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by Donna
Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:05 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: kuhli meets farlowella
Replies: 3
Views: 1396

Re: kuhli meets farlowella

So the catfish is playing Jedi mind tricks on my kuhli loaches??
by Donna
Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:54 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: kuhli meets farlowella
Replies: 3
Views: 1396

kuhli meets farlowella

When I added two farlowella gracilis to the tank this morning, the smaller one went under the kuhli shelf, and a kuhli came over to sniff noses with him. The cat utterly ignored the kuhli, and the rebuffed kuhli gave up after half a minute, and squiggled off to his loach friends. http://i799.photobu...
by Donna
Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:36 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: farlowella catfish
Replies: 22
Views: 12881

farlowella catfish

I just got two nice farlowella gracilis, and am very pleased. I don't buy new fish very often, and have never had this species before. I'm astonished that even though they are making no effort to hide (other than their snazzy twig camouflage), these sucker cats seem invisible to my rabid-wolf angelf...
by Donna
Fri Jan 21, 2011 4:02 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: pavlov's kuhlis
Replies: 4
Views: 1403

Re: pavlov's kuhlis

I love my fish
by Donna
Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:16 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: pavlov's kuhlis
Replies: 4
Views: 1403

pavlov's kuhlis

My African Dwarf Frogs are in a 2.5 gal glass tank on the same counter as the kuhlis and angels. Three times a week the frogs get thawed frozen bloodworms, brine shrimp or mosquito larvae from a stainless-steel hemostat, which inevitably clinks softly against the glass a few times. At this sound, th...
by Donna
Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:11 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: confessions of a loach hoarder
Replies: 5
Views: 2467

My tank is at work, so my poor loaches (and the angels) starve every Saturday and Sunday. In spite of this, everyone seems fine, fat and healthy. I do a 20% WC weekly, vacuum the sand, and rinse or replace filter media. The tank is understocked, but my coworkers make up for this by overfeeding. I wo...
by Donna
Thu Nov 11, 2010 1:04 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Waterflow for Kuhli-Loaches
Replies: 7
Views: 4139

My six kuhlis are in a 20 gal long, with 2 Aquaclear 30 filters plus a bubble wand. They also have their shelf-cave plus Indian Almond leaves.
by Donna
Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:40 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: new kuhli pictures
Replies: 10
Views: 3826

Dropping Hikari sinking wafers close to the front of the tank will coax the kuhlis out where you can see them.

The cave shelf doesn't take up much room in the tank, either.
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by Donna
Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:40 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Meet Simon
Replies: 15
Views: 7470

When I had a male betta, I tried buying him a girlfriend, but he was mean to her. I ended up "giving" her to a coworker (meaning, I did all the work, she enjoyed having a fish on her desk.)
by Donna
Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:32 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: 7yr Loach Couple Finally Seperated
Replies: 10
Views: 3616

Wouldn't it solve several problems to sell your landlady? I mean, then there'd be no problem affording or being allowed to keep a 55 gal. You might have enough left over to buy several dojos :) Seriously, I admit I'm biased, but it sounds like kuhlis are the answer. They're peaceful and gregarious, ...
by Donna
Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:42 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: new kuhli pictures
Replies: 10
Views: 3826

The shelf is a piece of acrylic sitting on bottle caps. Kuhlis like the inside of undergravel filters, so I gave my six this version where I can still see them.
by Donna
Wed Nov 03, 2010 9:24 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: new kuhli pictures
Replies: 10
Views: 3826

new kuhli pictures

They go nuts over Hikari sinking wafers: http://i799.photobucket.com/albums/yy276/possumlady/kuhlis/11-3-10kuhlis1.jpg http://i799.photobucket.com/albums/yy276/possumlady/kuhlis/11-3-10kuhlis7.jpg http://i799.photobucket.com/albums/yy276/possumlady/kuhlis/11-3-10kuhlis6.jpg http://i799.photobucket.c...
by Donna
Wed Nov 03, 2010 9:22 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Shrimp safe loach is there one?
Replies: 18
Views: 14271

my kuhlis live quite peaceably with ghost shrimp.
by Donna
Fri Aug 27, 2010 9:39 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Maple leaves? Apple leaves?
Replies: 9
Views: 4137

I used to put Indian Almond leaves in with my kuhlis, but the loaches literally loved them to pieces, making a real mess. I feel bad, because they played hide-and-seek and keep-away among the leaf litter, but it plugged up the filters. I still put one in my african dwarf frogs fishbowl, since they h...
by Donna
Mon Jun 14, 2010 4:18 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: kuhlis
Replies: 2
Views: 1270

It's white aquarium sand, I do weekly 20-30% WC with vacuuming.