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by chefkeith
Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:24 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Buy an extra clown loach, yey or ney.
Replies: 79
Views: 43009

Re: Buy an extra clown loach, yey or ney.

$25 seems like a very fair price. Clown loaches get pretty expensive once they get over 6 inches. About 8 years ago, I purchased a lone fat 6" clown for $40, which made him my largest clown in my tanks. He's been one of my most inquisitive/peaceful loaches too. He's grown a few inches since I got hi...
by chefkeith
Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:23 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Loaches more and more shy
Replies: 6
Views: 2446

Re: Loaches more and more shy

Try feeding them smaller quantities, 3 or 4 times a day. A raw vegetable such as zucchini, a protein like chopped up shrimp, and some staple foods like Omega One Veggie Rounds, Sinking Kelp Pellets, Floating Cichlid Pellets, ect. You may need to dim the lighting for surface feedings. Just don't let ...
by chefkeith
Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:03 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New Bigger Home for Clown Loaches
Replies: 13
Views: 7536

Re: New Bigger Home for Clown Loaches

Awesome tank! Where are you located? If you live in the USA, Leslies Pool Supply is good place to get sand.
by chefkeith
Sat Jun 15, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: My new 240 gallon aquarium
Replies: 11
Views: 3782

Re: My new 240 gallon aquarium

That is awesome. Congrats on the new tank!
by chefkeith
Sun May 19, 2013 5:54 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Clown Loaches Brackish Water
Replies: 18
Views: 9535

Re: Clown Loaches Brackish Water

It's highly unlikely, but I think it's possible for clown loaches to survive, if the water temperatures are high enough. I've seen clowns live in both African rift and brackish like conditions. Not that I recommend it. In my own experience, they seem quite adaptable and tolerate table salt (pure sod...
by chefkeith
Sun May 19, 2013 3:57 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Hello LOL. I've been lurking with my loaches :)
Replies: 9
Views: 3395

Re: Hello LOL. I've been lurking with my loaches :)

Very nice indeed. I'm using the same kind of lighting on my planted tanks. Awhile ago, I switched from from 55w cfl fixtures to these much cheaper Bayco Portable Work Lights that use the screw-in cfl's, and they seem to work really well. FYI, when using 23w cfls they seem to get overheated and burn ...
by chefkeith
Sun May 19, 2013 3:08 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: The Loach Trap Project with lots of pictures
Replies: 13
Views: 8033

Re: The Loach Trap Project with lots of pictures

Nice job Keith!!! It might even work to some extent on other types of fish. Do you mind if I share this project on other forums? Yeah, it should work for many types of fish. You certainly can share this project. If anyone out there has some ideas on how to improve the trap, let me know, and forward...
by chefkeith
Sun May 12, 2013 10:44 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Sidthimunki spawned
Replies: 61
Views: 33029

Re: Sidthimunki spawned

I don't know the answers, but you probably should have started your own thread, instead using this old one. You may get more responses then.
by chefkeith
Sun May 12, 2013 10:40 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Where to get levamisole?
Replies: 5
Views: 2076

Re: Where to get levamisole?

Levamisole hasn't been on the market for years. I think it was discontinued by many pharmaceutical companies due to that it was being used in cocaine drug trafficking industry. Most fishkeepers from what I've read are using a Fenbendazole (panacur) instead. I've never tried using it, so you'll need ...
by chefkeith
Sun May 12, 2013 10:33 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: water temperature
Replies: 7
Views: 2825

Re: water temperature

My water temps change depending on the season. I don't want to make my heaters or air conditioners work too much.
Winter: 78 -80F
Spring and Fall: 80-82F
Summer: 82-86F
by chefkeith
Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:36 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: The Loach Trap Project with lots of pictures
Replies: 13
Views: 8033

The Loach Trap Project with lots of pictures

Here it is. http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c49/chefkeith/The%20Loach%20Trap/TheGreatLoachTrapandme_zps4398ca63.jpg http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c49/chefkeith/The%20Loach%20Trap/TheGreatLoachTrap_zpsf1ee2698.jpg Materials Used: 3" PVC Tee for Schedule 30 Pipe. 3" Solid Core Schedule 30 Thinwa...
by chefkeith
Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:20 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: SURPRISE--MY CLOWN DIED
Replies: 7
Views: 1864

Re: SURPRISE--MY CLOWN DIED

You would think an entire tank would suffer if it were experiencing the things you're all suggesting. Not necessarily. When problems are at subclinical levels, it usually just picks off the weakest fish 1st. Then when those subclinical problems multiply it becomes ever more taxing. A large tank tem...
by chefkeith
Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: SURPRISE--MY CLOWN DIED
Replies: 7
Views: 1864

Re: SURPRISE--MY CLOWN DIED

Sorry to hear it. Ammonia Alert meters are nice things to have when in doubt. They cost about $10 and last over a year if it's kept clean. I usually keep one on every tank.
by chefkeith
Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:09 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Update with good news, and maybe some bad news
Replies: 53
Views: 11831

Re: Update with good news, and maybe some bad news

Things have settled down here. I just moved the 15 loaches from the q-tank back to the main tanks. They all look fine and are getting their 1st meal in 5 days. Hopefully all the drama is over. One good thing that came out of this is that I did build a new handy PVC loach trap to catch and transport ...
by chefkeith
Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:33 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Update with good news, and maybe some bad news
Replies: 53
Views: 11831

Re: Update with good news, and maybe some bad news

Thanks Loachloach. That's very true about the pH and CO2. I can't think of why I didn't measure the TDS of each sample when I was checking the pH. I'm getting so forgetful lately.