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by NancyD
Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Levamisole
Replies: 12
Views: 470

Re: Levamisole

Sorry Basil, I don't quite remember the levamisole dosing protocol. I "think" it's in the health forum as a sticky at the top. It's been a long time since I did it...As I recall (& it may be wrong), it's dose half then 12 hours later dose half...Then 48 hours later vacuum well & change water. 2 week...
by NancyD
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Levamisole
Replies: 12
Views: 470

Re: Levamisole

Yep, I've done the crushed coral thing & it worked at the time. But that's not the whole water picture...be careful & test. You can always drug them if you think you need to, just for a larger tank volume. More expensive, but may not be needed. Good luck! Skinny loaches are always a concern. They ma...
by NancyD
Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Levamisole
Replies: 12
Views: 470

Re: Levamisole

Basil, did you already buy levamisole? I've used without issues a few times with botia-type loaches like yours. I dosed half in the "full" dose & 12 hours later added the rest if there doesn't seem to be any issues (there were none). Upped every 12 hours to full dose for 48 hours. Gradual water chan...
by NancyD
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: More then one Yoyo loach
Replies: 10
Views: 461

Re: More then one Yoyo loach

I loved both pangios (kuhlis, striped for my preference) & dwarf chain loaches (ambastia sidthimunki). Either of those would be ok in you tank, check them out.
by NancyD
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: More then one Yoyo loach
Replies: 10
Views: 461

Re: More then one Yoyo loach

I'm sorry, I know you wanted a different answer to your 1 yoyo question...
by NancyD
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: More then one Yoyo loach
Replies: 10
Views: 461

Re: More then one Yoyo loach

NO! NO!, this tank size is too small for 1 yoyo at even juvenile sizes! You might look at pangios (kuhlis) or sidthimunkis...but 6 is a minimum for either. Please rehome the yoyo or get a much larger tank ASAP.
by NancyD
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: More then one Yoyo loach
Replies: 10
Views: 461

Re: More then one Yoyo loach

What are the dimensions of your tank? I've never heard of a 4ft 20g...

A lone yoyo is apt to be aggressive; guppies will be in trouble. What are your "tigers"? Barbs or loaches...or what?

We want to help you; we need more information.
by NancyD
Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: More then one Yoyo loach
Replies: 10
Views: 461

Re: More then one Yoyo loach

What size is your tank? I would not keep less than 5 yoyos, in a 4 ft tank. I haven't kept them, they get to at least 5 or even 6 inches & are semi-aggressive. There are very nice botia loaches that stay smaller & more mellow. Maybe we can help you with loach suggestions based on your tank size & an...
by NancyD
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Doing what I can for my fish—Video
Replies: 12
Views: 573

Re: Doing what I can for my fish—Video

Higher temps = less oxygen
by NancyD
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Doing what I can for my fish—Video
Replies: 12
Views: 573

Re: Doing what I can for my fish—Video

Well, I haven't "heard" Fran's video, our tv is on. But hopefully I'll hear soon & have opinions on both her & loachnoob's oxygen thoughts. An interesting topic!
by NancyD
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: question about zebra loaches
Replies: 2
Views: 215

Re: question about zebra loaches

I kept 6 striatas with 8 or 10 sids in a 4ft 75g. The zebras were a bit more shy of people. The 2 species divided themselves into 2 groups, 3 striatas & 4 or 5 sids in each group. 1 larger female of each species per group. I think the other 4 striatas were male, but there were some less chubby femal...
by NancyD
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: My DIY 125g Clown Loach Aquarium Stand
Replies: 4
Views: 312

Re: My DIY 125g Clown Loach Aquarium Stand

Great job! I like the rustic look too. It probably looks good with your "mountain" home. I applaud your DIY bravery too...I'm not there yet, lol.
by NancyD
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: PLANNED POWER OUTAGE
Replies: 6
Views: 351

Re: PLANNED POWER OUTAGE

I wouldn't worry too much, Fran. In a condo, you likely have side neighbors & at least 1 either over or under neighbor as well. That can slow temp drop...& as long as the temp drop is slow, your fish "should" be ok. Don't worry, your tank will likely be ok over 8-10 hours. I don't blame you for bein...
by NancyD
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Sand substrate opinions and particle size question
Replies: 7
Views: 691

Re: Sand substrate opinions and particle size question

I like the color of those sands but they still seem too fine. 20 mesh is the pool filter sand I've used. It says on that site that's 85mm but the red flint "pool sand" is 45-55mm. I think you'll be disappointed. I also used a 1 "grade" pool sand once, it was finer than 20 mesh...OK for some tiny dig...
by NancyD
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Happiness is: Now Video too
Replies: 36
Views: 1600

Re: Happiness is: Now Video too

Fran, the filter size doesn't matter as much as how often you need clean it to remove "gunk" build up that will clog up any media, reduce flow & may, like LL said, cause a reverse of the usual nitrification processes. Instead of buying a new "miracle product" from a YouTube shill (I'm skeptical!), m...