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by NancyD
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Very fat loaches?
Replies: 4
Views: 109

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: 109

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: 128

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: 123

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: 1
Views: 580

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: 9426

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: 2801

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: 3432

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.
by NancyD
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Starting a kuhli/zebra loach setup
Replies: 1
Views: 3897

Re: Starting a kuhli/zebra loach setup

I think in a 75g with lots of hiding spots like wood, rocks & plants, you could keep quite a few of each. I have not kept those together but it should be fine. Say maybe 8-10 striatas & 12+ pangios (kuhlis). All the same species of pangios is better but I did keep 6 oblongas & 8 semicinctas & some o...
by NancyD
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Help identify this loach !
Replies: 5
Views: 4591

Re: Help identify this loach !

Botia almorahe (old name B. lohachata or maybe a slightly different fish?) is what I meant by yoyo. That's from the pattern on younger loaches, it eventually changes & becomes harder to see. I'd never seen yoyo to mean misgurnus, but I agree about common names being confusing. So can some of the Lat...
by NancyD
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Help identify this loach !
Replies: 5
Views: 4591

Re: Help identify this loach !

I think it's a yoyo, their patterns change as they grow.

Bas, I'm not sure what you mean about misgurnus (weather loaches)?
by NancyD
Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Panda Garras and Water Conditions
Replies: 11
Views: 6262

Re: Panda Garras and Water Conditions

Well, I kind of did answer you, 84F doesn't hold as much oxygen as lower temps. Discus are happier at high-ish temps with slow flow, garras not so much. I have very young garras in a tank that seldom gets to 77F even in CA summer. They seem active & healthy at that maximum temp, as were older pandas...
by NancyD
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Panda Garras and Water Conditions
Replies: 11
Views: 6262

Re: Panda Garras and Water Conditions

It's always good to know the real scientific names of our fish. "Royal" plecos can be several similar kinds. Pangios is preferred, it's the genus, kuhlis is a species of pangio. But we all know some common names, clowns, sids etc. for some loaches, & we know what you mean by kuhlis...unless you want...
by NancyD
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Panda Garras and Water Conditions
Replies: 11
Views: 6262

Re: Panda Garras and Water Conditions

It's your sailfin & royal plecos that will grow large, like 17+ inches! I wonder if they'll fight as they grow...I haven't kept either let alone together.

Good luck from a former Michigander. How about a pic or 2 please?
by NancyD
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Panda Garras and Water Conditions
Replies: 11
Views: 6262

Re: Panda Garras and Water Conditions

Gee, I think your tank is already overstocked when your fish approach adult sizes. They must be pretty small now.

I've kept panda garras only twice now but that high of temp doesn't allow for enough oxygen without more flow than your discus like. Time to make some choices or get another tank.