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by soul-hugger
Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:23 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Show us your Funny Loach Pic's
Replies: 155
Views: 171164

3 of a kind... + 1 (Sorry about the flash). http://i959.photobucket.com/albums/ae74/leafshapedheart/LoachPilewithoutflash.jpg Loach Pile.... Largest to smallest; Tickles, Lemony, Whiskers; Cricket facing. http://i959.photobucket.com/albums/ae74/leafshapedheart/LoachPilewithflash.jpg Tickles (Over 9"...
by soul-hugger
Thu Mar 25, 2010 3:00 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: wonderful kuhlis
Replies: 13
Views: 4468

Nice pictures! I never thought of the shelf idea! That's a great way for them to feel secure without being completely hidden. It's amazing how much variation you will find in Kuhli Loach markings. Each one of mine has a different pattern of stripes, some also with spots when viewed from the top. See...
by soul-hugger
Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:48 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Dojo on Dojo violence
Replies: 9
Views: 4191

I have four large Dojos and two smaller ones in my 55 Gallon tank. One of the small ones is the gold variety and the rest are regular browns. There has never, ever been any violence between them. When I got my smallest brown Dojo, named No-Feet, he was bought with 3 Black Kuhlies and was only slight...
by soul-hugger
Mon Dec 28, 2009 12:01 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Aggressive Nipping In Botia Sidthimunki
Replies: 6
Views: 3829

Thanks for your replies. I definitely agree that both the Sids and Shrimp were exploiting the injured fish. None of the healthy fish have been targeted, and I have never seen this behaviour before. It also did not start until the fish's condition had deteriorated significantly. I have some sad news....
by soul-hugger
Sun Dec 27, 2009 4:32 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Aggressive Nipping In Botia Sidthimunki
Replies: 6
Views: 3829

Thanks! That's what we assumed. I was a bit worried I would have to find another tank for the Botia Sids! We've spent the afternoon dealing with this behaviour and getting worried that isolation for the Sids would be the best choice, but now the injured fish is in isolation and behaviour is back to ...
by soul-hugger
Sun Dec 27, 2009 4:14 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Aggressive Nipping In Botia Sidthimunki
Replies: 6
Views: 3829

Aggressive Nipping In Botia Sidthimunki

Hello..., A few weeks ago, I had a lucky stroke and acquired a trio of Botia Sidthimunki from another hobbyist who was downsizing. I added them to my 55 Gallon Loach and Rainbowfish tank. Right away, they began gaining weight, and have been an entertaining and lively additions to this community. Of ...
by soul-hugger
Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:19 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New Additions:> Cobitis or Lepidocephalichthys?
Replies: 3
Views: 1555

Hi, Thomas.., The information you gave me was sweet and simple! With this tip, it was very easy to differentiate them. Of the three I have, at least two of them are males. The last ray is thickened, so they must be Lepidocephalicthys , probably Berdmorei . Tahnks very much for your help:) soul-hugger
by soul-hugger
Mon Nov 30, 2009 3:03 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New Additions:> Cobitis or Lepidocephalichthys?
Replies: 3
Views: 1555

New Additions:> Cobitis or Lepidocephalichthys?

Hello:> It's been a long time since I posted on this forum, and I just realized how much I have missed it! It's good to be back. I was wondering if there are any major differences between Cobitis and Lepidocephalichthys species that can be used for ID. Twice in the last two weeks, I have seen Loache...
by soul-hugger
Wed Jun 03, 2009 1:08 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Very Sick Weather Loach:(
Replies: 13
Views: 8772

Thank-you, Diana, you have just answered my questions:)

soul-hugger
by soul-hugger
Wed Jun 03, 2009 1:05 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Very Sick Weather Loach:(
Replies: 13
Views: 8772

Thank-you for your replies and consolation. I have never seen a fish die so fast before. Fortunately, there was no sharing of objects, or I would be really worried. I might even throw the supplies away, especially the hose for the gravel vac and the net. The gravel, plants, and driftwood I will thro...
by soul-hugger
Wed Jun 03, 2009 4:25 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Very Sick Weather Loach:(
Replies: 13
Views: 8772

This is from National fish pharm.com. I now believe my fish had either tuberculosis or abdominal dropsy. The ich or velvet was simply a secondary infection resulting from the stress of the other. I think that was what I was seeing with the long bumps on her side near her dorsal fin.; the thinning of...
by soul-hugger
Wed Jun 03, 2009 3:51 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Very Sick Weather Loach:(
Replies: 13
Views: 8772

Hi, Chefkeith.., Thanks for the advice, but it's too late, I just went and checked, and she is lying upside down, dead. :cry: On her underside are bloody spots, some of them quite large in size. I feel so guilty and stupid because I should have seen it coming. I checked on her every day several time...
by soul-hugger
Wed Jun 03, 2009 1:42 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Very Sick Weather Loach:(
Replies: 13
Views: 8772

Very Sick Weather Loach:(

Hello.., It has been a long time since I have been here, and a lot has happened since then; most of it bitter-sweet. First of all, I have moved back to Saskatoon. Fortunately I didn't lose a single fish!! :D This is the second time I am writing this because my first attempt was lost when I accidenta...
by soul-hugger
Wed Mar 18, 2009 6:01 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Invertebrates for the Loach Tank?
Replies: 19
Views: 8432

Hi, andyroo.., Did you visit or live in Saskatchewan at some point? It is certainly a long way from Jamaica! You seem to know more about its wildlife than I do, and I live here, though I am originally from BC. I moved here a few years ago after living in The Kootenays all my life. I lived in two dif...
by soul-hugger
Wed Mar 18, 2009 12:23 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Some pictures
Replies: 9
Views: 2854

You may also want to check the species index here for Botia rostrata and Emperor Botia, which are also possibilities for the ID of your Loaches. At this point, it almost looks like they're a cross between Histrionica and Rostrata.

soul-hugger