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by Dojosmama
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Are golden dojo loaches different to other dojo varieties?
Replies: 4
Views: 2804

Re: Are golden dojo loaches different to other dojo varietie

You can safely put the brown mottled dojos in with the golden dojo. They're still dojos, and they should get along fine.
by Dojosmama
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: LOACHES FAKING DEATH -- VERY STRANGE!
Replies: 3
Views: 1634

Re: LOACHES FAKING DEATH -- VERY STRANGE!

Weather loaches will behave similarly -- playing dead, then darting away, laughing at you, when you approach. Well, maybe not laughing at you ... though if I were a loach and played that kind of trick, I'd find it funny, LOL! Seriously, it's probably a natural defensive behavior to fool potential pr...
by Dojosmama
Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: I need a loach, but not just any loach
Replies: 12
Views: 3487

Re: I need a loach, but not just any loach

For those of us in the U.S., what is the U.S. gallon equivalent of 144 litres? And those dimensions in cms -- what would that be in inches? We don't do metric over here ...
by Dojosmama
Thu May 04, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Other species to keep with dojo?
Replies: 7
Views: 3061

Re: Other species to keep with dojo?

I would like to know what species of cory that is which does well in colder tanks. I have two aquariums with cold water fish in them, and would love to add cories, but the only ones I know about are tropical. Can you enlighten me on the species that isn't?
by Dojosmama
Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Other species to keep with dojo?
Replies: 7
Views: 3061

Re: Other species to keep with dojo?

First, you are NOT a criminal by keeping a loach you purchased when it was perfectly legal to do so. Our Constitution prohibits "ex post facto" laws which punish people for doing things that were legal when they did them but become illegal later. If you cross the border into a state where it's still...
by Dojosmama
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New book "LOACHES of JAPAN"
Replies: 3
Views: 2660

Re: New book "LOACHES of JAPAN"

Maybe they'll put out a version in English for western readers . . .
by Dojosmama
Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Listening in on Dojo speak . . .
Replies: 2
Views: 1661

Re: Listening in on Dojo speak . . .

1ST MALE DOJO: "Well, we didn't get any responses from our audience last time, so maybe we should start telling jokes . . ." 2ND MALE DOJO: "I have one: What did the duck say to the nun?" FEMALE DOJO: "Quack, quack. What did you expect a duck to say?" 1ST MALE DOJO: "That's not original! Mama told u...
by Dojosmama
Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Filtration
Replies: 22
Views: 6669

Re: Filtration

Two pieces of advice: First, don't rinse your media in tap water with Prime. Rinse it in your siphoned tank water. You don't need Prime for that. You'll still need to use it in the new water you fill your tank with. Second, if you haven't already, put a prefilter sponge on your Aquaclear's intake tu...
by Dojosmama
Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Listening in on Dojo speak . . .
Replies: 2
Views: 1661

Listening in on Dojo speak . . .

1ST MALE DOJO: "Hey! Look at THIS! A new log in our tank!" 2nd MALE DOJO: "Oh, really? Take a closer look . . ." FEMALE DOJO: "why?" 1ST MALE DOJO: "It's not real wood!" FEMALE DOJO: "So, what? It's a nice cave for us." 1ST MALE DOJO: "Yeah, but we're special. We deserve a REAL log!" 2nd MALE DOJO: ...
by Dojosmama
Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: LIVE BRINE SHRIMP
Replies: 3
Views: 1864

Re: LIVE BRINE SHRIMP

I use frozen brine shrimp for my Dojos and other community fish. I let it thaw in a plastic cup until it's soft and mushy, then put it into the tank. I've had Dojos devour it almost instantly, and there's enough in a frozen cube so that everyone gets some. What falls to the substrate the Dojos eat, ...
by Dojosmama
Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: True abino weather loach is a bottomless pit
Replies: 8
Views: 4413

Re: True abino weather loach is a bottomless pit

From what I'm seeing in the pictures, your albino is vastly larger than your spotted dojo. Your albino is obese. I would suggest temporarily transferring him to a separate cycled tank with water parameters matching his regular tank, and start putting him on a diet, there. Only feed him every other d...
by Dojosmama
Thu Dec 22, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Jumping loach!
Replies: 16
Views: 10645

Re: Jumping loach!

If they're anything like dojo loaches, they will try to escape the tank. Dojos do, for sure, and it's quite possible that this is a more generalized loach trait. All you can do is keep the tank well covered and seal up any and all holes large enough for him to fit through. It sounds like your blue l...
by Dojosmama
Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:06 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Dojo loaches
Replies: 7
Views: 3054

Re: Dojo loaches

My dojos will eat just about anything I give them. They only eat my snails if the snails die. Living snails are safe around them. They can pull in their operculums and seal themselves off tightly so nothing can get at their soft tissues. I have Nerite snails in with my dojos, along with Ramshorns an...
by Dojosmama
Sat Aug 13, 2016 11:52 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Continuation of Dojo Dialogue
Replies: 0
Views: 5314

Continuation of Dojo Dialogue

1st MALE DOJO: "WOW! What a clean window, now that Mama has removed those diatoms!" 2nd MALE DOJO: "She cleaned our filter, too -- but it's STILL NOISY!" SILVERTONE: "Well, at least the power's back on. Let's hope that barometer stays stable for awhile. These contortions we go through are grueling!"...
by Dojosmama
Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: More Dojo Dialogue
Replies: 0
Views: 4652

More Dojo Dialogue

1ST MALE DOJO: "Well, this is a fine kettle of fish (pun intended)! Mama changed the light bulb above, and now those ugly diatoms are everywhere! Yuk! 2ND MALE DOJO: "Oh, stop complaining! Those diatoms are harmless. They aren't hurting us. Mama had to change the light because the other bulb burned ...