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by Bas Pels
Thu Nov 25, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Are weather loaches really unsuitable for tropical tanks?
Replies: 7
Views: 111

Re: Are weather loaches really unsuitable for tropical tanks?

In matters like this, it is always best to know about your fishes.

It won´t hellp much to know how to keep a loach from sri lanks if yours are from near Hongkong for instance.
by Bas Pels
Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Are weather loaches really unsuitable for tropical tanks?
Replies: 7
Views: 111

Re: Are weather loaches really unsuitable for tropical tanks?

Not all of Burma is year round warm, I have for instance Petruichthys brevis, Danio kyathit and Celestichthys choprae from this country, and they all come from far inland, and higher in the mountains. The same goes for Micronemacheilus cruciatus and Tanichthys micagemmae from Vietnam. Seriously fish...
by Bas Pels
Thu Nov 25, 2021 2:41 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Are weather loaches really unsuitable for tropical tanks?
Replies: 7
Views: 111

Re: Are weather loaches really unsuitable for tropical tanks?

To me, the problem lies in the first quote: In the aquarium they should be kept at a steady sub-tropical temperature There are no sub-tropical areas on the world where the temperature is steady year-round. There are, however, areas in the tropics where the temperature is, year round, a bit lowered b...
by Bas Pels
Mon Nov 15, 2021 2:39 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: What dither fish do you use for your loaches?
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Re: What dither fish do you use for your loaches?

Rasbora borapetensis turns out to be quite good
by Bas Pels
Mon Nov 08, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: TINTING AQUARIUM BACKGROUND
Replies: 16
Views: 15050

Re: TINTING AQUARIUM BACKGROUND

I can only agree

I got 1 tank painted light - unfortunately. All the others (40) are painted black on 3 sides.

But do remember, paint the outside.
by Bas Pels
Sun Aug 08, 2021 3:30 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: "Suddenly" Aggressive Golden Zebra Loach...Help Please
Replies: 6
Views: 8182

Re: "Suddenly" Aggressive Golden Zebra Loach...Help Please

To me "golden zebra loaches" are botia histrionica, not yoyos (b. almorae). That's the problem with common names such as "golden zebra loach". What could this be? I am Dutch, not a native speaker of English, and I have not a clue what species is involved. On one hand this does nopt matter indeed, a...
by Bas Pels
Thu Aug 05, 2021 2:37 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: "Suddenly" Aggressive Golden Zebra Loach...Help Please
Replies: 6
Views: 8182

Re: "Suddenly" Aggressive Golden Zebra Loach...Help Please

What I think is going on is that the loach really, really disliked the gravel you had. It disliked it so much that is went into what we would call a depression in a human. It could also be that the gravel hurt it and being hurt it went inactive Now the gravel is gone, the natural behaviour returns. ...
by Bas Pels
Tue May 18, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Release into pond
Replies: 3
Views: 4045

Re: Release into pond

You imply this wheatherloach cannot be Misgurnus fossilis, as that species is banned

Following that view, you are right not to put the alternative species in a pond
by Bas Pels
Tue May 18, 2021 2:53 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Release into pond
Replies: 3
Views: 4045

Re: Release into pond

This year the temperatures are very low. Normally I´d say go and have fun, especially if you transpoort the fish arond 15 hrs (water is warmest then). But this year you might better wait until June A problem is, wheather loaches are not native in the UK, but they could survive there. Therefore posse...
by Bas Pels
Sat Feb 13, 2021 6:21 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Botias for 85 gallon tank
Replies: 1
Views: 3027

Re: Botias for 85 gallon tank

I think both options are good ones, however, if it were my tank, I wouold try to change the titteya for a local alternative. But, that is just my taste, not a real comment.
by Bas Pels
Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:57 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Aquaclear 50 (402) Powerhead, Do I need the bubbles?
Replies: 20
Views: 17178

Re: Aquaclear 50 (402) Powerhead, Do I need the bubbles?

On a Dutch forum, which does not exist anymore, a member once calculated the effects of bubbles. These do cause movement on the surface, but the thing is, they have gone com 20 or 30 cm through the tank before reaching the surface. Going through the tank, they do give oxygen to the water, and in fac...
by Bas Pels
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:36 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: 125 gallon not big enough for clowns?
Replies: 3
Views: 3826

Re: 125 gallon not big enough for clowns?

The thing is, clowns can grow to a foot. Now an active fish like a clown would most certainly need space to swim in, and I would never keep such a large, active fish in anyshing smaller than an 8 feet * 3 feet footprinted tank. I don´t know how much gallon that is, but if 2 feet high, this is 1296 l...
by Bas Pels
Thu Dec 24, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: What is the difference between Loaches and Gobies ?
Replies: 4
Views: 4305

Re: What is the difference between Loaches and Gobies ?

Gobies are related to perch, while loaches are related to barbs. That is, they are way different fish But, in some places they arte found together. And in case fish live together in nature, and do not prey on each other, most often thay make ideal tankmates. Problem is, both of gobies and loaches no...
by Bas Pels
Wed Nov 04, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Tigers of Terror
Replies: 4
Views: 3905

Re: Tigers of Terror

Where are you based?

I know how to get Yashuikotakia in the Netherlands, and would be able to get them elsewhere in Europe, but chnaces are you live elsewhere.
by Bas Pels
Wed Nov 04, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Clown Loach Compatibility
Replies: 4
Views: 4016

Re: Clown Loach Compatibility

They don't meet any other loaches in nature. On Borneo one can find Pangio, no further loaces, but Pangio prefer other circumstances. Whether they can be combined with otrher loaches? I wonder. After al, they can be agressive amongst themselves, and they are the largest of the Botinae we normally ca...