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by Basil
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New here!
Replies: 20
Views: 1931

Re: New here!

Oh and so I know of and have been to 3 LFS that are an hour or less than me: That Fish Place, Lancaster, PA; CTE Aquatics, Timonium, MD (the closest one to me and a nice, small shop), and House of Tropicals, GlenBurnie, MD.
I don’t know if any local aquarium clubs.
by Basil
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New here!
Replies: 20
Views: 1931

Re: New here!

Ha, I figured redshark was being a smart ar#*% 😁😁. But it’s difficukt to tell online. My pictures show up the right way on my phone. I’m without my laptop because I spilled a glass of wine on it and killed the keyboard. 🙄 Interesting about the plants; I’ll do some smelling next time. And good to hea...
by Basil
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New here!
Replies: 20
Views: 1931

Re: New here!

redshark1 wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:07 pm
Don't place your aquariums that way.

All the water will end up on the carpet.
Please explain. Don’t place them what way? And I have no carpet in my house! 🙂
by Basil
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Quarantine tank
Replies: 2
Views: 743

Quarantine tank

I’ve just moved all the fish out of a 29 gallon and plan to use it as a loach quarantine as soon as my LFS stocks the Botia Histrionica again. After the quarantine period I plan to stock it with harlequin rasboras and one of the Pygmy Cory species. It’s gravel now which I will be taking out and even...
by Basil
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New here!
Replies: 20
Views: 1931

Re: New here!

And please post any suggestions to make my tank more appropriate for the loaches.
Since I will quarantine, I have time to do modifications.
And I’m starting a thread on fish health to help me outline exactly how I should set up my quarantine tank. 🙂
by Basil
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New here!
Replies: 20
Views: 1931

Re: New here!

And my 75 gallon: http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1690/8697474/24819073/414024049.jpg This is my first attempt at a planted tank. And I planted the various varieties of swords before I decided that I wanted a loach tank. So I may be replacing them at some point lol! The dark spot behind my “ waterf...
by Basil
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New here!
Replies: 20
Views: 1931

Re: New here!

Trying some pictures!
Golden barb:
Image
by Basil
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New here!
Replies: 20
Views: 1931

Re: New here!

Yes, I think they may be the same as gold barbs and Chinese gold barbs. I kind of like the name Golden Diamond barb which is what 2 of my LFS call them. 😁 I’ll need to play around with a photo hosting site (I used to use picture trail). But I haven’t used it in a while since most forums now allow a ...
by Basil
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: My new striata are getting fat!
Replies: 6
Views: 1541

Re: My new striata are getting fat!

It is rather tiresome that we are getting spammed so much. It is also surprising as there is so little traffic on the forum. I just joined the forum so I’ll do my best to create some action lol! I recognize you from Fishlore where I post as ReFishkeeper. Although I may change my user name over ther...
by Basil
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New here!
Replies: 20
Views: 1931

Re: New here!

Thanks!
I was planning on at least 6 or 7 of the loaches.
I love the golden diamond barbs. They and the tigers school together quite nicely.
I’ll try to figure out how to post a picture.
Once my remaining tigers are moved to the 75, I can use the 29 that they were in as a quarantine.
by Basil
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New here!
Replies: 20
Views: 1931

New here!

Hi all! Just joined the forum and hope to find many great answers to my questions. I decided to set up my new 75 g with loaches. It’s been running since May and I did a fishless cycle. Now slowly stocking and it currently has 6 golden diamond barbs and 4 tiger barbs. I have 4 more tiger barbs in ano...