and Puntius pentazona
Replies: 8
Views: 5591

Re: Puntius rhomboocellatus and Puntius pentazona

I kept my shoal successfully in pH 6.8 with a GH & KH of 3dKH. As they matured they became more shy but, they were beautifully coloured. I've moved the whole group onto somebody with a much bigger highly planted tank now. They became very nervous and were no longer useful as a dither fish as a resul...
by Bully
Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:49 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: What is this critter??
Replies: 2
Views: 2050

Re: What is this critter??

I'm not 100% certain, as I don't have first-hand experience, but I believe it's a fish louse, Argulus.
by Bully
Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:52 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Clown loach with black freckles?
Replies: 4
Views: 2468

Re: Clown loach with black freckles?

This has been asked occasionally in the past, here's three threads that come up from running a search on "Blackspot". The first post with the link in it is a very good thread but, it is very long!

Forum search for Blackspot
by Bully
Mon Oct 25, 2010 3:24 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Other Fish Forums
Replies: 18
Views: 7655

There are definitely other very friendly fish forums out there, the two I have in mind are perhaps even more friendly than loaches.com! There's no denying the loach-specific knowledge that's available here surpasses all other forums though :)
by Bully
Thu Aug 26, 2010 3:31 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Salt in planted aquariums?
Replies: 3
Views: 2541

As Diana says, don't use salt. I don't know of a planted tank enthusiast that uses salt in their aquascapes.
by Bully
Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:04 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: "Dwarf Puffer" question
Replies: 3
Views: 2605

Using tank water to cycle a tank would be ineffective in cycling a tank. If you wished to speed the cycle along you would do better to use a proportion of your mature filter media, not the water :) If by Dwarf Puffer, you mean Carinotetraodon travancoricus then you could get away with 2-3 females an...
by Bully
Wed Aug 18, 2010 3:35 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Water Conditioners
Replies: 4
Views: 3243

You can get 500ml of Prime for a lot less:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SEACHEM-PRIME-500 ... plies_Fish

Prime deals with chloramine :)
by Bully
Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:43 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Water Conditioners
Replies: 4
Views: 3243

Many fishkeepers use pond dechlorinators for their aquariums. As Diana has mentioned, just ensure that the one you use is suitable for removing chlorine and chloramine.

The most cost effective dechlor. option for me has been Seachem Prime.
by Bully
Tue Aug 10, 2010 8:39 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Double-decker Sid
Replies: 22
Views: 11745

Some of the smaller Sids have grown a little but, the biggest one doesn't seem to have grown any further. She's 2.5" TL, I measured her when I did the head count :)

You won't regret getting a group, they are fun :)
by Bully
Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:00 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Double-decker Sid
Replies: 22
Views: 11745

Hi Gareth , have you still got the Sids , and did you ever add to the group , also did you feed anything special to atain the growth :?: Yep, still got the Sids, still a group of only 13. I gained one extra last year as a charity case from the lfs ( My Rescued Sid. ) which took me to 14. Unfortunat...
by Bully
Mon Aug 02, 2010 3:12 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Do you always use a carbon filter?
Replies: 4
Views: 3047

I've never used carbon in my tanks. Carbon can become quickly exhausted if your tank has a particular set of variables. I think many manufacturers recommend changing it out every 4 weeks or so, very convenient if you sell carbon! In reality, again dependant upon any given tanks parameters, the carbo...
by Bully
Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:26 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Sensory pores?
Replies: 14
Views: 8322

I posed the question via the PFK forum and ichthyologist Heok Hee stated that they are the pores of the cephalic laterosensory system :)
by Bully
Mon Jul 26, 2010 5:41 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Sensory pores?
Replies: 14
Views: 8322

piggy4 wrote:Very interesting ,with brilliant close up pics too :!:
That first picture is brilliant; "hey, we got room for one more in here!"