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by Basil
Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: WOOOOHOOOOO Seachem Matrix
Replies: 16
Views: 8517

Re: WOOOOHOOOOO Seachem Matrix

Thanks for the review!
I have Professional Blue nitrate reducer pads in my Fluval 406. The same as your experience, it took several weeks to see a decrease.
So I’m about to add them to the HOB on my 40g also.
by Basil
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: What else should I feed my sids?
Replies: 3
Views: 910

Re: What else should I feed my sids?

Sometimes simple is better! 8)
by Basil
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: What else should I feed my sids?
Replies: 3
Views: 910

What else should I feed my sids?

They are eating Hikari algae wafers. And I *think* they are eating the thawed baby brine shrimp. Didn’t realize those things were so tiny. So after I thaw them and syringe them into the tank, I do see the sids get more active and start rooting around the substrate and rock and plants. I also have Oc...
by Basil
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Happiness is: Now Video too
Replies: 36
Views: 4925

Re: Happiness is:

Cuuuuute! :D
by Basil
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Talk to me of sidthimunki
Replies: 13
Views: 2066

Re: Talk to me of sidthimunki

Exactly Nancy. Which is why I decided to not get another shark. I can say that I would have plans to update but I really like my 40 g and don’t want to add another tank for the shark as it matures. But I now have 10 sids in my 10g quarantine. They are so cute! And a few are quite tiny. What sold me ...
by Basil
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Talk to me of sidthimunki
Replies: 13
Views: 2066

Re: Talk to me of sidthimunki

Thank you Bas Pels.
The 40 g was a free tank and it came with the gravel so that’s how I set it up. But I’ve been thinking of changing it to sand anyway.
My LFS also mentioned they have Botia dario in stock. I’m just going to take a drive down there today and have a look!
by Basil
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Talk to me of sidthimunki
Replies: 13
Views: 2066

Talk to me of sidthimunki

On my regular call to my one LFS, the guy told me no Histrionicas in stock yet but that he has about 50-60 sids in stock. I told him I have my heart set on Histrionicas for my 75. But, I have my 40 breeder. Hmmm. It was stocked with a RTBS and 8 scissortail rasboras. The shark was a small juvenile. ...
by Basil
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Sources for Pangio myersi - giant kuhli loach?
Replies: 9
Views: 1855

Re: Sources for Pangio myersi - giant kuhli loach?

I was wondering if there was a “season”.
Cool.
by Basil
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Burmese Confusion
Replies: 3
Views: 834

Re: Burmese Confusion

I’m certainly no expert but that looks like Botia Kubatoi. I’ve also seen Botia Histrionica called Burmese or Burmese Border loach. The common names can get so confusing!
Hopefully the experts will chime in soon!
by Basil
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Share your Loach Movies!
Replies: 204
Views: 157189

Re: Share your Loach Movies!

Thank you! Before this, I had a 4 foot tank that wasn't really big enough for yoyo loaches, but at that point they were still growing. And then the middle brace broke! I couldn't fill the tank more than half way without the sides bowing out. I decided that enough was enough, no more second hand tan...
by Basil
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Quarantine tank
Replies: 2
Views: 4271

Re: Quarantine tank

Thanks!!
I just ordered Prazipro which is praziquantel. So hopefully, that is adequate. If I have any issues after that, I will be sure to post!
by Basil
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: 55g tank, potential more stocking?
Replies: 6
Views: 1663

Re: 55g tank, potential more stocking?

Diana wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:15 pm
Harlequin Rasboras may be a good dither.
Grow plants that arch over the surface so the fish feel safer.
Any suggestions for an easy care plant that does this? I don’t want to get into adding CO2 but I do use root tabs under my current plants.
by Basil
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Share your Loach Movies!
Replies: 204
Views: 157189

Re: Share your Loach Movies!

I saw a lot of chasing and circling activity in my yoyo loaches and I almost forgot to grab a camera to record it! I've never seen them do this before, got them as finger sized juveniles in april of last year so I don't think they'd be as old as 2 years yet. Going by the stomach size I have 4 femal...
by Basil
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: 55g tank, potential more stocking?
Replies: 6
Views: 1663

Re: 55g tank, potential more stocking?

I’m not good at stocking so I would be of little assistance. 🙂 I’ve gone by aqadvisor for my stocking and tend to be very conservative to minimize water changes. I have 2 groups of barbs in the tank that I plan to stock with loaches; 8 tiger barbs and 6 golden barbs. And they all swim together. My t...
by Basil
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New here!
Replies: 20
Views: 2756

Re: New here!

Bas Pels wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:52 am
DE does not refer to Deutschland, Germany, I think?
Nah. It’s Delaware, USA. 🙂