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by Bas Pels
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: 24 hour Des Moines Towing
Replies: 1
Views: 6

Re: 24 hour Des Moines Towing

spam
by Bas Pels
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Tank requirement for 1 guarami plus few neon tetras
Replies: 1
Views: 7

Re: Tank requirement for 1 guarami plus few neon tetras

Firstly, a few neons is too few, they need to be in a group of at least 6 For such a group, a 27 liters tank (a cubic foot tank is 27 liters) might be a bit over the top, but not much. After all, the tank is not full, the tank will have some sand or something and lastly, the tank is measured from th...
by Bas Pels
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Hillstream loaches & plecos.
Replies: 4
Views: 17

Re: Hillstream loaches & plecos.

All kinds of creatures live in algae. Loricarids - generally - eat the algae, and everything in it.

Loaches quite often don´t eat the algae, but the small creatures. These can be bacteria, small legged animals - lots iof variety
by Bas Pels
Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Hillstream loaches & plecos.
Replies: 4
Views: 17

Re: Hillstream loaches & plecos.

I would not try it. Firstly, the fishes come from different areas. Especially many L numbers like hot temperatures, loaches rather avoid. But more importanly, an Ancistrus (from Paraguay, that is ideal is 23 C) will eat a whole algae cover, with all the little animals in it, and might even scrape a ...
by Bas Pels
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: A new food
Replies: 7
Views: 107

Re: A new food

Ther best you can do is, indeed, bring the vet to the loach. And that only works if the vet is willing :lol:
by Bas Pels
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: How long can a clown loach live
Replies: 13
Views: 3788

Re: How long can a clown loach live

Again an attempt at trying people to follow a link. This time the topic is very old, 2009, and what's been added does not make sense.

Hence spam in my eyes
by Bas Pels
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: My first attempt at keeping Hillstream Loaches-update
Replies: 7
Views: 1138

Re: My first attempt at keeping Hillstream Loaches-update

Spam

On this forum, you will have to be careful following internet links from first time posters. In many cases the website where you end up will not be realted to loaches. I'm afraid I'm putting it mildly, I never try them.
by Bas Pels
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: 2 Clowns, New Home, Greying Out
Replies: 22
Views: 423

Re: 2 Clowns, New Home, Greying Out

You admit it will shorten their lifespan, but much more then 2 yrears, I'm afraid. Life is chemistry, and a normal chemical process will go 2 times faster if done 10 degreews warmer. Problem is, however, for life - being regulated by enzymes, this is much more. 5 times faster for every 10 degrees mo...
by Bas Pels
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: A new food
Replies: 7
Views: 107

Re: A new food

Sharks do eat human limbs, every now and then. However,. I understand sharks don't like our taste, but more importantly, these sharks normally eat seals. Also warmblooded. Shars will, therefore, just as the arrowana I mentioned, be adapted to eating warm blooded prey. Back to your fishes - I would s...
by Bas Pels
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: A new food
Replies: 7
Views: 107

Re: A new food

Be careful with feeding raw meat from warm blooded animals. In nature, no fish will ever encounter pieces of meat, and even a small mammal or bird is still 4 grams or more. That is, apart from an Arrowana, all our fishes are not adapted to eating mammal or bird meat. Mammals have a body tempreature ...
by Bas Pels
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Feeding Dojos Veg
Replies: 9
Views: 347

Re: Feeding Dojos Veg

Seafood might contain more salt then the food they would find in nature. However, chances are this excess salt will be excreted to the water without any problems.

That is, this could be an extra argument for sufficient waterchanges
by Bas Pels
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Zebra loach acting aggressive
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Re: Zebra loach acting aggressive

Basically, your tank is too small.

Your loach would best be kept in a group of 6 or more, but that would require at least a 100 liter tank. However, a knife fish is expected to grow to 35 cm or more, so for that fish the tank is far too small too.
by Bas Pels
Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Best food for a pictus catfish?
Replies: 3
Views: 75

Re: Best food for a pictus catfish?

I'd start with freeze dried flakes. These are so prepared, thay gie some of their tase to the water, and the fish will taste them befrore eating them.

Many, many fish eat them with a lot of gusto
by Bas Pels
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: 2 Clowns, New Home, Greying Out
Replies: 22
Views: 423

Re: 2 Clowns, New Home, Greying Out

Please consider what I wrote I did not write about chemistry, I assumed that would not be the problem -= both dwarf cichlids and clowns prefer the same water, although many dwarf cichlids prefer it a bit cooler The problem is behaviour. And a 150 gallon, that would be 600 liters, tank would, most li...
by Bas Pels
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: 2 Clowns, New Home, Greying Out
Replies: 22
Views: 423

Re: 2 Clowns, New Home, Greying Out

With regard to flow, I don't think there is hardly any tank with too much flow. There are possibly a few with more flow than the fish require, but that is something different than too much flow. Almost all loaches come from fast flowing rivers. I once read a definition for fast flowing, that is 1.25...