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by qumqats
Wed May 24, 2006 10:04 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Ideas for a substrate divider
Replies: 3
Views: 1947

I have a 180G tank I hope to get up and running this summer. I'm planning on having sand as the substrate in half of the tank and gravel as the substrate in the other half. The separation between the two will be PVC or ABS 2" piping that will also function as a place for the loaches to hide. I'll us...
by qumqats
Mon Apr 24, 2006 6:23 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: It's been a sad week for Clown Loaches.
Replies: 1
Views: 1077

update

update: The water was 0/0/7/7.6 Am/NI/NA/PH so there doesn't seem to be a problem there. The replacement CLs are doing fine. They're a bit larger and stronger than the previous two. These two are doing the loachy dance up and down and all around so they seem happy. The survivor is hiding most of the...
by qumqats
Fri Apr 21, 2006 7:03 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: It's been a sad week for Clown Loaches.
Replies: 1
Views: 1077

It's been a sad week for Clown Loaches.

Scary, all these posts about sick and dearly departed CLs. I'm afraid I have my own post. :( I just purchased 3 CLs, 2 of which didn't last 2 days. They both developed a bright red and swollen nose/mouth. These are babies, 1 1/2 to 2" in length. What happened? Could they have bruised themselves whil...
by qumqats
Fri Apr 21, 2006 5:04 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Good info about wild caught Clown Loachs
Replies: 1
Views: 966

Good info about wild caught Clown Loachs

http://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=23794 This indicates that the major source of CLs is still wild caught. Yet I've been told twice in stores, once in Petco and once in a LFS, that they're breed in captivity. If I go in a store and buy CLs will they be wild caught or captive ...
by qumqats
Thu Apr 13, 2006 2:42 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: ODD BALL CLOWN PICTURES!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 2046

poeticpyro wrote:Are Clowns usually symetrical on both sides??? because this guy isn't...at all.
no

I frequently go into LFSs just to look for odd patterened CLs. I rarely find any, and those that I do find often only have it on one side.

Have you seen http://www.loaches.com/markings.html?
by qumqats
Fri Mar 31, 2006 9:21 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Emaciated Clown Loach
Replies: 35
Views: 22190

Hi qumqats - I don't have any trouble at all getting levamisol, it's as easy to get as buying a candy bar! :lol: The only thing is, I don't know how it's used with fish - or whether it would benefit my little skinny clown loach (my daughter has called him (?) Stripes... How original eh? :roll: ) ah...
by qumqats
Fri Mar 31, 2006 6:36 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Emaciated Clown Loach
Replies: 35
Views: 22190

> . . . snip . . . < I've seen levamisole mentioned in threads for something (can't quite remember what)... I actually have some in my cupboard, it's for the dogs! > . . . snip . . . < It's also know under the name levasole. http://www.thepigsite.com/BusinessDirectory/Focus.asp?Display=2784 We all ...
by qumqats
Fri Mar 31, 2006 5:19 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: bio_filter question...
Replies: 6
Views: 2173

thanks, how often should I change the filter cartrige, I have a penguin 200. thanks for all the info. i change mine every couple of months, when ever the floss starts falling apart! But I also remove the filter/floss and give it a good squirt under a hose a couple of times a week! It goes from brow...
by qumqats
Tue Mar 28, 2006 3:56 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: A Moral Obligation?
Replies: 9
Views: 3071

A biased perspective, but it does bring up some intersting points.

http://www.helpinganimals.com/Factsheet ... .asp?ID=30
by qumqats
Sun Feb 12, 2006 6:54 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Sticky's and site updating?
Replies: 1
Views: 1161

I'd like to add to the list a sticky for the ultimate posting of answers about 'skinny' or 'cronic wasting' disease. I think I have all the answers now after I've dug through the archives, but the answers I think are correct were pulled out from mutiple threads. It'd be nice to have everything summa...
by qumqats
Fri Feb 10, 2006 5:19 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: A different clown loach illness -- help?
Replies: 8
Views: 4915

I'm in a similar boat. I have three 2" clowns in a Qtank and two of them have plumped up quite nicely and grown in size a bit. Yet the third one doesn't appear to have grown ANY and is pretty thin. I've concluded that he has 'skinny disease' aka 'wasting disease'. I've started the tank on a treatmen...
by qumqats
Fri Feb 10, 2006 6:35 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: couple of questions... i need answers ASAP!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 1518

I watch my tank from work sometimes ( http://outel.org:8480/ username guest with no password ) and I've often seen one of my YoYos laying out in the open on his side under a plant. I've also seem my alpha Clown Loach laying in a piece of pipe upside down with her barbels pointing up with just the ti...
by qumqats
Wed Feb 08, 2006 5:10 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: YoYo and brigs
Replies: 10
Views: 4480

What's a 'brig'?
by qumqats
Wed Feb 01, 2006 10:18 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: yoyo's + size
Replies: 8
Views: 3819

JD wrote:One of mine is about 5 years old in a 90 gal and is about 14cm total length. Another is over 10 years old and in a 35hex and is about the same.
JD
You have a 10 year old YoYo? How old do they get?
by qumqats
Fri Jan 27, 2006 9:08 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: concerned
Replies: 15
Views: 7521

I also am just noticing a few of my other tiger barbs are starting to go nose down. That's tigar barb's normal way of sleeping and also of saying 'leave me along, I'm non-aggresive!'. I have a school of tigar barbs and I've lost a couple. One was a runt that never grew much. He was the loner and ne...