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by The Skinny Chef
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: I've been gone a while
Replies: 0
Views: 9449

I've been gone a while

im so happy to see this forum is still active! first I'm searching for hypergastromyzon and gastromyzon viriosus. I haven't been able to find them in over three years. any help would be appreciated. also it's been a long time since I've done much reading on them. what are some good threads for me to...
by The Skinny Chef
Tue Nov 04, 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Homaloptera confuzona
Replies: 3
Views: 2330

Re: Homaloptera confuzona

i haven't bought them yet. just looking into them....i found them on gunpowder aqauatics site. never kept anything but sewellia and gastros thought it would be cool to branch out.
by The Skinny Chef
Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:09 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Homaloptera confuzona
Replies: 3
Views: 2330

Homaloptera confuzona

has anyone kept these guys with shrimp? i am thinking of adding them to my gastro tank, but i keep shrimp with them, and i am wary of adding new fish to the tank who i have not kept with shrimp before??
by The Skinny Chef
Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:14 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Ceramic Bio Beads Fail?
Replies: 45
Views: 23387

Re: Ceramic Bio Beads Fail?

do you watch the food being eaten? is it all eaten or as atm asked is it getting blown around the tank and ending uneaten either in the tank or trapped in the filter? personally i would reduce my feeding to once a day, give my filtration a good cleaning on water change day, and test the water after ...
by The Skinny Chef
Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:56 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: WTB Hillstreams
Replies: 10
Views: 4979

Re: WTB Hillstreams

not really in color, i have one that prefers to remain a light grey, and very little visable markings, but they are all grey. i do have one that is the size of a gastromyzon, and it is pretty crazy. again i can;t get a good photo of him by one of my viriosus for comparing, but he is in this video as...
by The Skinny Chef
Wed Jul 02, 2014 5:05 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: WTB Hillstreams
Replies: 10
Views: 4979

Re: WTB Hillstreams

the best i can get, the orange really doesn't show up well in photos, and they seem to be able to drop the color in the blink of an eye. i am uploading a video from my phone, but it takes a couple hours..... (after posting the color is almost non exsistent in these photos, hopefully the video will s...
by The Skinny Chef
Sun Jun 29, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: WTB Hillstreams
Replies: 10
Views: 4979

Re: WTB Hillstreams

i saw that! i picked up 9 humilis, and one viriosus. i lost one humilis in transit, but i'm super happpy! i noticed most all of the humilis i got in this shipment had orange in their tails! its pretty neat looking, but i'm wondering what is about this group that caused them to have orange in their t...
by The Skinny Chef
Sun May 25, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: WTB Hillstreams
Replies: 10
Views: 4979

WTB Hillstreams

hey guys i'm looking for Hypergastromyzon Humilis, and Gastro Viriosus. if anyone runs across them for sale i would be very grateful if you could pass it a link along to me.

Thanks guys!
by The Skinny Chef
Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:27 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: hillstream loach setup
Replies: 8
Views: 4073

Re: hillstream loach setup

haha yeah, to much, i wasn't paying enough attention to the numbers. a rena filstar xp-s would be more than enough, or any other canister filter for about 30-or 40gallon tanks.
by The Skinny Chef
Fri Apr 18, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: hillstream loach setup
Replies: 8
Views: 4073

Re: hillstream loach setup

no such thing as over board, i run 1,200gph he is going to be running around 900.
by The Skinny Chef
Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:56 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Niwaella Delicata
Replies: 16
Views: 7092

Re: Niwaella Delicata

i had to google those guys, but oh man are they cool looking!

where did you find them, i think they might work well with my hillstreams.
by The Skinny Chef
Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:06 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Hypergastromyzon
Replies: 16
Views: 7438

Re: Hypergastromyzon

http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj632/FutureChef/IMAG0544_zpsyfzrp1ud.jpg i actually all ready feed across the tank, ( variety of pellet, frozen, and veggies). i wonder if it has something to do with the low numbers i have now....it was never a problem when i had 2 sewellia, and a ton of gastro.
by The Skinny Chef
Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:39 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Hypergastromyzon
Replies: 16
Views: 7438

Re: Hypergastromyzon

my sewellia has become aggressive with all my hypers and gastros :-( he chases my viriosus when food is in the tank, and my hypers any time. sad day!
by The Skinny Chef
Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:14 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Hypergastromyzon
Replies: 16
Views: 7438

Re: Hypergastromyzon

its not really blanched. when i do it, i boil it until you can see the sections (or so its very soft). i have had better luck when i cut it lengthwise than in rounds. when i do cut it in rounds i'll cut a couple in half so they are half moons. my sewellia are usually the first to eat it, but i have ...
by The Skinny Chef
Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:10 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Thinking about Switching away from R/O need help.
Replies: 11
Views: 5706

Re: Thinking about Switching away from R/O need help.

thank you all for the responses though!