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by zenins
Thu May 24, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Loach Talk
Replies: 14
Views: 3556

Re: Loach Talk

I picked up a few loaches at local store that I will auction at our meetings. I got some Histies, sumos and zodiacs. I have not seen histrionicas in my area for quite some time, I wish I could get two more :D When I have given my Loach presentation, I also donate a bag of loaches ( always a minimum...
by zenins
Thu May 24, 2012 9:47 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Tiger Loach Question
Replies: 10
Views: 4987

Re: Tiger Loach Question

I find that the berdmorei are less aggressive than the beauforti.

How large is your aquarium ?

If it is at least 4 feet long, go for it :)

Otherwise, if the tank is smaller, say 3 feet or less, I would not put either species of loach in there with that many other fish already there ...
by zenins
Thu May 03, 2012 11:18 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Unsuccessfull Botia kubotai keeping :(
Replies: 3
Views: 1493

Re: Unsuccessfull Botia kubotai keeping :(

I have my Tiger Barbs in a 30 gallon Barb only tank with Odessa barbs, Cherry barbs and Rhombo barbs. There is also a red fin black shark that keeps everyone in line :wink: I would not put Ottos in there but I do have Siamese Algae Eaters that are much larger and can take of themselves despite all t...
by zenins
Thu May 03, 2012 11:11 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: clown loaches and peacock eel
Replies: 5
Views: 2047

Re: clown loaches and peacock eel

I think they are friends :)

If the clown loach did not like it, I am sure he would lance the eel with the blade under his eye :wink:
by zenins
Thu May 03, 2012 11:03 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Loach Talk
Replies: 14
Views: 3556

Re: Loach Talk

Does anyone have a picture of a loach with a snail on his nose that I could borrow? I know I have seen one with a clown racing through a tank with a MTS on his nose playing keep away! :) I wanted to use it in my talk. I want to show loaches for the crazy/funny fish they are. ha ha ... that would be...
by zenins
Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Loach Talk
Replies: 14
Views: 3556

Re: Loach Talk

Hey Tanja, I did a similar presentation to my club a couple of years ago. Since then, 6 other clubs have asked me to present it to them. I begain my presentation with a talk on how endearing loaches are, especially clown loaches, to other family members in the house who are not fish keepers. There a...
by zenins
Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:12 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Keeping Kuhli and other Eel loaches in the aquarium
Replies: 3
Views: 1378

Keeping Kuhli and other Eel loaches in the aquarium

Just published article "Keeping Kuhli and other Eel loaches in the aquarium" by Emma Turner

http://www.practicalfishkeeping.co.uk/c ... =Item_4959
by zenins
Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Lonely Clown Loach
Replies: 6
Views: 3441

Re: Lonely Clown Loach

All good advice here :)
by zenins
Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:23 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Sids or striatas? Or....?
Replies: 14
Views: 5831

Re: Sids or striatas? Or....?

I have sids, yoyos and striatas in various aquariums. If you are keeping the yoyo, then striatas would be a good choice, at least 3, but 5 is better. I would not put the sids in the same tank as the yoyo. If you rehome the yoyo elsewhere, even your local pet shop, then I would get at least 6 sids, 9...
by zenins
Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Tell me about Fluval Canisters- or Canisters in general
Replies: 6
Views: 4026

Re: Tell me about Fluval Canisters- or Canisters in general

If you want a strong flow of water, then the Rena XP Filstar series is a good choice.

I have XP2's on my 50 gallon tanks and two XP3's on my 100 gallon tank.

I do have Eheims on smaller tanks because the flow is not as strong from them ...
by zenins
Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:41 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Re: Old fart rant / prices :)
Replies: 3
Views: 2370

Re: Old fart rant / prices :)

My best recommendation would be to join a fish club. My club has auctions every month where we can bring home bags of fish for a few dollars. Good suggestion :) West of Toronto, there are clubs in Brampton, Hamilton, Brantford, Kitchener-Waterloo and London. Where abouts are you and where have you ...
by zenins
Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:37 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: A few pictures
Replies: 19
Views: 7870

Re: A few pictures

Need some midwater fish desperately, this is a vast aquarium which looks empty. I have some suggestions for companion fish, some nice schools of barbs, could be tiger, odessa, striped or rosy barbs. Also spanner or "T" barbs, but they do get larger than the other barbs. Barbs are mid-water fish and...
by zenins
Sun Jan 01, 2012 8:59 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Share your Loach Movies!
Replies: 203
Views: 123872

Re: Share your Loach Movies!

EmilyMarie85 wrote:My clowns in the 210g, sizes are 4.5"-9".
Awesome ! I like the oldest one where the bars are separating, how old is that one ?
by zenins
Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:29 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Your Favourite Loach
Replies: 9
Views: 2234

Re: Your Favourite Loach

ClownLoachSharky wrote:just realized but is that the same fish we have in our avatars?
Mine is a rostrata
http://www.loaches.com/species-index/botia-rostrata

What is yours ?