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by tical483
Wed May 22, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: how to feed yoyo loaches cucumber
Replies: 3
Views: 453

how to feed yoyo loaches cucumber

I have been cutting 1/4" x 1/4" pieces of cucumber and poking a toothpick through them and down into the substrate to secure them to the bottom but they don't seem to be interested in it. how do you guys prepare cucumber for your loaches, how big of a piece? how do you secure it to the bottom? how l...
by tical483
Wed May 01, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: what to feed my yoyo loaches
Replies: 1
Views: 346

what to feed my yoyo loaches

right now I am only feeding them flakes and sinking shrimp balls. I bought some dried bloodworms but they float and get caught in the plants on the surface and just rot so I'm not sure how to get them to sink. I'm looking for any ideas of what other food I can feed them. I want to diversify their fo...
by tical483
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: How to treat new yoyo loaches with flubendazole or levamisole
Replies: 0
Views: 769

How to treat new yoyo loaches with flubendazole or levamisole

I'm picking up 4-5 new yoyo's this week and I was wondering how everyone quarantines there loaches before introducing them to there display tank? I hear a lot of people does with flubendazole or levamisole but I cant find any info on how much to dose and for how long.
by tical483
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: how do i feed yoyo loaches while on vacation
Replies: 4
Views: 511

how do i feed yoyo loaches while on vacation

i will be going on 2 trips next month. first trip: leaving Wednesday night and returning sunday afternoon second trip: leaving Monday afternoon and returning sunday afternoon i take many trips where i leave Friday afternoon and return sunday afternoon and i haven't had any problems. i feed them righ...
by tical483
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: how to quarantine new yoyo loaches?
Replies: 0
Views: 755

how to quarantine new yoyo loaches?

how long should I keep them in my quarantine tank before moving them to my display tank? what (if any) medications should I treat them with? frequency and % of water changes in the quarantine tank (10 gallon)? i have 5 yoyo loaches (all approx. 2") and I'm looking into getting 3-5 more (around 1"). ...
by tical483
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: loach tank set up - im new to this
Replies: 10
Views: 905

Re: loach tank set up - im new to this

I think I've decided. I'm going to move the 5 yoyo's to the 55 gallon, remove all the plants and add more bogwood and rocks for hiding places. I think the yoyo's will enjoy the sand substrate and having an entire tank to themselves. I also plan to get 1-3 more yoyo's. Now the hard part... catch them...
by tical483
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: loach tank set up - im new to this
Replies: 10
Views: 905

Re: loach tank set up - im new to this

not doing clown loaches. maybe after I move next year.
by tical483
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: loach tank set up - im new to this
Replies: 10
Views: 905

Re: loach tank set up - im new to this

First thing I need to do is figure out which tank to house the yoyo's in before I worry about tank mates. They are currently in the 75 with tetras and corys and there are no issues... but in a couple months when they get to 3"-4", there could be issues. And with how much they dig, I would have to mo...
by tical483
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: loach tank set up - im new to this
Replies: 10
Views: 905

Re: loach tank set up - im new to this

So I should move all other fish to the 55 and keep ONLY yoyo's in the 75? I would think the 55 with sand substrate would better for a yoyo ONLY tank.
by tical483
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: loach tank set up - im new to this
Replies: 10
Views: 905

loach tank set up - im new to this

I currently have 5 yoyo loaches in my heavily planted 75 gallon community tank. they are all between 1.5"-2" I want to rehouse them sooner rather than later before they get too large. I set up a 55 gallon tank over the weekend that is about half planted at the moment. my question is, should I add 3 ...