Panda Loach and Hillstream Loach Breeding

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Cockroach
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Panda Loach and Hillstream Loach Breeding

Post by Cockroach » Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:11 pm

I am new to the forum but not new to fish keeping.
After moving house I decided that rheophilic species, and some line bred guppies, would be the direction of my fishroom. I am just starting to put it together but plan on having
2 display tanks
1 75 gal Central Taiwan Stream Biotope already setup and running for a few months
2 candidius barbarta
5 Zacco platypus
3 acrossocheilus paradoxus
12 rhingobius candidius
I built a Panta Rhei style river manifold with false bottom using 2 x 7500L/h circulation pumps to create unidirectional flow. I have a 817L'h canister filter but want to upgrade this in the near future as I have to much suspended particles.
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The tank is cleaner now as this was right after a large water change. The riparian growth is hydrocotyle sp. and a terrestrial grass that grows into the stream.

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Taiwan horse mouth - Candidia Bartbarta. Fast, hard and somewhat aggressive especially during feeding

55 gal paludarian style river tank - not set up yet
This will house different rheophilic species to enjoy with emergent and submerged plant growth

2 x 3 Tier breeding Racks
1 is being setup at the moment
Top tier - a rapids tank to house my 4 stiphodon ornatus and 6 sicyopterus japonicus
Middle tier - riffle tank for a group of 8 Yaoshania Pachycheilus I bought a few months ago
Bottom tier - pool tank. The inhabitants have not been decided yet but I may use it to grow out the babies from the panda loaches

How the rack with be set up and flow. There will be a centralized 48gal sump and a 3000L/h~6000L/h adjustable return pump.
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The S. japonicus and S. ornatus are housed in the 75gal Stream tank but will be moved once the rack is ready.
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I hope to learn a lot from the specific knowledge base here.

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Re: Panda Loach and Hillstream Loach Breeding

Post by NancyD » Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:57 pm

Sounds like you have interesting tanks, but none of your pics show. Please try again, I think you need a hosting site for them to work here.
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Re: Panda Loach and Hillstream Loach Breeding

Post by Cockroach » Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:18 am

I used flickr and it's not working.
Any other suggestions?

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Re: Panda Loach and Hillstream Loach Breeding

Post by Cockroach » Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:20 am

Here is a test pic of the panda loaches
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Re: Panda Loach and Hillstream Loach Breeding

Post by NancyD » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:33 pm

Very cute youngster! You may have had to post a certain number of times to allow pics.

Now more pics please!
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Re: Panda Loach and Hillstream Loach Breeding

Post by redshark1 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:15 pm

I really like this picture its as though it was taken in the wild habitat and I appreciate the textures and movement of current captured not to mention the very pretty fish.
6 x Clown Loaches all twenty-five years of age on 01.01.19, largest 11.5", 2f4m, aquarium 6' x 18" x 18" 400 ltr = 110 US gal.

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Re: Panda Loach and Hillstream Loach Breeding

Post by Loachloach » Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:05 pm

Wow, so cute :)

Some of the pictures are not accessible thought. Do you mind updating?

Your tank looks lovely. Thanks for posting.

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Re: Panda Loach and Hillstream Loach Breeding

Post by Cockroach » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:57 pm

Glad the pic worked. Now I can add the original pics.
The false bottom tank which, once the stiphs and sicyopterus are removed, will return to a Central Taiwan Stream Biotope.
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Candidia Barbarta - fast, hard fish
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The rack I am going to use
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The rack and tank schematic
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S. Japonicus and S. Ornatus
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The panda loach tank until the rack is done
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How I want to scape the rapids tank
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Re: Panda Loach and Hillstream Loach Breeding

Post by Loachloach » Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:06 pm

Very nice. I hope they do well for you. Loaches are very addictive as well. :)

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Re: Panda Loach and Hillstream Loach Breeding

Post by NancyD » Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:30 am

I'm not sure I understand your "sideways" pics but I think I like it!
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Re: Panda Loach and Hillstream Loach Breeding

Post by Cockroach » Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:42 am

Not sure why they loaded like that.

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