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by mistergreen
Tue Jun 24, 2008 9:08 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Moving... need to find new home for my fish...
Replies: 10
Views: 3433

you need breather bags
http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dl ... n+breather

and pump it with O2 before tying it off.

and cold packs for summer shipment.
by mistergreen
Tue Jun 24, 2008 2:25 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: fish breathing rapidly please help asap
Replies: 3
Views: 2932

50 liters is pretty small for the loaches... Sorry, but you might have to find most of your friends a better home. I don't see this stress issue going away unless you get them a much bigger tank.

but for now, it wouldn't hurt to do a partial water change.
by mistergreen
Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:12 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: For fans of Marge - please help a good cause:
Replies: 73
Views: 17541

Things are going... not so well... I'm waiting on a bunch of legal mumbo jumbo and I've pretty much got my hands tied. I'm not allowed to accept any donations untill all of my paper work goes through :? :? But I'm allowed to sell all the shirts I want... To bad they don't generate any $$ Shipping h...
by mistergreen
Sun Jun 15, 2008 9:33 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: All my clowns have nipped fins!
Replies: 8
Views: 1984

my b. histrionica nipped at my rainbow.. Seemed like they were just doing it for fun though. They don't do it to any fish.
by mistergreen
Fri Jun 13, 2008 11:56 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: My egg laden S. berdmori
Replies: 19
Views: 4436

pretty fish. Do you think there are issues with gravid females not having a male around? I've noticed with my 2 female bettas not dropping their eggs and eventually die from dropsy. But that case could be purely coincidental. maybe a male from another botia species could stimulate her and create som...
by mistergreen
Fri May 30, 2008 2:23 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Breeding Chromobotia macracanthus
Replies: 118
Views: 120010

I made an agreement with my loaches that I would not eat them. They are pure-bred, wild-caught fish. I made an agreement with my stomach that I would not eat genetically modified food. Somewhere it all balances out. heh. Are you 100% sure you're not eating modified food? And it's ok for your beef t...
by mistergreen
Thu May 29, 2008 11:28 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Breeding Chromobotia macracanthus
Replies: 118
Views: 120010

Just to clarify what Mick is asking, why do they label hybrids with pure breed nomenclature.

For instance, why do they, whoever they are, label a B. histrionica x B. almorhae hybrid as just b. histrionica?
by mistergreen
Tue May 27, 2008 5:29 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Breeding Chromobotia macracanthus
Replies: 118
Views: 120010

what is the real argument here?
Genetic purity in loaches?

Sorry but we as humans have messed with the genetics of every animal we've raised. Why bring up this argument now?

This is a free market.. Buy hybrids if you want. Buy wild breeds if you want.
by mistergreen
Tue May 27, 2008 3:05 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Dealing with Ich -- question about
Replies: 10
Views: 5525

heat, 85F & UV is the safest route.
by mistergreen
Sun May 25, 2008 5:18 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: clown with nasty lump
Replies: 32
Views: 13559

you'd have to raise it separately if it's being out-competed.
And don't feel the need to overfeed because he's skinny.. it'll take time.
by mistergreen
Thu May 22, 2008 7:05 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Breeding Chromobotia macracanthus
Replies: 118
Views: 120010

I agree that hybridizing feels a bit wrong but you have to look at it from a historical point of view.. Humans have been doing this since we started to settle down and farmed. We do it to livestock, and plants to increase productivity and more recently to pets like hybrid wild cats, or even 'bettas ...
by mistergreen
Sun May 18, 2008 8:01 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Breeding Chromobotia macracanthus
Replies: 118
Views: 120010

This time about 20 % of caviar female Chromobotia macracanthus was activated male Botia lohachata and now hybrids grow Such a shame :( The purpose of tank breeding should be to relieve any burdens on wild stocks. Knowing that hybrids are being actively sought after by breeders is only going to push...
by mistergreen
Wed May 14, 2008 11:14 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Botia striata - fat, gravid or ill?
Replies: 14
Views: 5490

hmmm. so the girls are producing eggs but the boys aren't in the mood.
by mistergreen
Wed May 14, 2008 9:17 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Botia striata - fat, gravid or ill?
Replies: 14
Views: 5490

have anybody gotten their Botias to spawn naturally?
by mistergreen
Sun Apr 27, 2008 11:00 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Sewellia sp. 'spotted' have spawned again!
Replies: 36
Views: 7402

nice nice...
Emma has a hillstream thumb in once hand and a green thumb in the other..

Emma, What is that substrate you have? Is it regular sand?