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by Eika
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Hillstream loach ID
Replies: 6
Views: 2323

Re: Hillstream loach ID

Thank you so much Charles :D G. contractus is a species I have never heard of before, and yes the pictures you share look identical to my little mystery loach, how exciting. I have noticed them suddenly in every pet shop where I live over the last month or 2, but until now have never seen them. It m...
by Eika
Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Hillstream loach ID
Replies: 6
Views: 2323

Hillstream loach ID

Hi all, Not been on this site for a while as I've been focussing on other types of fish, but ended up coming with 2 unidentified hillstream loaches yesterday and would appreciate any help. There are 2 very flat ones that I've ID'd fairly confidently as Hypergastromyzon eubranchus, a big gastromyzon ...
by Eika
Mon May 11, 2015 8:21 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Gastromyzon ID
Replies: 10
Views: 5503

Re: Gastromyzon ID

I moved him into a busy 50 gallon yesterday, already by today he has settled and is nicely active. Not seen him graze yet but there is plenty of established coating/aufwuchs for him to find. Good to see it moving around and exploring the new tank rather than how life-less (ironically) they are in q ...
by Eika
Mon Apr 27, 2015 7:35 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Gastromyzon ID
Replies: 10
Views: 5503

Re: Gastromyzon ID

Scratch that...the less skinny one has died today. I've checked parameters for the quarantine and they are fine, added another ornament for the remaining one to graze on. Come on little fella keep going...
by Eika
Mon Apr 27, 2015 12:48 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Gastromyzon ID
Replies: 10
Views: 5503

Re: Gastromyzon ID

Sorry I didn't specify, yes the quarantine tank has been newly set up for them so I've put a large-leaf fake plant in from an established tank for them to graze on. So far not much interest, although one of them did graze a little on an algae wafer yesterday evening. The skinnier one (2nd lot of pic...
by Eika
Sun Apr 26, 2015 5:30 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Gastromyzon ID
Replies: 10
Views: 5503

Re: Gastromyzon ID

Thanks guys, I just googled G crenastus and a lot of the results do look just like them. Interesting, I'd never heard of this species before. They are indeed really thin, the shop I got them from had to call me back because they were sick with some sort of external parasite for 3 weeks before I coul...
by Eika
Fri Apr 24, 2015 10:05 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Gastromyzon ID
Replies: 10
Views: 5503

Gastromyzon ID

Got a couple new hillstreams the other day which I've not seen before. Anybody got any ideas? First one, zebrinus maybe? http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq16/ericarowlands/WP_20150421_018_zpsepnmrq4l.jpg http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq16/ericarowlands/WP_20150421_021_zpsy6p3pa49.jpg Second ...
by Eika
Wed Apr 22, 2015 8:07 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: G. ocellatus either gravid/sick?
Replies: 8
Views: 3775

Re: G. ocellatus either gravid/sick?

Ah, sad to know :( I will just have to keep her as comfortable as possible in the meantime and maybe there's a glimmer of a chance she'll get better. If not then I'll continue with my attempts! Thank you for your advice everyone x
by Eika
Tue Apr 21, 2015 5:56 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: G. ocellatus either gravid/sick?
Replies: 8
Views: 3775

Re: G. ocellatus either gravid/sick?

Thanks for the replies and help, I've been away for a few days so haven't been online to answer sorry. Hopefully the photos should be showing now: http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq16/ericarowlands/WP_20150413_034_zps9pmieodo.jpg http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq16/ericarowlands/WP_20150413_0...
by Eika
Mon Apr 13, 2015 5:44 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: G. ocellatus either gravid/sick?
Replies: 8
Views: 3775

G. ocellatus either gravid/sick?

Hi all, Long time no post from me, but I've been prompted back onto LOL by one of my hillstream loaches. The details (apologies in advance for length!): I have had an interest in attempting to breed Gastromyzon ocellatus for a couple of years now, and have slowly gathered a small group of them. They...
by Eika
Sun Sep 14, 2014 6:58 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Would a zodiac loach be ok with gastromyzon species>
Replies: 7
Views: 3714

Re: Would a zodiac loach be ok with gastromyzon species>

Ach! I realise I mistyped above, it is indeed closer to 12 gallons than 20. Thanks both again for your advice, I'll stick with my hillies :)
by Eika
Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:57 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Would a zodiac loach be ok with gastromyzon species>
Replies: 7
Views: 3714

Re: Would a zodiac loach be ok with gastromyzon species>

Thanks all :) Hmmm maybe best left to my gastros then..... But for this project I'd consider using a larger tank, at least 20L, with more than one M. triangularis. Though the tank I'm describing is more than 20L..? I found a tape measure today, it's 64cm long, 30cm high, 24cm deep (46Litres/20Gallon...
by Eika
Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:40 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Would a zodiac loach be ok with gastromyzon species>
Replies: 7
Views: 3714

Would a zodiac loach be ok with gastromyzon species>

Hi all, I've just been learning about zodiac loaches and am wondering if my tank is suitable for one. It's only about 10 gallons, but was custom made to have a long footprint as I want to have a small group of Gastromyzon ocellatus in there. I don't have a tape on me at the moment to be specific but...
by Eika
Sat Jul 12, 2014 7:28 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New Hillstream tank - attempt at breeding G. ocellatus
Replies: 8
Views: 6260

Re: New Hillstream tank - attempt at breeding G. ocellatus

Hi Danelle, Sorry for the late reply, I've only just seen that comment! The tank structure worked very well, (the amazon swords THRIVED in the set up) but unfortunately I had no success with the loaches themselves. The ocellatus had patchy disease and the zebrinus refused to eat any food I offered a...
by Eika
Mon Nov 25, 2013 6:15 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Botia Kubotai
Replies: 5
Views: 2975

Re: Botia Kubotai

Hi,
It probably depends largely on where you are. I live in New Zealand and expect to pay $17-$19 ($14-15US) for a juvenile between 4-6cm.

But in NZ, everything is expensive :roll: $15 ($12US) guppies for pity's sake...