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by qumqats
Fri Aug 31, 2007 4:24 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Levasole dosage calculaton
Replies: 2
Views: 1568

See here: http://www.loaches.com/Members/shari2/levamisole-hydrochloride-1 (scroll through the stuff you don't need down to the dosing section if you want) Whoa! Good Stuff. I did some searching, but I guess I didn't search hard enough. This link should be in a sticky topic. and here for a handy da...
by qumqats
Tue Aug 28, 2007 4:58 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Levasole dosage calculaton
Replies: 2
Views: 1568

Levasole dosage calculaton

I've got a kubotai that I recently noticed was razor thin. CWS seems the most likely cause. Since I recently did a treatment of antibiotics on this tank it seems the next step is Levasole. Please comment on my thought process here. 18.15G of levamisole hydrochloride in a 500ml bottle comes out to 36...
by qumqats
Sat Jul 07, 2007 12:55 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: how important is the plastic band around tank edges?
Replies: 4
Views: 1444

How UV sensitive is silicone? If the plastic rims have deteriated I'd be worried about the silicone. It might be easier to junk the tank and just get a new one. Otherwise to be safe and sure I'd think you'd need to strip the tank down to the bare glass panels, get a new pair of plastic rims that fit...
by qumqats
Wed Jul 04, 2007 8:47 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Help with Loach ID Please
Replies: 27
Views: 7981

Even the common Clown Loach is questionable in my mind.

How many people can truly give an adult clown loach an appropriate home over the potential life time of a clown loach?

10" and 30 years! thats quite a commitment!
by qumqats
Mon Jul 02, 2007 4:24 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Sand..
Replies: 25
Views: 6740

geeze! my mistake, I thought MTSs were in the 1" range and much too large for loaches to eat.
by qumqats
Mon Jul 02, 2007 2:23 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Sand..
Replies: 25
Views: 6740

what about using malasian trumpet snales since they are substrate shifters would they help or would the dojos just eat them as quickly as i put them in? I knew there was some kind of snail that was good at stirring up the sand, but wasn't sure what the name was. Aren't MTSs pretty big? Not only do ...
by qumqats
Mon Jul 02, 2007 12:34 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Sand..
Replies: 25
Views: 6740

> . . . snip .. . . ...something i am learning about right now is anaerobic gaseous pockets of air that get trapped in the sand. the sand should be 'stirred' every once in awhile to prevent these pockets from building up because they can be lethal to your fish (and lethal to your nose :lol: ) when ...
by qumqats
Mon Jul 02, 2007 12:27 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Is this normal loach behavior?
Replies: 18
Views: 4088

Don't be suprised if it takes quite a while for them to settle down / become comfortable. I've noticed it takes as much as a month or MORE after major changes for my clowns to become comfortable with the tank and start coming out much.
by qumqats
Fri Apr 27, 2007 5:19 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: normal behavior?
Replies: 4
Views: 1304

Mine do it so much the sand is thin in all the corners of the tank.
by qumqats
Tue Apr 24, 2007 3:33 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: can't count fish! always moving/hiding.
Replies: 5
Views: 1459

can't count fish! always moving/hiding.

I put 5 kubs in the 60G tank two months ago. I've never seen all 5 at the same time, only 4. I've been assuming that somehow I'd lost one. NOT SO!! I finally saw all 5 last night!! YAA!! :) darn fish can be hard to count! Just like the skunks I have in the 30G. I never see all 4. So I remove all the...
by qumqats
Tue Apr 24, 2007 3:22 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Y. Sidthimunki Pictures
Replies: 12
Views: 2634

I need to get more sids :(

My 5 just don't have that 'school' mob look.
by qumqats
Thu Mar 29, 2007 6:22 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Fin grow back speed?
Replies: 2
Views: 2010

Fin grow back speed?

I have a 4 or 5 inch clown loach I've had in my Qtank for a while. I noticed it acting funny a few weeks ago. Upon closer examination I saw that a couple of its fins were partially gone and that its suborbital spines were perminatly extended. I immediatly moved it to the Qtank and did the proscribed...
by qumqats
Thu Mar 29, 2007 6:12 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: How much to feed 4 loaches??
Replies: 2
Views: 1009

You need to feed them more than just Algae Wafers. I use 3 or 4 different kinds of feed in my tanks, flake, shrimp pellets, algae wafers, etc. They need variety. If you see extra food laying around on the bottom after 15 minutes then you've overfed them. A general rule is as much food as the size of...
by qumqats
Fri Feb 23, 2007 5:45 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Possible silly queston...driftwood
Replies: 15
Views: 4125

Isn't your pleco keeping it clean?

Oh! you don't have a Pleco in the tank.

I have a Pleco of some sort in all my tanks to help me out with the cleaning.
by qumqats
Thu Feb 22, 2007 1:54 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: How many gallons do you really need?
Replies: 6
Views: 2587

Loaches are river fish so they like a lot of movement of water in the tank. Loaches require excellent water conditions, 0 ammonia and nitrite These two requirements mean you need to over filter the tank with more turns of the tank than normal and LOTS of filter surface for the bio filter. You can’t ...