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Welcome to the New Loach Forum

Post by shafer » Wed Dec 28, 2005 12:29 am

Welcome to the new Loach Forum at Loaches Online - The forum for the very best information on loaches, based on our membership's vast experience.

The loach tank is a complex habitat that is subject to variations in temperature, local water chemistry, local availability of species and chemical treatments, and numerous other variables. We will make our best effort to answer any and all serious questions about loaches and their care, or to direct you to services in your area.

We encourage forward and innovative thinking and are eager that the membership should discuss such things. Everyone's fishkeeping style may be slightly different due to various factors and this we encourage. However, there are certain elements specific to Loach care that we uphold on this site. Posts that encourage and advocate care principles that are known to be detrimental to loach health will be discussed, corrected, edited, modified or removed at moderator discretion.

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Thank you very much...

Post by Henrik » Tue Jan 03, 2006 3:20 pm

it's a pleasure to be here! Great change for the better!

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Post by The-Wolf » Wed Jan 18, 2006 10:53 am

what a great new look site.
I love it and hope to be a regular
thanks for joining the 21st century Image

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Post by Bigdan » Sat Jan 28, 2006 3:21 pm

Great looking site!

Glad to be here. :D
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Post by stephen » Fri Feb 10, 2006 10:42 am

great site cant wait 2 get the most of it :D
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Post by Sarjito Surya » Sun Mar 05, 2006 8:39 pm

I'm new here and I cme from Indonesia which have many island incl. Sumatera and Borneo.
Very sorry my english not good.
That's a very faboulous site.
That's very ironic cause I live in Indonesia and we have many sources for tropical fish including Botia.
I could get good article to improve my knowledge about botia.
I hope we could share our knowledge from this site.


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Re: Welcome to the New Loach Forum

Post by Sarjito Surya » Sun Mar 05, 2006 9:06 pm

shafer wrote:Welcome to the new Loach Forum at Loaches Online.


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I hope that I could get many information about loaches.
2 Years ago I have 2.5 thousand botia in my tank. It about 3/4 inch size. A half is death.
The year after that I keep 2 thousand for the same size and all gone in just 1 week.
For this year I plan keeping botia again.
Wiah me luck.....

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Post by vectis » Sun Mar 12, 2006 4:05 am

Brilliant Site, glad to be here, hope to interact soon. :D

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Post by daspricey » Sun Apr 09, 2006 11:35 am

My name is David.
This is a great site but expect a few questions. :lol:
Love loaches and if i can help i will. :)
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Post by brant » Wed Apr 12, 2006 1:14 pm

Hello all nice looking site this has goto be the 4th fish site I have joined(yes I am am fishaholic lol.) But will be soon breaking into loach keeping and thought this would be another great place to join so I look foward to information exchange and new freindships and mabye a few laughs.

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Post by diesel » Wed May 03, 2006 11:50 am

A great forum.
Pefect to get more info about the loaches.
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Post by MC » Tue Aug 29, 2006 3:50 am

another newbie loach lover....
i have 3 weather loaches, 3 pakistani loaches and 4 zodiac loaches and could sit all day watching them get up to their antics!
speak soon

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Post by Graeme McKellar » Mon Sep 04, 2006 3:46 pm

What a Great site. I am setting-up a Loache community tank(river) and look forward to any advice and help I can get to make it a healthy and happy tank. I hope to keep Hillstreams,Kuhli and Pakistani in groups of six and have three or four other exotic Loaches depending on what is available locally. :wink:

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Post by Hell Fire » Sun Sep 24, 2006 3:07 pm

Hi to everyone on this site.
Great site just as everyone said. Im a great lover of Clown Loach and just got 2 new babies! Garfield and Heathcliff (2 childhood orange and black striped cats lol).
They really are charecters and are sucj fun to watch. Had a few probs getting them onto the food but they now mostly have fat little tummys full of bloodworm and loach pellets, veg etc. Not too keen on cucumber.

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Post by Martin Thoene » Sun Sep 24, 2006 3:13 pm

Hi Hell Fire and welcome. We're getting a nice distribution of people from GB now. Good to see 8)

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