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by zenins
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New book "LOACHES of JAPAN"
Replies: 3
Views: 1319

Re: New book "LOACHES of JAPAN"

Dojosmama wrote:Maybe they'll put out a version in English for western readers . . .
Yes please ... or a Japanese text version that can be converted by a translation program if the publisher does not want to provide a translated version ;)
by zenins
Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Found Some Large S. berdmorei
Replies: 2
Views: 952

Re: Found Some Large S. berdmorei

Please post some photos of your Berdmorei

They are one of my favourite loaches :)
by zenins
Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New "baby clown loach"
Replies: 4
Views: 1368

Re: New "baby clown loach"

redshark1 wrote: My top tip would be summarised like this:
Learn how to create great water quality and to provide this constantly by developing a routine you never neglect.
Top notch suggestion :)
by zenins
Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Sand
Replies: 5
Views: 1573

Re: Sand

You can also try sand from a local stream or lake, just make sure you rinse it well. Some people boil it in fresh water to make sure no pathogens are transferred to the aquarium, but I have not had this problem yet. The other advantage of using shore sand is that is is rounded and will not harm the ...
by zenins
Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Fluval Fx 6
Replies: 10
Views: 1908

Re: Fluval Fx 6

Putting a sponge over the intake is a good suggestion,
make sure it is rinsed and squeezed out in a pail of tank water every time you do a partial water change :)
by zenins
Sun Mar 27, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Botia striata biotope
Replies: 3
Views: 1959

Re: Botia striata biotope

Your Loach aquarium looks great :)

Thanks for sharing
by zenins
Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:12 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: My six Clown Loaches have reached 22 years of age.
Replies: 18
Views: 5463

Re: My six Clown Loaches have reached 22 years of age.

Congratulations :)

Currently, my oldest clown loaches are about 10 years old :)
by zenins
Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Tank size for dwarf chain loach
Replies: 16
Views: 3429

Re: Tank size for dwarf chain loach

I would suggest minimum 20 gallons, 30 would be best

Add a small powerhead about halfway on the end glass to give them some current to play in ;)
by zenins
Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:42 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Loaches of Vietnam
Replies: 10
Views: 2882

Re: Loaches of Vietnam

Very nice :)

I hope to see some in my LFS some time soon ...
by zenins
Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:35 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Are yoyo and polka-dots compatible tankmates?
Replies: 3
Views: 1242

Re: Are yoyo and polka-dots compatible tankmates?

I have larger yoyos with smaller polka dot loaches with no issues :)
by zenins
Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Recent Loaches in a Show
Replies: 3
Views: 2120

Re: Recent Loaches in a Show

Yes, the Modesta or Orange Fin Blue Botia was first in the loach class, then the Histi then the Sid.

By the way, you can navigate to other photos by clicking on next or prev ;)

The Modesta was Best Egglayer in the Show as well ... pretty good considering most of the fish in the show were egg layers
by zenins
Thu Oct 09, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Recent Loaches in a Show
Replies: 3
Views: 2120

Recent Loaches in a Show

Hey everyone, Here are 3 loaches that I entered recently into the London ( Ontario, Canada ) Aquaria Society annual show: Histrionica: https://www.facebook.com/141380715918322/photos/a.760669300656124.1073741875.141380715918322/760670517322669/?type=3&src=https%3A%2F%2Ffbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net...
by zenins
Thu Oct 09, 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Share your Loach Movies!
Replies: 201
Views: 110358

Re: Share your Loach Movies!

hello everyone , i'm new here so before i post my video i will introduce myself :wink: so : i'm Siebe , i'm 13 years old and i have tropical aquariums for four years now ( if my english isn't so good , its because i'm 13 years old and live in Belgium :wink: ) so , i will place the video now :D http...
by zenins
Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Sidthimunki questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1728

Re: Sidthimunki questions

I have about a dozen Sids in my 30 gallon Barb tank.
There are some Anubias plants, rocks and driftwood.
I do have a powehead to move water in one section of the tank.
The Sids move from the current to the calmer parts of the tank and back again all the time :)
by zenins
Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:13 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: I.D. Please
Replies: 2
Views: 1623

Re: I.D. Please

mikev wrote:2nd photo indeed looks like b.almorhae (sometimes called Pakistani loach in trade), I think the first one is a juvenile b.rostrata
I agree :)