Oh, and my loach count across various tanks:
5x Black kuhlis (Pangio oblonga)
6x Banded kuhlis (Pangio kuhlii ?)
3x Dojo loaches (Misgurnus anguillicaudatus)
6x Angelicus loach (Botia kubotai) -- juveniles, hopefully correctly labelled
5x Zebra loach (Botia striata)
I'll try to get a few photos posted soon.
Thanks, and nice find on the kubs! I managed to win 4 captive-bred Sewellia lineolata at our club auction yesterday for a decent price ($5 each), so I guess it's time to go PVC shopping tomorrow. The little guys are absolutely adorable and settling in nicely.Welcome Jen. Sounds like you are on the way to having a great loach collection. I was thrilled earlier this week to find 5 Kubotai for $3.50 each. Yea!
I love loaches, but here in OZ we have strict import laws on what we can have. We can have Clown, Sidthimunki, Black & Striped Kuhli, Yo-yo, and Hillstream loach but that's not enough for me.
What i have at the moment is:
2 Horseface Loach
1 Red tail Loach
1 Fork tail Loach ( so cute ) a friend found it in with some Kuhli's where i used to work.
1 Tiger loach
1 Clown Loach
I have had in the past
3 Skunk Loach
1 Bi colour loach
3 Burmese Loach
4 Botia Histrionica
1 Dojo Loach
and 1 other loach that i can only describe as, it's body was longer, and thinner looking from above then a Kuhli and it's colour was like pink with grey over the top.
Anyway that's just the loaches, i mostly keep and breed cichlids, catfish and guppys.
I'm not a native speaker, please excuse any flaws in my posts
I'm about to set up a new fish tank, 120*60*60cm, 432l with the following fish / shrimps:
Caridina japonica (multidentata)
Macrobrachium sp. Inle-Lake (Myanmar)
It's all about south Asia with focus on Myanmar.
Can't wait to start, but first of all, i'll have to make sure that the Gastromyzon ctenocephalus have a suitable habitat and that's why I'm in here!
I'll start with reading the posts, but be prepared for a few Dummie-Questions
I've used loaches.com regularly over the years and actually contributed a little back in the 90s when I had observed what I was certain was breeding behaviour in what was then known as Botia lohachata, now Botia almorhae. I was amazed to see, that my observation is still linked under the description of B. almorhae:
http://www.loaches.com/articles/sexual- ... a-almorhae
I never got around to doing more research on the breeding behaviour of my botias. Less than two months after my observation, I came to the basement and found a lot of water on the floor and none in that particular tank. All the fish were dead by then. That was a really sad sight.
Right now I'm busy setting up a 250 liter tank (130x40x50cm) for hillstream loaches. Both Sewelia lineolata and Sewelia sp. 'spotted' are available here in Copenhagen and I like both a lot, but they are rather expensive. The S. lineolata sells for around $20 and the S. sp. 'spotted' is even more expensive.
I was inspired to set up such a tank after reading the 'Loaches' book co-written by some of the people from loaches.com.
Tank 1, is a 24X12X12 cold water/semi tropical tank with various Gouramis, Kuhli Loaches, and Catfish
Tank 2, is a 15X12X11 Tropical tank, with Platies, and Corydoras
Tank 3, 18X12X12 Cold water tank with Neon Tetras, Glowlight Tetras, Black Neon Tetras, Dwarf Gourami, and 2 Ghost Shrimps
Tank 4, 15l tank with two small Shubunkins.
I will add photos later of these tanks
My other hobbies include, Walking, Photography, Airgunning (only indoor target competitions for me)
well that about sums me up briefly i hope to gleam a lot of info from here during my stay
I am in the process of rehoming quite a few of my fish (4 of the Goldfish have gone to a nice big indoor pond for example!). I have a solitary 'Hong Kong Plec' (Beufortia Kwechik... something) which was bought originally as an 'Algae Eater'. It is about 3 or 4 and is 1.5/2 inches long
I realise my tank is not suitable for its needs, (but it nontheless seems to be quite happy), and as such, it is high time I let it move on to a new home where it can benefit from the right facilities with an experienced owner.
If you are in the West of Scotland (I can travel. Within reason), have the right tank (river tank etc) are an experienced keeper and want an extra Loach, or know someone fitting that description, then please let me know.
I have been rehoming my fish because the tank is overstocked and would like to have small fish instead. The Loach is simply in the wrong type of tank.
I hope to learn more about my favorite freashwater fish. I'm not an expert. I'm more or less a newby. Had a tank 20 yr's ago & loved my clowns. Life events forced me to give up my tank & find a new home for my fishes. But, I've finally gotten a tank going again since August 2011, & my main focus has been my clowns. Haven't had much online oppertunities, but have learned things I never knew 20yr's ago!! Thanks for being here I'll try not to be too bothersome
I have been babysitting a 4 ft and a 2 foot cichlid tank for my son (and set up a nano for the fry of the electric blues so they don't get eaten this time!) and they'll be going back to his place in February. Meanwhile I have fallen in love with the loaches! Oh no! Wondering if I can set up a loaches tank but with multiple species? I have Clown and Khuli Loaches in the African Cichlid tank and Yoyo's in the South American Cichlid tank. Can they live together?
PS I'm usually a marine fish girl and I have a lot to learn about loaches. I live in Australia.
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