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by Sherry
Thu Apr 26, 2007 1:37 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Can any Hillies survive an 80 degree tank. good current
Replies: 2
Views: 1082

I have 2 power heads and an outflow from an xp1 running in my 20 gallon cube.. o2 during the day is very high.. plants pearl. at night I assist the tank with an airstone. do you recommend any hilly over anohter, for a soft water tank, and do you recommend on-line sources for finding them? love your ...
by Sherry
Thu Apr 26, 2007 12:57 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Can any Hillies survive an 80 degree tank. good current
Replies: 2
Views: 1082

Can any Hillies survive an 80 degree tank. good current

I want to try hillies again but my tank gets warm (lights and acrylic tank.) have have a couple of power heads so the water movement is good. also I have very soft water, 1 kh and I add gh can any hillies be happy there? a year ago or so I lost some, but that was because I didn't realize I needed a ...
by Sherry
Sun Jan 29, 2006 9:47 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Tank disaster, Hillstreams gone.. should I replace them?
Replies: 16
Views: 8113

Well, it sounds like I'll have to wait to replace my hillstreams untlil I can set up a second tank.. which may require a second best seller because it will require a move to a bigger apartment. anyone here read Blind Man's Bluff, ? It's about submarines and spies... and even tho it takes place under...
by Sherry
Sun Jan 29, 2006 7:40 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Tank disaster, Hillstreams gone.. should I replace them?
Replies: 16
Views: 8113

Some Girls came out my Junior year I think.. .but no rolling stones song ever really goes OUT. :) I have had an xp1 and a rio running in the tank, and they did find teh river rocks adn favor them (under some petite nana). They also liked a flat piece of driftwood that makes a natural cave (top of) a...
by Sherry
Sun Jan 29, 2006 6:44 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Tank disaster, Hillstreams gone.. should I replace them?
Replies: 16
Views: 8113

Jim it wasn't dirty gravel.. it was mulm left there on purpose for a heavilly planted tank. I keep this tank beautifully. It is my one piece of garden in the big city and it is prized. I don't know if anything gravel related caused the die off, I have been trying out educated guesses and working to ...
by Sherry
Sat Jan 28, 2006 5:13 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Tank disaster, Hillstreams gone.. should I replace them?
Replies: 16
Views: 8113

another tank isn't an option because I live in a tiny nyc apartment with two very small children and the spare space is taken up by them and theirs. i can do my best to optimize conditions in my community tank.. I thought I had.. indeed I know I had, the hillstreams were thriving and the catastrophe...
by Sherry
Sat Jan 28, 2006 10:39 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Best plants for tank with clown/yoyo loaches?
Replies: 19
Views: 10960

first loaches are just fine in a planted tank. My neighbor and I both do planted tanks and she has 5 inch clowns in hers, as well as yoyos and kubatias (sp?) her glosso is a loss, but everything else is fine. don't use tahitian moon sand. first it will just fall to the bottom eventually since the ec...
by Sherry
Sat Jan 28, 2006 10:34 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Tank disaster, Hillstreams gone.. should I replace them?
Replies: 16
Views: 8113

still asking pros and cons of hillstreams in community tanks

with cannister filter and additional power heads.
by Sherry
Fri Jan 27, 2006 4:29 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Tank disaster, Hillstreams gone.. should I replace them?
Replies: 16
Views: 8113

I have a cannister filter and a power head.... but not jacuzzi levels of movement....
by Sherry
Fri Jan 27, 2006 3:42 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Tank disaster, Hillstreams gone.. should I replace them?
Replies: 16
Views: 8113

Tank disaster, Hillstreams gone.. should I replace them?

I had three hillstream loaches in a community tank.. 78 degrees, who were doing really well for months. 2 of the three used to routinely come off the glass and scrounge for food at feeding time with everyone else. I called them my explora loaches and I loved them Last week disasater struck. 24 hours...
by Sherry
Sun Jan 08, 2006 1:57 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: HELP I need to catch a loach
Replies: 30
Views: 21754

I feed teh tank frozen bloodworms a couple of times a week, but there is a lot of competition for them. I'm thinking, maybe I should do a double dose a couple of days.. make sure there is left over... I can just be vigilant on water changes to keep gunk down... and maybe with a bit left over, the hi...
by Sherry
Sun Jan 08, 2006 12:03 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: HELP I need to catch a loach
Replies: 30
Views: 21754

how can we encourage them to make the connection?

Btw.. two loaches off the glass this morning!
by Sherry
Sat Jan 07, 2006 9:57 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: HELP I need to catch a loach
Replies: 30
Views: 21754

I have three Beaufortia kweichowensis now two seem to NEVER leave the glass, even to eat.. I'm assuming they are grazing something, tho I don't have any visible algae. the third I call my exploraloach. He is all over the substrate and drift wood and rocks. he gets in there and eats I think are the o...
by Sherry
Fri Jan 06, 2006 10:23 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: HELP I need to catch a loach
Replies: 30
Views: 21754

why would they bother hillstreams?

I love my little explora loach.. he wanders areound like a miniature sting ray.

the other two are stuck to the glass.
by Sherry
Fri Jan 06, 2006 2:15 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: HELP I need to catch a loach
Replies: 30
Views: 21754

LOL you are the best

so do I adopt some dwarfs or some angelicas next?