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by NancyD
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Will big clown loaches eat small pleco?
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Re: Will big clown loaches eat small pleco?

My 6-7 inch clowns did not bother even 3 in clown plecos. I don't think you need to worry as long as everyone gets enough food & has enough hiding spots
by NancyD
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Horseface loaches and root tabs? And some general questions.
Replies: 5
Views: 240

Re: Horseface loaches and root tabs? And some general questions.

I would suggest live blackworms if they're available to you. I haven't kept horse faced loaches but I introduced a blackworm colony into my river tank. 6-7 years later they're still some there if any fish want to try them. I haven't seen any fish eat them...
by NancyD
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New tank advice
Replies: 2
Views: 207

Re: New tank advice

Well, the 55g is ok for a year or maybe 2 if you're very good about changing lots of water every week (30-80% is a goal). Young fish should probably be fed smaller amounts twice/day if you can...& can keep their water very clean. They will grow to 4-6 inches in that time, maybe 9-10+ inches eventual...
by NancyD
Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Hello from an old time LOL member
Replies: 8
Views: 672

Re: Hello from an old time LOL member

Mike, I remember meeting you at your Boston AS talk many years ago (12+ ?), a good 1...& you signed my Loach Book! I'm on the west coast now...but still into loaches! I believe you have to have a FB acct. & be approved by Mark to join. I'm not much of a social media person, Mark's site is kind of li...
by NancyD
Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Hello from an old time LOL member
Replies: 8
Views: 672

Re: Hello from an old time LOL member

Nice to see you! Many of us have gone to Mad Duff's (Mark Duffill) FB site Loach Fanatics. Hope to see you there sometime even if you don't have fish right now...you may come back to tanks & loaches again...you know you want them!
by NancyD
Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Bloated loach
Replies: 5
Views: 555

Re: Bloated loach

I very sorry your fish died. Sometimes bad stuff happens before we realize it & can do anything to help.

Do you have other loaches? What size tank & other fish do you have? I always take a "time out" with lots of water changes when something unexplained occurs.
by NancyD
Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Bloated loach
Replies: 5
Views: 555

Re: Bloated loach

What species is your loach? Yes, a pic might help.
by NancyD
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Very fat loaches?
Replies: 4
Views: 532

Re: Very fat loaches?

Sometimes years IME, lol. You could try feeding hulled peas if she'll eat them. That might help if she's a bit constipated too.
by NancyD
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Very fat loaches?
Replies: 4
Views: 532

Re: Very fat loaches?

I vote gravid female (holding eggs). They don't always lay them even with a ready & willing male. Sometimes they resorb them, expel them or just wait. Yours looks like she's been waiting a good long time, lol.
by NancyD
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: European weather loach Misgurnus fossilis
Replies: 5
Views: 584

Re: European weather loach Misgurnus fossilis

Those are some very nice looking loaches, Thomas! I don't think I've ever seen them in the US (sniff)
by NancyD
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: golden zebras? [b. histrionica]
Replies: 2
Views: 433

Re: golden zebras? [b. histrionica]

I'm assuming a 4ft 30g, yes? I do as Bas Pels said, get 3 more...& keep a lid on the tank.
by NancyD
Sun May 10, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: River manifold problem
Replies: 4
Views: 1029

Re: River manifold problem

I'm no expert on manifold systems but you pics don't show. Can you try again please?
by NancyD
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: loach talk!
Replies: 20
Views: 10724

Re: loach talk!

moosix, then you didn't read or understand my first post of almost a year ago. He was banned from LOL several years ago. For what? Breeding many loach species? That's the kind of information I'd like to see more of here...but use Loachfanatics FB page more often these days. It's sad this site is dyi...
by NancyD
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Substrate advice
Replies: 3
Views: 3152

Re: Substrate advice

Try putting a few small pebbles around the base of the plants. I never had kuhlis dig up well rooted plants in pool filter sand. Mine preferred to lounge on the plants all the way to the surface.
by NancyD
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Looking for new home for 12 Large Clowns
Replies: 4
Views: 3890

Re: Looking for new home for 12 Large Clowns

Your clowns look very healthy & happy. I wish I could help but my largest tank is a 5ft 110g & I'm in CA.

I do understand your problem with rehoming, I had to give up my clowns before I moved to CA. It was heartbreaking!!

Good luck! Let us know how it goes for you & your loaches.