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by Greek
Wed Dec 09, 2015 3:14 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Kuhli Loaches Keep Dying Suddenly
Replies: 42
Views: 10773

Re: Kuhli Loaches Keep Dying Suddenly

Are you sure the water softening pillow wouldn't help? If You mean: ion-exchange resin - yes. But not used in the tank, but by filtering water before adding it to aquarium. And You have to know that to regenerate it, You need... acids - You were afraid of using them. To be honest - the simplest and...
by Greek
Wed Dec 09, 2015 7:01 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Kuhli Loaches Keep Dying Suddenly
Replies: 42
Views: 10773

Re: Kuhli Loaches Keep Dying Suddenly

@ Kuhil , I don't want to try explaining it very precisely, because the specialistic language will be necessary in that situation. English is not my first language, so I don't want to mislead You because of some vocabulary mistake. But that topic is so popular and there's no difficulty in finding so...
by Greek
Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:15 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Kuhli Loaches Keep Dying Suddenly
Replies: 42
Views: 10773

Re: Kuhli Loaches Keep Dying Suddenly

Bas Pels, with all due respect, trying to acidify such buffered water with tannins from some extracts is innefective. The KH buffer must be about 6n while pH being at tha value. To acidify such a water effectively we firstly have to lower the buffer.
by Greek
Mon Dec 07, 2015 5:20 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Kuhli Loaches Keep Dying Suddenly
Replies: 42
Views: 10773

Re: Kuhli Loaches Keep Dying Suddenly

Kuhli wrote: And the ph? Shall I add some IAL/bark to the tank to lower it?
Leaves and bark won't do much with values like that. You firstly have to lower KH with mineral acids (hydrochloric or sulfuric) and than acidify water with tannins.
by Greek
Sun Dec 06, 2015 2:28 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Kuhli Loaches Keep Dying Suddenly
Replies: 42
Views: 10773

Re: Kuhli Loaches Keep Dying Suddenly

I would also reccomend lowering pH - value in Your aquarium is the next stressful factor. Pangios comes from habitats with many natural acids, even from blackwater. 7,6 is definitely too high for them.
by Greek
Sat Dec 05, 2015 3:55 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Kuhli Loaches Keep Dying Suddenly
Replies: 42
Views: 10773

Re: Kuhli Loaches Keep Dying Suddenly

Yep, it happens to kuhlis quite often, but IMO we can do a lot to prevent that. First thing is stress - those fishes are very shy. Of course we can't do much while transporting them, but then - of course we can. The most important factor are places to hide in aquarium. I can't see Your tank so it is...
by Greek
Sat Dec 05, 2015 3:32 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Clowns and light
Replies: 5
Views: 2334

Re: Clowns and light

Hello Tarkus. It would be very helpful if You show a photo of this tank - most problems with shy loaches come from too low amount of places to hide and a bad placement of them. Paradoxically the more hideouts You give them, the less time they will spend in those places :)
by Greek
Tue Dec 01, 2015 12:00 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Information about breeding botia kubotai
Replies: 1
Views: 1806

Re: Information about breeding botia kubotai

Hey, IMO there's no big difference between spawning them and the other Botiidae loaches. The reason why we can read about some spawnings of Clowns or Sids is the fact, that those are just more common - so there's obviously a bigger chance to spawn them. Firstly: You have to prepare a really huge tan...
by Greek
Fri Nov 27, 2015 1:35 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Telling hymenophysa apart from reversa
Replies: 0
Views: 3588

Telling hymenophysa apart from reversa

Hello, After buying pretty Green Tiger Loaches some time ago, i didn't even think that it could be something other than S. hymenophysa - here in Poland availabiliy of loaches is really poor, and buying hymenophysas is such a success. But. My tigers don't really looks like a typical hymenophysa. Thei...
by Greek
Sun Nov 22, 2015 4:55 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Kuhli Loach minimum tank size?
Replies: 5
Views: 3323

Re: Kuhli Loach minimum tank size?

I've seen 10, 15, 20, and 30 gallons listed on the internet. Which is it? That's bad idea to talk about gallons/litres when debating about tank size requirements for loaches. The only important issue are base dimensions. For example You can have a tank 60x30x20 centimeters and that's 9,5 US gallons...
by Greek
Sat Nov 21, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Where to buy sinibotia
Replies: 15
Views: 5208

Re: Where to buy sinibotia

Haha, so that's great! :P

To give You a lil' consolation I can say, that here in Poland I've never seen any sinibotia - even robusta! :shock: That shows how rich selections of loaches we've got here. From one month i'm searching for some striatas - without any effect :cry:
by Greek
Sat Nov 21, 2015 3:01 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Where to buy sinibotia
Replies: 15
Views: 5208

Re: Where to buy sinibotia

I have to say that - if you want to keep those Sinibotias with clowns (as I can read in Your signature, You currently keep them), You should think it over, cause their temperature requirements are completely different.
by Greek
Sun Nov 15, 2015 2:20 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Loach recommendation for a 55g
Replies: 8
Views: 3332

Re: Loach recommendation for a 55g

Yep, i would also reccomend some smaller species, cause Your tank is a little bit narrow for giants like Yoyos. I will consider kubotais or histrionicas - they can give you a lot of fun :) Zebras, and Queen botias will also suit this tank, but as i observed, those are not as crazy and ubiquitous as ...
by Greek
Mon Nov 09, 2015 5:39 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Loach recommendation for a 55g
Replies: 8
Views: 3332

Re: Loach recommendation for a 55g

Hi, if you want species with behaviours smilar to clowns, You should choose some other Botidae loaches. Especially from genus Botia. It will be helpful when You tell something about dimensions of Your tank.
by Greek
Fri Oct 30, 2015 8:21 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Loach With "Pinched Top" Near Front
Replies: 3
Views: 1514

Re: Loach With "Pinched Top" Near Front

Hey, just upload photo to some hosting service and give the link here. It's as easy as pie.