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by PASoracco
Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:03 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Clown with tears in tail
Replies: 3
Views: 2733

Re: Clown with tears in tail

I do a 20% change at least once a week, and the numbers have been good. I'm hesitant to do more frequent changes with the terrible drought we have going on; I already use water from changes to water all of my potted plants, and not sure what I'd do with 45g more of water every week. Any recommendati...
by PASoracco
Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:08 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Clown with tears in tail
Replies: 3
Views: 2733

Clown with tears in tail

I have an older clown in my school that developed some tears in his tail a few months ago after constantly getting in bad fights, and they haven't gotten worse or healed. I have since changed my stocking so the fights have stopped; the clowns are now housed with a large sailfin pleco and a couple bl...
by PASoracco
Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:53 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Clowns with cloudy eyes; help!
Replies: 5
Views: 3932

Re: Clowns with cloudy eyes; help!

here's a picture from two days ago, sorry about the dirty glass http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8186/8093186154_cc10158450_z.jpg everyone looks the same or better. Still doing water changes and keeping an eye on things. SAE, albino sailfin plec, and tetras are still unaffected. still open to all sugge...
by PASoracco
Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Clowns with cloudy eyes; help!
Replies: 5
Views: 3932

Clowns with cloudy eyes; help!

Hey everyone, I have a large school of clowns in my 125g tank, and they recently started developing some sort of fungal infection. The eyes on the smallest and oldest clowns are starting to get cloudy, or develop small white cyst like objects. Water parameters seem fine, and there have been no death...
by PASoracco
Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:22 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Share your Loach Movies!
Replies: 204
Views: 159151

Re: Share your Loach Movies!

http://youtu.be/TvIEAkp5rFQ

haven't posted in a while, but i still have my giant school of fat, old clowns; enjoy!
by PASoracco
Fri Sep 16, 2011 4:37 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Clown Loach Fry.
Replies: 8
Views: 4214

Re: Clown Loach Fry.

Image definitely not a clown
by PASoracco
Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:07 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Mystery snails
Replies: 3
Views: 2163

in my experience, most snails, including mystery/apple snails don't eat dead snails. Mystery snails normally just float to the top and start stinking :? Most varieties of snails, including mysteries, will eat dead fish.
by PASoracco
Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:59 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Cleaning a previous salt water tank.
Replies: 6
Views: 3054

warm water and vinegar will help break down the salt/hard water build-up on the tank. make sure you get it really clean, and don't use any harsh solvents or else it might damage the silicon/acrylic.
by PASoracco
Sat Jul 31, 2010 6:55 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Now That's What I Call Rollback!
Replies: 16
Views: 9664

right there with adam in my furious hatred of walmart but... omg! what a steal!
by PASoracco
Tue Jul 13, 2010 3:19 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Went to Capitol aquarium Sacramento today, no huge clown
Replies: 4
Views: 2193

they had three huge ones in that giant acrylic tank; not any more? also, they normally have a huge stock of various loaches; anything good today?
by PASoracco
Tue Jul 06, 2010 12:32 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Petco Clown Loaches
Replies: 14
Views: 7260

I do not give my business to places like that. I am voting with my dollars in favor of stores that take better care of their livestock. I'm of the same school of thought as diana. I would rather support a business that treats its animals well versus trying to "save" abused animals from a place like...
by PASoracco
Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:02 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Loach ID
Replies: 4
Views: 1628

piggy4 wrote:they can develope attitudes as they become larger :!:
Very true. My standard colored chinese algae eater grew into a terror, picking on any fish small or slow enough.
by PASoracco
Sun Jun 13, 2010 10:12 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Brown on sword leaves
Replies: 8
Views: 3579

what kind of fish do you keep? the only freshwater fish I add salt for is goldfish/carp. Loaches and many other types of fw fish are very sensitive to salt, and do not need it added to their water.

I found out the hard way years ago that certain types of plecos are very sensitive to salt.
by PASoracco
Sun Jun 13, 2010 2:37 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Brown on sword leaves
Replies: 8
Views: 3579

a lot of aquatic plants, like ones with broad, soft leaves, hate salt. if you add any salt to your aquarium, this could be a cause for the plant's stress. also, like nancy said, if they were grown emersed, or in a drastically different PH, the change would make the old leaves fall off before new one...
by PASoracco
Sun Jun 13, 2010 2:30 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Found an S-1000 Aquatower !
Replies: 2
Views: 2001

i recently got a used 180g tru-vu aquarium, and cleaned it with a tru-vu scratch removal kit . One would probably have been enough, but I used about one and a half kits to get every inch of my 180 inside and out; looks brand new! the kits each only include one small tru-vu cleaning cloth, but a clea...