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by palaeodave
Mon Oct 04, 2010 5:18 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: my hillstream viv journal
Replies: 39
Views: 24134

Absolutely lovely setup! I especially like the picture of the underside of the frog through the glass. Excellent stuff!
by palaeodave
Mon Oct 04, 2010 5:15 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: loaches with a clown knife?
Replies: 3
Views: 1786

Loaches in general (and yoyos in particular) can be kind of boisterous. My only worry is that they might irritate the knife and it would retaliate. I've no experience of them though so if you don't think it's likely to do that then I don't see a problem.
by palaeodave
Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:45 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: hillstream viv enthousiast saying hello!
Replies: 7
Views: 3643

Fantastic!
by palaeodave
Mon Sep 27, 2010 2:25 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: what kind of loach???
Replies: 5
Views: 3869

I wouldn't even put chain loaches in a tank that size, although I was guilty of worse when I first started fishkeeping. I think kuhli loaches would be a good choice.
by palaeodave
Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:14 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: My water babies (photos)
Replies: 16
Views: 8615

Not enough photos get posted on the forums. I don't think there's any way for users to delete their threads but you shouldn't anyway.

Hard to say at that age with the yoyos. If one is noticeably more plump then that's a good sign it's a female.
by palaeodave
Sun Sep 26, 2010 3:51 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: First forays into fish photography
Replies: 5
Views: 3053

Thanks all. She uses a Canon 500D and a Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L IS USM macro lens. We'll try cleaning the glass a bit better next and then maybe try out a tripod. Got some loach pictures to come eventually. If anyone has any hints, tips, bit of experience to share etc, please head over to this thread...
by palaeodave
Sat Sep 25, 2010 5:07 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: I love my YoYo's :)
Replies: 14
Views: 5596

Just a small point - loaches aren't actually scaleless, they just have very tiny scales.
by palaeodave
Sat Sep 25, 2010 4:34 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: First forays into fish photography
Replies: 5
Views: 3053

First forays into fish photography

Here are just a few of the pictures Nichola has taken of our fish recently. http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n38/palaeodave/5024010082_668747e373_b.jpg http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n38/palaeodave/5023401983_d6fb3ab5a8_b.jpg http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n38/palaeodave/5024011084_ebfbbe8...
by palaeodave
Sat Sep 25, 2010 2:05 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: I love my YoYo's :)
Replies: 14
Views: 5596

I suppose up to ten of either but not of both (or five of each). You could perhaps add a third yoyo. They would get on just fine.

I don't know about ich. I've never had to deal with it.
by palaeodave
Sat Sep 25, 2010 1:37 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: I love my YoYo's :)
Replies: 14
Views: 5596

Your yoyos are looking great, btw.
by palaeodave
Sat Sep 25, 2010 1:36 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: I love my YoYo's :)
Replies: 14
Views: 5596

I had a group of 5 in a ~47 US gallon tank and rapidly became of the opinion that it wasn't a big enough tank for yoyos. They're in a 79 US gallon tank now and that seems much more sensible. In a 40 gallon I'd go for Botia striata or Yasuhikotakia sidthimunki.
by palaeodave
Tue Sep 21, 2010 6:02 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: My Danio Kyathit
Replies: 25
Views: 13456

In fact, go over here and do it! :D

http://forums.loaches.com/viewtopic.php?t=21322
by palaeodave
Tue Sep 21, 2010 5:57 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: calcium deficiency
Replies: 6
Views: 2817

I'd have thought the water in Northern Ireland is fairly hard and alkaline (correct me if I'm wrong), so thin shells probably means they just aren't getting enough to eat. Cucumber and courgette go down well with mine and they'll also clean up any algae wafers they come across.
by palaeodave
Tue Sep 21, 2010 5:55 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: My Danio Kyathit
Replies: 25
Views: 13456

Stunning shots! Come on now, tell us more about your photography.
by palaeodave
Sun Sep 19, 2010 4:53 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Histrionica compatibility?
Replies: 4
Views: 2041

They'd be fine. Histies are the most placid of the botiine loaches that I've seen. Honestly, the dwarf gourami are going to be more of a problem to the loaches if you get a male in breeding season. I'd personally recommend against that particular species of gourami. I know they're nice and colourful...