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by Joe Loach
Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: A planted tank without snails is this possible???
Replies: 7
Views: 5425

Re: A planted tank without snails is this possible???

If you have sails, in spite of your best efforts, one option would be to introduce fish that eat snails. They could merely be temporary inhabitants. Trade them in or give them away once they take care of the problem. I've used Opaline Gouramis (Trichogaster trichopterus) for that before, as well as ...
by Joe Loach
Sat Aug 18, 2012 2:37 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: New Tank: Catching You Up To Speed
Replies: 3
Views: 2987

New Tank: Catching You Up To Speed

It has been a long time since I've posted on Loaches Online. Here's my new aquarium. It is a tank that has been in the dreaming and planning stages for about 40 years. Custom A.G.E. acrylic aquarium (Dallas) ordered through North Waco Tropical Fish: 96"L X 18"W X 14"T, 1/2" thickness; custom wooden ...
by Joe Loach
Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:44 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Non-Native Pet Species To Be Banned In The U.S.
Replies: 1
Views: 1156

Non-Native Pet Species To Be Banned In The U.S.

STOP CONGRESS FROM TAKING YOUR PETS Join PIJAC in opposing HR 669 WHY SHOULD YOU CARE? Anyone with pet fish, birds, reptiles, or small mammals will be affected by this bill. Any company selling product or services for pet fish, birds, reptiles or small mammals will be affected by this bill. Would yo...
by Joe Loach
Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:51 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Sewellia sp. 'spotted' have spawned again!
Replies: 36
Views: 6021

Question:

Emma, what is the moss in that tank? Erect? Flame?

GREAT Crypt growth, BTW! Gotta love that!!! :D
by Joe Loach
Mon Apr 14, 2008 5:19 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Clown Loach Expanding -- Please Help!
Replies: 84
Views: 41342

Advice

If this is constipation, then peas would help, yes. I've never had this issue with my fish, but I've been told that you can introduce such after a 24-48 hour fast. I hope this is the case and that the treatment works for you in short order. Best of luck!
by Joe Loach
Fri Nov 23, 2007 2:35 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Hello Everyone! Looking for other Sids owners.
Replies: 13
Views: 2132

Re: Sids

Hi Debbi,

Sids are my favorite fish! Very playful and gregarious schoolers. Good luck with yours!
by Joe Loach
Mon Nov 27, 2006 8:33 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Picture thief, strikes again!!
Replies: 33
Views: 9516

Welcome to the club.

These are both my pics:

http://tropicalfishgallery.com/species- ... isoni.html
by Joe Loach
Thu Nov 23, 2006 11:08 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Snails
Replies: 19
Views: 4179

A few weeks back a guy at a LFS gave me a dozen MTS. I rarely see them, wonder if my YoYo's got them tat fast? A few months from now wake up in the middle of the night, use a flashlight to view you tank, and tell us what you see. :wink: I have sids and kubotai in my 80 gal with a ton of MTS. At nig...
by Joe Loach
Tue Nov 21, 2006 8:45 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Funny Dojo loach behavior with new substrate.
Replies: 20
Views: 6169

You're welcome, Emma. Your shop looks just FANTASTIC! In a way, I'm glad that you remain over the Pond. I'd be spending too much of my paycheck at your shop! :lol:
by Joe Loach
Tue Nov 21, 2006 12:26 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Funny Dojo loach behavior with new substrate.
Replies: 20
Views: 6169

I'm so very sorry to hear about your Mum.

Glad there could be a part of the trip that was uplifting for you -- with the visit to the shop.
by Joe Loach
Tue Nov 21, 2006 12:18 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Funny Dojo loach behavior with new substrate.
Replies: 20
Views: 6169

Re: Return Trip

Well, take more pics. :D

If I had the time and $$$.... :cry:
by Joe Loach
Tue Nov 21, 2006 12:09 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: weather loach video
Replies: 3
Views: 1126

Thanks.

That was fun to watch! Thanks.

What would it look like if you panned out a bit, didn't move the camera, and just let the critters swim around?

Perhaps you could sell this as a screen saver. :wink:
by Joe Loach
Tue Nov 21, 2006 12:00 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Funny Dojo loach behavior with new substrate.
Replies: 20
Views: 6169

Thanks, Martin.

Wow, this place has grown! Yes, I'm still catching up with all the new additions. Thank you. Looks like there's a move in the near future. Good to see that the sun still shines, I'm still breathing, and some of the same old regulars can still be found at LOL. Great to "see" you folks again...and I L...
by Joe Loach
Tue Nov 21, 2006 11:26 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Funny Dojo loach behavior with new substrate.
Replies: 20
Views: 6169

Re: Black Sand

I know someone else on here has used black sandblasting sand in aquaria (think it was Joe Loach) with success. Dojos will dig a lot given the right substrate. I didn't think you would remember me, Martin. :D In the past, I've mixed regular white silica sand with black Estes "Marine Sand," which is ...
by Joe Loach
Mon Jan 09, 2006 10:39 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: prazi observations
Replies: 4
Views: 4069

I lost five B. sids when I treated with Prazi. What did they have in common? Each of them slept in the holes and cracks of a large rock in the tank. I think lack of oxygen had to be a factor. All the other fish survived well.