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by shari
Wed Mar 29, 2006 7:26 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Loaches and Cichlids
Replies: 8
Views: 9774

just to show that not all people have great minds... 8) tiger loaches (hymenophesa and helodes) while prefering softer water, are temperamentally suited to agressive chiclid tanks. i've seen them successfully cohabitating with both malawi and tanganikan types. they don't take no sh*t and the chiclid...
by shari
Wed Mar 29, 2006 7:00 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: sensitive loach tankmate? ways to get loaches to come out?
Replies: 10
Views: 3556

i've got a 30g with 3 little clowns (too small-i know-long story). plantd tank, 2 angels, 2 otos, a bristlenose and a temporary peacok eel. how hot is your tank without the lights on? mine runs at about 82f. when i first put the clowns in they hid all the time. i feed the angels frozen blood worms i...
by shari
Tue Mar 28, 2006 5:52 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: First fight that I actually saw!!
Replies: 6
Views: 2206

I don't think there will be a problem adding smaller clowns or yo yos to your group, as long as you have enough room and hiding places.

just my two cents...
by shari
Mon Mar 27, 2006 3:17 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: I GOT HORSIES
Replies: 11
Views: 3819

No, it doesn't look like CWS to me, just that they are painfully thin. I had my horsie in with breeding angels that spawned. He didn't bother the eggs or wigglers at all. Once they were free swimming and would crowd into a cloud at night near the bottom and would easily have fit into his mouth, he n...
by shari
Mon Mar 27, 2006 2:05 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: I GOT HORSIES
Replies: 11
Views: 3819

Feed them up real well, Shari. (still cracks me up to type that!) They both look really thin. :wink:
by shari
Mon Mar 27, 2006 2:03 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: [deleted]
Replies: 35
Views: 13743

"metal" or did you mean 'mettle', or is that just non-colonial humor? :wink:
by shari
Sun Mar 26, 2006 10:44 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Help ID a loach..../Hillstream tank setup question
Replies: 167
Views: 39769

Here's a link that addresses the temp issues a bit (just a quick google look ;-)) http://72.14.203.104/search?q=cache:9-3KqeC_5c4J:www.peteducation.com/article.cfm%3Fcls%3D16%26cat%3D1791%26articleid%3D2421+Ich%2Blife+cycle%2Btemperature&hl=en&gl=us&ct=clnk&cd=2&client=firefox-a Look for the red hig...
by shari
Sun Mar 26, 2006 9:57 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Help ID a loach..../Hillstream tank setup question
Replies: 167
Views: 39769

What temp was your tank at before you noticed the spots? Lower temps slow the life cycle...and it usually infests the gills before you ever see any spots.
by shari
Sun Mar 26, 2006 7:23 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: [deleted]
Replies: 35
Views: 13743

Just to point out the possibilities, here is one of the ads that can be found at the top of the site: "Pond Snails @ThePondStore Pond Snails just $1.00 - $1.60ea Supplies-Plants-Snails & much more" and the link goes to: http://www.pondmegastore.com/pondsnails.html?gclid=COGd2aXO_IMCFRRuGgod0Va2jA in...
by shari
Sat Mar 25, 2006 10:27 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Clown loach's color
Replies: 16
Views: 7953

How embarrassing :oops: Guess that's what you get when you skim too fast, eh?

thanks Martin. :wink:
by shari
Sat Mar 25, 2006 10:23 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: jungle anti-parasite
Replies: 1
Views: 1238

I haven't tried it myself, but if I remember right someone has used it successfully here...just can't remember who... :oops: Here is a link to a place in the US you can order powdered levamisole, but from what I know it's best to treat with both a broad spectrum antibiotic as well as the levamisole....
by shari
Sat Mar 25, 2006 10:07 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Clown loach's color
Replies: 16
Views: 7953

there is a color difference between clown loaches from Borneo and those from Sumatra, but at the moment I can't seem to locate the article on the old forum to link you to, sorry. :oops: Younger clowns are often brightly colored and it is true that as they age and grow larger some develop white lines...
by shari
Sat Mar 25, 2006 7:41 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: help
Replies: 13
Views: 4319

As for the greying out you see in the larger fish, that means that he/she is declaring dominance, or planning to fight for it. The brighter colored one is the one being submissive, not the other way around. When you see two clowns struggling for dominance they will often both grey out and the loser ...
by shari
Sat Mar 25, 2006 7:00 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: clowns or sushi wrap?
Replies: 2
Views: 1427

Very cute! Yes, they do like a sushi roll. :wink:
by shari
Sat Mar 25, 2006 6:57 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: help
Replies: 13
Views: 4319

Shane, Here's a description of the dangerous chemicals involved in keeping fish. (The first half of the page) No, I wouldn't say that ammonia is neutralized by chlorine. What happens when you combine the two is that you get chloramine. Also deadly to fish, and harder to neutralize. I'm not saying yo...