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by FishyLady
Mon May 11, 2009 1:23 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Java Moss & A Java Fern
Replies: 13
Views: 5045

Java Moss & A Java Fern

Hi,
I am thinking of getting one each of these, will the Clown loaches eat it?

Val
by FishyLady
Mon May 11, 2009 1:12 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Can you keep different types of loach together?
Replies: 8
Views: 6652

Can you keep different types of loach together?

Just wondering really what would happen if I put 6 of another type of loach e.g. Blue botia or Zebra loach in with my 6 clown loaches, would they shoal together? or would they squabble?

Val (who is fast becoming a loachaholic :roll: )
by FishyLady
Sat May 09, 2009 12:56 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Marge (Emma)
Replies: 10
Views: 3246

Looks like we are ALL waiting for pics!!!! :lol:

Val
by FishyLady
Sat May 09, 2009 12:52 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Having sand as a substrate.
Replies: 8
Views: 1947

Didn't mind the hijack at all, I have the same tank as well!!! what length is your tank? mine is 4' but I see they are now making a 5' (which of course I want!! :roll: ) I don't have the Juwel internal filter either, got hubby to cut it out, I use a Fluval 4 internal filter. Oh by the way, thanks so...
by FishyLady
Fri May 08, 2009 5:06 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: What is wrong with my Severum?
Replies: 2
Views: 1124

Thanks Diana,
No he isn't with other fish now, he used to be in with silver dollars but he was such an awful bully to them I couldn't put up with it and took them out.

Val
by FishyLady
Fri May 08, 2009 1:13 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: hello from a new loach owner
Replies: 6
Views: 1486

Hi,
I am new here as well!! and I too have only just started keeping clown loaches, they are brilliant aren't they? just one question, how do you keep the romaine lettuce in place? I have a veggie clip but am not sure if the loaches will feed from the lettuce if it is stuck on the side.

Val
by FishyLady
Fri May 08, 2009 1:04 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Having sand as a substrate.
Replies: 8
Views: 1947

Having sand as a substrate.

Hi, I really like the look of sand - especially white sand - as a substrate, but when I tried it before (with apple snails) I couldn't seem to stop what I think was anaerobic bacteria? the sand almost turned black in places and smelled awful, so I now use tiny round pebbles. How can I have a nice de...
by FishyLady
Fri May 08, 2009 12:58 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: What is wrong with my Severum?
Replies: 2
Views: 1124

What is wrong with my Severum?

Hi, I have a large Gold Severum and over the last couple of months he has developed lumps and bumps all along his back at the base of his dorsal fin. in places they even look sore. He is eating fairly eagerly but not swimming around as much as he did, just wondered if anyone had any ideas as to what...
by FishyLady
Wed May 06, 2009 12:55 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: My new Clowns!
Replies: 5
Views: 1069

Yep, they love the lights being off and they LURVE snails!!!!! :lol:

Val
by FishyLady
Tue May 05, 2009 1:10 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: My new Clowns!
Replies: 5
Views: 1069

Oh they are REALLY good at hiding you would have to strip the tank out to find them, I'm sure they are fine though, don't worry they'll come out when they are hungry!! :) the best 'bait' is bloodworm (defrosted).

Val
by FishyLady
Sun May 03, 2009 5:19 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Do clown loaches need tankmates?
Replies: 10
Views: 4902

BotiaMaximus wrote:
Clowns do like some other fish in the tank - makes them feel more comfortable and more likely to come out of their caves more often.

http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/rainbowfish/
Hmmm, well if they would benefit from them then I shall definitely have to rethink!! :)

Val
by FishyLady
Sun May 03, 2009 1:21 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Do clown loaches need tankmates?
Replies: 10
Views: 4902

Oh thank you so much for giving me so many options to consider, but after much thought I have decided to keep it as a clown loach only tank at least for the time being, the reason for this is because they are still so small - although very lively - and I have fallen so much in love with them that I ...
by FishyLady
Thu Apr 30, 2009 1:21 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Clown Loach's are soooo much fun
Replies: 3
Views: 1301

Hi,
Just noticed you have only 1 cory cat, couldn't you fit in a couple of chums for him? I bet he would love you forever!!!!

Val
by FishyLady
Thu Apr 30, 2009 1:13 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Do clown loaches need tankmates?
Replies: 10
Views: 4902

Thanks so much for the info, I had wondered about the movement of the water at the top where the Gouramis would be. I can't decide though which fish would actually make the best tank mates, I have read that barbs can be fin nippers and are also aggressive to each other, zebra danios I feel would be ...
by FishyLady
Wed Apr 29, 2009 5:04 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Do clown loaches need tankmates?
Replies: 10
Views: 4902

Do clown loaches need tankmates?

Hi everyone, I have 6 x 2" clown loaches in a 3' tank (temporarily), I was thinking of adding a pair of pearl gourami which I also like and which I was hoping would encourage the loaches to come out more during daylight hours, is this a good idea or is it better to just keep loaches in a species tan...