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by zenins
Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Sidthimunki questions
Replies: 4
Views: 3085

Re: Sidthimunki questions

I have about a dozen Sids in my 30 gallon Barb tank.
There are some Anubias plants, rocks and driftwood.
I do have a powehead to move water in one section of the tank.
The Sids move from the current to the calmer parts of the tank and back again all the time :)
by zenins
Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:13 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: I.D. Please
Replies: 2
Views: 2669

Re: I.D. Please

mikev wrote:2nd photo indeed looks like b.almorhae (sometimes called Pakistani loach in trade), I think the first one is a juvenile b.rostrata
I agree :)
by zenins
Sat Mar 08, 2014 1:00 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Comparing Botia histrionica, kubotai and almorhae
Replies: 9
Views: 4367

Re: Comparing Botia histrionica, kubotai and almorhae

Beautiful

Thanks for sharing :)
by zenins
Sat Feb 01, 2014 8:41 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Newbe
Replies: 12
Views: 6295

Re: Newbe

Welcome Rachelglam :)

Like Redshark1, I suggest posting some photos ;)
by zenins
Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:28 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Yo Yo Loaches suddenly hiding + getting startled easily
Replies: 4
Views: 6703

Re: Yo Yo Loaches suddenly hiding + getting startled easily

dioscuri85 wrote:Thought these forums might be helpful, but it doesn't look like too many people use this anymore. :-(
There is a huge repository of information here, just have to do some searches ;)
by zenins
Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:22 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Recent photos of some of my Loaches
Replies: 6
Views: 3642

Re: Recent photos of some of my Loaches

MandaMunky wrote:OMGoodness - you've got QUITE the collection! How awesome!
Thank you :)

I am always on the lookout for new Loach species to me ;)

I am always suggesting that Local Fish Stores check their source's fish listings for new species of Loaches and order them in to take a look :)
by zenins
Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:59 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Yo Yo Loaches suddenly hiding + getting startled easily
Replies: 4
Views: 6703

Re: Yo Yo Loaches suddenly hiding + getting startled easily

I know my tank is small for the clown loaches, but they are small now and when they get a few inches bigger, I plan on returning them to the LFS. Keep the loaches ... get a larger tank :mrgreen: When trying to catch loaches, I have two methods: 1. use two nets, one is usually black and the other is...
by zenins
Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:48 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Recent photos of some of my Loaches
Replies: 6
Views: 3642

Re: Recent photos of some of my Loaches

Thanks all :) In the first photo, in addition to the 3 loaches in the photo, there are two more Red Tail Sand Loaches and 3 Horseface Loaches. The Horsefaces are always buried in the sand, but I do see them at feeding time ;) There is also a school of 13 Cardinal Tetras. In the "Blue Gravel 100 Gall...
by zenins
Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:56 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Recent photos of some of my Loaches
Replies: 6
Views: 3642

Recent photos of some of my Loaches

Hi all, It has been a while since I posted, here are some recent photos of some of my Loaches: http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c258/zenins/Misc%202013/IMG_5589_zpsd7a28dcd.jpg Red Tail Sand Loach - Rostrata Loach - Dario Loach http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c258/zenins/Misc%202013/IMG_5611_zpsf...
by zenins
Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:32 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Comparing Botia histrionica, kubotai and almorhae
Replies: 9
Views: 4367

Re: Comparing Botia histrionica, kubotai and almorhae

I suggest the Histrionica Loach as well.
It is out in the daytime far more than the other loaches.
They are hard to find, and when they are small, may be confused with yoyo loaches, so make sure you get the right one.

Good Luck and post a photo of your tank when the loaches are comfortable :)
by zenins
Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:18 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Anthia the Clown Loach has reached 20 years old.
Replies: 13
Views: 7920

Re: Anthia the Clown Loach has reached 20 years old.

Congratulations :)

Most of mine are about 7 or 8 years old, but one came to me already large, so I have no idea of its age :wink:
by zenins
Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:15 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Yoyo Loach with red mouth
Replies: 2
Views: 2326

Re: Yoyo Loach with red mouth

Could be irritation from a different substrate, or a bacterial infection.

Try some Pimafix and Melafix.

Keep doing partial water changes every few days until it clears up ;)
by zenins
Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:12 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Creating a mini river set up for hillstreams
Replies: 10
Views: 6495

Re: Creating a mini river set up for hillstreams

The White Cloud Mountain Minnows like a good flow in the tank but Neon Tetras do not. The Neons also like it warmer than 20 degrees C ( 68F ) they like temps in the 77F ( 25C ) range. It would be best to give any remaining neons to another fishkeeper that has space for them ;) Good Luck with your mi...
by zenins
Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:24 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Happy Halloween.
Replies: 6
Views: 4351

Re: Happy Halloween.

Hey Martin, nice to see you here again, been a couple of years ?
by zenins
Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:17 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Noob Hillstream Tank Set-up Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 4431

Re: Noob Hillstream Tank Set-up Questions

Here is an excellent article on Hillstream Loaches and how to set up an aquarium for them:
http://www.loaches.com/articles/hillstr ... -fast-lane