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by ahmandi2
Tue May 24, 2011 3:29 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Overstocked?
Replies: 6
Views: 1772

Re: Overstocked?

Awesome! Thank you for your input. I will check nitrates regularly! Last reading was low, 15 or so? But I have been lax since then (as I've been increasingly attentive to the water changes, and less feeding, than I was prior to the test). I have no problem getting rid of some of these fish. I would ...
by ahmandi2
Tue May 24, 2011 12:51 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Overstocked?
Replies: 6
Views: 1772

Re: Overstocked?

Also have a UV sterilizer in there.
*BUMP*
anyone?
by ahmandi2
Tue May 24, 2011 12:50 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Cross-species socialization (poor lonely blue)
Replies: 3
Views: 1447

Re: Cross-species socialization (poor lonely blue)

What a great question~! Being a total newb at the whole loach thing, I wouldn't dare comment on it, other than to say, kudos for your kind heart!!!
by ahmandi2
Sun May 22, 2011 10:44 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Rainbow Question
Replies: 4
Views: 2102

Re: Rainbow Question

Great buy on the rainbows! They are a pricey bunch of fish! Congratulations :). I hope they're all dithering well together.
by ahmandi2
Sun May 22, 2011 10:29 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Betta pix!! :D
Replies: 8
Views: 4068

Re: Betta pix!! :D

WOW awesome pics! Great job uploading em :D. Not an easy task heh!
I LOVE the black male. Well they're all gorgeous, but I have a fondness for the black and white bettas. Amazing fish you have!!!! Lets see the pics of the fry once they're visible!
by ahmandi2
Sun May 22, 2011 10:24 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Overstocked?
Replies: 6
Views: 1772

Overstocked?

I have a 55 gallon with a filter that is rated for a 75 gallon. It's a tall. And I have: 4 dojos. 2 Coolies (used to have more). 4 cardinals. 2 dwarf guarami. 8 dwarf rainbows. 2 otos. and 4 marble hatchets. They are all swimming and eating exactly as they should. I know that the coolies are not the...
by ahmandi2
Tue May 03, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Spot and Dot - new babies!
Replies: 4
Views: 1267

Re: Spot and Dot - new babies!

Thanks Starsplitter! They are adorbs!!!
by ahmandi2
Mon May 02, 2011 8:02 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Spot and Dot - new babies!
Replies: 4
Views: 1267

Spot and Dot - new babies!

New dojos! Two babies, so tiny, still have that somewhat "tadpole" look to them....and once we got them home they looked even smaller in comparison to our two big dojos. Fatso (female adult dojo) was considering eating one of them! She tasted him, and I guess realized that he's not food, he's family...
by ahmandi2
Mon May 02, 2011 7:57 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Please help, my weather loach is sick!!
Replies: 21
Views: 14500

Re: Please help, my weather loach is sick!!

Ruthie,
I had to get rid of a bn plec because of his actions towards our dojos. He wounded a couple of them and one of the wounds became infected, and the loach passed away. He's in a much better place now, with no other bottom dwellers, and my loaches are SO much happier now.
Good luck!
by ahmandi2
Sun May 01, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: how to get loaches out
Replies: 13
Views: 3425

Re: how to get loaches out

I never see my kuhlis, but I recently did a fast for the fish of about a day and a half. Those kuhlis (and all the other inhabitants) were out almost immediately once the algae wafer and shrimp pellets were in the water. My first feeding frenzy....and a perfect time to remove their cave (to clean un...
by ahmandi2
Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:27 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: antibacterial treatment
Replies: 5
Views: 3098

Re: antibacterial treatment

I haven't used medicated food except when combating a parasitic problem. And no fish would eat it lol. I think the dojo's did end up eating one or two, but by accident mostly :D. And my betta had some as well. There is a procedure to make food medicated using powdered meds. You soak the food in the ...
by ahmandi2
Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: antibacterial treatment
Replies: 5
Views: 3098

Re: antibacterial treatment

Great info from Loach Orgy when I was also dealing with a wicked, awful fin rot/*possibly columnaris* infection......great advice...and a great link to check out your symptoms (a great place to start, worst case...a great place to find the cure, best case!)... Postby LoachOrgy » Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:...
by ahmandi2
Mon Apr 25, 2011 2:19 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: how to get loaches out
Replies: 13
Views: 3425

Re: how to get loaches out

I know of at least one person who move the unit; rock (or wood) and all....but since your not transferring the item, I guess that wouldn't work.
by ahmandi2
Fri Apr 22, 2011 2:28 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: rectangular Java fern
Replies: 1
Views: 2003

Re: rectangular Java fern

That is really neat! My husband will be thrilled to hear about it. Java fern grows so well in our tanks, and a somewhat "already arranged" set up like that would be excellent in our tank at some point. Thanks!
by ahmandi2
Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:43 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Tank tanked
Replies: 3
Views: 1617

Re: Tank tanked

Absolutely, we have a sterilizer in the tank. Seems that with constant water changes (Small), changed meds (to Para Guard), and possibly the addition of copper to deal with snails, have treated all the fish. Still using the Para Guard, as a couple of the rainbows still have SLIGHTLY "fuzzy" whitenes...