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by NancyD
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Looking for new home for 12 Large Clowns
Replies: 4
Views: 719

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: 1543

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: 1726

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: 1726

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: 2458

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: 2458

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: 2458

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: 2458

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.
by NancyD
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Loach breeder on you tube
Replies: 2
Views: 1823

Re: Loach breeder on you tube

You should check out Mark Duffil's (Mad Duff here on LOL) loachfanatics site on facebook. He's bred several (many) species of loaches, no "stripping" just the natural method.
by NancyD
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: have i made a mistake?
Replies: 5
Views: 1953

Re: have i made a mistake?

I'm not sure I'd trust yoyos with cardinal tetras. I haven't kept yoyos but 6-8 inch fish can eat 2 inch 1s. Maybe add to your danios & rainbowfish...& maybe another loach or 2. They all do better in groups. Have at least 3 hiding places (wood, rocks etc) for the loaches. It will help them feel secu...
by NancyD
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Oldest Clown Loach now 26 years old
Replies: 4
Views: 1984

Re: Oldest Clown Loach now 26 years old

Happy Birthday to Anthia & all your clowns! I look forward each year to your New Year update on them. Congrats to you all!
by NancyD
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: How old are pakistans?
Replies: 3
Views: 1926

Re: How old are pakistans?

From what I can tell your yoyo loaches are almost fully grown. They can grow to 6 inches But I'm not great on cms/inches, lol. What size is your tank? That & how they were kept before you acquired them can make a difference...Did you ever treat them for internal parasites? They're not uncommom in lo...
by NancyD
Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Panda loach / Yaoshania pachychilus
Replies: 32
Views: 22230

Re: Panda loach / Yaoshania pachychilus

Thanks Charles, I did get your pm with an email notification of that but no confirmation that I replied. I did send you my email. Thank you for any information you think I can use & understand. As always your insights are very helpful.

Happy winter holidays in whatever way you may observe them.
by NancyD
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Panda loach / Yaoshania pachychilus
Replies: 32
Views: 22230

Re: Panda loach / Yaoshania pachychilus

I'm not much of a facebooker but I do loach fanatics, my plant club (sort of, when the main site was down) & a very few relatives. My settings are on paranoid, lol. If I don't know you already I won't "friend you". I visit maybe once/week. You are 1 of the reasons I stick around here at all. I check...
by NancyD
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Panda loach / Yaoshania pachychilus
Replies: 32
Views: 22230

Re: Panda loach / Yaoshania pachychilus

Charles, I always appreciate your input, as do many of us. Unfortunately this site is dying (sniff). It's very sad to see. I hope you'll join some of us at facebook loach fanatics...or maybe you have?? You have some very good insights I hope you'll continue to share. We need informed people like you...