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by NancyD
Mon May 13, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: loach talk!
Replies: 12
Views: 68

Re: loach talk!

Basil, yes, I do remember because, like you, my deepest sid tank was a 20 inch deep 75g. I don't think Mark was saying breeding can't be done in another tank size, but he did say they seemed to enjoy a 24-36 inch deep tank. As I recall he said sids liked going all over his deeper tank(s). I've kept ...
by NancyD
Sun May 12, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: loach talk!
Replies: 12
Views: 68

Re: loach talk!

Bas Pels, it may be my lack of understanding & not your's, leading to misunderstandings. I'm sorry for that if the they way I came across.

What do you need clarification on? Rock placement?

I wish you good luck on your petruichthys brevis, it sounds like you're getting close!
by NancyD
Sat May 11, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Determining the Sex of my Dojo?
Replies: 8
Views: 13536

Re: Determining the Sex of my Dojo?

Males have longer more pointed pectoral fins. Both sexes can get "fat", lol, but females more so.
by NancyD
Sat May 11, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: loach talk!
Replies: 12
Views: 68

Re: loach talk!

redshark, he's bred so many species of loaches! His "usual way" is to have 2 sizes of fine sand & coarser sand or fine gravel. Then a layer of various size rocks topped with wood & plants. He uses mostly internal filters (not too common in the US). These are aimed sort of diagonally across the tank ...
by NancyD
Thu May 09, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: loach talk!
Replies: 12
Views: 68

Re: loach talk!

Bas, he was "kicked off" our board by people who are no longer members (active ones anyway)...but still he is banned 5+ years later! I don't understand the reasoning for this. AFAIR he did nothing to with any "wrong" posts in any way...except maybe disagreeing with a couple of the "old guard" on a v...
by NancyD
Wed May 08, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: loach talk!
Replies: 12
Views: 68

loach talk!

On Fri. I went to an SFAS (San Francisco Aquarium Society) talk given by our former loaches.com board member, Mad Duff (Mark Duffill). It was very interesting & inspiring. He's bred 47 species of loaches!!...WOW!! I've bred 1 & am very proud of that!! It's really too bad whatever "bad feelings" happ...
by NancyD
Sat May 04, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: what kind of loach
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Re: what kind of loach

I'm going to guess a weather loach, maybe underfed. But, yeah, pics would help.
by NancyD
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Planning my new 29 :)
Replies: 21
Views: 607

Re: Planning my new 29 :)

Do you actually have a 55g or are we still talking about a 29g, in hopes of a larger tank? Life often gets in our best plans...
by NancyD
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: how do i feed yoyo loaches while on vacation
Replies: 4
Views: 68

Re: how do i feed yoyo loaches while on vacation

I wouldn't worry about a week or 2 without feeding...but my husband does! So we hire the "manny" next door to come over a few times a week while we're gone. He knows how to clean filters or water if needed, & make sure everything is running ok. Can you ask a friend or neighbor to come over every oth...
by NancyD
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Suddenly ill loach
Replies: 3
Views: 74

Re: Suddenly ill loach

Sid has been a wonderful fish over the years & your moves too. Even survivors eventually die. We cry & wish there was more we could have done. Right now I "waiting on the death" of a lone survivor loach too. I haven't seen him in a week or 2; his 5 conspecifics have died out over the last 3 years, s...
by NancyD
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Suddenly ill loach
Replies: 3
Views: 74

Re: Suddenly ill loach

Well, at 19 years+ old, Sid has a good long life. Kudos to your good care!! But at that age, there's going to be "something" that "he" eventually dies from. I'm sorry, he's had a great life thanks to your husbandry. But there's only so much we can do to extend our fish's lives. Like aged people, the...
by NancyD
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: loach tank set up - im new to this
Replies: 10
Views: 175

Re: loach tank set up - im new to this

In addition to yoyos you could have some (non-loach or other bottom feeders) tankmates. Maybe denisonii barbs or similar large-ish schoolers. Rainbows? I haven't kept them or yoyos, so I'm just guessing.
by NancyD
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: loach tank set up - im new to this
Replies: 10
Views: 175

Re: loach tank set up - im new to this

Yeah, I vote more yoyos in a 75g. I've tried to keep clowns in that size tank & it's a short term solution at best. I haven't kept yoyos, but I'd go with 7 or 8 without other loaches. As LL said, clowns do eat plants. Mine were small-ish (6 + inches). The plant eating was less when I fed veggies lik...
by NancyD
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Long lived sucking loach
Replies: 10
Views: 156

Re: Long lived sucking loach

TY, I was think it might be this, Chinese high-fin banded loach (or shark) (Myxocyprinus asiaticus). Those get HUGE!
by NancyD
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Long lived sucking loach
Replies: 10
Views: 156

Re: Long lived sucking loach

I've heard the term "sucking loach" but I'm not sure what species it is. Can someone enlighten me please? TY