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by Danelle Vivier
Sun May 18, 2014 3:29 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: How to teach (hillstream) loaches to eat veggies?
Replies: 13
Views: 5181

Re: How to teach (hillstream) loaches to eat veggies?

Pity. I had no idea. But what problems me is that the Sewelias do come out later in the day and then seems fine with the Pseudos. It might be better when I move over to the 4ft tank (currently have a 3ft for them). I wish I knew this. Otherwise I would probably not have gotten the Pseudos. Thanks fo...
by Danelle Vivier
Sun May 18, 2014 6:13 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: How to teach (hillstream) loaches to eat veggies?
Replies: 13
Views: 5181

Re: How to teach (hillstream) loaches to eat veggies?

Hi Yes that's right. Generally: to mix Pseudogastros with other hillies is a bad idea. It never worked with mine. And: Pseudogastros are fervent algaegrasers (the only scientific work on this behaviour has been done on P. cheni), they even need this nibbling more than others. But the content of alg...
by Danelle Vivier
Sun May 18, 2014 2:54 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: How to teach (hillstream) loaches to eat veggies?
Replies: 13
Views: 5181

Re: How to teach (hillstream) loaches to eat veggies?

Hi Just as question: why should carnivores eat veggies? Hillies are not vegetarians and starve if you don't give them proper food. Of course they nibble all sorts of vegetables. And that's it. As nourishment it's worth nothing. And the "Aufwuchs" in a tank is worth nothing as well. So give them pro...
by Danelle Vivier
Sat May 17, 2014 3:14 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: How to teach (hillstream) loaches to eat veggies?
Replies: 13
Views: 5181

Re: How to teach (hillstream) loaches to eat veggies?

Thank you Jim. I will get some spinach and try that once the Sewellias are more or less settled and doesn't just hide. My only problem with this is that after a few hours, the snails will begin to eat the spinach, which is undesirable. TrebleClef, I have various fish: Gastromyzon, Pseudogastromyzon,...
by Danelle Vivier
Sat May 17, 2014 3:57 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: How to teach (hillstream) loaches to eat veggies?
Replies: 13
Views: 5181

How to teach (hillstream) loaches to eat veggies?

I have a group of P.cheni, S.lineolata, G.zebrinus and some gobies. They only eat algae in the tank and I am afraid the aufwuchs(micro organisms in the algae) won't be enough to sustain all of them. I fear it's also the reason why most of my P.cheni fry died. They refuse to eat veggie pellets or any...
by Danelle Vivier
Fri Apr 18, 2014 6:54 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Fighting algae in a plantless river flow tank? Should I?
Replies: 2
Views: 3221

Re: Fighting algae in a plantless river flow tank? Should I?

I also leave the algae except on the front panel.
by Danelle Vivier
Sat Apr 12, 2014 3:44 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: First Hillstream tank (loaches and Gobies)
Replies: 79
Views: 56727

Re: First Hillstream tank (loaches and Gobies)

Definitely. And I know there will be more in a week or two because I saw spawning a week ago.
by Danelle Vivier
Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:22 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: First Hillstream tank (loaches and Gobies)
Replies: 79
Views: 56727

Re: First Hillstream tank (loaches and Gobies)

Counted 28 this morning. 2 bigger ones and about 6 medium, rest tiny.
by Danelle Vivier
Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:21 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Stiphodon atropurpureus (blue neon gobys?)
Replies: 7
Views: 3144

Re: Stiphodon atropurpureus (blue neon gobys?)

I have conditioned my gobies to eat any food such as pellets, flakes and bloodworm. But now they rarely do because of all the algae I have. If you don't have enough algae then try get aufuchs food such as Repashy metioned, or veggie tablets.
by Danelle Vivier
Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:55 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: First Hillstream tank (loaches and Gobies)
Replies: 79
Views: 56727

Re: First Hillstream tank (loaches and Gobies)

Spotted another +- 9 fry which appeared this week. Very small, <1cm
by Danelle Vivier
Thu Apr 03, 2014 2:56 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: First Hillstream tank (loaches and Gobies)
Replies: 79
Views: 56727

Re: First Hillstream tank (loaches and Gobies)

Thanks!

No nothing picks on the loaches. The P.cheni pics on the G.zebrinus and the barbs chase each other. But I move the barbs to my planted 4ft where there is more of them.
by Danelle Vivier
Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:09 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: First Hillstream tank (loaches and Gobies)
Replies: 79
Views: 56727

Re: First Hillstream tank (loaches and Gobies)

Photos of my fish. Take note the fry, which is 2 different sizes. http://imagehost.losias.net/images/IGP7926.jpg http://imagehost.losias.net/images/IGP7939.jpg http://imagehost.losias.net/images/IGP7956.jpg http://imagehost.losias.net/images/IGP7975.jpg http://imagehost.losias.net/images/IGP7986.jpg...
by Danelle Vivier
Tue Mar 18, 2014 2:55 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: First Hillstream tank (loaches and Gobies)
Replies: 79
Views: 56727

Re: First Hillstream tank (loaches and Gobies)

Tank shot

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This pic shows what the rocks looked like vs how it looks now.

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by Danelle Vivier
Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:22 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: First Hillstream tank (loaches and Gobies)
Replies: 79
Views: 56727

Re: First Hillstream tank (loaches and Gobies)

I'm not home during the week so I don't know. I would think that there are more.