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by lof
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: How to have Diatom free aquarium?
Replies: 4
Views: 44

Re: How to have Diatom free aquarium?

No it is normal to have diatoms. Having a lot is a sign of having low lights and no plants.
Cleaning it is just normal maintenance.
by lof
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Strange thing happens to our Loaches, sick?
Replies: 1
Views: 68

Re: Strange thing happens to our Loaches, sick?

Can't tell from the picture, either he's dead or he is eating but loosing color. :wink:
What kind of loaches are they and what are their water parameters?
by lof
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Pop eye on Gastromyzon
Replies: 6
Views: 76

Re: Pop eye on Gastromyzon

Look for Microbelift Artemiss it is a herbal anti bacterial formula that could help with your Gastromyzon. Available in Europe as well.
by lof
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Silver Dollar Mouth
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: Silver Dollar Mouth

You're welcome, I see it now, when you say it's been there for a year I take it it is scar tissue from bumping in to stuff.
by lof
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Silver Dollar Mouth
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: Silver Dollar Mouth

I see they look healthy and you've had them for about 10 years. It is probably a tumor due to old age. Can't see the mouth, if you want to try something there is a herbal product for wounds and bacterial infections called Artemiss by Microbelift which is safe for loaches and all, maybe it helps with...
by lof
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Silver Dollar Mouth
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: Silver Dollar Mouth

How is he doing now?
by lof
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Sick Dojo Loach
Replies: 1
Views: 33

Re: Sick Dojo Loach

Ammonia should always be 0. What are you feeding him? A monotonous diet or floating foods can cause him to float. What is the temperature? Feed him some shelled and boiled peas for a couple of days. It's not the only issue. Guppy's don't die just like that and algae don't cause deaths either. Live p...
by lof
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Cobitis loaches
Replies: 2
Views: 39

Re: Cobitis loaches

So I have read quite a bit on Cobitis loaches (scientific... not practical... there is very little about that) and there are no tropical species. All of them occur in Europe or Northern Asia. Maybe this idea of them coming from 'streaming waters' is because Rachel O'leary says it but their primary b...
by lof
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: 5 CL'S in 4ft 95 gallon tank !?
Replies: 4
Views: 73

Re: 5 CL'S in 4ft 95 gallon tank !?

They grow up to over a foot long and get really chunky too. Most have their colors fade as well.
Since they are a schooling fish it's not really a viable aquarium fish unless you have a public aquarium sized tank.
They either die young or still grow too fast, there is not much you can do about that.
by lof
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Clown Loach in 105 Gallon
Replies: 3
Views: 49

Re: Clown Loach in 105 Gallon

It's an impossible situation cause your clown loach is really, really lonely but they grow to over a foot long and get really chunky too.
If you want the best for him maybe look for a public aquarium or zoo or something.
by lof
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Cobitis loaches
Replies: 2
Views: 39

Cobitis loaches

I recently got some Cobitis loaches. Has anyone kept them? I know Rachel O'leary has them in her 'hillstream' tank, but I have no clue why because they are not tropical/subtropical, and don't come from flowing streams at all. They are said to require cold winters if they are to live beyond a couple ...
by lof
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Pool Filter Sand
Replies: 13
Views: 761

Re: Pool Filter Sand

It can work, if you use no more as 1" for large loaches (clown, weather) and 1/2" for everything smaller as 4".
I still have a planted 100G with mostly sand, not looking forward to replace all that.
by lof
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Pool Filter Sand
Replies: 13
Views: 761

Re: Pool Filter Sand

I used to love sand too but after having used it for a long time I would strongly advise against it and am never using it again.
It will create anaerobic spots which will harm bottom dwellers, even with rigorous siphoning. The best, and only option is soft rounded gravel 2 to 3mm in size.