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by bigpow
Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:56 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Considering finding a home for 7 clown loaches
Replies: 3
Views: 1797

I'm also in NorCal, where are you located?
I'm sure there are plenty of people here who would love to re-home them.
by bigpow
Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:53 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: burrowing dojo, normal?
Replies: 6
Views: 2636

I remember they weren't so burrow-happy a few years back when I first got them. In fact, they used to be frantic, swimming up and down across the tank
by bigpow
Mon Aug 02, 2010 1:20 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: burrowing dojo, normal?
Replies: 6
Views: 2636

burrowing dojo, normal?

I've noticed that most of my older dojo like to spend most of their time (when the lights on) inside the sand substrate. Usually only leaving a small tip of their mouth outside.

Just wondering if this is normal?
by bigpow
Fri Jul 16, 2010 5:40 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Went to Capitol aquarium Sacramento today, no huge clown
Replies: 4
Views: 2274

the koi pond and its occupants were there when I visited recently.
I'm assuming that the store isn't doing so well. There were some tanks with sick fish, some of the display tank even had bad mixes of fish, and some were undermaintained.
by bigpow
Tue Jul 13, 2010 3:44 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Went to Capitol aquarium Sacramento today, no huge clown
Replies: 4
Views: 2274

last time I went there (4-5yrs ago), there was an old clown (with split pattern), easily over 15" - along with a bunch other smaller ones

today, only saw a few (maybe 3) young ones
by bigpow
Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:49 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Went to Capitol aquarium Sacramento today, no huge clown
Replies: 4
Views: 2274

Went to Capitol aquarium Sacramento today, no huge clown

was in the area for other things, dropped by hoping to see their huge clown loach (that was rumored to be 40yrs old), but looks like the old guy has passed away.
by bigpow
Thu Jun 24, 2010 3:20 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Eggs for Breakfast.
Replies: 5
Views: 2074

I hope I'm wrong, but I think one of your clown loach has skinny disease
by bigpow
Wed May 19, 2010 10:19 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: need to buy new heater -- help with which one
Replies: 6
Views: 2321

Ebo-J was my fav.
Hydor Eth is my new fav.
by bigpow
Tue May 18, 2010 1:32 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: loach proofing a koralia
Replies: 10
Views: 3283

got 5x K4, using 3x on my 125G - no covers.
will get more soon.

super efficient, quiet, cool, easy to maintain - what more to ask?
by bigpow
Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:48 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: R.I.P. Marge
Replies: 64
Views: 46635

sorry to hear the news, a great loss indeed
by bigpow
Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:41 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Feeding loaches
Replies: 8
Views: 3725

try Martin's recipe

try Martin's recipe - guaranteed to be a hit with them loaches!

plus, it's actually cheaper & safer (you know what's inside).

my loaches love them - my dojo especially, eat them of my hands
by bigpow
Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:11 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: kuhlis in a 5.5 gal?
Replies: 11
Views: 3863

red cherry shrimps

give it plenty of hiding space and they'll multiply in no time.

your betta will appreciate them as well (picking of the slower/older shrimps)
by bigpow
Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:54 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Dojo on Dojo violence
Replies: 9
Views: 4182

none of mine (have 7 total) is violence, towards own kind or any other fish (even smaller fish like pygmy cory). Odessa can be quite a fin nipper, but I doubt those dojos would sit still while the other fish go at them Something else is going on for sure, I'm thinking more like environment incompati...
by bigpow
Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:35 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: The Great Debate
Replies: 22
Views: 5697

at least it's a good hobby for your husband, keeps him inside the house ;)

I agree with the crowd, get another tank (or replace this one with a larger one and install tank divider :D )
by bigpow
Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:14 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Two dojo hanging out and an innocent cory
Replies: 5
Views: 2113

it's an optical illusion - she's not fat, just big bones :D
BTW, she's relatively small compared to one of my corydora aeneus

nothing's more relaxing then watching my fish at home after a long hard work day