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by afroturf
Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:15 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Anyone bought fish online?
Replies: 4
Views: 2750

I've brought a few times of the internet, and have never had any arrive dead I think the key is to buy from reputable sellers, who know how to pack them. I've actually brought some rare Rhinogobius mail order for a well know uk shop and arrived in great condition and settled very quickly, as well as...
by afroturf
Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:43 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: melanotaenia maccullochi
Replies: 9
Views: 5326

Lovely fish you got there madagascan even better my favourite rainbow.
by afroturf
Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:32 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Barbus fasciolatus
Replies: 6
Views: 4216

Great fish arnt they, arnt they known as B. fasciolatus now? never knew which was the correct name. I have a group of 8 I've had them for around 2 months the males have really coloured up nicely. I keep them in a heavily planted tank but are still rather shy and are difficult to photograph. heres a ...
by afroturf
Sun Jul 19, 2009 5:46 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Panda Garras and Gastros?
Replies: 2
Views: 1348

Flavatras are a great fish, I have a couple of flavatras with G.zebrinus and ocellatus and they get on fine I do have a lots of natural algae in their tank though. When feeding there Garras obviously are more dominant but they seem to prefer grazing on the rocks, than the prepared and live/frozen fo...
by afroturf
Sun Jul 05, 2009 2:30 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Barbucca vid
Replies: 8
Views: 2593

Yeah Mick they do have the red eyes, though I haven't managed to take any decient pics, I'd definatly recommend you get some, they are expensive though they were 12 pounds if i remenber correctly, worth it though in my opinion one of the most attractive loaches out there. Graeme, The 'walk' is funny...
by afroturf
Sun Jul 05, 2009 9:03 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Barbucca vid
Replies: 8
Views: 2593

Barbucca vid

Hi I got a 6 Barbucca that were abit of an impulse buy I really love them even though they are very shy, yesterday duing feeding time I noticed 2 in a corner of the tank, heres a vid,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2GqdUkiTu0

It's a bit of a fight, nothing to get excited about is it?
by afroturf
Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:44 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: tweediei or smithi?
Replies: 3
Views: 1405

tweediei or smithi?

Went to a lfs last weekend and was happy to they had some Homaloptera for sale they were listed as H. ogilviei but I'm sure they are either H. smithi or H. tweediei, I cant say which though. I only managed to get 3 as that was all they had left, real super little fish great to watch them feed, remin...
by afroturf
Sun Mar 29, 2009 7:46 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Yellow Finned Hillstream Loach
Replies: 4
Views: 3152

Great pics, there beautiful :shock:
by afroturf
Sun Mar 29, 2009 7:42 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Why have my fish died?
Replies: 6
Views: 5494

All the other fish thankfully seem to be fine now. What also puzzles me is the fish that died all the hillsteam loaches died other than 1 tiny G. zebrinus and all 4 of my Homaloptera orthogoniata/confuzona, there are also verious gobies in the tank all of which like high oxygen levels and non of the...
by afroturf
Sat Mar 28, 2009 10:44 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Why have my fish died?
Replies: 6
Views: 5494

The parameter of the tap water is a good match to the tank water kh and gh maybe a degree or two lower, ph is the same. I usually change 1/4-1/3 of the tank water every weekend I did an extra 1/3 change on thurs morning cause I thought there must be something up. I havn't cleaned the filters for a m...
by afroturf
Sat Mar 28, 2009 6:52 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Why have my fish died?
Replies: 6
Views: 5494

Why have my fish died?

I've had a 200L hillstream tank set up for nearly a year, yesterday I noticed some of the fish breathing rather heavily, they all looked healthy and were eating well I decided to change 1/3 of the water as a precaution. The tank has 2 eheim external filters and 1 internal power filter which blows ox...
by afroturf
Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:28 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Pseudogastromyzon Daon
Replies: 6
Views: 4097

Pseudogastromyzon Daon

I've been in contact with some guys at Sweet knowle aquatics near stratford, and they have some Pseudogastromyzon Daon price is a little steep, but I may be tempted to get some if only I could find a pic on the web, any one on here got a pic thay could share? They also have a few other interesting l...
by afroturf
Sun Mar 15, 2009 7:07 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Loaches from Taiwan *more pics added 15-03-09*
Replies: 44
Views: 21195

Emma Turner wrote: Sicyopus zosterophorum pairs (you do not want to know the price of those :shock: ).

Emma
I'd like to know :lol:
by afroturf
Sat Mar 14, 2009 9:48 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Crimson loach species, one or the same?
Replies: 10
Views: 5549

wow love the nilgiriensis.
by afroturf
Sat Mar 14, 2009 9:46 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: How not to rehome Betta coccina
Replies: 4
Views: 4760

Diana I've never kept B. splendens but my coccina aren't very territorial, you oftern get them flaring at each other and the odd bit chasing but nothing very aggresive. I had 3 males and 2 females unfortunatly one of the five have now died, a male one so I now have 2 females and 2 males, these for s...