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by vealboy
Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:28 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Ich resurgance and UV Light
Replies: 4
Views: 2506

Diana,
Thanks very much for your reply. I'm glad I got your response before I bought the UV Filter Light.

Your response prompted another question, but before I ask I am going to re-read the sticky post about Ich.
by vealboy
Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:45 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Ich resurgance and UV Light
Replies: 4
Views: 2506

Ich resurgance and UV Light

I had a bout with Ich in May, and was confident that after 21 days of treatment (with Malachite Green, higher temps, frequent gravel vacuuming, 50% WC every other day and increased oxygen) I did not see anymore evidence of Ich. So I reinstalled carbon filter, and reduced temp to 76-ish degrees, but ...
by vealboy
Wed May 19, 2010 1:17 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Ich and plants
Replies: 9
Views: 4479

Good, that is what I thought, but I wanted some reassurance. On a related topic, is it safe to assume that Ich can also infect tiny snails that live in my 10gal plants tank? Some time ago I got about 20+ tiny snails from LFS to put into my plants tank to clean up the algae and such. I have been grow...
by vealboy
Tue May 18, 2010 7:58 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Ich and plants
Replies: 9
Views: 4479

Ich and plants

OK so I am wrapping up my first encounter with Ich, I think I am on day 13 or 14, and there has been no appearance of an Ich resurgance. So I am pretty pleased about that. I used Malachite Green under the brand name "Nox-Ich." OK, I say that to ask this, I removed plants on day 8, as they had become...
by vealboy
Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:45 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Massivore Delite
Replies: 4
Views: 2015

:shock: Chef, that is a lot of loaches!!! I have 4 Clowns, all juvenilles varying in size from 2-4 inches. They share their tank space and food with some other voracious fish, (2 gold gourami, 2 SA cichlids, 1 common pleco and 6 red eye tetra, and 4 neon tetra) so I am not sure exactly how much the ...
by vealboy
Sun Sep 06, 2009 1:14 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: My loaches are eating all my ornamental fish
Replies: 37
Views: 8929

Just a couple of comments. 1. Are you feeding enough? I feed my growing clowns 3 to 5 times per day and they are hungry all of the time. They get a large variety of frozen and dry foods. They are about 4.5 inches long now. Be careful not to overfeed, but be sure that they are getting enough food. 2...
by vealboy
Fri Sep 04, 2009 2:55 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: My loaches are eating all my ornamental fish
Replies: 37
Views: 8929

Donna wrote:I'm confused. The loaches ARE the ornamental fish! Everybody else is just an extra on their movie set.
:lol: :lol: :lol:
It's funny because it's true!
by vealboy
Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:28 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: My loaches are eating all my ornamental fish
Replies: 37
Views: 8929

77 degrees is too cold for clown loaches. Their water should be at least 82 degrees. I keep my clowns at 86+ degrees with no problems, no aggression of any kind. Huh. OK, I guess I did not know that. Oh and when I came home last night I did see evidence of a loach attack. One of the Red-Eye Tetras ...
by vealboy
Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:56 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: My loaches are eating all my ornamental fish
Replies: 37
Views: 8929

My Clowns have settle down since my last post, I reduced the water temp, which was some how 80+ F. I now have the temp to about 77F and the Clowns have mellowed out, and far as I can tell no more casualties. Well at least any remains of victims.
by vealboy
Sun Aug 30, 2009 11:34 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: My loaches are eating all my ornamental fish
Replies: 37
Views: 8929

Marcos, I just re-read the article, I will check the water temp and such. I just dont think that my clowns are quite mature enough to breed. Of the 4 loaches I have 1 is about 4" and is the least active, the other three are maybe 3" at most. Now that I think about it, the hunting behavior really pea...
by vealboy
Sun Aug 30, 2009 9:54 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: My loaches are eating all my ornamental fish
Replies: 37
Views: 8929

Aggressive Clowns

Thought I would bump this thread with an update on the increasing Clown Loach aggression toward tankmates. Since my last post in this thread, there have been a few changes, I added 5 small fish to the community tank, 3 different types of cichlids that were no more than an inch each and a pair of Ame...
by vealboy
Sun Jul 26, 2009 2:44 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: hoping for miraculous recovery
Replies: 10
Views: 3070

Get well soon little guy!
by vealboy
Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:35 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: My loaches are eating all my ornamental fish
Replies: 37
Views: 8929

I keep about 20 Neon Tetras and 20 Red Eye Tetra with my 4 Clowns. Best I can tell I am no missing any tetra, so I guess I am fortunate. I did notice that my Red Wag Swordtail looked a bit sluggish yesterday, and I expected to move him to my q-tank after work today s that I could observe him. Well, ...
by vealboy
Mon Jun 15, 2009 10:22 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Discolored Clowns?
Replies: 3
Views: 1014

Greying out is usually normal. I've seen them grey out on one side of my tank when the light is on, then turn dark immediately after swimming to the other side of the tank where the lights are off. Lighting, mood, activity, and stress plays a role in their color. If they are turning pale and lookin...
by vealboy
Mon Jun 15, 2009 8:17 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Discolored Clowns?
Replies: 3
Views: 1014

Discolored Clowns?

I know that Clowns will on occasion 'gray out', but I have noticed that the coloring on my clowns is just slightly faded. Can this be an indication of poor health? :?