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by raecarrow
Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:13 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Shutting down the loach tank
Replies: 2
Views: 1712

Shutting down the loach tank

Today is a sad day :( I have made the painful and upsetting decision to shut down my loach tank and find new homes for my fishes. I recently went away on vacation only to return to find that the heater in my tank went on the fritz and 3 of my four Kubotai were dead. The heater some how broke and ove...
by raecarrow
Mon May 17, 2010 11:16 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Need to find a home for my lovely loaches
Replies: 6
Views: 2888

Well... looks like I won't have to get rid of my Loach babies! What I am going to do is give my guppies to my sister, who I turned into a crazy-guppy lady before I became a loachaholic, so I can condense my fish into one tank. Woot! I love it when a plan works out.
by raecarrow
Thu May 13, 2010 12:16 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Need to find a home for my lovely loaches
Replies: 6
Views: 2888

Is anyone near enough and willing to give these guys a new home? I would put out a craiglist ad but I fear that they won't get the care and attention they need.
by raecarrow
Sat May 08, 2010 5:01 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Need to find a home for my lovely loaches
Replies: 6
Views: 2888

Need to find a home for my lovely loaches

Hello Everyone, I live in the Damascus, MD area (30 miles NW of Washington DC) I am looking to find a home for my lovely loaches and other assorted fish. I have to move with very little notice and I no longer have the time and energy to care for my fish as they deserve to be cared for. Is there anyo...
by raecarrow
Fri Oct 02, 2009 4:10 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: amateur's question
Replies: 13
Views: 4623

I have seen some loaches mis-labled as Zebras before. Most commonly mislabled loach Botia Dario which should be labled as a Bengal or Queen Loach http://www.loaches.com/species-index/botia-dario/?searchterm=dario I can't see your pictures but from the description I think that is what you probably ha...
by raecarrow
Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:13 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: catching a sid
Replies: 9
Views: 3133

Re: catching a sid

Unfortunately, there is no chasing or herding this loach anywhere in this tank. Even if I removed the (big) rocks and all the wood from the tank, he could hide in the plants. I'd also rather not terrorize the angels trying to catch him. Yeah, things would be a lot easier if you could remove all hid...
by raecarrow
Thu Sep 17, 2009 3:40 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: catching a sid
Replies: 9
Views: 3133

Here is how I catch mine. -I remove all decor as well as any hiding places. -I take my big net (6 inches long by 4 high) and hold it stationary against the glass on the long wall of the tank. Hold it there for a minute or two until the fish calm down a little bit -I take one of my smaller nets and c...
by raecarrow
Thu Sep 17, 2009 12:18 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: My 85 gallon tank ( new pics 02/06/2010)
Replies: 25
Views: 11516

nice tank. i want some fat yoyos. but they cost 21 bucks and petsmart is the only place that has them. Wow, I find them all the time at my LFS and I haven't paid above $9 for a loach. The most expensive loach I ever bought was a Sid at $8.99. I bought a nice big fat 4" yoyo from there for $7. (you ...
by raecarrow
Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:01 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Cycling and Dither Fish question
Replies: 5
Views: 1679

Once you get your tank cycled and ready to go, I think that (if you don't mind a huge rash of babies) guppies are a good dither fish for a kuhli tank. You may need to find a LFS that you can sell the excess of babies back to once they get nice color or friends that you can trade stock with. Or you c...
by raecarrow
Mon Sep 07, 2009 7:09 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: kuhli like sand
Replies: 18
Views: 6700

loachmom wrote:My oblonga are the ones that I see most often, though.
I only have 3 Oblonga at the moment. I have to keep moving the ornaments in my tank around at least once a month or I NEVER see them. They just like to hunker down inside the main cave.
by raecarrow
Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:28 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: kuhli like sand
Replies: 18
Views: 6700

Does anyone know how P.Oblonga do with other species of pangio? I've been thinking about adding some striped kuhlies to my Oblongas once I get my botine species their own tank.
by raecarrow
Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:39 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Going fishing in a 300 gallon tank
Replies: 7
Views: 2396

Re: Going fishing in a 300 gallon tank

Keith Wolcott wrote: This method works well for dither fish, but would not work at all for loaches since they disappear under all of the wood.
I don't think this would work too well for my guppies because they get wise of any net I put in the tank and they all go down to the bottom.
by raecarrow
Wed Sep 02, 2009 5:32 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: kuhli like sand
Replies: 18
Views: 6700

I love my 3 P.Oblonga. They are so nice and chubby.
by raecarrow
Wed Sep 02, 2009 3:54 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: kuhli like sand
Replies: 18
Views: 6700

Just wait until your kuhlis start filtering the sand through their gills. That unnerved me the first time I saw them grazing through the sand and spitting it out of their gills.
by raecarrow
Mon Aug 31, 2009 11:11 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Confused about which loaches are compatible
Replies: 3
Views: 1703

Among those loaches, compatability is really defined by the water parameters they thrive in. As far as compatability of temperments, I don't think there is really an issue among these loaches. The only loaches that I have heard about having a problem with other loaches are the "grrr" loaches such as...