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by palaeodave
Sat Dec 04, 2010 7:33 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Bargain hunting pays off!
Replies: 2
Views: 1553

You won't regret the effort. When I moved my loaches into a bigger tank the difference in their behaviour was fantastic. They were fine and healthy before but they're much more bold now.
by palaeodave
Sun Nov 28, 2010 6:29 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: OCA Extravaganza
Replies: 8
Views: 3186

In the fourth picture down, what species is that?
by palaeodave
Thu Nov 25, 2010 7:18 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: new fishkeeper in Jakarta
Replies: 1
Views: 1087

I'm sorry nobody has replied to you yet. I don't know of any Indo posters here though. There may be local forums but I guess it depends on whether or not you can read the language!
by palaeodave
Thu Nov 25, 2010 7:05 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Cobitis of JAPAN
Replies: 9
Views: 6129

I don't have any words to describe how lovely your fish are. Amazing!
by palaeodave
Thu Nov 25, 2010 7:02 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: new 75 gallon with river tank manifold
Replies: 21
Views: 10495

The window film is an excellent idea. I must look into that. I've always preferred a plain black backing.

You say you don't use powerful pumps but it sure looks like the fish have plenty to swim against! Great looking tank.
by palaeodave
Thu Nov 25, 2010 6:58 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New Sewellia sp.???
Replies: 8
Views: 4204

Wow, both lovely but that first one is a stunner. My first thought was that it might be juvenile but there's no reason unnamed species shouldn't be turning up now again so who knows! Keep us updated.
by palaeodave
Sun Oct 31, 2010 12:51 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Will it hold the weight
Replies: 6
Views: 2886

Don't take my word for it but I'd have thought that, as long as there are enough vertical supports under the flat surface, it should be ok. (As long as your floor doesn't give way beneath the whole lot!)
by palaeodave
Sun Oct 31, 2010 11:45 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Shrimp safe loach is there one?
Replies: 18
Views: 13623

Oh and I also think that japonica/Ammano shrimp are fine with a lot of loaches but probably not large clowns. I've kept these with five different species of Botia for years and never lost one to predation. Cherry shrimp aren't safe, though.
by palaeodave
Sun Oct 31, 2010 11:43 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Shrimp safe loach is there one?
Replies: 18
Views: 13623

If you wouldn't keep clowns with discus because they're too boisterous, then certainly don't get yoyos as they're even more so! All the botiine loaches are at least inquisitive so I don't know how well they'd go with discus. Any of the Pangio spp. would be a better choice, although I don't know if a...
by palaeodave
Sun Oct 31, 2010 6:53 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Tanks update. New fish!! Female and male pair?
Replies: 4
Views: 2614

I don't think there's a problem linking to other sites as long as you have a reason for doing it (which you do).

Good luck with breeding!
by palaeodave
Sat Oct 30, 2010 7:04 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: what is the best way to put down a suffering fish?
Replies: 19
Views: 8156

Sorry to hear about your fish. I guess it isn't worth trusting that shop again. Just a comment about clove oil - it shouldn't be at all expensive. You may have bought something that had clove oil as the active ingredient but with some other stuff added. Pure clove oil (which I believe is best for th...
by palaeodave
Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:15 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: 125 gallon leaked out.
Replies: 44
Views: 13847

Wow, you have some lovely tanks. Have you had any trouble with the praecox rainbows? I've tried them twice (separated by a few years and in different tanks) and they've all mysteriously died on me fairly quickly. Never happened with any other fish species.
by palaeodave
Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:45 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Danios - Not a very nice community fish?
Replies: 7
Views: 3931

Weird. Do you know which species it is?
by palaeodave
Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:38 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Shutting down the loach tank
Replies: 2
Views: 1669

Ouch, sorry to hear that. Good luck with re-homing them.
by palaeodave
Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:43 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Serpiticobitis octozona
Replies: 7
Views: 2859

Those are stunning fish. I'm planning to get some eventually! Saw them up at Peterborough a week ago and fell in love with them instantly.