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by millsn
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New behavior by oldest clown loach
Replies: 1
Views: 1386

Re: New behavior by oldest clown loach

I had one do this, no good reason, pretty sure he got over it
by millsn
Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Nitrate poisoning or.?
Replies: 4
Views: 4946

Re: Nitrate poisoning or.?

His fins look too rounded. Is his tube too small for him?
by millsn
Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Lethargic clown loach
Replies: 2
Views: 9293

Re: Lethargic clown loach

Test the water and consider getting some more clowns if conditions allow. I find high nitrates make them sluggish as does insufficient numbers if tank mates. and 5 isn't enough. Caution though that you don't overstock
by millsn
Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Loach breeder on you tube
Replies: 2
Views: 4558

Loach breeder on you tube

by millsn
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: what happened to Crowland Maidenhead aquatics?
Replies: 4
Views: 4596

Re: what happened to Crowland Maidenhead aquatics?

That's right. I wondered whether she was on here to tell the story you see. They were much more interesting than most shops for the loach fancier for this reason. Unfortunately I moved away from the area and halved their business :)
by millsn
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: have i made a mistake?
Replies: 6
Views: 5693

Re: have i made a mistake?

Sucking loaches are awesome. They love to sit on a log and cruise around the tank feeding off the sides. Feed them wafers, cucumber etc and they'll munch on them for ages. I had no trouble with mine (I don't believe the have a reputation of any kind) but did find that they seemed happier on their ow...
by millsn
Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: what happened to Crowland Maidenhead aquatics?
Replies: 4
Views: 4596

Re: what happened to Crowland Maidenhead aquatics?

Seems to me the garden centre out was in closed. I wondered if maidenhead aquarius crowland moved somewhere else. Given their loach specialism I thought someone here would know. Indeed i thought someone here used to run it.
by millsn
Thu Dec 26, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: what happened to Crowland Maidenhead aquatics?
Replies: 4
Views: 4596

what happened to Crowland Maidenhead aquatics?

Was just planning a visit. Are they still going? Looks like the entire garden centre has shut
by millsn
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Points to watch with RO units?
Replies: 6
Views: 1523

Re: Points to watch with RO units?

Thankyou Mrs. Basil
by millsn
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Points to watch with RO units?
Replies: 6
Views: 1523

Re: Points to watch with RO units?

Thanks chaps, very interesting. I had no idea there was waste water, or that the delivered water was oxygen free. I have a waste on the tank so that's no issue. I also have a water supply there, so the key question is how to store the water so I can automate the delivery without spilling it. If the ...
by millsn
Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Points to watch with RO units?
Replies: 6
Views: 1523

Points to watch with RO units?

RO query: I've a 200 UK gal tank with 8 clowns. Our local water arrives with a low level of nitrate already present. Local water is hard and that's what I have them in. The only issue I have is that they are a little sluggish as I can't control the nitrate. I've tried filtering the water on the way ...
by millsn
Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Well rounded loach diets.
Replies: 9
Views: 2644

Re: Well rounded loach diets.

I used to feed mine live river shrimp but stopped as it seemed a bit macabre. But they went nuts for it. They need to be big enough to eat them obviously.
by millsn
Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Behaviour when new clown coach introduced
Replies: 4
Views: 1520

Re: Behaviour when new clown coach introduced

Given you've now addded some loaches you may also need to add some hiding places. Otherwise I find they can compete for hiding places and I'm not convinced that the competition is entirely healthy for them. Is there plenty of hiding other than where the larger loach likes to hide?
by millsn
Sun Nov 08, 2015 12:37 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Gyre XF-130 / 150
Replies: 5
Views: 3487

Re: Gyre XF-130 / 150

Might have to treat myself nearer xmas