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by JD
Mon Jan 30, 2006 9:50 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: That Fish place has sids
Replies: 3
Views: 3000

That Fish place has sids

For those within driving distance to That Fish Place/That Pet Place, they had a couple sids for $8.99. They also had Yoyos (sml $2.99), skunks, and red fins. they had a tank of Pulchra that looked nice. There were a few Hillstreams, one of which I almost bought. Labeled the dreaded "Devil Sucker" we...
by JD
Mon Jan 30, 2006 9:45 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: My 90 gal
Replies: 17
Views: 10011

Hello Kristina, Thanks! For gravel, I bought Estes Aquarium Gravel, “Bits O Walnut.” It is a very fine gravel, or a course sand depending on you perspective. Back in the mid 90’s when I set up this tank, the general net wisdom for planted aquariums was use “sand” roughly 2-3mm in size. This stuff fi...
by JD
Sun Jan 29, 2006 9:59 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: My 90 gal
Replies: 17
Views: 10011

Vallisneria If I had to guess, its probably americana (gigantea). To give you some scale, that tank is 4 feet left to right and 2 feet top to bottom. The leaves on the Vals are up to 1 inch wide. It is a Pain in the ass actually, and if I had it to do again, I would make sure to find a smaller varie...
by JD
Sun Jan 29, 2006 9:29 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Mixing clown loaches and Melanoides tuberculata(Sand snails)
Replies: 15
Views: 12442

I second that. You have have a few hang in there, but usually they will figure it out and eat them all. I had Mylasia trumpet snails, and tried to populate my tanks, but it never worked.

Sorry,
JD
by JD
Sun Jan 29, 2006 9:23 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: My 90 gal
Replies: 17
Views: 10011

My 90 gal

I'm still trying to get good full tank photos of the 90. This tank has 6 clowns, 5 striata, 3 sids, 3 angelicus, 2 rostrata, 2 yoyo, 1histrionica, along with other non-loaches.

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by JD
Fri Jan 27, 2006 7:51 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Best plants for tank with clown/yoyo loaches?
Replies: 19
Views: 13042

The Crypts will melt, they always do, basiclly a transplant shock. But they should bounce back. If they are healthy when you get them, their roots will have pleanty to get them going. Another benifit of Anubias is flowers. Mine did yesterday. http://www.pbase.com/jeffdinpa/image/55366807/original.jp...
by JD
Mon Jan 23, 2006 7:01 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Best plants for tank with clown/yoyo loaches?
Replies: 19
Views: 13042

Sondra, I wouldn't go to the extreme of no plants. Just pick some that grow well in your conditions and either the loaches leave alone or grow faster then they can eat. What has been said already is good advice, and here are a few more I have found work. Vals, they seem to hate them. Crpyts too must...
by JD
Mon Jan 23, 2006 2:08 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Another Kuhli head shot.
Replies: 10
Views: 7309

Very cool shot Mark!!
by JD
Sun Jan 22, 2006 2:38 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Botia striata - How big do they actaully grow?
Replies: 19
Views: 7480

Here area couple of the 5 I have had in my 90 gal tank since 2001. They are maybe 2.5 inches.

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JD
by JD
Sat Jan 21, 2006 2:16 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Ponderings.....
Replies: 24
Views: 15662

Looks like I was off by a couple years. Seems that the board was created in 98. Looking through the archives, I see I became a regular around mid year. Not as far back as I thought. Looks like JAWS is still out there, but Sean has grown it into a Huge FishGeeks website. Was it always FishGeeks? Yes ...
by JD
Fri Jan 20, 2006 10:08 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Ponderings.....
Replies: 24
Views: 15662

I remember when .... we had to mail our posts to Jeff and ..... OK, yeah I think I logged in here around 96-97 also:) As I recall, JL and I were talking loach and watching this board. But there was very little activity back then. I have since had a hard drive crash (2001)and lost everything. There w...
by JD
Fri Jan 20, 2006 12:01 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: My Big Boy....and some friends :)
Replies: 30
Views: 16255

Wy Wife said that "He’s so big that he stretched the color right out of himself!"

:)
by JD
Fri Jan 20, 2006 11:35 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Sinobotia pulchra Portrait
Replies: 7
Views: 6102

Very cool. I agree, that is one of the types I keep that I have never really got a good shot of.

JD
by JD
Fri Jan 20, 2006 11:34 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Botia Siesta shock
Replies: 5
Views: 4949

To this day, 15years after getting my first loach, they can still make my heart skip a beat. Especially when I see my 10 year old doing that!

I will think you never truely get used to it.

JD
by JD
Fri Jan 20, 2006 11:33 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: My Big Boy....and some friends :)
Replies: 30
Views: 16255

Holly crap, that's all that came to mind, HOLLY CRAP.

JD