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by Emma Turner
Thu Feb 23, 2006 12:08 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Don't shoot the messenger (Dont try this at home)
Replies: 17
Views: 6651

I should also add that for those not familiar with the Juwel tanks, the Rio 180 measures 101 x 50 x 41 and holds 180 litres (approx 47.5 US gals). The built-in filtration is, in my view, not particularly efficient, and even in a 'normally stocked' aquarium, people should seriously think about adding...
by Emma Turner
Thu Feb 23, 2006 11:55 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: my loaches
Replies: 3
Views: 1550

:D Beautiful Clowns, Wilhelm! It is always nice to see other people keeping them in big shoals.

Emma
by Emma Turner
Thu Feb 23, 2006 11:53 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Stuck loach
Replies: 1
Views: 1123

Thank goodness you spotted what was going on and managed to release them safely! You should probably just stick to large pieces of bogwood from now on, so that they don't have any major hollow areas to get stuck in.

Emma
by Emma Turner
Thu Feb 23, 2006 11:48 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: velvet or white spot
Replies: 10
Views: 4000

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Keep us posted on how the fish get on!

Emma
by Emma Turner
Thu Feb 23, 2006 11:46 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Don't shoot the messenger (Dont try this at home)
Replies: 17
Views: 6651

:shock: That is absolutely horrendous! Go and give him what for, Nikki!!!

Emma
by Emma Turner
Wed Feb 22, 2006 11:46 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Manic Panting
Replies: 15
Views: 7315

Glad to hear that your loach is looking a lot better! :D
Remember to start carrying out a few more water changes, and they'll be happy. :wink:

Emma
by Emma Turner
Wed Feb 22, 2006 11:42 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Ugly clowns
Replies: 41
Views: 15397

I totally agree with Cybermeez on this one.
The words "Clown Loach" and "Ugly" just don't go together at all. :evil:

Emma
by Emma Turner
Wed Feb 22, 2006 11:39 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Does my juv Kubotai have internal parasites?
Replies: 24
Views: 7699

I have to say that in the past we have had no success whatsoever when using Sterazin for Chronic Wasting Syndrome in loaches. The wording on the treatment bottle is rather ambiguous: " aid the control of internal parasites" being the operative words, and not " eradicate internal parasites". The manu...
by Emma Turner
Mon Feb 20, 2006 8:01 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Does my juv Kubotai have internal parasites?
Replies: 24
Views: 7699

Hi Pete, Sterazin is only suitable for external parasites, gill flukes etc. It will not treat internal parasites. To have any real success in treating your loaches for internal parasites, you need to find yourself a helpful vet who will prescribe some Levamisole hydrochloride. fusQer - Out of intere...
by Emma Turner
Mon Feb 20, 2006 7:52 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Find the Dojo......
Replies: 4
Views: 1749

:lol: Lovely photos!!!
He is well disguised amongst those snails!

Emma
by Emma Turner
Mon Feb 20, 2006 7:50 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: velvet or white spot
Replies: 10
Views: 4000

:lol: Ha ha!!! You crack me up! Well, you will be relieved to know that you have DEFINITELY done the right thing in dosing with Protozin at half strength, as loaches are particularly sensitive creatures and will not tolerate the full dose in one go. The bottle or leaflet that comes with the treatmen...
by Emma Turner
Mon Feb 20, 2006 1:00 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: velvet or white spot
Replies: 10
Views: 4000

Hi Baz,

Just a quick check - you are using the Protozin at half dose for your loach tank aren't you?

Emma
by Emma Turner
Sun Feb 19, 2006 7:36 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: dilutic clown loach
Replies: 20
Views: 8542

As the owner of a rather large shoal of Clowns with varying head shapes, and after an obscene amount of accumulated hours spent observing them all, I can safely say that I have not noticed any difference in the behaviour of the two head shapes ('round-faced' and 'long-nosed'). This not only refers t...
by Emma Turner
Sun Feb 19, 2006 5:14 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Does my juv Kubotai have internal parasites?
Replies: 24
Views: 7699

Hi Pete, Yes, the best course of treatment for internal parasites would be Levamisole hydrochloride. It is not available in UK aquatic shops (the laws on fish treatments over here are very strict), but 'fish-friendly' vetinary surgeons will be able to order it in for you. Sadly, there are not too ma...
by Emma Turner
Sun Feb 19, 2006 4:59 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: velvet or white spot
Replies: 10
Views: 4000

Baz, Like Shari says, you'll have to check your fish under the right conditions. It is particularly visible when the fish is viewed head-on. The spots are much smaller than those found with whitespot, the fish appearing as if they have been sprinkled with a fine gold dust. You would also expect to s...