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by cybermeez
Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:53 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: I Have Baby Kuhlis!
Replies: 6
Views: 2171

Re: I Have Baby Kuhlis!

redshark1 wrote:All together now ... Awwww :o !
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by cybermeez
Sat Mar 31, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: I Have Baby Kuhlis!
Replies: 6
Views: 2171

I Have Baby Kuhlis!

I did a big post-levamisole treatment water change on the 120g loach tank today and accidentally shut off my Eheim Pro canister filter. In the process of priming it for re-start I usually put a brine shrimp net on the out flow to keep bacterial mulm from clouding up the display tank. I did this as u...
by cybermeez
Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Hikari Re: the Nuclear Disaster and their Products
Replies: 3
Views: 1693

Re: Hikari Re: the Nuclear Disaster and their Products

Thanks for looking into the issue, Robin, I hadn't thought of it. I've been trying to downsize my foods for an upcoming move but Hikari are among my & my fish's favs, although Ken's Foods are also high on my list too. Aren't some of Hikari frozen foods irradiated? I never really considered what it ...
by cybermeez
Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:28 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Hikari Re: the Nuclear Disaster and their Products
Replies: 3
Views: 1693

Hikari Re: the Nuclear Disaster and their Products

I wrote to Hikari's US office over the weekend expressing concern regarding the safety of their products in the wake of the nuclear power plant meltdowns. Their Algae Wafers are a favorite of all my loaches and they seem to be unwilling to accept any substitute. So, needless to say, I've been concer...
by cybermeez
Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:25 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: What pangio is it?
Replies: 6
Views: 2376

Re: What pangio is it?

She might be P. myersi. Their black markings are usually blocky while the other species of striped Kuhlis are more variable, generally saddle shaped or with spots. I say "she" because she's nice and chunky. Females are thicker than males. Her body usually tapers off from the vent back toward her tai...
by cybermeez
Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:38 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Serpenticobitis octozona Requirements
Replies: 1
Views: 1163

Serpenticobitis octozona Requirements

Hi guys, Is a river tank required to keep Serpenticobitis octozona or can I add them to my current loach tank? It's got 2 MaxiJet 1200's (one with a venturi attached), an Eheim 2 canister filter, and a HOB with bio wheels. The flow is not unidirectional but more turbulent. Also, what is their temper...
by cybermeez
Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:26 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Yasuhikotakia splendida Temperment?
Replies: 7
Views: 2496

Re: Yasuhikotakia splendida Temperment?

Hi Martin! I trust you and the loaches are well? Do you still keep that awsome Hillstream tank? Robin If you want to know about keeping Moosefaces Tanja, you're totally talking to the right person. Hi Robin! Great to see you back http://www.loaches.com/articles/images/loach-animation-gifs/GIFMoose.g...
by cybermeez
Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:34 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Yasuhikotakia splendida Temperment?
Replies: 7
Views: 2496

Re: Yasuhikotakia splendida Temperment?

Would he be willing to ship them via overnight to NYC after a stop over and rest in Tampa? Mooseface tend to have a poor survival rate. I think it's primarily due to rough handling before they even make it to the retail shops. Many are also collected out of the Ganges and its tributaries which are n...
by cybermeez
Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:21 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Yasuhikotakia splendida Temperment?
Replies: 7
Views: 2496

Re: Yasuhikotakia splendida Temperment?

Hi Emma! Thanks for the quick reply. It was very helpful. My 120g loach tank has always been a relatively calm one. The fiestiest loaches I've had in there are probably kubotais, but they would only go after each other periodically. So, based on your advice, despite the fact they are gorgeous fish, ...
by cybermeez
Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:53 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Yasuhikotakia splendida Temperment?
Replies: 7
Views: 2496

Yasuhikotakia splendida Temperment?

Hi Guys, I have a chance to get my hands on some Yasuhikotakia splendida. I've never kept this loach before and upon looking it up in the species index there was no difinitive info on their temperment. Just that they might be similar in behavior to modestas (it's been a while since the profile was u...
by cybermeez
Sat Apr 24, 2010 1:58 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Using Harka-Verm for Levimisole Treatment
Replies: 0
Views: 2701

Using Harka-Verm for Levimisole Treatment

Hi guys. Long time no see. A clown I've had for some time no has developed what I think is skinny disease. He has the classic hollowness behind the gills, lethargy etc. I have some very old (expired in 2006) Levasole sheep boluses that I began dosing him with last night until I can get a hold of som...
by cybermeez
Sun Nov 08, 2009 10:02 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Neat Veggie Feeder
Replies: 7
Views: 2589

Neat Veggie Feeder

After running out of things to weigh/steak down cucumbers (rocks, plant weights, chop sticks etc.) for my fish, I just ordered this neat veggie feeder from eBay. It's called a "Screwcumber" and appears to only be available from the UK. It's this corkscrew shaped piece of marine grade stainless steel...
by cybermeez
Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:11 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Questions about P. kuhlii & P. oblonga as Tank Mates
Replies: 9
Views: 3066

So since no one seems to think this guy is a cross breed I'm assuming they dont inter breed? They can, but captive breeding of any Pangio species is rare. When it has happened it's usually completely unexpected. If you don't already, you may want to add algae wafers and other sinking foods to their...
by cybermeez
Sun Nov 01, 2009 10:07 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Questions about P. kuhlii & P. oblonga as Tank Mates
Replies: 9
Views: 3066

Do you have any photos of him? P. cuneovirgata are very small, even fully grown adults are rarely attain 3 inches from noste to tail. There is so much varriation in markings between individuals it can be very hard to determine species based on markings alone. The most usual suspect is P. semicincta ...
by cybermeez
Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:54 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: International Loach Conference 2010
Replies: 3
Views: 2183

I have to admit that when I first saw that the internet address was .cz I was a little suspicious. Isn't that where those notorious hybrids were being produced. But upon further reading I was pleased to see it is instead being run by genuine academics and Dr. Kottelat is the keynote speaker.