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by NancyD
Sun Apr 23, 2006 11:07 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Clown Loach tankmates?
Replies: 21
Views: 8635

Hi again Red_Arokh, Many people keep clowns & angels together but it didn't work for me. The clowns scared the angels a night. Lots of splashing & dashing around in the dark. I don't think the loaches were mean, just curious & rowdy. You asked how long I've been in the hobby-- more than 25 years, bu...
by NancyD
Fri Apr 21, 2006 10:56 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: White "mildew"???
Replies: 3
Views: 1433

What kind of loaches? I had a catfish that expelled eggs just to get rid of them. Caviar for all!
Nancy
by NancyD
Fri Apr 21, 2006 10:51 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Clown Loach tankmates?
Replies: 21
Views: 8635

It's been a long time since I kept gouramis but it seems like they like fairly calm water (for their bubble nests) & clowns like faster current. The fins are targets for fin-nippers like tiger barbs & serpae tetras. As far as dither fish go a lot of people keep rainbows or rasboras. I tried silver t...
by NancyD
Thu Apr 20, 2006 4:39 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Clown Loach tankmates?
Replies: 21
Views: 8635

Hi Red_Arokh, I have a similar set-up with 6 3-4 inch clowns & 8 (used to be 10) tiger barbs in a 55gal. I planning to move them to at least a 125g, hopefully a 180g. in the not too distant future. It's usually o.k. to add smaller fish (after 3-4 week quarantine of course) to an existing group but l...
by NancyD
Thu Apr 20, 2006 4:05 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Losing sids-- ideas?
Replies: 2
Views: 1230

CKfish, I'm so sorry about your sids, I got mine about the same time as you. In the shop 2 or3 of 12 had round pink stomachs so I waited a month to buy & 1 was still skinny. I was concerned about internal parasites but afraid they'd be sensitive to meds. I was going to try levamisole but then there ...
by NancyD
Wed Apr 19, 2006 9:37 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: clown coloration
Replies: 10
Views: 2477

I think I learned ventral fin instead of pelvic, is that old school? ( And my adipose area isn't a tiny fin near my tail :roll: ). Anyway I think I'll try some omega color flakes although my fish are more goumand than gourmet :lol: .
Nancy
by NancyD
Tue Apr 18, 2006 11:00 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: got some levamisole HCL from the vet,but confused
Replies: 3
Views: 1432

I happen to still have a post-it stuck by my computer with info from various LOL forums on levamisole dosages. It comes in at least 3 forms so miligrams/gallon (or liter) is the only way to go. 1) 20-50mg/gal or 2) 10mg/liter 48 hours x 3 treatments or 3) 7.6 to 38mg/gal for 24 hours or 4) I think t...
by NancyD
Tue Apr 18, 2006 10:30 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Feeding Frequency
Replies: 15
Views: 4732

I may have to get a Python when I get a bigger tank. For now I like to think of water changes as part of my exercise routine. :roll:
Nancy
by NancyD
Sun Apr 16, 2006 12:00 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: weighty issue
Replies: 3
Views: 1248

Thanks Emma & Martin. I wish I had more confidence in HD "experts", I'll see what they say. And getting tradesmen of any sort is difficult here, there's so much demand :roll: . I was thinking more of 2 floor jacks? to hold up a 6-8 ft beam perpendicular to the joists. I afraid a truly big tank like ...
by NancyD
Fri Apr 14, 2006 11:48 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: weighty issue
Replies: 3
Views: 1248

weighty issue

I'm going to need a bigger tank for my clowns sometime & I'm concerned about the tank weight of a 6 ft. x ?. This site[url=http://www.african-cichlid.com/Structure.htm ]was very helpful but he keeps repeating that even engineers can't reliably tell all the variables. The best place in my house with ...
by NancyD
Fri Apr 14, 2006 11:25 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Best plants for tank with clown/yoyo loaches?
Replies: 19
Views: 9299

Sondra, You might also try some of the smaller crypts as foreground plants. I think c. parva is short & c. wendtii (all varieties?) is about 3-4 inches in my tank although in low light. The newer off-sets are even smaller but I've only had 3-4 months. Remember many aquarium plants are grown emersed ...
by NancyD
Wed Apr 12, 2006 1:18 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Feeding Frequency
Replies: 15
Views: 4732

Be careful not to overfeed to "make up" for less frequent feedings. They can only eat so much & the leftovers (& increased poop) will pollute the water. Did she give any instructions on changing their water? If not you'd be safer feeding less food, less often IMO.
Nancy
by NancyD
Sun Apr 09, 2006 6:38 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Sick Clown Loach
Replies: 6
Views: 1759

Hi Jenny, I'm certainly no expert but it seems like your nitrates are a bit high. I'd do water changes to get that down, under 20ppm, loaches are sensitive to water conditions. I can't really tell from your pic that anything obvious is wrong.
Nancy
by NancyD
Sat Apr 01, 2006 1:08 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: what plants
Replies: 3
Views: 1335

Anubias too. Well one loach nibbled on the flower of one. Laid on the nearest leaf to guard it from tiger barbs, too cute & no harm done.
Nancy
by NancyD
Tue Mar 28, 2006 11:10 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: clown loach diet (long question)
Replies: 7
Views: 2744

I find it sometimes takes a few offerings of a new food for my loaches to like it. The first peas I gave were spit out when they realized they weren't pleco-min tablets but now they like them. Keep trying, variety is always good.
Nancy