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by Dojosmama
Thu Dec 26, 2013 7:39 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Tankmates for Weather Loaches
Replies: 12
Views: 6280

Re: Tankmates for Weather Loaches

White Cloud minnows or Rosy Minnows (fatheads), glofish danios and zebra or leopard spot danios, all can thrive in cooler water, as can rosy barbs. The rosy barbs in my tank don't seem to bother the dojos. They are small- to medium in size. I have three dojos in my 65. At one time, I had comet and s...
by Dojosmama
Wed Dec 18, 2013 6:23 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Plants for the lazy loach owner.
Replies: 9
Views: 5100

Re: Plants for the lazy loach owner.

Anubias and java ferns have rhizomes. Never bury the rhizomes in the substrate -- they will rot. You can bury the roots and leave the rhizomes sitting on or above the substrate, as long as it isn't buried. The other alternative is to tie the plants to driftwood or rocks with fishing line (which is i...
by Dojosmama
Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:12 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: CANISTER VS HOB FILTER? HEATERS?
Replies: 8
Views: 3928

Re: CANISTER VS HOB FILTER? HEATERS?

I have two Aquaclear 110 HOBs on my 65-gallon, and I much prefer them to any other filter. The larger ones can be a little noisy, but they're great for being able to clean easily and for the flow control valve that lets you adjust the current. I can live with a little noise, and I like the waterfall...
by Dojosmama
Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:05 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: weather loach behavior suspicious
Replies: 4
Views: 1924

Re: weather loach behavior suspicious

To The Angry Loach : Keeping the lid off your tank could result in your loaches escaping. Weather loaches are notorious for escaping the tanks through any opening large enough to accommodate their size. Just thought I would warn you... As for the twirling (first poster) -- if there are changes in b...
by Dojosmama
Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:10 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Dojos' holiday dialog
Replies: 5
Views: 1730

Dojos' holiday dialog

1st male dojo: What do you suppose we'll be getting in our Christmas stockings this year? Rosy barb: probably several lumps of coal, for digging up Mama's plants again! 1st male dojo: Heck, no! Mama loves us! We'll get something good to eat! Fathead minnow: Wanna bet? 2nd male dojo: Well, I'm dissat...
by Dojosmama
Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:33 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Breeding Weather Loaches - pic heavy
Replies: 8
Views: 7362

Re: Breeding Weather Loaches - pic heavy

Now you'll need to focus on feeding them properly, and keeping their environment clean and well maintained. Dojos, both fry and adults, are notorious escape artists. All tanks in which they reside should have tight lids on them, and all openings in the top, such as those surrounding equipment, shoul...
by Dojosmama
Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:49 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Breeding Weather Loaches - pic heavy
Replies: 8
Views: 7362

Re: Breeding Weather Loaches - pic heavy

First, congratulations! My advice is to remove all, and I mean ALL other fish (even the minnows) from the tank, and also the shrimp, so there's nothing in there that can prey on the eggs or fry when they hatch. I don't know if dojo parents eat their own fry, but once they hatch, you might want to ei...
by Dojosmama
Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:55 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New Loach Owner, need some advice.
Replies: 6
Views: 1598

Re: New Loach Owner, need some advice.

If you can't determine it with a magnifying glass, net him out gently and gently run your fingers over the white spots. If they rub off, it's probably just sand. I would think that ick would appear on other parts of its body than merely its tail. As for other advice for keeping dojos: Cool water, no...
by Dojosmama
Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:26 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Keeping dojos happy
Replies: 0
Views: 1201

Keeping dojos happy

It's really quite simple to keep dojos happy. All they need are: 1. A well-balanced diet of awesome food 2. Clean, well-filtered water in a tank that's regularly maintained with a temperature no warmer than 75F, maximum. 3. A tight-fitting lid so they can't escape. 4. A soft substrate of either sand...
by Dojosmama
Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:24 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: R.I.P. big guy!
Replies: 7
Views: 2147

Re: R.I.P. big guy!

He's probably in that pure sparkly pond beneath the Rainbow Bridge, bragging about how spoiled and well cared for he was with that wonderful human on earth. Don't worry -- love is eternal.
by Dojosmama
Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:56 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: The AciaNet Image uploader no longer works ...
Replies: 7
Views: 2025

Re: The AciaNet Image uploader no longer works ...

Marisol, I think you are looking for the "off topic" forum. Go to the board index and post your statement there, please. This is the loach forum.

Mods, please move this.

Thanks -- dojosmama
by Dojosmama
Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: The AciaNet Image uploader no longer works ...
Replies: 7
Views: 2025

Re: The AciaNet Image uploader no longer works ...

Thanks for the alternative link. I am wondering if it may be IE8 ... I'm going to try AciaNet in Mozella Firefox and see if it will work there. I have Firefox 12, so it should support it. Funny, though, it worked before in IE8 just fine. If that doesn't work, I'll try the new link. Thanks again. --D...
by Dojosmama
Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:32 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Thank you, Mods...Admin.
Replies: 1
Views: 797

Thank you, Mods...Admin.

Thanks for removing all that spam that went on for pages and pages. I know it was a lot of work. It's nice to have our forum back.
by Dojosmama
Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:24 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: FORUM HAS BEEN HIJACKED
Replies: 8
Views: 2175

Re: FORUM HAS BEEN HIJACKED

Yeah, I noticed that, too. Pages and pages of spam! I posted about the photo program I've been using to upload dojo pics no longer working for me, and when it posted, I saw all the junk. Where are the Mods???