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by FranM
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Different growth rate in the “teensy” clowns
Replies: 9
Views: 1979

Re: Different growth rate in the “teensy” clowns

I like your thought about the males vs females growth rate. The smaller teensy took the longest to settle in, too. They were not quarantined—it was the plop in and pray method. I didn’t add an ich med or anything. In fact I just read my notes to confirm that. They were added 11/3. The good news is m...
by FranM
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Different growth rate in the “teensy” clowns
Replies: 9
Views: 1979

Re: Different growth rate in the “teensy” clowns

One of the teensies, the smaller one, was flashing. I had done a regularly scheduled water change and he flashed that day. I waited, and he flashed more the next day. So I Praziproed. I don’t remember if I did a Kusuri dose with the teensies. I don’t think I did. I did after I transferred the tank i...
by FranM
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Update on my loaches! With video
Replies: 13
Views: 2382

Re: Update on my loaches! With video

Nice video.
by FranM
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Different growth rate in the “teensy” clowns
Replies: 9
Views: 1979

Re: Different growth rate in the “teensy” clowns

Prazipro is safe and can be used as a preventative. I’m using it as both right now. I see a problem that I don’t want to get out of control. Kusuri can be used monthly as well and is also safe. I don’t, however, use either as a prophylactic. So, no, I don’t think I’m overmedicating.
by FranM
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Different growth rate in the “teensy” clowns
Replies: 9
Views: 1979

Different growth rate in the “teensy” clowns

Now that the smaller of the two clowns is much more confident being out and about, clearly he’s growing at a much slower pace. I noticed yesterday he was flashing a little and today it’s a bit more, so I’m going to dose with Prazipro. Here are the side by side comparisons: https://i.postimg.cc/Z98BX...
by FranM
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: My clown loach pond
Replies: 12
Views: 2808

Re: My clown loach pond

So beautiful.
by FranM
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Video of clowns
Replies: 8
Views: 1563

Re: Video of clowns

Thank you.

They are slim bodied. The significant protrusion looks like it came on overnight— especially when I sit at the tank at least once a day to observe all members.
by FranM
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Video of clowns
Replies: 8
Views: 1563

Re: Video of clowns

Dead calcified worm??? Where would that come from?

The mouth has been an issue well before the lump. The lump seemed to have come out of nowhere right after Christmas—like from nothing to WTF!

Maybe the fact that it came on so quickly could be a clue.
by FranM
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Video of clowns
Replies: 8
Views: 1563

Re: Video of clowns

It’s ok. I know the problem can’t be solved. Maybe someone has seen something similar, like you, and your cory went on for quite some time. Hopefully the same goes for the silver dollar. I did a couple salt treatments with a good ten days in between. A yo-yo started flashing so I did a water change ...
by FranM
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Video of clowns
Replies: 8
Views: 1563

Re: Video of clowns

Thanks, Loach.
by FranM
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Oldest Clown Loach now 25 years old.
Replies: 13
Views: 4778

Re: Oldest Clown Loach now 25 years old.

Pretty cool Redshark! Beautiful photos. Congrats on your accomplishment. Hope I can say the same one day.
by FranM
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: My clown loach pond
Replies: 12
Views: 2808

Re: My clown loach pond

Your clowns look great, Loach. I was watching a video on sexing clowns awhile ago. I had a general idea of how to distinguish males and females but got a better understanding after the video. In your last photo the large clown up front is FAT. Hard to tell if it’s male or female. You would think the...
by FranM
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Video of clowns
Replies: 8
Views: 1563

Video of clowns

The “teensies” are getting larger—especially the more dominant one which has grown much more than the smaller teensy ( do you think the smaller one is stunted? ). Good news is the littlest is becoming more confident and spending much more time out. In fact I have seen a standoff between the two teen...
by FranM
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Happiness is: Now Video too
Replies: 36
Views: 6305

Re: Happiness is: Now Video too

I just have the FX6 running only and each basket is filled to the brim with Matrix. My hope is that there is enough media to keep nitrate at bay all the time—at least under 10 ppm. Water changes would be done every couple weeks to keep parameters stable. This is my hope.
by FranM
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Silver Dollar Mouth
Replies: 6
Views: 5504

Re: Silver Dollar Mouth

Yes it could very well be that. I think it has gotten a little worse. But yes, honestly there has been some type of protrusion there for quite some time, and the fish was extremely active and normal throughout that period. Something happened over the last month month and a half. Thank you for contin...