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by Donna
Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:21 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: will clowns eat from my fingers?
Replies: 4
Views: 1319

Re: will clowns eat from my fingers?

I think the problem is that the betta is a messy eater, so the clowns don't have to come to my fingers, they can just scarf up what's flying around. And man, scarf it up they do. They're stripey aqua vacuum cleaners :)
by Donna
Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:15 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: will clowns eat from my fingers?
Replies: 4
Views: 1319

will clowns eat from my fingers?

I have five clowns, and all eat ravenously -- but not from my fingers. They just won't. The kuhlis come right up of course, and the betta (much to my surprise, as I'm not very experienced with bettas and tossed him in, hoping for the best, when a coworker lost interest in him in a bowl on her desk)....
by Donna
Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:05 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: cancel the panic
Replies: 5
Views: 2565

cancel the panic

As usual, this morning I unlocked the office door but left the lights off, so I could admire the aquarium -- with its light on a timer, it's dramatic with the fishtank the only light in the room. To my surprise and consternation, the tank was dark this morning, although the lightswitch wasn't turned...
by Donna
Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Favorite Loach
Replies: 37
Views: 16914

Re: Favorite Loach

Hi Sarahrah -- If you don't have netting over the intakes for your UG filter, chances are good your kuhlis have gotten in. On the bright side, kuhlis not only survive underneath UG filter plates, but they'll even breed in there, although yours sound too young yet. When you get a different filter, do...
by Donna
Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: kuhli pictures
Replies: 4
Views: 1325

Re: kuhli pictures

My kuhlis do not ask, expect or receive privacy :) http://i799.photobucket.com/albums/yy276/possumlady/kuhlis/2-22-11kuhli4.jpg http://i799.photobucket.com/albums/yy276/possumlady/kuhlis/2-22-11kuhli1.jpg http://i799.photobucket.com/albums/yy276/possumlady/kuhlis/2-22-11kuhli2.jpg http://i799.photob...
by Donna
Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:24 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: farlowella catfish
Replies: 22
Views: 10079

Re: farlowella catfish

More farlowella gracilis pictures! Yes, I am the piscatorial paparazzi :) edge-on view of the bigger farlow: http://i799.photobucket.com/albums/yy276/possumlady/kuhlis/2-22-11FarlowEdgeView.jpg farlow eating zucchini http://i799.photobucket.com/albums/yy276/possumlady/kuhlis/2-22-11FarlowZucchini.jp...
by Donna
Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:35 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: farlowella catfish
Replies: 22
Views: 10079

Re: farlowella catfish

I've tried but can't get the farlows to eat from my hand or the hemostats, not for algae wafers, zucchini or Nori, all of which they eat on their own (I put the Nori in a mesh bag.) The kuhlis nibble at bloodworms if I hold still for awhile, and the seriously misnamed angelfish ATTACK my fingers eve...
by Donna
Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:14 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: kuhli pictures
Replies: 4
Views: 1325

kuhli pictures

One of the kuhlis parked right up against the front of the tank long enough for some pictures before doing fast-forward squiggles from floor to top in one front corner of the tank. (I tried catching that but all I got was bits and pieces of him.) http://i799.photobucket.com/albums/yy276/possumlady/k...
by Donna
Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:07 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: farlowella catfish
Replies: 22
Views: 10079

Re: farlowella catfish

These farlows are seriously competing with my beloved kuhlis for Favorite Fish. They don't have flashy colors and happy, high-energy personalities like the kuhlis, but they don't hide (deliberately) and it truly doesn't seem to stress them to hold them. When I do my weekly cleaning, I gently work my...
by Donna
Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:59 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Feeding Catfish Article with pictures
Replies: 8
Views: 3169

Re: Feeding Catfish Article with pictures

One of my farlowellas on zucchini this morning:
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by Donna
Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:25 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: farlowella catfish
Replies: 22
Views: 10079

Re: farlowella catfish

Starsplitter -- Do you have any pictures of your snails now? A horned snail? I haven't added snails because I just haven't seen any cute enough.

Cider -- THANKS, I'll add a clip for zucchini, lettuce and spinach to the driftwood on my list for PetSmart this weekend.
by Donna
Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:52 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: farlowella catfish
Replies: 22
Views: 10079

Re: farlowella catfish

Wow, I admire you for going through all this to let people see and enjoy your fish.

I'd be a mess, I'd have to camp right beside the tank for the entire 11 days :P

What kind of snails do you have?
by Donna
Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:29 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: farlowella catfish
Replies: 22
Views: 10079

Re: farlowella catfish

I tried netting them out of the bag to put them in the tank, but was afraid of hurting them, so I reached in and yes, they just let me pick them up one at a time and put them in the tank. No struggle, no attempt to get away from my hand. I was a bit alarmed at this, but they seem to be acting all ri...
by Donna
Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:00 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: farlowella catfish
Replies: 22
Views: 10079

Re: farlowella catfish

I found this site: http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Farlowella which says, "Twig catfishes require clean water with high dissolved oxygen content. Twig catfish are often lost without enough greens to feed upon." I'll get another bubble wand while I'm at the lfs, too. They definitely do eat th...
by Donna
Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:11 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: farlowella catfish
Replies: 22
Views: 10079

Re: farlowella catfish

Won't they eat the algae wafers? I'm also soaking some Indian Almond leaves for them. I'll get them a piece of driftwood, and stop scrubbing the algae off everything like I've been doing. Now I'm kinda scared, I don't want for them to starve.