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by botiaboy
Fri Jan 19, 2007 3:20 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Clown Loach advice-not a complete newbie
Replies: 16
Views: 3758

Tried freeze dried tubiflex cubes or frozen bloodworms? If they wont nibble on whole cubes, then let them soak in the tank a little bit, then rip them appart and rub them between your fingers. This makes the cube release all the worms. My loaches (and all my fish) loved it when tubiflex rained down ...
by botiaboy
Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:58 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: I lost Sneakers,but I'm not done with sinibotia yet...
Replies: 17
Views: 3700

I lost Sneakers,but I'm not done with sinibotia yet...

I lost my S longiventralis to an unidentified ailment. :( :cry: He was acting odd and swimming very strangely,andhad red sores on his fins. All the other fish seem fine. So, I'm wondering...does anyone know where I can get a couple of these or another species of sinibotia? I really loved him, and i ...
by botiaboy
Wed Jan 17, 2007 3:16 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Sneakers(S. longiventralis) looking sick...
Replies: 7
Views: 1749

Anyone else have any idea what it might be? Ive only had him for a year, and i really don't want to lose him. I havent seen anything like him around here,and hes a special little guy.
by botiaboy
Wed Jan 17, 2007 1:51 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Sneakers(S. longiventralis) looking sick...
Replies: 7
Views: 1749

definately not ammonia,just tested, absolutely nothing.
by botiaboy
Wed Jan 17, 2007 1:47 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Sneakers(S. longiventralis) looking sick...
Replies: 7
Views: 1749

My mom did a 40%yesterday(I was at school)
by botiaboy
Wed Jan 17, 2007 1:45 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Restocking my 55
Replies: 5
Views: 1300

Ive been keeping fish for over 3 years, Ive actually treated ich before, but This time it just wouldn't go away. Might have been a resistant strain or somthing because it wasn't reacting to the treatment at all...if anything it was slowing down the spread of it.
by botiaboy
Wed Jan 17, 2007 1:37 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Restocking my 55
Replies: 5
Views: 1300

Darn I gotta get rid of that pleco then.
by botiaboy
Wed Jan 17, 2007 1:36 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Sneakers(S. longiventralis) looking sick...
Replies: 7
Views: 1749

I Dont have a camera so i cant get a pic, but When I said pump i meant aerator not filter. Odd thing is, when i put the supposedly stronger pump on the output seemed weaker than the supposedly stronger one...Hes really scaring me-now hes swimming sideways very eratically...Maybe ammonia poisoning?Th...
by botiaboy
Wed Jan 17, 2007 1:09 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Restocking my 55
Replies: 5
Views: 1300

Restocking my 55

My 55 gallon loach tank just got decimated by an ich outbreak, and now all thats left is a common pleco(just my luck the fish that I was going to return survived). Anyway, I'm ready to get some new fish. How do I clean it out so that no ich is left?I don't want to have to cycle it again. Also, I wan...
by botiaboy
Wed Jan 17, 2007 12:49 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Sneakers(S. longiventralis) looking sick...
Replies: 7
Views: 1749

Sneakers(S. longiventralis) looking sick...

I'm worried about my sinibotia longiventralis, who has not been acting himself lately. He is breathing very heavily and has 2 small red sores on his caudal fin. He also is not eating and is not as active. When I walk by, he does not dart off lickety-split the way he ussually does. What could be wron...
by botiaboy
Sun Dec 03, 2006 9:32 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: EMERGENCY!!ACK!!!ITS ICH!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1109

EMERGENCY!!ACK!!!ITS ICH!!!!

Ok, I came here because I need exceptional advice on loaches,and this is the only place to get it. My loaches all have ich,and its surviving daily water changes AND malachite green,even getting worse.I do not have any idea what to do. I've been treating for weeks now, yet still have lost 3 fish.I've...
by botiaboy
Thu Nov 09, 2006 7:56 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Hand Feeding a clown loach?
Replies: 23
Views: 5767

I wish my clowns would do that.Ive trid but i may as well have tried getting them to eat a rock.They just swam away.
by botiaboy
Sat Nov 04, 2006 7:35 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Sinibotia pulchra pictures
Replies: 11
Views: 2839

Very peacful, mine is in with rainbowfish,corys,tetras,UDCs,and several other peacful community fish
by botiaboy
Sat Nov 04, 2006 6:41 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Sinibotia pulchra pictures
Replies: 11
Views: 2839

I had to get my longeventralis into the net to get ANY pictures.By the way,since your updatind the profiles, i have pictures you could use(these are from before i descovered here)... http://www.aquaria.info/index.php?name= ... ic&t=47779
Not the best,but theyre ok.
by botiaboy
Fri Nov 03, 2006 8:05 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Salt
Replies: 17
Views: 3866

Just think about adding salt like putting the temp of your house to 98.6 degrees. Your body does that for you,and like aquarium salt on a regular basis,is a waste of money.