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by tariesindanrie
Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:43 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New food for BIG loaches
Replies: 31
Views: 8401

That's what I get for posting before the caffeine sinks in :oops:


Kate
by tariesindanrie
Wed Aug 06, 2008 8:22 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New food for BIG loaches
Replies: 31
Views: 8401

I like how the package shows that each pellet = the calories of 1.8 goldfish. That will make it easier for Marge to count calories...like she cares :lol:

Always good to see the bigguns, Emma- thanks for sharing the new pics!


Kate
by tariesindanrie
Tue Aug 05, 2008 12:45 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: My new 1000 liters clown loaches tank (page 22)
Replies: 384
Views: 217311

Thanks for the updates, Marcos. I love seeing your tank...your clown gang always makes me smile 8)


Kate
by tariesindanrie
Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:00 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Locating rare pangios
Replies: 7
Views: 2069

Hi Mike, If your local retailers can't or won't supply what you want, you might find it here www.franksaquarium.com A little pricey with the shipping, but Frank's stock is always healthy, and he quarantines all of his loaches and pre-treats them to guard against 'skinny disease' and parasites. If yo...
by tariesindanrie
Thu Jul 31, 2008 9:31 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Dwarf Loach w/ Missing Tail?
Replies: 8
Views: 5412

The great thing about Melafix is that it won't hurt the other fish or your biofilters- if you need to treat with antibiotics or other meds, I would definitely transfer the patient to a Q-tank- otherwise, the company of his/her shoal does a world of good (as long as nobody's picking on them). You sou...
by tariesindanrie
Wed Jul 30, 2008 8:51 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Swim Bladder Infection
Replies: 13
Views: 8366

Darn. Sorry to hear it :( .


Kate
by tariesindanrie
Wed Jul 30, 2008 8:32 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Swim Bladder Infection
Replies: 13
Views: 8366

I had about 12 serpae tetras for a few years . It seemed that about half of them had this same problem swim bladder problem when it was there time to expire. They lasted 1 - 6 weeks swimming crazily, like they are trying not to sink to the bottom. The Serpae's are the only fish I've ever seen that ...
by tariesindanrie
Wed Jul 30, 2008 7:57 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: clown loach home
Replies: 5
Views: 1785

Hi Scott, welcome :D I do have a (purchased) ceramic 'log' thing, which is about 18" long, 3.5" around. Made to look like a hollowed out piece with holes through in places...looked like the perfect hidey place for my clown babies. What I didn't know is that the thing has crevices inside it that the ...
by tariesindanrie
Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:53 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Safe or not to eat
Replies: 2
Views: 1161

I've never tried alfalfa sprouts on my loaches, so I don't know if they're safe...but I would think the hardest part would be getting them to stay on the floor of the tank :) Maybe someone else has fed them. I'd be curious to know also, since I tend to throw away more than I eat when I buy them! Kate
by tariesindanrie
Mon Jul 28, 2008 12:47 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Melafix for ich ?
Replies: 23
Views: 13907

Hi there, Read this post on ick. It should answer most of your questions. http://forums.loaches.com/viewtopic.php?t=2599 Certainly the short version is: 1.) Do a water change with vacuuming. 2.) Turn up the temperature to at least 82 F degrees, maybe a few degrees more. 3.) If you have a Hang on Ba...
by tariesindanrie
Sun Jul 27, 2008 12:06 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: where'd all them there loaches off to?
Replies: 4
Views: 1497

Hey there- I'm a little surprised that you're having trouble finding clowns in such a large metro area. Have you talked to whomever purchases/stocks the fish in your LFS? I have to drive 50 miles to the nearest PetSmart here, and they nearly always have clowns. It's other loach varieties that I have...
by tariesindanrie
Sun Jul 27, 2008 11:23 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: The nose dance
Replies: 3
Views: 1249

Hi Sue, welcome to LOL :D With clowns, what looks abnormal is usually pretty normal for them. They could be showing off, trying to purposely freak you out, having a contest...who knows? You did all the right things, checking your water parameters, looking closely at them for signs of illness. The on...
by tariesindanrie
Sun Jul 27, 2008 11:06 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Loaches with Rays and Arowana?
Replies: 5
Views: 1889

Goldfish tend to like cooler water than clowns, but if you already have a tank with goldfish that are acclimated to around 28c, I don't see a problem with it. :)


Kate
by tariesindanrie
Sun Jul 27, 2008 10:52 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Loaches with Rays and Arowana?
Replies: 5
Views: 1889

Hi Squid, welcome to LOL . Those are some nice large tanks you have, and the temp should be fine. Do you have water movement in either tank? Clowns like a bit of a current, as they are river fish. Any idea what your water parameters are? And- I'd think twice about housing the clowns with your arowan...
by tariesindanrie
Mon Jul 14, 2008 7:38 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: My clown disappeared
Replies: 18
Views: 4815

Best of luck in the new house :D

Is your kub all right?


Kate