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by NancyD
Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Lone Rostrata in with Kubs
Replies: 8
Views: 87

Re: Lone Rostrata in with Kubs

Hey Katy, nice you remember me. I'm not much of a facebooker but do it sometimes. I think if the rostrata continues to behave itself there's no reason not to keep it. I have only kept striatas out of you loach bunch. Are they shy with the kubotais? They were more shy than the sids I kept with them b...
by NancyD
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:32 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Aquaclear 50 (402) Powerhead, Do I need the bubbles?
Replies: 20
Views: 7998

Re: Aquaclear 50 (402) Powerhead, Do I need the bubbles?

I guess I was thinking of airstones vs powerheads or even HOB filters, not venturi PHs, for better oxygenation
by NancyD
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:25 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Hillsteam tank refurb
Replies: 2
Views: 43

Re: Hillsteam tank refurb

I have a 55g "riverish" tank (no manifold). I like my 75g much more for better scaping & water volume/foot print. I'm not sure of a 50 long size...
by NancyD
Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:11 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Aquaclear 50 (402) Powerhead, Do I need the bubbles?
Replies: 20
Views: 7998

Re: Aquaclear 50 (402) Powerhead, Do I need the bubbles?

I only have sewllia lineolata for loaches these days, I have a powerhead half way down in 1 corner, no venturi air bubbles, too low to be effective. The loaches breed once a year for the last 6-7 years now, just a couple fry each time...but I'm good with that, no effort on my part.
by NancyD
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Aquaclear 50 (402) Powerhead, Do I need the bubbles?
Replies: 20
Views: 7998

Re: Aquaclear 50 (402) Powerhead, Do I need the bubbles?

Huh, that's interesting redshark. I haven't kept clowns or any botias lately...But it seems my loaches liked to play in the current sometimes. I had canisters & HOB filters to roil the surface for oxygen exchange. My non-venturi powerheads were placed lower so not so much for oxygen but for swimming...
by NancyD
Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:16 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Clown Loaches now 27 years old
Replies: 5
Views: 154

Re: Clown Loaches now 27 years old

Happy birthday to Obo, Athina & all your clowns!
by NancyD
Thu Dec 24, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: What is the difference between Loaches and Gobies ?
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Re: What is the difference between Loaches and Gobies ?

Yes, there are many differences between the 2 genra. I kept sewellia lineolata & gastromyzon ctenocephalis with stiphon gobies (3 species) in a "river-ish" 55g 4ft tank. The sewellia breed once/year & a couple fry survive each time, the others have pretty much died out after 9 years...but I may stil...
by NancyD
Wed Nov 04, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Tigers of Terror
Replies: 4
Views: 321

Re: Tigers of Terror

If you're in the US try wet spot aquatics
by NancyD
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Will big clown loaches eat small pleco?
Replies: 2
Views: 280

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: 578

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: 485

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: 9
Views: 1237

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: 9
Views: 1237

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: 917

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: 917

Re: Bloated loach

What species is your loach? Yes, a pic might help.