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by helen nightingale
Fri Jul 16, 2010 6:40 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Baby Bristles
Replies: 17
Views: 7574

Tanja, thats fantastic :D

the fish club i used to go to was a good place for selling on fish that people had bred or didnt want any more, so hopefully the excess you have will easily find good homes
by helen nightingale
Sun Apr 25, 2010 8:29 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: R.I.P. Marge
Replies: 64
Views: 45734

I am so sorry to hear about Marge. she was a wonderfull loach and i was priviledged to meet her, and i will miss her too. Martin summed things up well. she was majestic. Marge definately had the best possible home, she had a good life, but its so sad that its her time Em, my thoughts are with you, h...
by helen nightingale
Sat Jun 20, 2009 7:49 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New Sumatran loaches
Replies: 8
Views: 4766

thanks for the PDF, it will make good bedtime reading :D
by helen nightingale
Sun Jun 07, 2009 6:39 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Mixing loaches
Replies: 8
Views: 2859

as long as everybody is OK with the modesta having the best spots (loaches , it sounds good :D the modesta really seem to be one of those "your mileage wil vary" fish. my top dog (bitch?) striata is a case of not bothering anyone unless they want Her food, and as long as your modesta keep to not bot...
by helen nightingale
Sun Jun 07, 2009 1:37 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Mixing loaches
Replies: 8
Views: 2859

i hope all is OK for the time being - i would be a bit wary of the modesta.

sorry to hear you had an emergency. will you be able to set up another tank again for them in the future, or was this a more permanent tank merge?

best wishes
by helen nightingale
Fri Jun 05, 2009 1:59 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: chain loaches
Replies: 7
Views: 2897

would you be able to show us a picture?

what do you feed them and how often?

also, if you are concerns thats its a health problem, can you tell us more about your tank - pH, temperature, harness, ammonia, nitrate, nitrite?
by helen nightingale
Thu Jun 04, 2009 11:22 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Loach Tales (Updated! Loach Ness Monster Series added)
Replies: 18
Views: 3980

now why wont my lot stay still long enough for the camera to focus?


i enjoyed seeing photos of yours being normal loaches rather than posers, or stick-on loaches (i am sure some people on here really use superglue!). and they are heathy looking tails too :D surely they cant be shy :roll:
by helen nightingale
Thu Jun 04, 2009 4:52 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: urgent help needed!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 2229

i think i would avoid feeding untill everything is settled. if they dont want to eat, it will only turn the water bad.

definately check your water parameters

i hope they are OK - let us know how you get on
by helen nightingale
Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:14 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Nemachelius ornatus...er....pallidus
Replies: 23
Views: 6765

i must stop looking at this pornography!
by helen nightingale
Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:08 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Borneo Suckers Gastromyzon sp. Habitat
Replies: 10
Views: 2949

really nice to see :D
by helen nightingale
Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:04 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Very Sick Weather Loach:(
Replies: 13
Views: 8552

sorry to hear your loss. it sounds like you did your best and that she was beyond saving, but at least you tried :(

a very good thing you put her in the Q tank
by helen nightingale
Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:39 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Nitrate too low for algae??
Replies: 13
Views: 5163

i am sure there is somebody (no names mentioned) on here who uses a special naturally produced fertiliser to get algae going.... i have my lights right at the back of the tank, and there is plenty of algae growing for the garras to graze. one of the silly whotsists insists on bending himself in half...
by helen nightingale
Fri May 29, 2009 9:11 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Splendida blog
Replies: 22
Views: 7855

its the E you have been dissolving into the water, Mick. you have them all lovey
by helen nightingale
Fri May 29, 2009 9:09 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Clowns eat shrimp???
Replies: 18
Views: 6627

not a problem. they come from habitats that vary from relatively still to relatively fast moving water, although nothing like the flows hillstream loaches need.
by helen nightingale
Fri May 29, 2009 9:04 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: different patterns in almorhae
Replies: 21
Views: 5273

:lol: dont worry