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by palaeodave
Sat Apr 02, 2011 7:48 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Pictures! Baby Horsefaced Loach -- I need Help! :)
Replies: 9
Views: 5106

Re: Pictures! Baby Horsefaced Loach -- I need Help! :)

I've never seen spam claiming knowledge of the whole universe before.

I didn't realise that any spiny eels stayed that small... *starts to plan another tank*
by palaeodave
Sat Apr 02, 2011 7:45 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Sewellia Fry!
Replies: 19
Views: 7200

Re: Sewellia Fry!

What a great birthday present for you!

Jim - that picture is amazing!
by palaeodave
Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:40 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Loach pics and growouts
Replies: 11
Views: 3570

Re: Loach pics and growouts

Great looking fish! How big is the BGK?
by palaeodave
Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:29 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: The spawning of Sewellia lineolata, first pictures
Replies: 21
Views: 11804

Re: The spawning of Sewellia lineolata

That is amazing. Thank you for posting them!
by palaeodave
Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:27 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: My Ferret and the Fish Tank
Replies: 21
Views: 10812

Re: My Ferret and the Fish Tank

Great pictures! Our cats are similar but they've never stuck their face in so far!
by palaeodave
Sat Jan 15, 2011 5:23 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Dritfwood Display tank
Replies: 13
Views: 6929

Re: Dritfwood Display tank

That really is a gorgeous piece of wood and I'm sure the tank is going to be spectacular but...why did you cut it down?! Surely that wood deserved a bigger tank so you didn't have to lose any of it!
by palaeodave
Sat Jan 15, 2011 3:28 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Lighting...
Replies: 10
Views: 3364

Re: Lighting...

I've got very bright T5 on my tank and all of the loaches are out constantly, showing no fear whatsoever. About a third of the surface is covered in floating plants (I call them water lettuce but I don't know what it really is) but they show no particular preference for being there over the exposed ...
by palaeodave
Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:12 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: How big is your biggest clown loach?
Replies: 1
Views: 907

Re: How big is your biggest clown loach?

That's an impressive size. I believe a couple of people here do have larger but what we really want to know is whether you grew it that big yourself or if you got it later in life? Also, pictures are always appreciated! :)
by palaeodave
Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:08 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Dither Fish for 55g Baby Botia Tank
Replies: 13
Views: 7583

Re: Dither Fish for 55g Baby Botia Tank

Easiest way to test the stone is to scrape some off with a knife and pour a little distilled vinegar onto the powder. If it effervesces (fizzes), it's alkaline and will probably leach into the water. As for dithers, I've found none better than harlequin rasboras. A decent shoal of adults is quite a ...
by palaeodave
Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:04 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Aquarium safe paint
Replies: 3
Views: 2241

Re: Aquarium safe paint

Are you able to contact other aquariums to find out what they've used in similar circumstances? London aquarium did a massive refurb a year or two ago, so may have recent experience with this.
by palaeodave
Sat Jan 08, 2011 2:10 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: How old is your oldest Loach?
Replies: 25
Views: 13138

Re: How old is your oldest Loach?

Thanks for digging up this old thread. I had never heard of a 20 year old kuhli before!
by palaeodave
Sat Dec 18, 2010 1:12 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Cold water fish suggestions
Replies: 3
Views: 2320

Cold water fish suggestions

Hi all. I threw together a cold water tank a couple of months ago for some cold water river fish. The tank is currently holding around 15C although it'll probably go a bit higher in summer. Anyway, the rocks are getting a covering a biofilm and I was wondering if there were any fish people could thi...
by palaeodave
Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:43 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Wood: toxicity, rot and tannins
Replies: 5
Views: 3306

Re: Wood: toxicity, rot and tannins

That's looking rather nice! Let us know here when you put the fish in.
by palaeodave
Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:39 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Golden honey Gourami
Replies: 5
Views: 6155

Re: Golden honey Gourami

Excellent photos, as always. Very lovely fish!
by palaeodave
Sun Dec 05, 2010 12:54 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: YoYo and Pakistani loach
Replies: 3
Views: 1842

It's the curse of the common name.