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by vealboy
Mon May 04, 2009 9:00 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: My new Clowns!
Replies: 5
Views: 1553

My new Clowns!

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y109/vealboy/0504091830.jpg These are my new Clowns 3, 4 & 5! It is hard to see in the pic but the one in a bag by himself is 2+ inches long, the pair on the right are about 1.5 inches. Clowns 1 & 2 are missing in action, I tried to find them when I got home, but th...
by vealboy
Mon May 04, 2009 12:12 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: How Much Water Current is Sufficient?
Replies: 16
Views: 3853

ok - I was able to keep the filters and bio-wheel wet for that critical first week, so I think I will be ok. When I do water changes, I unplug the filter and take the bio-wheels out and float them in the tank so that they do not dry out at all. I will go and pick up a test kit for testing ammonia an...
by vealboy
Sun May 03, 2009 11:52 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Dying Dojos
Replies: 8
Views: 5258

...I acclimated all the fish the same way; let them sit in the bag for 15-20 minutes and then pour them out. Do you really just pour them into your tank with the water from the store? This maybe an issue if the water from the bag was tainted. You might consider pouring some of the pet store water i...
by vealboy
Sun May 03, 2009 11:35 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: How Much Water Current is Sufficient?
Replies: 16
Views: 3853

IMO, disease prevention is by far the most important thing about keeping clown loaches. Loaches are very prone to pathogenic diseases and it can be very challenging for beginners and experts alike to keep them healthy. Before adding more clowns or other new fish again you should set-up a quarantine...
by vealboy
Sun May 03, 2009 3:57 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: How Much Water Current is Sufficient?
Replies: 16
Views: 3853

Thanks Botia - I can easily install another Penguin 350, and I found on that Drs Foster & Smith site where I can buy filter media for the 350 that also includes a bio-sponge. The 2 Clowns seem to be chasing each other around, and one has greyed out in the process. These guys are pretty cool. I will ...
by vealboy
Sun May 03, 2009 1:19 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: How Much Water Current is Sufficient?
Replies: 16
Views: 3853

OK, thanks Diana, I appreciate your feedback. Looks like I should consider adding to my filtering in the near future. I will look into more sponge filters too.
by vealboy
Sun May 03, 2009 12:40 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: How Much Water Current is Sufficient?
Replies: 16
Views: 3853

I am not exactly sure what you mean by total filtration, but I do have a Penguin 350 Biowheel, and a Fusion air pump w bubble wand. In the powerhead I only have the activated charcoal cartridges right out of the box. My filter does have space for additional filter media, but I don't know if I should...
by vealboy
Sun May 03, 2009 3:47 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: How Much Water Current is Sufficient?
Replies: 16
Views: 3853

How Much Water Current is Sufficient?

I'm new to keeping loaches, so need to know if all loaches require the same sort of water flow/current in the tank? I have a 55 gal tank with a powerhead rated for up to 75gal tanks, there seems to be sufficient water movement, but should I consider a different type of set up, or just adding a wave ...
by vealboy
Sun May 03, 2009 3:16 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Welcome to the New Loach Forum
Replies: 261
Views: 247448

Great site with lots of really helpful information! Thanks to what I have learned, I purchased my very first pair of clown loaches today!