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by Bas Pels
Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Substrate advice
Replies: 1
Views: 371

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...
by Bas Pels
Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Help identify this loach !
Replies: 5
Views: 1721

Re: Help identify this loach !

Still, if you write Botia sidthimunki everybody will either know waht you write about, or be able to retrieve it.

Common names are, quite often, not that easy to retrieve.
by Bas Pels
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Help identify this loach !
Replies: 5
Views: 1721

Re: Help identify this loach !

Here comes the thing with so called common names, which are all but common.

I thought yoyo = Misgurnis. Apparently, it is not.

Please, use Latin names, in other countries, in some cases even other parts of one´s countrie `common names` can bew different.
by Bas Pels
Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Help identify this loach !
Replies: 5
Views: 1721

Re: Help identify this loach !

It´s a Botia. I think Botia lohagatha, but you could look through the pictures on this site.

If I´m correct, a yoyo is a Misgurnus - a way other fish. Almost all rules about how to take care of them are different. Again, this site has all the info.
by Bas Pels
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Panda Garras and Water Conditions
Replies: 11
Views: 2452

Re: Panda Garras and Water Conditions

What Nancy wrote is true, but there is more. life is Chemistry, and Chemistry goes faster when the temperature is higher. In fact, life goes twice as fast for each 3 C, which is around 5 F. So, while I still have no clue what species Panda Garra is, and I most certainaly don´t have any experience wi...
by Bas Pels
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Panda Garras and Water Conditions
Replies: 11
Views: 2452

Re: Panda Garras and Water Conditions

That would be Pterogoblichthys gibbyceps. No hard to find where gibby comes from.
by Bas Pels
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Panda Garras and Water Conditions
Replies: 11
Views: 2452

Re: Panda Garras and Water Conditions

When I got my gibbies, in 2003, they meassured around 6 cm. After a year it was 17 cm, and by that time they lost their shyness.

Now they are half a meter. That´s 20 inches. They do grow large, but are also beautifull
by Bas Pels
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Nitrate poisoning or.?
Replies: 3
Views: 2169

Re: Nitrate poisoning or.?

Assuming your nitrate levels are both accurate en remain as they are, don't be afraid of nitrate poisoning.

This would only happen above 50 mg/l
by Bas Pels
Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Steel Framing
Replies: 3
Views: 3536

Re: Steel Framing

I know tha advantages of having a little company myself :)

I can imagine on an Island prices can be quite different - what's produced locally, even though much more expensive elsewhere, can be the best solution.
by Bas Pels
Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: How old are pakistans?
Replies: 3
Views: 1919

Re: How old are pakistans?

6 inches = 15 cm
by Bas Pels
Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: How old are pakistans?
Replies: 3
Views: 1919

Re: How old are pakistans?

Chances I know what you are after are slim. But I have not a clue what your Pakistans are. Fishes have names, and as this is an international forum, please be so kind as to use the International name. That is, the Latin one.

Then everybdoy will understand your question, and be able to help you.
by Bas Pels
Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: HELP! Pros and Cons of filter compartment at the back of the tank?
Replies: 1
Views: 1906

Re: HELP! Pros and Cons of filter compartment at the back of the tank?

In my eyes the big advantage is that no water will leave the tank. hoses can become unstuck, after all. An internal filter can be placed along one of the side walls, or along the back. What's best? That depends. It might sound odd, but fish also need some privacy, and that translates into a tank nee...
by Bas Pels
Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: How to buy the best betta fish?
Replies: 2
Views: 2180

Re: How to buy the best betta fish?

Why an anclosure? I would assume you are dealing with 1 Betta - just give it the whole tank
by Bas Pels
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Live plants with loaches
Replies: 6
Views: 2790

Re: Live plants with loaches

I have them with Crypocoryne, Sagittaria, Hygrophylum, Echionodorus

I never do anything special for the plants, but the soil is not just sand,
by Bas Pels
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Weather loach tankmates
Replies: 3
Views: 2282

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...