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by davo
Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:33 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Great mix of loaches
Replies: 5
Views: 2156

Re: Great mix of loaches

Well I am down to 6-all the young new ones died but one yoyo-most due to how cold it got in shipping, the others I am just not sure-they all died overnight, and after they seemed fine all day that day-maybe they were being bullied by the Zebra-not sure-the ones that are still alive have a decent hid...
by davo
Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:39 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: 9 out of 13 fish died in one week-online order
Replies: 2
Views: 1489

9 out of 13 fish died in one week-online order

Well I ordered online for the first time, and from That Pet Place/That Fish Place and when I received the fish-the water was way too cold-they didn't put enough heat packs in the box to keep it warm enough-I am waiting for a response from TFP to see if I will be refunded for the 5 that died overnigh...
by davo
Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:20 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Zebra Loach growth rate
Replies: 2
Views: 1516

Re: Zebra Loach growth rate

Mine seemed to grow quite fast, but as Nancy says it is variable-check out the links she shared for sure
by davo
Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:09 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: keeping several species of loaches together
Replies: 8
Views: 4760

Re: keeping several species of loaches together

Totally agree Nancy-except for the "for now"-11 years of keeping mixed species has proven they do get along fine no matter the size-but getting them when they are little would seem to be a better idea so they grow up together and except for the skunks of course! I really need to work on getting more...
by davo
Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:58 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Anyone only have 1 Clown Loach?
Replies: 21
Views: 16606

Re: Anyone only have 1 Clown Loach?

Yes I would get him some new friends-you don't want to overcrowd them, but I have a normal 55gal and have never had problems with keeping loaches-others on here said its not big enough, but I don't agree-although I would like to have a bigger tank and am going to asap it will be fine to get 3 or 4 m...
by davo
Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:16 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Tank Mates?
Replies: 13
Views: 7608

Re: Tank Mates?

I'm acctually doing research on this myself. I have 3 clowns and some other fish in a 55 but planning to upgrade to a 125 and do a Sumatran / Indonesian style Biotope. The fish I have currently are an international bunch but my goal is to evetually turn over to all natives. So far I have found rain...
by davo
Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:07 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: keeping several species of loaches together
Replies: 8
Views: 4760

Re: keeping several species of loaches together

Some fish seem to accept other species as their friend well enough to answer their needs for schooling, but it is an individual thing. Most Cories, for example seem to be quite accepting of a mixed school, so I would say go for it if the fish were Cories. But Loaches are not always so agreeable. If...
by davo
Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:59 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: keeping several species of loaches together
Replies: 8
Views: 4760

Re: keeping several species of loaches together

Don't worry about keep them together-although as I mentioned I found that the Skunk loach was mean to the other loaches-if you see one type going after the others then I would separate that species-otherwise they should be fine together!!!
by davo
Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:35 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Great mix of loaches
Replies: 5
Views: 2156

Re: Great mix of loaches

Clowns, Yoyo, Chain, Batik, Burmese, Kuhli, Striped, Redtail-8 kinds, chain and yoyos interact like they are the same type of fish, but they all are interacting/playing very well-couldn't be better-the Burmese are real close to the yoyos-just without the Y shape too-the Redtails are a really cool bl...
by davo
Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:20 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Great mix of loaches
Replies: 5
Views: 2156

Great mix of loaches

I am very happy with the mix of 7 types of loaches-they all are interacting very well-the energy and playfulness is way up-I would recommend mixing them when they are "babies" I guess before they know any better! My new little Clowns love my older 2-pretty awesome results!!!
by davo
Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:45 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: keeping several species of loaches together
Replies: 8
Views: 4760

Re: keeping several species of loaches together

I have had many species together of loaches-the only ones that didn't like others was the Skunk Loach-they chased and nipped the other fish-I have 7 types right now that all are good-they interact with or ignore quite well with one another-I have Clowns, Yoyo/Chain, Burmese, Batik, Red Tail, Kuhlie,...
by davo
Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:30 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Stray Voltage: Grounding Rod or GFCI Experience?
Replies: 21
Views: 8505

Re: Stray Voltage: Grounding Rod or GFCI Experience?

check the DC voltage once also-if you have the plant weights-they are lead I believe, and something acidic in the tank could cause a battery effect-more just interested to see what it reads really-it probly wouldn't cause enough amps to shock you or the fish though. if there is something acidic also...
by davo
Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:51 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Tank Mates?
Replies: 13
Views: 7608

Re: Tank Mates?

Also any of the skirt tetra's, danio's, bleeding hearts-(more mid and top dwellers to fill out the tank as mentioned in other reply)-ask for community tank type fish at the fish store-if the person knows anyway-or look online
by davo
Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: 7 different loach species-priceless!!!
Replies: 0
Views: 1985

7 different loach species-priceless!!!

I am really happy I ordered online-it gave me 3 new loach species I have never had/saw before-I love them all and 7 different types total-now I have seen so many more loachs from this site and from the fish store-I want them all, I just don't have the room right now-and need to round out a couple th...
by davo
Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:12 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New loach lover. Some pics and videos
Replies: 43
Views: 19461

Re: New loach lover. Some pics and videos

Real nice tank for sure-love your clown with the odd marking-don't see too many of them around where I live in WI! Anyone need a 13in long Pleco???