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Old 11-15-2012, 10:30 PM   #571
 
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Charlie sits right in front of the tank when we're cooking just waiting for a chance to push the start button on the microwave or do some stirring. The Betta is just getting to the point where he doesn't hide as soon as Charlie jumps up there.
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:21 AM   #572
 
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To cute. How is Charlie liking having his own fish?
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:10 AM   #573
 
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Good! He's a fan! He likes to turn the light on and off himself.

I was feeding the puffers bloodworms and he REALLY wanted to give Mary Poppins one, but they're too messy and allergy laden for him to handle just yet.

I need to buy some Betta food next time I'm at the LFS. I've been feeding him Spectrum pellets.

I just woke up and haven't been down to the basement yet, but Jodie said there are still 3 Balas and 3 large Congos, and she thinks everyone else is accounted for too. So it has been over 48 since a fish has died.

That's great news!

They got a bunch of weather loaches in at the LFS. I wanted to add 3 to my Silver Dollar tank or my Rainbowfish tank, but aquadvisor says I'll be way overstocked. LAME. There are no bottom feeders in my Silver Dollar tank anymore.
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:16 AM   #574
 
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Yeah!!!! No fishy deaths
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:18 AM   #575
 
Just know that Weather Loaches need the temp from 70-75.They are cool water Loaches.I have 2 and need to Rehome them because of it.They can grow up to 12".
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:28 AM   #576
 
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Just know that Weather Loaches need the temp from 70-75.They are cool water Loaches.I have 2 and need to Rehome them because of it.They can grow up to 12".
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According to the profile on site, and at loaches.com, they can tolerate up to 77 F, which is 25 C. My Silver Dollar tank hovers between 24 and 25 C.

My Rainbowfish tank is set at 25 C and only increases during the really hot days of summer. I looked at keeping Dojos and Weathers in my cold water Ryukin tank, when I had one, but it was too small, only 36". Since then I have heard from many people who have successfully kept them with tropical fish.

I love how they react to barometric pressure! One day, when it's not a death tank, I'll be able to add some to the 220. They have tanks full of them now at the LFS so it would have been nice if there would have been room in one of my 55s.
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:09 PM   #577
 
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According to the profile on site, and at loaches.com, they can tolerate up to 77 F, which is 25 C. My Silver Dollar tank hovers between 24 and 25 C.

My Rainbowfish tank is set at 25 C and only increases during the really hot days of summer. I looked at keeping Dojos and Weathers in my cold water Ryukin tank, when I had one, but it was too small, only 36". Since then I have heard from many people who have successfully kept them with tropical fish.

I love how they react to barometric pressure! One day, when it's not a death tank, I'll be able to add some to the 220. They have tanks full of them now at the LFS so it would have been nice if there would have been room in one of my 55s.
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This is a highly social fish, and a group of no less than 3 is advisable. But other substrate fish should not be included, so not with clown loaches. Upper fish are fine if they are largish, as the Dojo or Weather Loach will eat very small fish. It needs a sand or very fine gravel substrate in order to bury itself.

As for temperature, it should not be kept above the low 70's. This is a cold water species. And while it can tolerate periods of warmth in the mid to high-70's F it should not be maintained at these temperatures. Doing so will stress the fish, weaken it's internal physiology, and lead to a shorter lifespan. Summer heat increases are fine, but a constant year-round warm aquarium is not.

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Old 11-16-2012, 12:10 PM   #578
 
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Well, all the fish are accounted for. No signs of ick on the Congos. The Balas have a couple spots each at most. A couple of Black Skirts showed some spots a couple of days ago but it has not spread to the majority of them and the one or two that do show, only have a couple of spots.

No deaths and no new spots in over 48 hours now. Maybe the worst is behind us.

Thanks for the clarification on the weather loaches Byron!
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:13 PM   #579
 
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According to the profile on site, and at loaches.com, they can tolerate up to 77 F, which is 25 C. My Silver Dollar tank hovers between 24 and 25 C.

My Rainbowfish tank is set at 25 C and only increases during the really hot days of summer. I looked at keeping Dojos and Weathers in my cold water Ryukin tank, when I had one, but it was too small, only 36". Since then I have heard from many people who have successfully kept them with tropical fish

Mine are Dojo's...Thought they were the same.I love Loaches!I have a Sumo Loach.He is so cute

I love how they react to barometric pressure! One day, when it's not a death tank, I'll be able to add some to the 220. They have tanks full of them now at the LFS so it would have been nice if there would have been room in one of my 55s.
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:49 PM   #580
 
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awesome news canadian!!! i am so happy for you guys right now.
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