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by Bas Pels
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Happiness is: Now Video too
Replies: 12
Views: 89

Re: Happiness is: Now Video too

THE problem with feeding canned tune is not a taste of blood. The problem is that fish meat only contains proteins - and it is very poor in vitamins or minerals. If one would feed their fish the guts instead of the meat, the fish would benefit a lot. But even then, this would only be a good idea in ...
by Bas Pels
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Happiness is: Now Video too
Replies: 12
Views: 89

Re: Happiness is: Now Video too

Why not raw sweet potato? Or else cooked?

Baking is basically tenderizing in fat, and fat is something quite rare in nature.

But perhaps I'm wrong, baked beans are not fat either.
by Bas Pels
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: What else should I feed my sids?
Replies: 3
Views: 28

Re: What else should I feed my sids?

mine only get flakes
by Bas Pels
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: VITAMINS?
Replies: 3
Views: 28

Re: VITAMINS?

I ever feed those, BUT I only feed flakes, and the manufacturer does add a lot of vitamins to the flakes.

In case anyone would feed mostly frozen dead animals, I would assume adding vitamins would be a good idea. Alternatively feeding less for the fridge and more flakes would be a good idea too.
by Bas Pels
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Talk to me of sidthimunki
Replies: 4
Views: 74

Re: Talk to me of sidthimunki

With regfard to substrate, sand is Always better than gravel, but for some fish, such as Rasbora they don't really care.


Sidhymuncky is a social fish, which is a lot of fun
by Bas Pels
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Clown Loach Fry!
Replies: 3
Views: 77

Re: Clown Loach Fry!

Looks like some barb to me. Not a loach, the belly is too curved for that
by Bas Pels
Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: TubeMate – Stream videos even when you are offline or on the go
Replies: 7
Views: 127

Re: advice on soft sand

That's quite expensive, more than two dollars for a kilo
by Bas Pels
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: TubeMate – Stream videos even when you are offline or on the go
Replies: 7
Views: 127

Re: advice on soft sand

on the topic of sand many opinions excist.

Some people like filter sand, others playing sand - I myself got my sand from a road builder.

It was loaded with clay, but in all reality, this has never bothered me. In fact, I'm happy the sand is usable for growing plants
by Bas Pels
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Sources for Pangio myersi - giant kuhli loach?
Replies: 7
Views: 144

Re: Sources for Pangio myersi - giant kuhli loach?

It would help if you add your location.

Even if I found some, I wonder whether you would be happy knowing somewhere in the Neterlands you'll find them
by Bas Pels
Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: What do you think of bare bottom tank for loaches
Replies: 1
Views: 59

Re: What do you think of bare bottom tank for loaches

A bare bottom tank has two problems: 1 the reflections 2 the bottom is very, very hard I think all fishes will have to adapt to the reflections, and only those who live above a rocky surface will not have to adapt to the hardness of the bottom. In Dutch loaches are called modderkruipers, which can b...
by Bas Pels
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: 55g tank, potential more stocking?
Replies: 6
Views: 156

Re: 55g tank, potential more stocking?

I've seen this kind of questions more often, and they Always surprize me. Surprize, because I keep plants in almost all my tanks, and frankly, I hardly do anything to grow them. CO2 is something I never add, in fact I've once been kicked from a forum for advocating not using it . What I do is - I us...
by Bas Pels
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New here!
Replies: 20
Views: 310

Re: New here!

I've never eaten Echionodorus. I did try Ceratopteris, it was rather sharp. It is supposed to be eaten by people in Thailand. However, if you plant Echinodorus, you will neet to shorten the roots. Doing so, some species give quite a pungent smell. I don't think the popular hybrids do so, but the pla...
by Bas Pels
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New here!
Replies: 20
Views: 310

Re: New here!

DE does not refer to Deutschland, Germany, I think?
by Bas Pels
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New here!
Replies: 20
Views: 310

Re: New here!

Generally speakig, I ´ve had very bad experiences with loaches and Echionodorus. Cryptocoryne is fine. Some E plants are left in peach, I noticed, those are the ones with the stongest smell in their roots. Perhaps this helps, assuming you know the typical smell all E plants have when you cut their r...
by Bas Pels
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: What happened to "Seriously Fish"?
Replies: 1
Views: 93

Re: What happened to "Seriously Fish"?

Odd

I tried looking in Google for a fish I know is on their site, Triportheus angulatus, and not only did I get a link, it also worked.

Completely off topic, as it is an American species, I got 9, they are beautifull