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by mistergreen
Thu Jan 08, 2009 1:03 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Great new forum & a suggestion
Replies: 4
Views: 2366

Great new forum & a suggestion

Hey, great service here.. You rarely see a whole forum dedicated to fish health. I have a suggestion that'll make this even better... How about a sticky or section on identifying diseases from pictures? (ala loach Pictorial Species Search). Members can help out by uploading pictures and all this can...
by mistergreen
Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:56 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Ich outbreak in fry tank.
Replies: 15
Views: 6492

just follow the advice above for about 2-3 weeks. It is one of the easiest disease to get rid of with little to no casualties.
by mistergreen
Mon Dec 29, 2008 7:38 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Bloodthirsty Botia Striata?
Replies: 12
Views: 4038

my b. histrionica used to pick on my rainbow fish who was 3x their size at the time. The rainbow was sick when that happened.
by mistergreen
Thu Dec 25, 2008 1:10 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Are B. Histi nocturnal?
Replies: 2
Views: 785

I only have 3 and I've had them for 3 years now. One is a monster (4-5 inches). I think moving them to a 75 soon would help them be more active. But just in case, I'll treat them with anti-biotic and maybe even dewormers before the move. They seem healthy but i never see them... We all have reclusiv...
by mistergreen
Thu Dec 25, 2008 1:10 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Are B. Histi nocturnal?
Replies: 2
Views: 785

Are B. Histi nocturnal?

I haven't seen mine during the day time in a very long time. I'm planning to get a 75G for them soon. I'm working on a stand right now. Anyways, I was baking bread a few minutes ago (midnight) and turned on the lights and saw them out, swimming and playing around. They're healthy, no fat, but heathy...
by mistergreen
Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:45 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Sick cories
Replies: 5
Views: 2415

hey,
Hope the cories do better. Just curious, did you introduced something new to the tank when the tails started to disappear?
by mistergreen
Sat Dec 20, 2008 6:51 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Crooked spine
Replies: 9
Views: 4773

it could be genetics as well like osteoporosis or other bone disease. The body can't absorb nutrients like calcium like it did.

I've noticed it a lot with female guppies toward the end of their lives.
by mistergreen
Wed Dec 17, 2008 2:09 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Ghosting?
Replies: 6
Views: 1492

shadowing might be another term.
by mistergreen
Tue Dec 16, 2008 1:27 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Loach Island 2.0 for the river tank
Replies: 99
Views: 36433

oh, just thought of something.
Try java moss, or any of the 'aquatic' mosses... They do very well in a bog situation as well. They don't have stem systems, so they'll actually go down into water.

And Riccia as well.
http://brianstropicals.com/building.html
this was posted in the fw forum.
by mistergreen
Mon Dec 15, 2008 2:02 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: My hungry clowns
Replies: 10
Views: 1880

heh, my little botias punched holes at first too but they gave up after awhile.
I thought I had nutrient deficiencies.

Clowns might be another story since they are the bigger of the botias.. I would just tough plants with these guys like java fern & anubias.
by mistergreen
Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:00 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Ich?
Replies: 7
Views: 2924

scratching/flashing doesn't necessarily mean ich.. Did they have spots that look like salt grain?
by mistergreen
Wed Dec 10, 2008 3:21 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Have becom involuntary owner of a S. lineolata. What now?
Replies: 15
Views: 3630

I'm @ 74F too... They'll adjust. I have plenty of algae for it to graze on and it would feed on the sinking wafers & frozen critters I feed the other fish & loaches.

Good luck catching it when it's in a planted tank :)
There's no turning back.
by mistergreen
Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:03 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Have becom involuntary owner of a S. lineolata. What now?
Replies: 15
Views: 3630

Another option is to have these guys in your community tank. I think that's a better option than in a 5G. I have a hillstream loach in a densely planted tank with strong flow.. He's been in there for years now.. I'm upgrading to a 75G soon, and he'll have more of his own species to play with.
by mistergreen
Mon Dec 08, 2008 1:03 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Loach Island 2.0 for the river tank
Replies: 99
Views: 36433

interesting idea for the bog box. Some water loving edibles would be water crest, Bacopa monnieri, penny wort.

A slight issue with the plants though. They won't grow down into your tank... They'll most likely will grow up or float on top of the water.
by mistergreen
Mon Nov 24, 2008 12:13 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: To pregnant guppy?
Replies: 15
Views: 10181

you can extend the life of guppies by adding a bit of salt and bumping up the GH. But if this tank is not a brackish water tank that has other types of fish, I wouldn't worry about it.