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by Greek
Wed Mar 02, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: unknown breed small catfish loach and khuli compatibility?
Replies: 4
Views: 1662

Re: unknown breed small catfish loach and khuli compatibilit

If it is Y. eos it can quickly become aggresive. The fact that You have only one specimen will boost this effect. As Diana said You have to check the water parameters requirements of Your fish. Those guppies which You have, require alkaline and hard water. All Botiidae loaches and pangios, which You...
by Greek
Sat Feb 27, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Yo-yo, clowns and red tail botia
Replies: 4
Views: 1495

Re: Yo-yo, clowns and red tail botia

Glv, Just for clarification when you say Red Tailed Botia do you mean Syncrossus Helodes which Greek refers to or Yasuhikotakia modesta. Red Tailed Botia means Y. Modesta to me, probably because that is what my LFS labels them as. And in my experience they are much more common than S. Helodes. Or m...
by Greek
Fri Feb 26, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Hard to photograph fish
Replies: 3
Views: 1142

Re: Hard to photograph fish

That's interesting because mine were more dark-coloured when they were younger, now they are brighter. Yours were more brighter and they became darker :D Looking at the pictures won't tell You much, because those are photos of dead specimens. And looking at the colours is not the best way to identif...
by Greek
Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Are these Ambastaia nigrolineata or sidthimunki?
Replies: 3
Views: 1058

Re: Are these Ambastaia nigrolineata or sidthimunki?

Maybe You'll find some more and more actual info here: http://forums.loaches.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=11197 :)
He also later spawned kubotais :)
by Greek
Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Yo-yo, clowns and red tail botia
Replies: 4
Views: 1495

Re: Yo-yo, clowns and red tail botia

I'm sure they can live together without problems. But the important thing is the tank size. In exclusion of S. helodes those are the most massive species of Botiidae. For a long term care for a three shoals of them it should be at least 8 feet long.
by Greek
Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:02 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Hard to photograph fish
Replies: 3
Views: 1142

Re: Hard to photograph fish

Hey Sharkscott2! I think that is a great chance for Your 'hymenophysas' to be S. reversa ! They definitely don't look like a typical Green Tiger Loach. Check out also mine - http://forums.loaches.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=25419 - those are very similar to Yours ;) How big are they now? I think we are ...
by Greek
Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:42 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Are these Ambastaia nigrolineata or sidthimunki?
Replies: 3
Views: 1058

Re: Are these Ambastaia nigrolineata or sidthimunki?

Those are beautiful, healthy Sids to me :)

Yep, Mark Duffil reached that great success. You can read about it here: http://www.loaches.com/articles/yasuhik ... ng-success
and here: http://www.seriouslyfish.com/breeding-y ... ain-loach/
Cheers!
by Greek
Wed Feb 10, 2016 8:22 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Botia striata biotope
Replies: 3
Views: 1975

Re: Botia striata biotope

HI! I keep striatas on a fine-grained sandy substrate and they love playing on it! IMO in their natural habitat they live not only on a gravel but also on a sand. And what's important (and sad :( ), there is a problem of building dams in this region so their habitat is still changing :/ Pethia conch...
by Greek
Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Brackish Loaches?
Replies: 6
Views: 1521

Re: Brackish Loaches?

It's unfortunately impossible to keep hillstream loaches in brackish condidions. They live in a fast flowing rivers - so it is impossible that those waters can be brackish. It happens only in slow moving rivers nearby a sea or an ocean. It's impossible for the salt water to climb up the stream :D
by Greek
Wed Jan 27, 2016 8:03 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Tank size for dwarf chain loach
Replies: 16
Views: 3515

Re: Tank size for dwarf chain loach

Definitely Your tank is too small. I would reccomend at least 70cm if You are experienced in keeping Botiidae, and 80cm long if not. What is also important - Sids are very gregarious and the minimum recommended is a group of 10 specimens.
by Greek
Wed Jan 13, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Just realised my kuhlis aren't all the same!
Replies: 7
Views: 2218

Re: Just realised my kuhlis aren't all the same!

It is possible that it is a female - which are usually more "massive" than males.
by Greek
Wed Jan 13, 2016 7:21 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Just realised my kuhlis aren't all the same!
Replies: 7
Views: 2218

Re: Just realised my kuhlis aren't all the same!

Hey Paul! Beautiful "snakes" :lol: Really well coloured. Yep, Your observations are good. The first one looks like typical 'kuhli' to me. Second and third are IMHO the same species P. myersi . The pattern of them is not always the only one, and it can vary - so IMHO this beautiful pattern of the sec...
by Greek
Mon Jan 11, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Where to buy sinibotia
Replies: 15
Views: 5208

Re: Where to buy sinibotia

It seems to be Parabotia fasciata - a little bit scared, young specimen.
I have to ask - what is Your goal, why You need them? You said that You need sinibotias, so You should faultlessly identify them as their fan :lol:
by Greek
Sat Jan 09, 2016 4:28 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New Yasuhikotakia sp. ?!
Replies: 5
Views: 2420

New Yasuhikotakia sp. ?!

Hello everybody! Have You seen THAT: http://www.aquarium-glaser.de/en/news.php?news_id=1565 ? What a stunning loach! Some say that it can be Y. lecontei . I'm not pretty sure. Yep - the stripes can suggest lecontei - but they usually have a greenish-greyish shade of it. Those have a golden shade! On...
by Greek
Fri Jan 08, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: My clown loach scratching their mouth against sand
Replies: 3
Views: 1492

Re: My clown loach scratching their mouth against sand

Hmm, I'm really curious about that behaviour. Generally sometimes fish rub sand or decorations in a tank, but with whole their body - and that's normal if it happens from time to time. If it happens frequently it can sign a problem with ich. But it's hard for me to imagine how they can do it only wi...