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by Dojosmama
Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: some questions about my Dojos, some pics for your trouble!
Replies: 7
Views: 2562

Re: some questions about my Dojos, some pics for your troubl

Kuhli Loaches are tropical fish. They need a warmer tank. Dojos do well in cooler water. I have three in my coldwater (heaterless) tank. I have them in a 65-gallon. Ideally, dojos shouldn't be in water much warmer than 70 degrees Fahrenheit. At least 3 is ideal, though 2 is certainly better than one...
by Dojosmama
Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: What kind of pothos plants reduce nitrate?
Replies: 10
Views: 3667

Re: What kind of pothos plants reduce nitrate?

As to ferns, I think we're talking about two different kinds -- terrestrial ferns and fully aquatic ferns. Java ferns are fully submerged in the tank and grow as fully aquatic plants. Anubias, on the other hand, will grow underwater but also above water. I have only had fully submerged aquatic plant...
by Dojosmama
Sat Mar 26, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: What kind of pothos plants reduce nitrate?
Replies: 10
Views: 3667

Re: What kind of pothos plants reduce nitrate?

There are a lot of aquatic plants that require high light to grow well, but in my tank, java ferns, anubias, java moss seem to thrive on less light and no CO2 supplementation. In fact, java moss grows so well, it becomes a pest after awhile. My anubias bloom frequently. Neither of my two tanks have ...
by Dojosmama
Fri Mar 25, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: What kind of pothos plants reduce nitrate?
Replies: 10
Views: 3667

Re: What kind of pothos plants reduce nitrate?

Why just the pothos? Don't most aquarium plants absorb nitrate?
by Dojosmama
Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: More Dojo Dialogue
Replies: 2
Views: 1649

Re: More Dojo Dialogue

Silvertone: "Oh, look! We've gotten a response. Some folks find us quite entertaining. No surprise, We ARE celebrities, after all." 1st. male dojo: "Of course we're celebrities! We're the most famous occupants of this entire aquarium." 2nd dojo: "Does that mean we get our own limousine?" 1st dojo: "...
by Dojosmama
Thu Mar 10, 2016 11:49 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Evil loach!
Replies: 6
Views: 2440

Re: Evil loach!

I also suggest that you get your single loach two or more dojo companions, as they prefer to be in groups of at least three. If she is being aggressive, it may be because she's the only dojo in the tank, and is restless. Having others of her own kind might settle her down.
by Dojosmama
Thu Mar 10, 2016 11:45 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Evil loach!
Replies: 6
Views: 2440

Re: Evil loach!

Barbs can be aggressive toward one another. It's quite possible the wounded Barb received its wound from the other Barb and not from your loach. Yes, they sometimes will eat fish and invertebrates small enough to fit into their mouths. For this reason, I'm hesitant to keep Amano shrimp in the same t...
by Dojosmama
Thu Mar 10, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: More Dojo Dialogue
Replies: 2
Views: 1649

More Dojo Dialogue

1st male dojo: "Well, it has been awhile since we've gone onto this forum with our aquatic conversations. But I would like to introduce our new tankmate, Silvertone. Our Mama just got him, and he's a silvery gray, unlike the rest of us. We'll be able to keep a better eye on him, making sure he behav...
by Dojosmama
Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: True abino weather loach is a bottomless pit
Replies: 8
Views: 3146

Re: True abino weather loach is a bottomless pit

Since your albino dojo looks fat, I would be more concerned that the other tank members are able to access food when you feed them. When one fish is a hog like that, the others are at a disadvantage at feeding time, and may not get enough to eat. I had that happen awhile back, when I had three dojos...
by Dojosmama
Sat Jan 17, 2015 2:30 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Lonely Loach
Replies: 37
Views: 9178

Re: Lonely Loach

That is one lucky little loach that has found a nice home with someone who really wants to take good care of her. I know nothing about clown loaches, but I think she's going to be very happy and healthy, judging from how you want what's best for her.

Kudos!

-- dojosmama
by Dojosmama
Thu Jan 15, 2015 7:46 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Need to rehome my precious dojos ...
Replies: 3
Views: 1154

Re: Need to rehome my precious dojos ...

Folks, I've changed my mind. I'm keeping my little dojos, which I've had since 2010. I was thinking of tearing down my 65 gallon tank, but now I'm keeping it and will make some improvements in it. I do have a 20-gallon, but no way was I going to subject those dojos to such a cramped environment when...
by Dojosmama
Wed Jan 14, 2015 1:30 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Ceramic Bio Beads Fail?
Replies: 45
Views: 17860

Re: Ceramic Bio Beads Fail?

As the bacteria eats up the ammonia and another bacteria eats up the nitrite, the by-product of all of that is nitrate, and the only way to get rid of that is to rinse the media as well as possible in tank water or dechlorinated tap water, clean the entire filter as needed, and do regular, substanti...
by Dojosmama
Tue Jan 13, 2015 5:08 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Ceramic Bio Beads Fail?
Replies: 45
Views: 17860

Re: Ceramic Bio Beads Fail?

Do you have a sponge in your filter box along with the ceramic beads? If so, it's very likely the sponge is the culprit and not the beads. Even rinsing the sponge weekly will not remove all the debri that is in it. The sponge is mechanical filtration -- it catches all the gunk and holds it until it'...
by Dojosmama
Tue Jan 13, 2015 12:30 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Need to rehome my precious dojos ...
Replies: 3
Views: 1154

Need to rehome my precious dojos ...

but, I don't want to have to ship them through the mail or by ground. I need for someone who lives close to my area to come and get them. I live in the north Idaho panhandle, U.S.A. This person must be very experienced in keeping healthy dojos, and must love these cute little fish. This person must ...
by Dojosmama
Sat Jun 28, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Throw away your canister filters !
Replies: 29
Views: 14276

Re: Throw away your canister filters !

As far as gravel and barbels are concerned, my little dojos have rounded gravel in my 65-gallon, and their barbels have been totally unaffected. They scarf down their luxurious dojo food (spoiled little babies!) with ease and are healthy and intact. The gravel is about pea sized. I'm careful not to ...