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by Bas Pels
Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Horseface loaches and root tabs? And some general questions.
Replies: 5
Views: 70

Re: Horseface loaches and root tabs? And some general questions.

I did not go into the root tablets as I have never used them.

But if you bury them deeply, they will have far less effect on the fish than if shallowly buried.
by Bas Pels
Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Horseface loaches and root tabs? And some general questions.
Replies: 5
Views: 70

Re: Horseface loaches and root tabs? And some general questions.

Firstly, 2 is always a bad number, as 2 implies 1 stronger than te other. 3 is better but 4 or more is much better I can´t tell you how fast they are growing, but whether the plants are damaged by them? You could make zo nes with only sand, and others with pebbles, places the loaches will not like t...
by Bas Pels
Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: The most awesome clown loach I have ever seen
Replies: 6
Views: 471

Re: The most awesome clown loach I have ever seen

Stunning? I think it is by far the most ugly clown I´ve ever seen. I would not even want it for free.
by Bas Pels
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: River manifold problem
Replies: 4
Views: 878

Re: River manifold problem

While we want to heve an unidirectional flow in a rivertank, remember that in a real river the flow is not really inidirectional. Every rock, tree or curve the river itself makes will cause turbulence in the water.

Riverine fish can cope with that.
by Bas Pels
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Pangio Anguillaris size
Replies: 4
Views: 325

Re: Pangio Anguillaris size

Hardly

Their name, anguilaris refers to the common European eel, and this species does reflect them a bit. Smaller in all measures, and therefore not plump at all.
by Bas Pels
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Very fat loaches?
Replies: 4
Views: 376

Re: Very fat loaches?

I would, tentatively, assume there could very well be eggs.

The bellyshape looks that way - fat would result in a round belly, not this edged one. Further, if one fish is overfed, why would the others not be a little over? Assumng eggs would answer this question nicely.
by Bas Pels
Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: European weather loach Misgurnus fossilis
Replies: 5
Views: 414

Re: European weather loach Misgurnus fossilis

Thomas wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:07 pm
Of course it's not allowed to take them from the wild, but if they were breeded you can keep them here in germany.
In many cases, I like the German system better than our own. This is a good example. Have luck with them.
by Bas Pels
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: European weather loach Misgurnus fossilis
Replies: 5
Views: 414

Re: European weather loach Misgurnus fossilis

I'm surprized you can keep them in Germany. It is illegal in NL
by Bas Pels
Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: golden zebras? [b. histrionica]
Replies: 2
Views: 331

Re: golden zebras? [b. histrionica]

Perhaps a group of 5 could suffice, but I would cetaily get 3 more - in case 1 of them would die, where could you get a replacement? Bettter save than sorry with 1 or 2 more then the absolute minimum. I think 30 gallons - US gallons, of 3,8 liters, that is 114 liters, could be enough, but there is l...
by Bas Pels
Thu May 14, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Big Yoyo
Replies: 4
Views: 530

Re: Big Yoyo

I am quite fanatic about cichlids, and I love Geophagus.

But the change of breeding Botia would make me device traps for catching Geophagus without disturbing the Botias. Anytime
by Bas Pels
Thu May 14, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Big Yoyo
Replies: 4
Views: 530

Re: Big Yoyo

That's a big one, and I would not say she is fat - apart from the belly she still looks slim. To me it is eithe bloat or eggs. And as you wrote she is active, eating a lot, it must be eggs. Now the thing is - are the others, presumably males, also very active? You might be looking at an attempt to b...
by Bas Pels
Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Swordtail fish
Replies: 4
Views: 1602

Re: Swordtail fish

There are a lot of good reasons why one wuld prefer to have a large group. I can only think of three why one would prefer small ones. The first is the money involved. Obviously sometimes fish are just too expensive to get a lot of them The second is the size they will reach. I think a large school o...
by Bas Pels
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Swordtail fish
Replies: 4
Views: 1602

Re: Swordtail fish

Swordtails are fish from the current. They originate from Mexico, where the water is hard, and clear. Further the males are rather territorial, you either keep 1, or 4 or more. The number of females is not that important, 5 or 6 males is a good combination with 4 females or with 10. I would assume y...
by Bas Pels
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: placing dead tree parts in fish tanks
Replies: 2
Views: 1256

Re: placing dead tree parts in fish tanks

It deponds on the wood. If the wood smells, or comes from a Conifera tree - I would not use it But there is nothing, what soewver against the use of for instance oak. Still, the wood decayes after a while, and I would recommend wood eating fish, such as Plecoltia in any tank with fresh wood. The thi...
by Bas Pels
Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Substrate advice
Replies: 3
Views: 3027

Re: Substrate advice

Let's start with pointing out your other fish don't care what substrate is used. Pangio like to sift in the rotten leaves on the bottom of their habitat. The best way to mimic that is using peat. Were you to add some peat to the tank, say 2 liters (half a gallon) which was boiled shortly to get it s...