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by tender
Thu Jun 04, 2009 5:58 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Loaches for Food
Replies: 16
Views: 4862

allialli wrote:That is sad and not right at all
Why???
by tender
Mon Apr 13, 2009 9:43 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: What kind of substrate you use for your clown loach tank?
Replies: 10
Views: 2702

Fine sand. Approx 0,4-0,8 mm :)
by tender
Mon Apr 13, 2009 8:44 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Loaches for Food
Replies: 16
Views: 4862

Well, is that really a bad thing in itself ? I`ll probably become unpopular now since this is a loach forum :oops: But, I mean, we humans have harvested from the sea,freshwater,forests etc for hundreds...thousands... of years. I guess since I come from a traditional fishing country (Norway) I`m just...
by tender
Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:13 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New kubs
Replies: 8
Views: 2135

Thanks Mick! I`ve watched the tank closely today. It seems that the Kubs aren`t hiding as much as the other Loaches. They seem to be swimming around happily and investigating theyre new home. One of them got into quite a fight with one of the Striatas. (Nothing serious). They are beautiful fish. Mar...
by tender
Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:12 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New kubs
Replies: 8
Views: 2135

Thanks Emma and Graeme :D
And I have all of my easter holliday, just to sit and watch and enjoy them!!!
by tender
Wed Apr 08, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New kubs
Replies: 8
Views: 2135

Thanks Graeme!! I just released them into the tank. I turned the lights of before they went in. It`s really fascinating to see how they behave. They shoal together beautifully. (Because of the stress i imagine). I find that the theory of "safety in numbers" is proven at it`s best when fish are newly...
by tender
Wed Apr 08, 2009 12:15 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New kubs
Replies: 8
Views: 2135

New kubs

I have been looking for Kubs for quite some time. The LFS has had quite a few for some time. But they have been skinny and tiny, so I have obstained from buying. I walked in today and suddenly I saw a group of Kubs that were much larger and well fed. So I purchased 5. They are about 7 cm. Im posting...
by tender
Fri Apr 03, 2009 8:22 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: My Clown Loach & Algae Eater Are Ill Need Help Please...
Replies: 12
Views: 6988

Hi! Looking at the pics I`d say youre sick clown most definetely has some form of skinny disease. My experience is that the best course of action is anti-bacterial treatment with Maracyn 1 + 2 and an antiparasite drug like Levamisole or FLubendazole. I have yet to fail treating skinny with these med...
by tender
Fri Mar 27, 2009 10:48 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Sickly Clowns
Replies: 5
Views: 2584

Hi! Welcome to LOL :) I`m not an expert, but I advise you to give some more info on the tank. Was the bio-filter fully cycled and intact when you started the tank? 2 1/2 weeks sounds pretty much like the time when nitrite levels will reach a peak in an uncycled filter. Clowns are really volunerable ...
by tender
Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:41 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Skinny after treatment in Q tank
Replies: 27
Views: 10088

Hi Diana! Thanks for the tip :D I`m not so worried about the filter bacteria either. The 3 times I have used Maracyn in the q-tank I have had no problems. But if something should happen I have plenty of cycled filter media to add. But I will monitor the parameteres closely. I think I`ll start with L...
by tender
Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:19 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Skinny after treatment in Q tank
Replies: 27
Views: 10088

Instead of starting a new thread I`ll continue on this one, as my question is related to the topic. I moved the cured fish to the main tank, and they are doing fine :D I isolated the sick clown and started treatment. Some days later I saw that another clown started to develop symptoms, and a little ...
by tender
Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:32 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Do clowns eat dead snails?
Replies: 4
Views: 1204

Hi Diana! It`s kind of difficult to separate the garlic from the butter in this product. Because it`s... how shall I put this?... garlicbutter...AKA: all-in-one. I don`t dare to feed my clowns snails from the garden. We have a major snail-problem in our country, and snail-poison is more common, than...
by tender
Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:24 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Kuhlii "filtering" sand?
Replies: 4
Views: 1156

i doubt they would even think about expeling gravel through the gills,mick Ha-ha... yeah, that would be pretty stupid :lol: I often thought that the recommendation re. sand in loach-aquariums was due to prevent damage to the barbels if they were kept on sharp gravel. Not so much that this was theyr...
by tender
Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:12 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Do clowns eat dead snails?
Replies: 4
Views: 1204

Thanks Tanya!
When you say "canned snails". What kind do you buy? Over here in Norway, the only "canned" snails are Escargot soaked in Garlic-butter. I guess that`s not the same as you referr to :lol:
by tender
Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:04 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Kuhlii "filtering" sand?
Replies: 4
Views: 1156

Thanks Mick!
But is it a natural behaviour, or is it simply a consequence of the substrate we put them in, in our tanks?