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by NancyD
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Can I get a hillstream loach?
Replies: 7
Views: 37

Re: Can I get a hillstream loach?

I haven't kept goldfish but if you want to try hillstreams, I'd go with sewellia lineolata. They seem a bit more adaptable than some hillys & they 1 of the prettiest IMO. They seem to handle lower flow & higher temps. I feed mine Repashy Soylent Green gel foods mostly, it might be a bit too high in ...
by NancyD
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Help with stocking my new tank
Replies: 4
Views: 17

Re: Help with stocking my new tank

I would add more clowns & denisonii, a minimum of 6 each, rather than any other species. Corys don't really respect loaches territorial needs & clowns get so much bigger there could be problems down the line as the loaches grow larger. Maybe a BN pleco instead of corys? Livebearers are not my "thing...
by NancyD
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Thank you
Replies: 2
Views: 18

Re: Thank you

You may need to a have a minimum number of posts here before you can put up photos (maybe 5 or 10?). That keeps ads, bots, &/or porn from being able to post.

Meanwhile, tell us about your tank & fish, we love to hear until we're able to see :)
by NancyD
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: dojo/weather loach question
Replies: 8
Views: 94

Re: dojo/weather loach question

Me too! Still waiting for the right time! We'll both get there sometime...& we'll be glad we waited, I know they'll be cool!
by NancyD
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: PHOTOS
Replies: 313
Views: 4237

Re: PHOTOS

Fran, a fishless cycle takes 4-6 weeks, less with media from your healthy filter. Patience!

Is your mom's house convenient to your new condo? It could be a PITA to go there often while moving etc. Is your mom willing to feed sometimes (with preportioned foods)?
by NancyD
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Are These Queen Loaches?
Replies: 12
Views: 62

Re: Are These Queen Loaches?

We've kept sids several times & love them! A much better choice for your tank. Plus corys & a BN, the bottom of your tank is pretty full...Personally I'd go with a big bunch of sids & skip the corys, keep the BN...& think about rasboras or some other smallish mid-water swimmers. & we're going to nee...
by NancyD
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: PHOTOS
Replies: 313
Views: 4237

Re: PHOTOS

Awesome on the condo find, Fran! Whoo hoo, water view!

Time to make a moving plan...If I remember right you're still at your parents? So there isn't so much of a rush as might be otherwise? It'll be great!
by NancyD
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Are These Queen Loaches?
Replies: 12
Views: 62

Re: Are These Queen Loaches?

Yeah, I'm with Diana, pick 1 species! We know it's hard to do...that's why many of us have more than 1 or 2 tanks, ;). You want to see the best from your loaches...& that means at least 5 or 6 of a species. Your tank is not big enough to house 2 5 inch loach species of at least 5 of each. What speci...
by NancyD
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: buying frozen fishfood online
Replies: 1
Views: 20

Re: buying frozen fishfood online

I haven't mail ordered frozen fish food but they probably use dry ice & Styrofoam to keep it frozen. That's what they did when my FIL sent steaks.
by NancyD
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Are These Queen Loaches?
Replies: 12
Views: 62

Re: Are These Queen Loaches?

yes, you have 2 different species, B. dario is the big 1, the others are b. kubotai. The chasing can be part of normal behavior, bigger fish are often dominant. Neither species is known for nippiness but 1 species kept alone might be more apt to do it. How big is your tank? I try not to keep less th...
by NancyD
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Gluing Plants on to driftwood
Replies: 3
Views: 64

Re: Gluing Plants on to driftwood

I've used sewing thread or just poked the roots into a crevice in the wood. Or even put a small rock on the roots to hold them above the substrate. I keep buying gel super glue but it either gets used for something else or hardens before I use it for plants, lol.
by NancyD
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: dojo/weather loach question
Replies: 8
Views: 94

Re: dojo/weather loach question

Now, I'm a loach addict too. But although dojos CAN live at higher temps than their optimal it may well shorten their lives or cause health issues...Plus, I thought this was to be a planted tank...you know they'll dig. Like me, I think you should wait until we can house them well.
by NancyD
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: PHOTOS
Replies: 313
Views: 4237

Re: PHOTOS

Yeah, Fran, you've done prazi before, no need to do it again. & you may have different water when you move. How goes the housing hunt?
by NancyD
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Well rounded loach diets.
Replies: 4
Views: 86

Re: Well rounded loach diets.

My striatas & histrionicas were not as interested in veggies (or fruit) as clowns. My best trick for veg is to make small slits in a slice of zucchini & push pellets or wafer bits in them. I feel that some veggies are almost more like toys rather than a true food. But offering them gives the loaches...
by NancyD
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Gluing Plants on to driftwood
Replies: 3
Views: 64

Re: Gluing Plants on to driftwood

I've never tried super glue gel, but that's what all my plant clubbers use. I don't know what YouTube you saw but you only need a dot to attach each plant. I'm not sure there are any "grass plants" that work like that, but java fern, anubias, bolbitus & bucephalandra should be ok. If they are new pl...