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by Diana
Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Constipated Gold Dojo
Replies: 8
Views: 47

Re: Constipated Gold Dojo

Keep researching that red area, I am not sure what it is.
by Diana
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Constipated Gold Dojo
Replies: 8
Views: 47

Re: Constipated Gold Dojo

Higher level of epsom salt? and over a longer time, not just a temporary bath. Try this: Start with tank water, check the GH. Fill a container the fish will be OK in for several days. (5 gallon for young Dojo, 10 gallon or larger for larger Dojo) Add enough epsom salt to raise the GH by 2 German deg...
by Diana
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: I need a loach, but not just any loach
Replies: 12
Views: 506

Re: I need a loach, but not just any loach

Pangios are a fun group, especially in a tank large enough to keep quite a few.
Special trick: Some like hiding in a group under a rock or branch. Put a rock or branch against the front glass of the tank so you can see the fish when they hide in their cave.
by Diana
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Mysterious disappearing Horse Head Loach
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: Mysterious disappearing Horse Head Loach

Loaches of many species seem to enjoy making us worry. Glad the missing Horse Head Loach showed up :-)
by Diana
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Mysterious disappearing Horse Head Loach
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: Mysterious disappearing Horse Head Loach

Can you tell them apart? Could you be seeing 2 at a time, but a different 2 each time? Are there spots in the tank where you cannot see the substrate? Perhaps an odd angle through the glass, and maybe behind a rock or plant? I have 'not seen them' for several weeks, then seen them acting just fine. ...
by Diana
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Lone Clown Loach quarantine length
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: Lone Clown Loach quarantine length

Ich can stay hidden on the fish for a while, hiding in the gills. I would add a UV sterilizer to the system for a week or so, this will kill Ich organisms that try to breed. I would add a deworming treatment (medicated food) for internal parasites. Most bottom feeding fish seem quite vulnerable to t...
by Diana
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Petruichthys sp rosy, the Rosy Loach
Replies: 6
Views: 318

Re: Petruichthys sp rosy, the Rosy Loach

The smaller Rasboras ought to work well, as long as their optimum temperature is simiilar enough to the Loaches' requirements. Dithers ought to swim calmly around mid to upper tank, and not look for food in the area the Loaches would lay eggs. I have used other Rasboras as dithers for a breeding pai...
by Diana
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Stiphodon Ornatus, Or not ?
Replies: 8
Views: 159

Re: Stiphodon Ornatus, Or not ?

You got some nice pictures of your fish! https://forums.loaches.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=15686 I know this is a very long thread, but the photography is fantastic, and it has a LOT of great info about Gobies. I agree with Nancy: females of most species look similar enough that they are usually hard t...
by Diana
Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Golden Dojo Loach - Pinched back - Skinny disease?
Replies: 13
Views: 904

Re: Golden Dojo Loach - Pinched back - Skinny disease?

Thanks for the update, glad they are doing so well.
by Diana
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Help....white patches, not ich, on Clowns
Replies: 8
Views: 282

Re: Help....white patches, not ich, on Clowns

Glad to hear the problem seems to be resolving :-)
by Diana
Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Help....white patches, not ich, on Clowns
Replies: 8
Views: 282

Re: Help....white patches, not ich, on Clowns

It might be abrasions as you suggest.
It does not matter if they don't seem to line up with the fish: Loaches may take any orientation they want, so might be lying sideways or upside down as they go through a tight spot in the rocks.

I agree that rocks grow only very slowly. Fish grow a lot faster.
by Diana
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Help....white patches, not ich, on Clowns
Replies: 8
Views: 282

Re: Help....white patches, not ich, on Clowns

The pictures sure help. This does not look like Flavobacteria. That heavier patch does indeed look like an excess & shedding of slime coat. My guess is that there is some sort of irritant. Examples: Are they lying against the heater? Could this be burns? If you have a heater near the bottom of the t...
by Diana
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Help....white patches, not ich, on Clowns
Replies: 8
Views: 282

Re: Help....white patches, not ich, on Clowns

Have a look at a disease with many names, but caused by one organism. The organism is Flavobacterium columnare Alternate names include Flex, Flexibacter (old name), Saddle Disease, Columnaris. On fish medication packaging it might be called some kind of fungus. It is not. In a large tank the best wa...
by Diana
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Sewellia: is fluffy green algae OK?
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: Sewellia: is fluffy green algae OK?

If they are not eating it then they probably prefer the other foods. I agree with Bas Pels, most Hillstream Loaches seem to prefer the flat, stuck on sorts of algae, not the stringy, hair-like algae. The only algae I have ever heard of being toxic is not even an algae, it is certain species of blue ...
by Diana
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Black kuhli loach tunnel system
Replies: 8
Views: 2336

Re: Black kuhli loach tunnel system

The tubing system is not mine. I use rock piles and leaf litter to make hiding places.