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by jonstfrancis
Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:10 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Some Shrimps Photos to Share
Replies: 12
Views: 6173

Re: Some Shrimps Photos to Share

Thanks, the cuttlefish bone is from the sea. I live not far from the coast and find them fairly regularly washed up. Probably I'll go and find a new one and wash it at home.
That's great advice about what to do with it. If I get some shrimps I'll try that as my water isn't hard.
by jonstfrancis
Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:43 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Some Shrimps Photos to Share
Replies: 12
Views: 6173

Re: Some Shrimps Photos to Share

Cuttlefish bone isn't a problem as I have one lying around oddly enough. That can't pollute the water in some way? I just cut off a little piece and the shrimps will feed on it? I've read that Amano shrimp larvae require brackish water to grow into young shrimps. Found this intriguing video here; ht...
by jonstfrancis
Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:08 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: goldfish injuries
Replies: 25
Views: 18392

Re: goldfish injuries

They are beautiful goldfish. Comets are in my opinion, the loveliest goldfish around.
I did a google search "goldfish turning white" and it seems it isn't so unheard of for orange goldfish to slowly turn white. Never come across it myself however.
by jonstfrancis
Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Some Shrimps Photos to Share
Replies: 12
Views: 6173

Re: Some Shrimps Photos to Share

Those shrimps look great.
I'm also thinking of adding some, probably Amano shrimps. It is true they are happy in an unheated aquarium? Has anyone here managed to breed them?
by jonstfrancis
Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:07 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: new hillstream tank
Replies: 20
Views: 8219

Re: new hillstream tank

I would only worry about the other fish in your tank because White Cloud Mountain Minnows are hardy and enjoy a variety of set ups. You're correct in keeping them in a group (school) as they become nervous when there are too few of them. I currently have 9 together in my 60 litre tank, although I ma...
by jonstfrancis
Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:20 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Need set-up tips for hillstream first timer, Please!
Replies: 29
Views: 10739

Re: Need set-up tips for hillstream first timer, Please!

Beautiful, natural looking setup there. Love the drift wood especially.
by jonstfrancis
Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:04 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: new hillstream tank
Replies: 20
Views: 8219

Re: new hillstream tank

This page has a photo of the ecological environment of Liniparhomaloptera disparis:

http://www.hkis.hk/contents/Publication ... 1115_c.php
by jonstfrancis
Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:45 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: new hillstream tank
Replies: 20
Views: 8219

Re: new hillstream tank

but, there is one thing that's bothering me, the text says: "sympatric" and that means not in the same area? Sympatric means species inhabiting the same area/environment and implies that they live alongside each other, meeting in that environment. And that is interesting to find out that White Clou...
by jonstfrancis
Mon Oct 15, 2012 5:28 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: On my way back to loaches & a newly aquascaped tank
Replies: 7
Views: 4095

Re: On my way back to loaches & a newly aquascaped tank

Very cute fish and lovely set up.
(And, yes, absolutely right to move that little plant!)
by jonstfrancis
Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: As promised, latest dojo aquascaping
Replies: 4
Views: 1737

Re: As promised, latest dojo aquascaping

They must love it in there... so much to hide in and play around!
by jonstfrancis
Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:17 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: new hillstream tank
Replies: 20
Views: 8219

Re: new hillstream tank

Must admit I was surprised a bit too. I've always kept them in fast moving water and they seem to enjoy the flow from the filter. They do manage to sleep at night in a small part of the tank that is more still and hide around a rock there or even tucked up in some java moss. The water in those natur...
by jonstfrancis
Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: new hillstream tank
Replies: 20
Views: 8219

Re: new hillstream tank

Found this about their habitat(s) in the wild: Habitat Little published information exists but one of the populations rediscovered close to the type locality in Guangdong inhabits a sluggish, spring-fed mountain stream with clear, shallow water and dense growths of aquatic vegetation (Yi et al. 2004...
by jonstfrancis
Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:13 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Need set-up tips for hillstream first timer, Please!
Replies: 29
Views: 10739

Re: Need set-up tips for hillstream first timer, Please!

In my experience, trying to grow plants from the wild in an aquarium doesn't work; they always die after a few weeks. I've tried small weeds and mosses from upland brooks near to my home and never succeeded. The only success is in one tank I have a stone that just breaches the surface and on that am...
by jonstfrancis
Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:05 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: First Hillstream tank (loaches and Gobies)
Replies: 79
Views: 53071

Re: First Hillstream tank (loaches and Gobies)

Beautiful tank and looks like it should be easy to maintain too. I'm thinking that the hair algae may lessen by itself as time goes by, perhaps as the plants grow and compete for the water's nutrients or something.