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by atmichaels
Sat May 20, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Recent discovery of European Cave Loach
Replies: 5
Views: 1133

Re: Recent discovery of European Cave Loach

Very cool! Thanks for sharing.

Austen
by atmichaels
Thu May 04, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Sewellia marmorata fry!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1205

Re: Sewellia marmorata fry!!!

Congratulations Jim, very cool!

Also, the FB link you included doesn't work for me, I get "sorry, this content isn't available right now"

Keep up the good work!

Austen
by atmichaels
Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Suggestions for 20g long high-flow w/o powerheads
Replies: 4
Views: 1077

Re: Suggestions for 20g long high-flow w/o powerheads

These fish spend most most of the time in places with low flow. This is correct. They care less about flow and more about highly oxygenated, clean water. So an AC 50 on a 20L should be sufficient without modification. Side note: if you want them to spawn, use a mix of gravel and sand as the substra...
by atmichaels
Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Subtropical hillstream tank suggestions?
Replies: 5
Views: 1132

Re: Subtropical hillstream tank suggestions?

So cool to find someone else with this fish! What are the odds? I'm surprised you have glass cats in a river tank, though. I've read they like a balance between calm areas and a little more current. I always imagined that would mean a generally low flow planted tank with areas of higher flow from t...
by atmichaels
Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Subtropical hillstream tank suggestions?
Replies: 5
Views: 1132

Re: Subtropical hillstream tank suggestions?

I have 3 tachy's in my 75 gallon river with several species of smaller loaches (including pandas), corydoras, scleromystax, ancistrus and kryptopterus (glass cats). Plants include anubias and ludwigia with some hornwort and najas. The tachy's mostly keep to themselves and hang out/rest in the plants...
by atmichaels
Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Paid for Pseudogastromyzon myersi, got Gastomyzon scitulus?
Replies: 4
Views: 1275

Re: Paid for Pseudogastromyzon myersi, got Gastomyzon scitul

Yes, that is a gastromyzon sp. sorry
by atmichaels
Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: panda loach(goby) [Protomyzon pachychilus]
Replies: 13
Views: 3183

Re: panda loach(goby) [Protomyzon pachychilus]

True, my water is on the softer side. I haven't checked gh or kh in a while but my TDS are 120-135. My pH is right around 7.2

Austen
by atmichaels
Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: panda loach(goby) [Protomyzon pachychilus]
Replies: 13
Views: 3183

Re: panda loach(goby) [Protomyzon pachychilus]

I now have several tanks of these but my original group is still going strong. Temp is consistently 70 - 74 (21-23). HOB filter with a turnover of about 10x plus a power head for extra aeration. I have an anubias and some floating plants (najas and hornwort) and cladophora on several surfaces. *edit...
by atmichaels
Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: panda loach(goby) [Protomyzon pachychilus]
Replies: 13
Views: 3183

Re: panda loach(goby) [Protomyzon pachychilus]

I've been breeding these for a couple years now, including F1's. In fact, there's another member on here (zeelandtrop) who has raised fry from my F1's.
by atmichaels
Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Pseudogastromyzon sp.
Replies: 3
Views: 920

Re: Pseudogastromyzon sp.

Thank you, Charles!
by atmichaels
Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Pseudogastromyzon sp.
Replies: 3
Views: 920

Pseudogastromyzon sp.

Mislabeled as "butterfly hillstream loach" :D I believe they are pseudogastromyzon. http://i1367.photobucket.com/albums/r786/atmichaels/Mobile%20Uploads/2017-02/A9208A43-6410-4BDD-BB95-002285E0AE79_zpstj2rnw8u.jpg http://i1367.photobucket.com/albums/r786/atmichaels/Mobile%20Uploads/2017-02/5C6235FC-...
by atmichaels
Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Fins turning white
Replies: 2
Views: 869

Re: Fins turning white

There was no change in his condition using the recommended protocols for minocycline. I kept him in the hospital tank without treatment (other than daily water changes) for an additional two weeks and then treated with amoxicillin. After 4 days of amoxicillin his fins began to clear and were complet...
by atmichaels
Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Fins turning white
Replies: 2
Views: 869

Re: Fins turning white

My best guess is a bacterial infection similar to what causes fin rot in poorly kept bettas. He's in a hospital tank and I'm treating with minocycline and monitoring closely.
by atmichaels
Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Fins turning white
Replies: 2
Views: 869

Fins turning white

This is a new one on me. One of my panda loaches has normally clear fins that have turned white. Anyone seen this before? http://i1367.photobucket.com/albums/r786/atmichaels/Mobile%20Uploads/2017-01/E2E87DB5-7C59-425D-9EBE-8D515AD44987_zpshhvumj6d.jpg http://i1367.photobucket.com/albums/r786/atmicha...
by atmichaels
Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Pangio spp
Replies: 7
Views: 1469

Re: Pangio spp

Pete has these in another aquabid auction right now. They're in a small fish mixed lot.
Austen