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by tariesindanrie
Fri Jul 11, 2008 7:59 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: My clown disappeared
Replies: 18
Views: 4815

Hi Ant, I know it's frustrating, but Chefkeith is right- they are little magicians and they can hide in places you totally wouldn't expect. When one of mine was small, he liked to stuff himself inside a crevice that was inside a hollow decoration. I've had them stay in caves for days on end (at leas...
by tariesindanrie
Fri Jul 11, 2008 9:45 am
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Fine Food Recipes!
Replies: 71
Views: 105614

Anchovies really do add wonderful, salty flavor...but it's generally better if I don't know they're in there also. Bristly little buggers unless they're pureed. Ken, I meant to tell you, I recently made your sauerbraten recipe, but with fresh onions, ginger puree (jar variety). Used brisket and made...
by tariesindanrie
Thu Jul 10, 2008 8:29 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New tank - some thoughts!
Replies: 63
Views: 15710

Welcome, Johan- your tank is beautiful! 8)


Kate
by tariesindanrie
Tue Jul 01, 2008 6:00 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Loach food
Replies: 8
Views: 2619

Just to add to the garlic endorsement- my clowns seem to love one food or another for some time, then suddenly lose interest in it. Rubbing garlic on pretty much anything they refuse initially gets it snapped right up when I try the same food again!


Kate
by tariesindanrie
Tue Jul 01, 2008 5:57 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: a few questions
Replies: 9
Views: 2249

Oilhands- it's tough to tell without a pic, but if they seem to be behaving normally, water parameters are good, and aren't showing obvious signs of illness (such as flashing against gravel or decorations in the tank, or hanging near the surface, gasping breathing, etc), I'd say that all is likely w...
by tariesindanrie
Tue Jul 01, 2008 2:08 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: TDS?
Replies: 35
Views: 16823

For me, frequent water changes and keeping an eye on the nitrates, pH and kH works fine. Generally speaking, if the pH is too alkaline and the nitrates are spiking, there's too much 'stuff' in the water. Best remedy in this case is a 40% water change- there's lots of chemical 'balancers' and additiv...
by tariesindanrie
Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:18 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: a few questions
Replies: 9
Views: 2249

Oilhands, are you possibly seeing redness in the area of the gills? Are you able to post a pic of them?


Kate
by tariesindanrie
Mon Jun 30, 2008 6:55 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: TDS?
Replies: 35
Views: 16823

TDS refers to the quantity of "stuff" dissolved in the water, whether magnesium, calcium, sodium, or anything else. This is important because it controls how fast water moves into the fish. Pure water would pass through the fish's skin very quickly, which water with a lot of other stuff dissolved in...
by tariesindanrie
Mon Jun 30, 2008 5:59 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: a few questions
Replies: 9
Views: 2249

No problem. One of my kids taught me to do it when he was about 12. I'd never have figured it out on my own! Nice looking clowns :D Hard to tell specifics from your pics, but they look fine to me. Clowns tend to vary a little bit in coloration, and your dark one doesn't look ill, he's just dark. I d...
by tariesindanrie
Mon Jun 30, 2008 5:32 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: a few questions
Replies: 9
Views: 2249

Hey there- all you need to do is go back to your Photobucket acct, open your album, and under each of your pictures you should see 3 options- Direct Link, HTML Code and IMG Code. Just click on 'IMG' and you'll see a brief message that says 'copied'- then you just click again in the Loach Forum where...
by tariesindanrie
Sun Jun 29, 2008 11:12 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Skunk Loach Question
Replies: 4
Views: 1618

I recently found, and of course, had to purchase two skunks...mostly because they never have anything but clowns in my little berg of a town. I put them in a qtank with lots of hiding places. They never left each other alone. I was amazed that such a small, cute fish could be so ruthless! Unfortunat...
by tariesindanrie
Thu Jun 26, 2008 7:18 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: British LOL meeting 26/06/2008
Replies: 40
Views: 9943

Looks like a great time- thanks for posting the pics, Em! :D


Kate
by tariesindanrie
Wed Jun 25, 2008 10:06 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Thurs June 26th: The next British LOL meeting
Replies: 39
Views: 9008

Santa will come, I can feel it. Miss those of us who can't be there...and have an AWESOME time (I know you will :D )


Kate
by tariesindanrie
Tue Jun 24, 2008 12:01 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: For fans of Marge - please help a good cause:
Replies: 73
Views: 17542

Seriously, Jonathan, I don't think raising the price to $25 or even a little more would be a problem- it's for a great cause, and folks know that it's a charitable donation. I have one, and it's a really nice quality shirt, too. People pay $40 and up for crappy band t shirts at concerts all the time...
by tariesindanrie
Sun Jun 22, 2008 11:36 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: are these loaches good for snakeheads?
Replies: 27
Views: 6891

Yes Tina, your snakeheads will die. As will you and I and all of my cherished loaches at some point. It was a comprehensive statement.

Once again, you will NOT find anyone here who is going to tell you to feed loaches to another fish.


Kate