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by Dojosmama
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: dojo/weather loach question
Replies: 18
Views: 1074

Re: dojo/weather loach question

I have successfully kept my dojos in a tank with smooth, rounded pea gravel. I've only had one that buried itself completely in the gravel. None of my other dojos dig. I have live plants, and they leave them alone, except to nestle under the broad Anubias leaves for shelter. I have three dojos in a ...
by Dojosmama
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: (Suspected) weather loach arrived in my pond without ever being purchased or added
Replies: 2
Views: 216

Re: (Suspected) weather loach arrived in my pond without ever being purchased or added

If it does turn out to be a dojo, I hope you will keep the cute little thing and let it thrive in your pond. If the koi are large, they might eat it. If it has places to hide, like rocky outcroppings or plants, it could survive peacefully for several years, assuming it gets some of the food when you...
by Dojosmama
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Feeding Dojos Veg
Replies: 9
Views: 342

Re: Feeding Dojos Veg

To be safe, chop up the peas in a grinder and just give them small chunks. They should be able to handle that.
by Dojosmama
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: dojo/weather loach question
Replies: 18
Views: 1074

Re: dojo/weather loach question

Just thought I would add: I have a planted tank, and my dojos don't bother the plants. Mine don't dig, but I have rounded pea gravel for a substrate instead of sand. If I had sand, they might dig. I had one awhile back that would bury itself in the gravel, diving head first and completely submerging...
by Dojosmama
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: dojo/weather loach question
Replies: 18
Views: 1074

Re: dojo/weather loach question

Dojos (weather loaches) prefer company of their own kind, either golden or regular. At least three, or if your tank is large enough, up to five or six. In a 125-gallon, that should be fine. They do prefer cooler temps, in the low 70s. They're peaceful community fish, and cute as can be. Not sure if ...
by Dojosmama
Fri May 25, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Forum Updated Dec 2017 - Report Problems Here
Replies: 2
Views: 490

Re: Forum Updated Dec 2017 - Report Problems Here

That's why I saved this site in my bookmarks. It still takes me right here.
by Dojosmama
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Substrate advice
Replies: 4
Views: 534

Re: Substrate advice

Instead of sand, I have small, smooth, rounded pea gravel with no sharp edges on it. My dojos are fine with that. Plants also grow well in it, with the help of low-level ferts. I have low-light plants such as Anubias, Java ferns, Amazon Swords and Crypts. They are growing prolifically in both of my ...
by Dojosmama
Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Experience with dojos/weather loaches in outside pond
Replies: 7
Views: 802

Re: Experience with dojos/weather loaches in outside pond

I always wonder, when I hear lines like, "Our supplier doesn't have them", etc., etc., if it's really just an excuse because they don't want to go to the trouble of accommodating your request. There's usually a way to get it done, if they really wanted to. I tend to think, laziness and/or indifferen...
by Dojosmama
Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Experience with dojos/weather loaches in outside pond
Replies: 7
Views: 802

Re: Experience with dojos/weather loaches in outside pond

Dojos are notorious escape artists. They will surely get out of the pond. They can live for awhile outside of water, due to storing oxygen inside their bodies. As long as they don't dry out. But they can't stay out indefinitely. Even in the open pond water, they can fall victim to predators, such as...
by Dojosmama
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Are golden dojo loaches different to other dojo varieties?
Replies: 4
Views: 871

Re: Are golden dojo loaches different to other dojo varietie

You can safely put the brown mottled dojos in with the golden dojo. They're still dojos, and they should get along fine.
by Dojosmama
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: LOACHES FAKING DEATH -- VERY STRANGE!
Replies: 3
Views: 636

Re: LOACHES FAKING DEATH -- VERY STRANGE!

Weather loaches will behave similarly -- playing dead, then darting away, laughing at you, when you approach. Well, maybe not laughing at you ... though if I were a loach and played that kind of trick, I'd find it funny, LOL! Seriously, it's probably a natural defensive behavior to fool potential pr...
by Dojosmama
Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: I need a loach, but not just any loach
Replies: 12
Views: 1065

Re: I need a loach, but not just any loach

For those of us in the U.S., what is the U.S. gallon equivalent of 144 litres? And those dimensions in cms -- what would that be in inches? We don't do metric over here ...
by Dojosmama
Thu May 04, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Other species to keep with dojo?
Replies: 7
Views: 1273

Re: Other species to keep with dojo?

I would like to know what species of cory that is which does well in colder tanks. I have two aquariums with cold water fish in them, and would love to add cories, but the only ones I know about are tropical. Can you enlighten me on the species that isn't?
by Dojosmama
Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Other species to keep with dojo?
Replies: 7
Views: 1273

Re: Other species to keep with dojo?

First, you are NOT a criminal by keeping a loach you purchased when it was perfectly legal to do so. Our Constitution prohibits "ex post facto" laws which punish people for doing things that were legal when they did them but become illegal later. If you cross the border into a state where it's still...
by Dojosmama
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New book "LOACHES of JAPAN"
Replies: 3
Views: 1228

Re: New book "LOACHES of JAPAN"

Maybe they'll put out a version in English for western readers . . .