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by ch.koenig
Mon May 13, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: loach talk!
Replies: 18
Views: 424

Re: loach talk!

Hi all Just realised you are talking about P. brevis. They are easy to breed and really very "busy" at it once started. There must be some pics of youngsters on seriouslyfish.com I posted years ago. I keep still half a dozen of the youngsters in my 500 lt tank, as I hadn't the intention to go on wit...
by ch.koenig
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Levamisole
Replies: 12
Views: 641

Re: Levamisole

Hi Basil Many loaches are very sensitive, some extremly. I have lost some the last 50 years. If they are scaleless you should be at standby during application. Levamisole is strong stuff, not sold round here. I made only use once and lost more specimen than by worms ever. On import there is no appli...
by ch.koenig
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: How long can a clown loach live
Replies: 15
Views: 5481

Re: How long can a clown loach live

I agree. Week-end, heavy snowfall ...?
by ch.koenig
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: How long can a clown loach live
Replies: 15
Views: 5481

Re: How long can a clown loach live

I started to report all so admin can work.
click on ! within the post to report and chose second line on list, submit
by ch.koenig
Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: DISSOLVED OXYGEN TEST KITS
Replies: 10
Views: 642

Re: DISSOLVED OXYGEN TEST KITS

No idea Fran.
In Europe it's Tetra, sera and JBL.
Red sea, Tropic Marin perhaps. I don't know if they have a seperate test out of the complete sets.
Cheers Charles
by ch.koenig
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: DISSOLVED OXYGEN TEST KITS
Replies: 10
Views: 642

Re: DISSOLVED OXYGEN TEST KITS

Hi Sorry: Brian Greene is a professional. I can't see a waste of anything. The moving is in order to dissolve the chemical indikator. Of course: electronic measering is better but expensive. For our hobby a test kit by JBL or else will do. Recomended is the reading of the user manual. In particular ...
by ch.koenig
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: "Borneo sucker" loaches ID
Replies: 13
Views: 962

Re: "Borneo sucker" loaches ID

Hi That is good to hear. Catching: easiest way is netting them by raising the bolders. It is less stressing but to chase them with a net through the tank - for fish and fisherman. Worst way is the credit card trick. Could dammage the tiny structures at the periphery of the paired fins - the gecko-li...
by ch.koenig
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Gravid Sid, any new info on breeding them?
Replies: 3
Views: 367

Re: Gravid Sid, any new info on breeding them?

Hi Sids have been "bred" accidentally. "Zufallszucht" in German, means breeding by chance. "Breeding" would mean to know all parameters to reproduce them. That's not the case and deliberately breeding in tanks doesn't happen. All reports have in common: large tank, heavily planted, good food and a t...
by ch.koenig
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Normal Sewellia behavior?
Replies: 11
Views: 1944

Re: Normal Sewellia behavior?

First of all Hi Olivia I can be very old fashioned you see. What is the issue of your "work in biology"? Any questions to answer? To reasure you: I'm used to scientific language. So go ahead. And regarding hillies: you won't find anybody to know more about. Or is all a bla bla bla as we say in Germa...
by ch.koenig
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: "Borneo sucker" loaches ID
Replies: 13
Views: 962

Re: "Borneo sucker" loaches ID

Hi Good approach. By the way: temperature 20-22° helps. If you go higher they may be stressed because that accelerates matabolic processes untill the system breaks down over 24°. They can't keep pace in a tank where the food-offer is not constant high all day. And another point: the bacterial overfl...
by ch.koenig
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: "Borneo sucker" loaches ID
Replies: 13
Views: 962

Re: "Borneo sucker" loaches ID

Hi Two G. zebrinus (you might lose the second: starvation and damaged muscosa, that's bad) and G. scitulus (male?) Better pics (head-shape) would help. Try standard dried food, just a few red worms (frozen) to make them start. Algae are for "occupation", Spirulina is for nothing (should be Chlorella...
by ch.koenig
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: What is the common name for Cobitis choii?:
Replies: 1
Views: 273

Re: What is the common name for Cobitis choii?:

Hi
I would suggest Chois spined loach. Dedication name for Dr Ki-Chul Choi.
Cheers Charles
by ch.koenig
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Oddball pattern Clown Loaches
Replies: 5
Views: 672

Re: Oddball pattern Clown Loaches

Hi A word about the situation today: good breeders (at least one in Europe) achieve better results regarding affinity to ichtio and emaciation as well as health-problems in general. Better means that these specimen have no problems at all if properly held and fed. Not so the wild caught. Odd pattern...
by ch.koenig
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Vin city Tây Mỗ - Đại Mỗ: Quả trứng “vàng” của thị trường mớií
Replies: 3
Views: 422

Re: Tuberoschistura: underwater pix

Hi
Did you have a look at "Conspectus Cobitidum"? The only described species from Thailand is T. baenzigeri, few (4) pics only, so the interest in your pics is given.
Cheers Charles
by ch.koenig
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Sicyopterus sp,"mountain rock goby"
Replies: 92
Views: 85420

Re: Sicyopterus sp,"mountain rock goby"

Hi
Awesome once again.
I love Sicyopterus spp and have still one S. griseus(?) of the first shipment back in 2011, living now (after moving twice in town) in a 600 liter tank.
Cheers Charles