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by Jim Powers
Tue Apr 07, 2015 7:24 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Help building a 20l river manifold
Replies: 21
Views: 10426

Re: Help building a 20l river manifold

Mcgold76: An undergravel filter is a plastic "plate" that fits fairly snugly in the bottom of the tank. The plate has slots or holes and several round openings for uplift tubes. Rather than me go into too much detail, you might want to do an online search for more info and a pic. Anyway, gravel cove...
by Jim Powers
Tue Apr 07, 2015 7:11 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Natural gastromyzon breeding
Replies: 1
Views: 1745

Re: Natural gastromyzon breeding

That's very interesting. Thanks for sharing.
I would love to know what triggered this spawning.
by Jim Powers
Tue Apr 07, 2015 1:48 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Help building a 20l river manifold
Replies: 21
Views: 10426

Re: Help building a 20l river manifold

I made a river tank manifold using an undergravel filter plate instead of pipe. I have one powerhead that puts out about 275gph and one sponge filter on an uplift tube at the other end of the tank, against the back wall. This setup has been going without any problems for over 12years now. I also hav...
by Jim Powers
Fri Mar 20, 2015 3:27 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Schistura pridii
Replies: 4
Views: 2095

Re: Schistura pridii

That's great!
I thought there was an article about breeding this species in Amazonas magazine but it was instead an an article about breeding the "panda" hillstream loach, Yoashania pachychilus.
by Jim Powers
Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:11 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: British fresh water fish
Replies: 2
Views: 3093

Re: British fresh water fish

Very interesting. Thanks for sharing.
And nice to see you back. :D
by Jim Powers
Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Loaches of Vietnam
Replies: 10
Views: 4444

Re: Loaches of Vietnam

I REALLY want that Clouded Leopard Loach (Vanmanenia crassicauda)!!!!! :D
by Jim Powers
Mon Dec 01, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Freshwater fishes in Japan(4)
Replies: 67
Views: 69043

Re: Freshwater fishes in Japan(4)

Yes, amazing!!! :shock:
by Jim Powers
Fri Nov 28, 2014 8:19 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: pseudogastromyzon fasciatus
Replies: 9
Views: 3225

Re: pseudogastromyzon fasciatus

Yes, I'm probably worrying for nothing, but its been ten years since I have seen this species so I want them to do well.
by Jim Powers
Fri Nov 28, 2014 5:05 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: pseudogastromyzon fasciatus
Replies: 9
Views: 3225

Re: pseudogastromyzon fasciatus

Well, so far so good. I am frustrated that I have not seen them feed besides grazing. Their intestinal tracks are working (they are pooping) so that's good but I would like to see them feed on pellets, bloodworms, brine shrimp and spinach leaves like most Pseudogastros do. I know that it sometimes t...
by Jim Powers
Sat Nov 22, 2014 9:35 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: pseudogastromyzon fasciatus
Replies: 9
Views: 3225

Re: pseudogastromyzon fasciatus

I may get some pics after they fully settle in and color up. I have no idea where they came from. I think the store in Indianapolis that had them got them as zebra hillstream loaches.
by Jim Powers
Sat Nov 22, 2014 3:33 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: pseudogastromyzon fasciatus
Replies: 9
Views: 3225

Re: pseudogastromyzon fasciatus

I guess I am lucky to have been able to find a few fish stores that indulge my needs as best they can. :D
by Jim Powers
Sat Nov 22, 2014 11:06 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: pseudogastromyzon fasciatus
Replies: 9
Views: 3225

pseudogastromyzon fasciatus

I picked up some of this species the other day. Its the first time I have seen them in about 10 years.
So far they are grazing but I'm still waiting for them to start eating bloodworms, brine shrimp and pellets.
Wish me luck!
by Jim Powers
Sat Nov 08, 2014 9:44 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Hillstream creek lateral flow tank
Replies: 10
Views: 4412

Re: Hillstream creek lateral flow tank

I'm curious to see how this works.
by Jim Powers
Sat Nov 08, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: ID gastromyzon and homaloptera
Replies: 4
Views: 2619

Re: ID gastromyzon and homaloptera

That's the problem with identifying zebrinus, there tends to be so much variation.
There is also the possibility its cranbrooki or crenastus.
by Jim Powers
Tue Nov 04, 2014 5:56 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Homaloptera confuzona
Replies: 3
Views: 2083

Re: Homaloptera confuzona

I have kept other species of homaloptera types (H. smithi, etc.) with shrimp and not had a problem. I do think they probably feed on some of the tiny shrimp fry but nothing serious.
By the way, where did you get these?