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by kaffinated
Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:28 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: She passed... what do I do for her buddy? (Update)
Replies: 5
Views: 2375

Re: She passed... what do I do for her buddy? (Update)

Pooh's actually been fine lately, he was just a bit "off" that day... http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a28/soeul_searchin/IMG_20110110_214409.jpg http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a28/soeul_searchin/IMG_20110110_214434.jpg http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a28/soeul_searchin/IMG_20110114_131535.jpg
by kaffinated
Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:37 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Oh no!! I think Pooh is giving up...?
Replies: 3
Views: 1390

Oh no!! I think Pooh is giving up...?

So the first day I put all the new friends in the tank our dojo was happily playing with everyone. Now, the last 24 hours or so he seems to have realized that although he's got all these new friends, his buddy's still gone. He shows absolutely NO signs of illness, nor does anyone else in the tank, t...
by kaffinated
Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:43 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Get em while they are hot!rostratas on sale at petsmart for5
Replies: 10
Views: 2545

Re: Get em while they are hot! Yoyos on sale at petsmart for

When I was on my aquarium store crawl yesterday to find ways to make my poor Pooh (golden dojo) happy since his chickie passed I saw a bunch of BABY ones for $3.99 at my LFS. Still debating whether I'm happy or not that my big tank isn't set up yet - I have absolutely NO place to put them - but they...
by kaffinated
Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:32 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: She passed... what do I do for her buddy? (Update)
Replies: 5
Views: 2375

Re: what do I do for her buddy? (Update)

Oh my goodness!!! So everyone settled in, the plants have all opened up really nicely and we woke up this am to a seething mass of loaches in the corner of our tank which we've seen often but not like THIS. Know how Khuli's will pick a corner and kinda dogpile/wiggle/swim in the current? Picture: On...
by kaffinated
Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:39 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: How can I further spoil my little Dojos?
Replies: 7
Views: 1549

Re: How can I further spoil my little Dojos?

One of my fave things to do for mine is get them live brine shrimp - watching them hunt them down is priceless and they LOVE em!!
by kaffinated
Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:20 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: She passed... what do I do for her buddy? (Update)
Replies: 5
Views: 2375

Re: She passed... what do I do for her buddy?

Well, we woke up this morning and the little guy was just miserable, moping around the tank, searching for her here and there, etc. and we decided we HAD to get him new friends. Long story short my fiance surprised me and took me to this super awesome petstore near Brewster NY that has just amazing ...
by kaffinated
Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:22 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: The God of all Loach Tanks...
Replies: 7
Views: 2407

Re: The God of all Loach Tanks...

Yeah, I just lost one... we had two and never in my life have I fell in love with a FISH before. They have personalities like no other. My boy dojo's got my fiance trained to feed him almost whenever he wants - it's priceless - he begs.... Now he's just mopey and sad but we're gonna try to find him ...
by kaffinated
Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:59 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: My Weather Loaches had babies!!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 8076

Re: My Weather Loaches had babies!!!!

Btw, no, I jumped the gun on this one - I've learned a LOT since then *blush* and no, those were worms from my roommate feeding them WAY more than she should have been whenever I was away (which at the time was often unfortunately)... I still see one once in a blue moon but not the infestation I had...
by kaffinated
Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:53 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: The God of all Loach Tanks...
Replies: 7
Views: 2407

Re: The God of all Loach Tanks...

That was my thought but if they could design one with a specific "river-type" water flow, it might not be too bad (okay, it'd be AWFUL), but it's like those hamster things you had as a kid!!! Could you imagine throwing a whole mess of dojos in one of those? Or even a swarm of Khulis? Some botias may...
by kaffinated
Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:48 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Lighting...
Replies: 10
Views: 2666

Re: Lighting...

Awesome... they don't seem to mind it so much and I guess it'll just depend on how I end up planting my new 55 gallon. Any plants you guys have noticed that the loaches seem to prefer? And/or ones that'll hold up to them using em as their personal jungle gym? I've tried a few here and there but so f...
by kaffinated
Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:49 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: She passed... what do I do for her buddy? (Update)
Replies: 5
Views: 2375

She passed... what do I do for her buddy? (Update)

the poor guy is FRANTIC. i've never seen him so agitated. Do I give him time to adjust or do I get him a few more friends tomorrow? There are others in the tank but he's now the only dojo.... God it's like we lost a member of the family.........
by kaffinated
Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:05 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: The God of all Loach Tanks...
Replies: 7
Views: 2407

The God of all Loach Tanks...

by kaffinated
Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:51 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: My dojo is worse... *CRY* (with pics)
Replies: 2
Views: 1724

Re: My dojo is worse... *CRY*

She's gotten a little more active and I managed to get a few semi-decent pics of her tail..... http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a28/soeul_searchin/IMG_20110109_133746.jpg http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a28/soeul_searchin/IMG_20110109_133913.jpg http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a28/soeul_searchin/I...
by kaffinated
Sun Jan 09, 2011 12:54 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Lighting...
Replies: 10
Views: 2666

Re: Lighting...

Mine don't seem to hate the light but my fiance and I have been, shall we say... arguing... about how much light they should get each day. I have their light on a timer and they were getting about 5 hours or so (and not subdued either but they really don't seem to mind, the dojos, botias, black loac...
by kaffinated
Sun Jan 09, 2011 12:49 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Just a note to say thanks!!
Replies: 0
Views: 1211

Just a note to say thanks!!

I've been keeping loaches for about a year or so now and I'm realizing how much there still is to learn. I just wanted to say thanks so much for this forum - it's so nice to have a place to go to talk about my "children" in a forum where ppl really know what they're talking about. Most lfs have NO i...