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by ahmandi2
Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:35 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Do loaches squeal? Cry for help type squeal?
Replies: 4
Views: 1493

Re: Do loaches squeal? Cry for help type squeal?

Thanks, Dojosmama. I think you are absolutely correct; it really did sound like air escaping, NOT a cry...and I don't feel quite so awful about the net anymore.
Again, thanks for the input! :)
by ahmandi2
Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:31 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New Loach Species?
Replies: 0
Views: 1547

New Loach Species?

"Acanthopsoides spp. are perhaps best thought of as dwarf cousins of the popular Acantopsis spp. aka horse-faced loaches, growing to just 5-6 cm in standard length. This video features an unidentified species, which we currently have listed as A. sp. 'A0' in our species database. " - Seriously Fish ...
by ahmandi2
Thu Apr 07, 2011 7:20 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Amazing Cardinals
Replies: 10
Views: 4699

Re: Amazing Cardinals

I did a sneak attack at Petco and grabbed some water out of a guarami tank. Checked against our water at home (tank water). Ph within .2!! I was surprised. However, it also showed me that our ph is too high. 7.2 Going to get some peat to help knock it down... We have a pretty well planted tank, but ...
by ahmandi2
Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:52 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Tank tanked
Replies: 3
Views: 1620

Tank tanked

Someone recently suggested tearing the tank down and restarting. After losing a kuhli, the cardinals, and one of our dojos, with another following quickly in her footsteps today, I am inclined to agree. I can't move on it right now, since the poor dojo's have been through hell already this week (int...
by ahmandi2
Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:50 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Amazing Cardinals
Replies: 10
Views: 4699

Re: Amazing Cardinals

Ouch! That is a HUGE DIFFERENCE In tank water!!!!
by ahmandi2
Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:20 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Do loaches squeal? Cry for help type squeal?
Replies: 4
Views: 1493

Re: Do loaches squeal? Cry for help type squeal?

Indeed. Once was enough for me as well.
by ahmandi2
Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:14 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Do loaches squeal? Cry for help type squeal?
Replies: 4
Views: 1493

Do loaches squeal? Cry for help type squeal?

Cause I heard a horrid squeal while netting our dojo's back into the main tank yesterday. I thought it was air being squeezed out of their vents as they curled their bodies around in fear, but my husband thinks its more of a "help!" cry.
Either way. IT was horrid to hear :(
by ahmandi2
Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:11 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Dead cardinals, and a kuli
Replies: 2
Views: 1730

Dead cardinals, and a kuli

I lost 8 cardinals over the weekend. And a striped kuhli. Heartbreaking. Now I see that one of our golden dojos' tail is COMPLETELY eaten/rotting away. She was on her side on a nest of plants at the top of the aquarium; I saw her and she's now in a bucket with the two other dojos', who seem ok so fa...
by ahmandi2
Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:05 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: HELP! SUDDEN DOJO DISASTER!
Replies: 7
Views: 3067

Re: HELP! SUDDEN DOJO DISASTER!

Dojosmama, I had something similar a few months back with Fatso, our original golden dojo. She had what appeared to be complete paralyses, only her head was able to move. She was bent like a lazy L. She lasted like that for a couple of weeks! I wanted to put her down, but from asking others' on the ...
by ahmandi2
Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:32 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Amazing Cardinals
Replies: 10
Views: 4699

Re: Amazing Cardinals

Well I can send you pictures of the dead ones. That would be 8 now. They all passed this weekend, except for three. No damage on bodies at all.
I knew I shouldn't have said anything about how great they were doing! =/ cursed em,.
by ahmandi2
Mon Mar 28, 2011 6:02 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Amazing Cardinals
Replies: 10
Views: 4699

Amazing Cardinals

Wow. Got 9 cardinals at a store a week or so ago; not one is sick, or dead. They're all thriving! Now we have a total of 11, a very nice little group, so bright and pretty in our big tank!
by ahmandi2
Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:32 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Barbs and Rainbows
Replies: 4
Views: 2811

Re: Barbs and Rainbows

WHAT a great tank! I am just recently into rainbows. I (blush!) didn't like the way Bosmaini rainbows looked...thought they were ugly....hahahaha...well then I fell for some Praecoxs' once I could see them up close...now I'm dying to get a tank like *that one* and have a rainbow tank! Well. With a c...
by ahmandi2
Sat Mar 12, 2011 1:36 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Fuzzy lip; cottony growth on mouth?
Replies: 5
Views: 2901

Re: Fuzzy lip; cottony growth on mouth?

Yep I am using all per directions; some are as small as four day treatments, some a bit longer....but here's the thing. I read last night about someone else having some neon tetra issues. Reading replies to that, I found a reference to Neon Tetra disease. I looked it up and the symptoms don't seem r...
by ahmandi2
Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:47 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Fuzzy lip; cottony growth on mouth?
Replies: 5
Views: 2901

Re: Fuzzy lip; cottony growth on mouth?

Used Maracyn & Maracyn II in conjunction. No change. Tried another antibacterial, for the things that were NOT covered with these two. No change. Used A Fungal treatment which also had an antibacterial component for "secondary infections. No change. Tried another treatment, fungus elimanator. No cha...
by ahmandi2
Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:05 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Fuzzy lip; cottony growth on mouth?
Replies: 5
Views: 2901

Fuzzy lip; cottony growth on mouth?

I've got a couple of neons with cotton-like little growths' on their mouths, and one has his fins eaten away by the same thing (i think). We just got done nuking the tank with antibiotics, so it is NOT a bacterial. I'm guessing it's fungal. My rainbows have white lips but no growth, yet, so I need t...