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by Dojosmama
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Substrate advice
Replies: 4
Views: 336

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: 450

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: 450

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: 559

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: 445

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: 634

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: 995

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: 995

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: 1029

Re: New book "LOACHES of JAPAN"

Maybe they'll put out a version in English for western readers . . .
by Dojosmama
Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Listening in on Dojo speak . . .
Replies: 2
Views: 815

Re: Listening in on Dojo speak . . .

1ST MALE DOJO: "Well, we didn't get any responses from our audience last time, so maybe we should start telling jokes . . ." 2ND MALE DOJO: "I have one: What did the duck say to the nun?" FEMALE DOJO: "Quack, quack. What did you expect a duck to say?" 1ST MALE DOJO: "That's not original! Mama told u...
by Dojosmama
Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Filtration
Replies: 22
Views: 3078

Re: Filtration

Two pieces of advice: First, don't rinse your media in tap water with Prime. Rinse it in your siphoned tank water. You don't need Prime for that. You'll still need to use it in the new water you fill your tank with. Second, if you haven't already, put a prefilter sponge on your Aquaclear's intake tu...
by Dojosmama
Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Listening in on Dojo speak . . .
Replies: 2
Views: 815

Listening in on Dojo speak . . .

1ST MALE DOJO: "Hey! Look at THIS! A new log in our tank!" 2nd MALE DOJO: "Oh, really? Take a closer look . . ." FEMALE DOJO: "why?" 1ST MALE DOJO: "It's not real wood!" FEMALE DOJO: "So, what? It's a nice cave for us." 1ST MALE DOJO: "Yeah, but we're special. We deserve a REAL log!" 2nd MALE DOJO: ...
by Dojosmama
Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: LIVE BRINE SHRIMP
Replies: 3
Views: 785

Re: LIVE BRINE SHRIMP

I use frozen brine shrimp for my Dojos and other community fish. I let it thaw in a plastic cup until it's soft and mushy, then put it into the tank. I've had Dojos devour it almost instantly, and there's enough in a frozen cube so that everyone gets some. What falls to the substrate the Dojos eat, ...
by Dojosmama
Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: True abino weather loach is a bottomless pit
Replies: 8
Views: 2203

Re: True abino weather loach is a bottomless pit

From what I'm seeing in the pictures, your albino is vastly larger than your spotted dojo. Your albino is obese. I would suggest temporarily transferring him to a separate cycled tank with water parameters matching his regular tank, and start putting him on a diet, there. Only feed him every other d...
by Dojosmama
Thu Dec 22, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Jumping loach!
Replies: 16
Views: 6460

Re: Jumping loach!

If they're anything like dojo loaches, they will try to escape the tank. Dojos do, for sure, and it's quite possible that this is a more generalized loach trait. All you can do is keep the tank well covered and seal up any and all holes large enough for him to fit through. It sounds like your blue l...