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by Bas Pels
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Weather loach tankmates
Replies: 3
Views: 19

Re: Weather loach tankmates

Weather loaches come from nortern, quiet, waters. They can breath air, because the water can be poor in oxygen. That is, the water can be very filthy. Sewellia come from fast moving waters, very clean, very rich in oxygen, that is saturated in oxygen. Perhaps the temperatures pH and hardness of thei...
by Bas Pels
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: PH Problem (too alkaline)
Replies: 20
Views: 156

Re: PH Problem (too alkaline)

Some things are not very beautifull to me. Such as a castle under water - but hey, if you like it, never mind Still, such a castle could contain calcium. But that is the only serious thing I would mention about it, your decoration looks to me as if it could harden your water. But than, I'm not a geo...
by Bas Pels
Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: PH Problem (too alkaline)
Replies: 20
Views: 156

Re: PH Problem (too alkaline)

Kuhlis come from the warm, swampy areas downstream. If you try to imagine such an area, it is very rich in cecaying plant material - stuff which maked the water acidic. I wonder whether they can adapt to pH = 8, and if they manage, it will cost tem enormously. Think of reducing their lifespan by hal...
by Bas Pels
Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: PH Problem (too alkaline)
Replies: 20
Views: 156

Re: PH Problem (too alkaline)

I think Nancy is right assuming it must be something else, but this could rather easily be tested. If you take a bucket, drill some hoes in the bottom and fill it with peat, you have the perfect preparator for your water. By allowing water to go through this bucket, it will lower it´s pH and might e...
by Bas Pels
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Gluing Plants on to driftwood
Replies: 6
Views: 280

Re: Gluing Plants on to driftwood

The good news is the pic is not on its side

The bad news is, however, that it is upside down :mrgreen:
by Bas Pels
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Gluing Plants on to driftwood
Replies: 6
Views: 280

Re: Gluing Plants on to driftwood

Anubias, Java Fern take their nutrients out of the water by the leaves. Roots are only for staying put. However, the glue can contain haurmfull ingredients, but more importantly, your tank might be way different from wherever they were grown before. In such a case dynig back, and later regrow, would...
by Bas Pels
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Khuli loach query
Replies: 2
Views: 197

Re: Khuli loach query

Yes
by Bas Pels
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Steel Framing
Replies: 1
Views: 162

Re: Steel Framing

While I am not certain, I think making a metal frame will cost money, money which will not be saved by reduced glass costs Now a metal frame will add strength to the construction, and therefore thinner glass can be used - but as you said, the metal frame should be perfect to work, anhd how much glas...
by Bas Pels
Sun May 26, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Which Additional meds for QT?
Replies: 1
Views: 141

Re: Which Additional meds for QT?

As ich is on the outside of the fish, not in the gut, feeding them with a medicated feed will not help at all.

Raising the temperature to 30 C might help. It will certainly help, but 30 C is a bit high for quite a few fishes / only the ones able to withstand 30 C will benefit from it.
by Bas Pels
Wed May 22, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: how to feed yoyo loaches cucumber
Replies: 3
Views: 311

Re: how to feed yoyo loaches cucumber

While I think the method is OK - but you could also just take a piece of whole cucumber (4 or 5 cm, that's 2 inches long) and stick a cheap fork through it in order to have it sinking.

I think the problem is doyo rather eats meaty things.
by Bas Pels
Mon May 13, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: loach talk!
Replies: 18
Views: 993

Re: loach talk!

Not at all, it was more thinking aloud.

Starting from the idea of needing the eggs to flush to safety, I realized this might help with this group.

The problem will be how to get the decoration adapted to this - as the pump is fixated in the tank.
by Bas Pels
Sun May 12, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: loach talk!
Replies: 18
Views: 993

Re: loach talk!

Trying to understand his suggestions, I have agrou0p of 10 Petruichthys brevis, where the males at times are very, bvery much interested in ther females, and other times hardly. I see, however, never any eggs - but the tank is not decorated to have egs flush away from the fishes - and there is a CA ...
by Bas Pels
Thu May 09, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: loach talk!
Replies: 18
Views: 993

Re: loach talk!

Almost all forums have people leving them for their personal reasons. Reasons other people normally never know about - and if they know about the reason, they sometimes don't even understand the problem. I think this man has his reasons notto come here, and we cannot do anything else then accept tha...
by Bas Pels
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: how do i feed yoyo loaches while on vacation
Replies: 4
Views: 362

Re: how do i feed yoyo loaches while on vacation

Indeed, much more fish die from too much food than from too little.
by Bas Pels
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: how do i feed yoyo loaches while on vacation
Replies: 4
Views: 362

Re: how do i feed yoyo loaches while on vacation

Af mammals, such asd we, spend 90 % of what we eat on heating ourselves, 48 hrs without food con rather well be compared with 5 hurs without anything for us. No problem, what so ever. In fact, most tropical reverine fish have a month a year without much eating. Fish from lakes are different - the si...