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by NancyD
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Help for confirm sexing of sewellia sp. spotted
Replies: 3
Views: 1976

Re: Help for confirm sexing of sewellia sp. spotted

They look like a male & female to me too, good luck! Mine breed every year & a couple fry survive. So fun even in a community tank.
by NancyD
Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Vaillantella maassi Mystery
Replies: 3
Views: 368

Re: Vaillantella maassi Mystery

The V. maassii didn't seem to hurt their biting "victims" much except the "extra" male eventually. No pangios were damaged, but they learned to stay away from the fork tails territory...but maybe hillstreams were easier prey? Did you move decor to the other tank? That truly is a mystery...or a ghost...
by NancyD
Sun Jan 31, 2021 1:04 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Vaillantella maassi Mystery
Replies: 3
Views: 368

Re: Vaillantella maassi Mystery

Pretty cool Katy! Are the tanks close enough for a jump? Or did I misunderstand? In MA I had 4 v. maassii in a 40g long with 2 pangio species. The "extra" smaller male didn't live for more than a year or so. I wondered if it might have been a similar but different species, I think there are a couple...
by NancyD
Sat Jan 30, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Lone Rostrata in with Kubs
Replies: 11
Views: 735

Re: Lone Rostrata in with Kubs

Sorry no pics, wrong hobby. But you're not missing much, each tank has different algae, 2 have tons duck weed, jungle val & java moss. I set the low bar for my plant club, lol. I got my T. taeniatus from the Wet Spot on a driving vacation packed like for shipping :). They don't seem to have all the ...
by NancyD
Sat Jan 30, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Lone Rostrata in with Kubs
Replies: 11
Views: 735

Re: Lone Rostrata in with Kubs

I only have sewellia lineolata these days, no botias (sniff). They have a couple fry survive each year. I did have pretty Traccatichthys taeniatus (peppermint loaches) in a different tank but they died out. I'll probably never see them again. I finally set up my 110g last year, well my plant club di...
by NancyD
Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Lone Rostrata in with Kubs
Replies: 11
Views: 735

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: 9232

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: 354

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: 9232

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: 9232

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: 675

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: 663

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: 690

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: 603

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: 1046

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...