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Old 04-20-2008, 02:39 AM   #11
 
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It is true clown loaches are prone to ich. my own therory as stated previously ,Is that most fish stores run same water through all of their tanks thus making parasites more easily transferred. A fish can be suffering from ich without the tell tale white spots. Clown loaches do NOT tolerate salt being a scaleless fish . It only stresses fish further. Water quality and temp. of 80 degrees along with proper maint and most tanks can remain ich free. Clown loaches can also become quite large and do best in small groups. Some can live 15 plus years. I would urge any one contemplating clown loaches to research them carefully (ie) water parameters, suggested tank size, and tank mates.
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Old 04-20-2008, 11:32 AM   #12
 
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thanks guys :)
well i may get a couple to go with my existing ones,
they will be in the 4ft tank so they'll be fine.
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Old 04-30-2008, 06:31 PM   #13
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I use a basic strategy when introducing loaches. first make sure they are kept in water upwards of 80 in the store with a similar ph. Then insure the tank you are putting them in is at least 80. If you don't quarantine them, take about 30 minutes slowly mixing water into the bag and insuring they adjust to the temp.

I have done this 3 times and have never seen a sign of ich. I have yet to quarantine a fish but I have an amazing LFS that quarantines every fish on arrival and I trust implicitly.
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Old 04-30-2008, 06:34 PM   #14
 
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thanks KJB.
any chance of some pics of your loaches :)
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Old 04-30-2008, 07:05 PM   #15
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I will try and upload some tonight. They hare been with me for about a month.
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Old 04-30-2008, 07:12 PM   #16
 
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great if you can,look forward to seeing the loaches. :)
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Old 04-30-2008, 09:43 PM   #17
 
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Here are the two most recent shots of mine brood.

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...2008022111.jpg

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Old 05-02-2008, 04:59 PM   #18
 
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gosh Gump,they look quite big,are they ?
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Old 05-06-2008, 02:17 PM   #19
 
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Yeah my school of 5 are 10,10,8,7,6 inches each.
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Old 05-06-2008, 03:24 PM   #20
 
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wow impressive,can i ask how long you have had them for,
i've had mine over a year and they are only 3in at most.
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