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by NancyD
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Back at 'er
Replies: 1
Views: 8

Re: Back at 'er

Hey andyroo, it's nice to see you again & welcome back to loach keeping. Any chance of pics of your new little darlings? I wonder just how long your inverts survive hungry little loaches, lol. Nothing like live foods to grow them up fast!

Congrats on the PhD!! That's wonderful! What field?
by NancyD
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: loach talk!
Replies: 18
Views: 306

Re: loach talk!

Thanks Fran. I've been offline for a few weeks (vacation!) but I think I've got it now :D or at least I did today, lol, for a while.

See you here & there I hope. Thanks for the hints, they helped.
by NancyD
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Loach size
Replies: 1
Views: 33

Re: Loach size

Well, it could be a couple things. 1 loach may be a food hog & get most of the food. Or the smaller loach may carry internal parasites that prevent it from utilizing the food well. It could also be a sex difference, females tend to grow fatter & larger than males, because of that, males tend to grow...
by NancyD
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: loach talk!
Replies: 18
Views: 306

Re: loach talk!

Good for you, Fran! I haven't seen a lot more site traffic than here...but I'm extremely facebook lame, lol. If I don't get an email alert, I don't look. Nor am I very good at navigating FB sites. If you have hints please tell me.
by NancyD
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: more seweliia fry!
Replies: 0
Views: 31

more seweliia fry!

I didn't find my old posts on my F-1 or F-2 sewellia lineolata breeding, but they've been at it again! Since early 2019, I've seen 4, then 7 fry. Now, after a 2 week holiday, I'm up to 8 on the front glass! 2 are smaller, 6 almost the same size. They are quite slow growing IME but I'm very pleased! ...
by NancyD
Wed May 29, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: loach talk!
Replies: 18
Views: 306

Re: loach talk!

Yes, redshark, I think it's the same (or almost) as loachfanatics. L.assn. may be the older name & was more Brit-centric but I know you're in the UK. I think they may be merged or something, they seemed the same when I looked. I'm not very facebook aware...sorry. Mark & I talked about it but I don't...
by NancyD
Wed May 22, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: how to feed yoyo loaches cucumber
Replies: 3
Views: 82

Re: how to feed yoyo loaches cucumber

I've poked a hole into the veg (any) & wedged in a bit of wafer or pellet food in the hole. As the loaches eat the pellet/wafer they get a bit of the veggie & learn to eat the veg too. Try it!
by NancyD
Wed May 22, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Video of my Botia dario
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Re: Video of my Botia dario

Well. he's a very vigorous substrate mover! He looks great!
by NancyD
Tue May 21, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Treat with Levamisole again?
Replies: 4
Views: 89

Re: Treat with Levamisole again?

Can you post a pic or 3? Reddish says bacteria to me but it's hard to say.
by NancyD
Mon May 13, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: loach talk!
Replies: 18
Views: 306

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: 18
Views: 306

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: 13811

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: 18
Views: 306

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: 18
Views: 306

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: 18
Views: 306

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...