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by Bas Pels
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New here!
Replies: 20
Views: 66

Re: New here!

I've never eaten Echionodorus. I did try Ceratopteris, it was rather sharp. It is supposed to be eaten by people in Thailand. However, if you plant Echinodorus, you will neet to shorten the roots. Doing so, some species give quite a pungent smell. I don't think the popular hybrids do so, but the pla...
by Bas Pels
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New here!
Replies: 20
Views: 66

Re: New here!

DE does not refer to Deutschland, Germany, I think?
by Bas Pels
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New here!
Replies: 20
Views: 66

Re: New here!

Generally speakig, I ´ve had very bad experiences with loaches and Echionodorus. Cryptocoryne is fine. Some E plants are left in peach, I noticed, those are the ones with the stongest smell in their roots. Perhaps this helps, assuming you know the typical smell all E plants have when you cut their r...
by Bas Pels
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: What happened to "Seriously Fish"?
Replies: 1
Views: 22

Re: What happened to "Seriously Fish"?

Odd

I tried looking in Google for a fish I know is on their site, Triportheus angulatus, and not only did I get a link, it also worked.

Completely off topic, as it is an American species, I got 9, they are beautifull
by Bas Pels
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: And I thought warmer water was supposed to kill whitespot?
Replies: 4
Views: 46

Re: And I thought warmer water was supposed to kill whitespot?

I'm not surprised about the clown, but I am about the Otocinclus
by Bas Pels
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Will Angelicus Loaches Prey on Rasboras?
Replies: 8
Views: 43

Re: Will Angelicus Loaches Prey on Rasboras?

I was thinking of netting them to another tank. Not giving them away
by Bas Pels
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Will Angelicus Loaches Prey on Rasboras?
Replies: 8
Views: 43

Re: Will Angelicus Loaches Prey on Rasboras?

Couldn't you net the two striatas?
by Bas Pels
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Will Angelicus Loaches Prey on Rasboras?
Replies: 8
Views: 43

Re: Will Angelicus Loaches Prey on Rasboras?

I would not fear that. the T espei swim rather high in the tank, further their body is over 6 mm (1/4 inch) high when adults.

I don't expect kubotai and striata to get their mouth stretched that far
by Bas Pels
Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: And I thought warmer water was supposed to kill whitespot?
Replies: 4
Views: 46

Re: And I thought warmer water was supposed to kill whitespot?

White spot is also sensitive towards salt. However, your loaches don't like salt either.

Further, as your didease is rather a-typical, I would first want to be certain of the identity before adding further stuff
by Bas Pels
Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Tank size for dwarf chain loach
Replies: 16
Views: 3152

Re: Tank size for dwarf chain loach

I guesssed that :)

but thanks anyway
by Bas Pels
Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Emergency cycle needed!
Replies: 3
Views: 41

Re: Emergency cycle needed!

Two further things might help. 1 is feeding thriftyly 2 many water changes Fish excrete ammonium, which is rapidly turned into nitrite, and slowly into nitrate. This latter is quite safe, but nitrite is not. During cycling you will expect nitrite levels to go up, and the only thing one can do is dil...
by Bas Pels
Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Pea Puffers
Replies: 3
Views: 69

Re: Pea Puffers

I think I might have had one, once. I did have a Tetraodon fish, or related, but it did not really impress me
by Bas Pels
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Pea Puffers
Replies: 3
Views: 69

Re: Pea Puffers

I would not know what they are. Please refer to fishes by their scientific name - your common name might be used in only a few states, but even if it is used in the whole USA - that's just a fraction of the world.

Scientific names are fur use worldwide
by Bas Pels
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Tank requirement for 1 guarami plus few neon tetras
Replies: 6
Views: 70

Re: Tank requirement for 1 guarami plus few neon tetras

It was not luck the tank was quiet. When I got it, I was living in a studentsroom, of less then 5 * 3 meters. It was the fourth tank there, and the second large one. In my eyes, in any house a 1.5 meter (5 feet) tank will fit Later I moved, I had to rehouse all 4 of them in 1 day. Luckily I had frie...
by Bas Pels
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Tank requirement for 1 guarami plus few neon tetras
Replies: 6
Views: 70

Re: Tank requirement for 1 guarami plus few neon tetras

I used to have a 165 * 50 cm footprint (that is 5,5 feet * 1,7 feet) with 5 T leeri, 3 males and 2 females. It was very peacefull