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by fossphur
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Doing what I can for my fish—Video
Replies: 12
Views: 1142

Re: Doing what I can for my fish—Video

I think your tank is looking super good really, it looks like a good amount of surface agitation and I think there should still be ventilation into your tank even with the lids on, I don't know of any tank that has a super dangerously snug lid. The best indication of if your set up is right is if yo...
by fossphur
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: "Borneo sucker" loaches ID
Replies: 13
Views: 1432

Re: "Borneo sucker" loaches ID

I managed to do it! The first loach was on the glass and I brought the net near him and he swam into it! I used it to hold him in position in the water while I got a container and then transported him to the new tank in water. The second loach, I had left the net sitting in the bottom of the tank an...
by fossphur
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: "Borneo sucker" loaches ID
Replies: 13
Views: 1432

Re: "Borneo sucker" loaches ID

Thanks Charles! I really like that hard container idea, I've done the same for delicate fry before so not entirely sure why I forgot it as an option for these guys. My usual net technique is to hold the net still and let the fish choose it as a safe place to swim while chasing gently with something ...
by fossphur
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: "Borneo sucker" loaches ID
Replies: 13
Views: 1432

Re: "Borneo sucker" loaches ID

I've had these guys for just over a month now! They seem to be eating well, pretty much anything that I put in their tank they find and eat but their favourite still seems to be live worms and I can't get over how comical they are pouncing on the food as they see it. I have had no trouble with them,...
by fossphur
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Share your Loach Movies!
Replies: 203
Views: 126935

Re: Share your Loach Movies!

Thank you! Before this, I had a 4 foot tank that wasn't really big enough for yoyo loaches, but at that point they were still growing. And then the middle brace broke! I couldn't fill the tank more than half way without the sides bowing out. I decided that enough was enough, no more second hand tank...
by fossphur
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: "Borneo sucker" loaches ID
Replies: 13
Views: 1432

Re: "Borneo sucker" loaches ID

Just wanted to say it's really rewarding seeing these guys pouncing on the grindal worms I've fed them, they seem to have gotten the hang of it now, each of them has an area they hang around in and pockets that they check for food. Some of them have even worked out the feeding dish I've been using. ...
by fossphur
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: New Black Kuhlies with white marks
Replies: 3
Views: 708

Re: New Black Kuhlies with white marks

Of the loaches I regularly see, there is one that has a pale blemish on his head which would correspond to where the worst abrasion that I saw on my original discoloured loach. It's hard to say because of how fast they are but I have only ever seen 4 or 5 at once of the 6 so there is still a chance ...
by fossphur
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Share your Loach Movies!
Replies: 203
Views: 126935

Re: Share your Loach Movies!

I saw a lot of chasing and circling activity in my yoyo loaches and I almost forgot to grab a camera to record it! I've never seen them do this before, got them as finger sized juveniles in april of last year so I don't think they'd be as old as 2 years yet. Going by the stomach size I have 4 female...
by fossphur
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: "Borneo sucker" loaches ID
Replies: 13
Views: 1432

Re: "Borneo sucker" loaches ID

Chopped up dried blackworms seems to have been popular, and grindal worms too. I've tried some sinking crumble food which has also disappeared. They didn't particularly like the sinking catfish discs. I will turn the heater off I think, its starting to warm up here and this time of year I don't heat...
by fossphur
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Adopting a lonely Yoyo loach
Replies: 3
Views: 572

Re: Adopting a lonely Yoyo loach

Good luck with your Yoyo family! I think they are a super engaging and fun fish to watch, they are always active in my tank and I think they reassure the other fish that everything is fine. Like dither fish but big and silly :D
by fossphur
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: "Borneo sucker" loaches ID
Replies: 13
Views: 1432

Re: "Borneo sucker" loaches ID

Hi Two G. zebrinus (you might lose the second: starvation and damaged muscosa, that's bad) and G. scitulus (male?) Better pics (head-shape) would help. Try standard dried food, just a few red worms (frozen) to make them start. Algae are for "occupation", Spirulina is for nothing (should be Chlorell...
by fossphur
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: "Borneo sucker" loaches ID
Replies: 13
Views: 1432

"Borneo sucker" loaches ID

I ordered some borneo sucker fish this week from an online fish store and they arrived today. I wasn't sure what I'd end up getting, our live import list here in AU only allows psuedogastromyzon myersi and I don't think that's what these are at all! They look more to me like gastromyzon of some sort...
by fossphur
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: New Black Kuhlies with white marks
Replies: 3
Views: 708

Re: New Black Kuhlies with white marks

I tried treating with half strength doses of esha2000 and esha Exit, which seem to contain malachine green, copper sulphate and ethacridine (effective on gram positive). I did the 3 day course as recommended on the box and most of the markings on the back of the loach cleared up, there is still a pa...
by fossphur
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: New Black Kuhlies with white marks
Replies: 3
Views: 708

New Black Kuhlies with white marks

* Type of fish that are affected: Black Kuhlie loach, looks to be pangio oblonga * How long has the tank been set up for? Less than a week * Size of tank (dimensions and volume). 15g Juwell Koralia, 60cm x 30cm x 30cm * How is the tank being filtered? Mature Sponge filter from another tank * Water t...
by fossphur
Wed May 16, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Sand for loaches?
Replies: 13
Views: 1864

Re: Sand for loaches?

Just wondering, I have some yoyo loaches now in a planted tank with pool filter sand. Would loaches actually eat sand? I'm seeing my loaches dropping white particles as they swim which I can no longer see once they reach the sand and I've been seeing what looks like sand all over the top of my plant...