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by joietan
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: How to have Diatom free aquarium?
Replies: 4
Views: 250

How to have Diatom free aquarium?

I keep getting diatoms in my tank. How do you keep your loach tank diatom free? I cannot get nerite snails live for long as my clown loaches will eat them when they are hungry. 2 Otos cannot keepup with the diatom. It is a barebottom tank which is easy to clean. The tank is 3 months old. No plants b...
by joietan
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Uneven patches on clown loaches
Replies: 0
Views: 655

Uneven patches on clown loaches

Hello all Would you please help to identify whether my loaches has disease? There are some uneven coloration I notice it today. Yesterday i overfed some new fishfood Today i vacuum all remaining food and did 60% water change. Thank you, Joie https://share.icloud.com/photos/0OCq4LGWeamzc3oVQIE5T3C7g#...
by joietan
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: What do you think of bare bottom tank for loaches
Replies: 1
Views: 245

What do you think of bare bottom tank for loaches

Hello, i am currently setting up new aquarium. What do you think about bare bottom aquarium for loaches ? Will bare bottom setup gives me a problem ? there are tubes, rocks and wood for loaches to hide out. My canister filter out flow currently is too strong for this aquarium. So i worry if i put sa...
by joietan
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: And I thought warmer water was supposed to kill whitespot?
Replies: 5
Views: 500

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

I kept 33 degress for 2 weeks. It worked. No meds. The clown loach and otocinclus survived as well.
by joietan
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: How to clean sand substrate ?
Replies: 9
Views: 810

How to clean sand substrate ?

Hello, I am setting up new aquarium with sand subtrate. After few days, it becomes dirty with fish poops. I am using hang on the back filter on my aquarium which is only 2ft. about 20 galon. Should i change into canister filter with bigger flow? Do i need something like wave maker to blow the substr...
by joietan
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Is Dwarf chain loach or Zebra Loach compatible with clown loaches
Replies: 5
Views: 687

Re: Is Dwarf chain loach or Zebra Loach compatible with clown loaches

Woops, yea I have been keeping the small loaches for close to 3 months. They didnt grow much eventhough i feed them abit sinking pelets / algae wafer like 4 times a day. Bloodworms once a week. How much would you suggest i feed my 15 clown loaches one time ? I am not sure what is considered feeding ...
by joietan
Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Is Dwarf chain loach or Zebra Loach compatible with clown loaches
Replies: 5
Views: 687

Is Dwarf chain loach or Zebra Loach compatible with clown loaches

Hello, Just to check, I have 15 clown loaches. If someday I can get bigger 300 littre aquarium, i will get another species. Should i get dwarf chain loach or zebra loach or both ? how many recommended per species. How are they getting along if anyone ever has them together? Dwarf chain and zebra loa...
by joietan
Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Newblie Loach keepers with ich
Replies: 4
Views: 616

Re: Newblie Loach keepers with ich

Yes I have 15 clown loaches now, and 3 otocinclus. 2 clown loaches were dead because of skinny disease (that is after the ich). Isolated them and treated with fenbendazole but died at day 7. Flashing is when the fish makes sudden moves like scratching its body. The loaches most are now about 5cm, bi...
by joietan
Mon May 28, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Ich?
Replies: 62
Views: 5462

Re: Ich?

Its day 12. with 33 degree celcius. I am no longer seeing whitespot on loaches. Its amazing clown loaches can still survive 33 deg celcius. Otocinclus too. They are eating well and clicking
by joietan
Fri May 25, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Ich?
Replies: 62
Views: 5462

Re: Ich?

I have since put on a heater to my 20 gallon, its almost 32.5-33 degree celcius and i notice few ich left on day 8. I have not used any medication or salt. I do water changes 50% every 3 days.

It's warm water but my clown loaches and otocinclus seems okey.
by joietan
Fri May 25, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Newblie Loach keepers with ich
Replies: 4
Views: 616

Re: Newblie Loach keepers with ich

I have since changed water 50% alot every 3 days, so the salt is may be no longer existent. Asked my friend for advice. Heres what i do. I have since using only heat. it is day 8 now. I have put on a heater on day 3 and somehow my aquarium temp is 32.5 - 33 deg celcius now. The ich seems to start di...
by joietan
Sun May 20, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: skinny loach not eating
Replies: 4
Views: 12829

Re: skinny loach not eating

I have similar loaches that is skinny like that. they seem sicks and do not school together.

Did you take them out and treat them in quarantine or do you treat the whole tank?

Thank you.
Joie
by joietan
Sat May 19, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Ich?
Replies: 62
Views: 5462

Re: Ich?

Wow 30 days?

My loach only tank has started to get ich, it has been 3 days. Water temp is at 32 celcius. Its very hot in Indonesia.
I have Paraguard, bu hesitate to dose it. My aquarium is 20 gallon. should i just put 5ml every day?
Will paraguard accumulate to lethal dose ?

Thank you,
Joie
by joietan
Fri May 18, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Newblie Loach keepers with ich
Replies: 4
Views: 616

Newblie Loach keepers with ich

Yes i made a mistake by not quarantine them. Dont have any quarantine tank yet I just bought clown loaches from 3 different suppliers within 2 weeks. Have 17 clown loaches from 4cm to 7cm at tank. My tank is 60cm x 40cm x 30cm about 20 US gallon. Substrate is 2.5 cm dirt with 1 cm gravel on top. I h...