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by Basil
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Gluing Plants on to driftwood
Replies: 5
Views: 27

Re: Gluing Plants on to driftwood

I have issues posting pictures lol! So hopefully this is not rotated! Behind the red tiger lotus are java fern glued to both driftwood and a rock. This is in my 75 g that houses barbs and Botia dario. Let me know if the picture is sideways and I’ll try to fix it! http://pic20.picturetrail.com:80/VOL...
by Basil
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Gluing Plants on to driftwood
Replies: 5
Views: 27

Re: Gluing Plants on to driftwood

The only grass I have is giant hair grass and it is planted in the sand substrate with root tabs. However, I have quite a few java fern glued to driftwood and it is doing great. I actually need to trim some of it. And super glue gel is safe for plants and fish. I also do the recommended dose of Seac...
by Basil
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Botia dario compatibility
Replies: 3
Views: 63

Re: Botia dario compatibility

My Botia Darios are very active fish. I have them in a 75 g and absolutely could not imagine them in a 15 g.
by Basil
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Back at 'er
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Re: Back at 'er

I’m a newcomer but welcome back!
And huge congrats on the PhD!!
by Basil
Thu May 23, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Treat with Levamisole again?
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Re: Treat with Levamisole again?

I’m amazed at the rate of wasting in this little guy :( But he’s hanging in there. Just did a 75% water change and added charcoal to the filter. I’ll do another treatment in 2-3 weeks. Luckily I don’t share most equipment between tanks so hopefully nothing has spread. And if course, it might not be ...
by Basil
Thu May 23, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Video of my Botia dario
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: Video of my Botia dario

Thanks Nancy!
by Basil
Wed May 22, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Video of my Botia dario
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: Video of my Botia dario

Haha! They do tend to go at about 75 mph at times. :D They always seem quite busy.
by Basil
Tue May 21, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Treat with Levamisole again?
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Re: Treat with Levamisole again?

When I went back to the tank to try and get some photos, the little guy was definitely struggling. And I realized how skinny he now seemed, even from yesterday. So I did a 50% water change, removed the charcoal and added a half dose of levamisole. I’ll add the other half in 12 hours. Lights are off ...
by Basil
Tue May 21, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Treat with Levamisole again?
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Re: Treat with Levamisole again?

I’ll try. They are quick.
by Basil
Mon May 20, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Treat with Levamisole again?
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Treat with Levamisole again?

2 threads started in one day! :D My sids are doing great. Still in the smaller holding tank as I’ve had problems keeping fish alive in the 40 b after I rescaped it. Sigh. No cycle crash but fish getting lethargic, refusing to eat, and dying. I think I’ve finally linked the issue to the new driftwood...
by Basil
Mon May 20, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Video of my Botia dario
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Video of my Botia dario

Happily sifting some sand!
All 7 are doing well and are such a joy to watch. I do however, compare them to arguing siblings lol!
https://youtu.be/WOniNJZ_0fg

Let me know if the video link doesn’t work!
by Basil
Tue May 14, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: loach talk!
Replies: 18
Views: 428

Re: loach talk!

Ah ok! I missed that he was mainly talking about breeding. :D
Then I won’t worry that my sids may be unhappy in the 16” deep tank!
Although it would be cool to breed them.
by Basil
Mon May 13, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: loach talk!
Replies: 18
Views: 428

Re: loach talk!

Hmm, do you remember why he said sids prefer a 24” deep? My 40 b is not quite that and actually neither is my 75 g.
by Basil
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Spinsheet lost his 26 year old Clown Loach
Replies: 1
Views: 157

Re: Spinsheet lost his 26 year old Clown Loach

Thank you for letting us know. I left a note of condolence.
by Basil
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Videos. Cyst bursting. Silver Dollar (lives with loaches)
Replies: 112
Views: 3018

Re: Videos. Cyst bursting. Silver Dollar (lives with loaches)

Oh wow. I’m jealous lol! I’m using RO/DI water but out of curiosity I decided to check the tds of my well water out of the tap: 303. It could be worse but only 2 months into the RO system and I’m ready to change out the DI resin. I could use a softener but we’ve just never looked into one. But then ...