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by Graeme McKellar
Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:35 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Hey!
Replies: 14
Views: 2961

Hi Jess, Great to see yet another Aussie join us - there is quite a few of us now. Lucky you getting the Botia Rostrata, you will have to keep an eye out for more "contaminants" but I suppose she thinks she is a Yo-Yo and "hangs" with them. Its a good part of working in a Fish Shop that you get firs...
by Graeme McKellar
Sun Nov 18, 2007 1:39 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Loach availability in Australia
Replies: 12
Views: 5691

Hi Carla and welcome, Where do you live ?? What dimensions is your tank?? I live in the Gold Coast area but have never seen Botia Striata (zebra) available - I think they are restricted imports. We have available Botia Almorhae - yo yo Botia Kubotai - Burmese Border or Polkadot Sidthimunki - Dwarf C...
by Graeme McKellar
Fri Nov 09, 2007 12:40 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Yoyos with Clowns?
Replies: 25
Views: 5143

Hi Robert, The "Aquariumwarehouse' in Southport had Kub's about 1 month ago for $25. They have a shop in Underwood ph-0732085537 and Southport ph-0755915162. I got 5 in February at $40 each they were around 3cm and rather skinny but responded quickly to good feeding and doubled this size in 3 months...
by Graeme McKellar
Thu Oct 18, 2007 3:43 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Hi all from Perth!
Replies: 21
Views: 5527

Welcome to the wonderfull world of Loaches !! It's great to see another fellow Aussie join us. As Martin said Hillstream Loaches are somewhat restricted in Australia but we do see some good ones sometimes. I have only been in the hobby for 1 year but have seen Homoleptera Orthogoniata . Homoloptera ...
by Graeme McKellar
Sat May 12, 2007 4:57 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New river tank additions
Replies: 17
Views: 3504

Thanks for sharing these superb photos with us Les. Your photo of the Annamia normani exploring the bogwood is amazing - the best photo I have seen for a long time!!

Graeme.
by Graeme McKellar
Fri Apr 27, 2007 6:20 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Two Botia Kubotai--new to loaches!
Replies: 13
Views: 4361

Hi and welcome to Loachaholics Anonomous I understand it is a good idea to give your Kubotia a Levamisole treatment as they are wild-caught and wild-caught Botia are usually infected with Nematodes and Gill Flukes. The Levamisole will treat the Nematodes but Praziquantel will be needed for Gill Fluk...
by Graeme McKellar
Wed Jan 31, 2007 5:34 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: More Sidthimunki pics
Replies: 20
Views: 4237

Great photos Mad Duff !! Thanks for sharing them with us. I am currently setting up a 30 x 15 x18 tank that will have 6 khulis and as many Sid"s as possible and would like some help in working out how many I can put in this size tank. I have just got a Eheim Pro 2 2026 and will be adding a large HOB...
by Graeme McKellar
Wed Dec 20, 2006 2:54 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: cory cats and botias as well as stocking suggestions
Replies: 11
Views: 3491

"Munki's" would fit in peacefully. Nice setup you have - thats one BIG tank.
by Graeme McKellar
Sun Oct 08, 2006 3:21 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Flouride??
Replies: 13
Views: 2941

Thanks for your answers Jim. I spoke to the operater at our Water Treatment Plant who said they dosed at a rate of 0.8 - 1.0 PPM. He also said if I came to the plant I could get water before it was dosed with Flouride or Chlorine but suggested a small dose of chlorine be added and left for 12 hours ...
by Graeme McKellar
Thu Oct 05, 2006 3:37 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Flouride??
Replies: 13
Views: 2941

Flouride??

Our Local water has Flouride added in minute quantitys and I was wondering if it could have any adverse affects on Loaches given their sensitivity? Does carbon remove it? Does it build-up due to evaporation? It is classed as a Marine Pollutant with a toxic affect on all marine life but in what amoun...
by Graeme McKellar
Thu Sep 21, 2006 3:59 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Who asked about the fx5?
Replies: 2
Views: 1241

Thanks Adam - it seems to me that owners are very happy with their FX5. The positives for me are the high actual flow rates - increased media contact times - longer maintenance intervals -the ability to purge the primary stage but most imortant to me is their quietness.I find noisy aeration or filtr...
by Graeme McKellar
Sat Sep 09, 2006 8:52 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New Pics – Geos, loaches and SA’s Updated 9/8/07
Replies: 24
Views: 5295

G'DAY MATE OWYAGOIN !! Good to see another Aussie on the Forum. Your photo's are amazing :shock: and your fish are sooo beautifull and they all seem to have big smiles on their faces. You must spoil them rotten. Thanks for sharing them with us. When I next go to Perth maybe I can see them in real li...
by Graeme McKellar
Sat Sep 09, 2006 7:27 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: filter intakes/outlets & loaches...
Replies: 11
Views: 4016

Hi Sophie, I would not use foam inside the intake hose no matter how course it is as it will cause cavitation which will damage the impeller and housing of the pump. It is quite ok to restrict the output hose to slow-down flow but never restrict the intake hose. You have to allow a equal or larger a...
by Graeme McKellar
Mon Sep 04, 2006 3:46 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Welcome to the New Loach Forum
Replies: 261
Views: 222773

What a Great site. I am setting-up a Loache community tank(river) and look forward to any advice and help I can get to make it a healthy and happy tank. I hope to keep Hillstreams,Kuhli and Pakistani in groups of six and have three or four other exotic Loaches depending on what is available locally....