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by Bas Pels
Sat Feb 13, 2021 6:21 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Botias for 85 gallon tank
Replies: 1
Views: 174

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: 9172

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: 481

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: 628

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: 659

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: 743

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...
by Bas Pels
Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Yoyo safe Hydra treatment
Replies: 1
Views: 380

Re: Yoyo safe Hydra treatment

Unless we are speaking about very small fishes (newly hatched, 3 mm or so), Hydra are harmless and will only steal a little food. Therefore I would do nothing.

I have heard Trichomopodus sumatranus (new genusname, hope I got it right) eat Hydra, but most likely this fish does not fit in your tank.
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: 997

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: 997

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: 1637

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: 1740

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: 5
Views: 1207

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: 1193

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: 1276

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: 1276

Re: European weather loach Misgurnus fossilis

I'm surprized you can keep them in Germany. It is illegal in NL