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post #21 of 83 Old 10-14-2007, 05:03 PM
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Hey Tophat, is that a weather loach (dont know the latin name) i see in one of your pictures?
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post #22 of 83 Old 10-14-2007, 06:38 PM
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hmm when i told my mom im going to keep loaches she assumed the ones that suck blood... i wonder if any keeps those ;)

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hmm when i told my mom im going to keep loaches she assumed the ones that suck blood... i wonder if any keeps those ;)
None of the loaches suck blood. I often see loaches being kept where extra oxygenation is not a concern.

I might search for these even better pumps, Hydor Koralia for my loach tanks.
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hmm i think she was thinking leeches


over oxygenation is a bad thing?

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over oxygenation is a bad thing?
Nope. Loaches like it and powerful currents as well. They originated from fast-flowing rivers therefore they should be placed in a tank with powerful currents.

I use this type of filtration designed by several loach enthusaists.

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post #26 of 83 Old 10-14-2007, 09:18 PM
does you clown and pakistani loach fight at all? I once had blueberry and strawberry botias with my clown and they fought, also a skunk loach and they fought with the clown.
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does you clown and pakistani loach fight at all? I once had blueberry and strawberry botias with my clown and they fought, also a skunk loach and they fought with the clown.
No, they don't. Though boisterous yoyos may be, they, nevertheless, keep their distance from each other minding their own business.

Blueberry and strawberry loaches are dyed forms of Yasuhikotakia modesta I believe. Modestas are extremely aggressive and should not be mixed with clowns at all. The same thing can be said with skunk loaches. They are best kept in Grrr tank (term coined by loach enthusiasts for a tank containing aggressive loaches only).

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post #29 of 83 Old 10-14-2007, 09:34 PM
actually there are actually species of the two different colors of those two loaches as far as I know I used to think there were died but they aren't I believe. I do know that they may dye they more to pronounce that color. I know I read that on loaches.com as well lol but I've loked up the strawberry botia and it is it's own species next to the blueberry. It may have changed though.
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post #30 of 83 Old 10-14-2007, 10:29 PM
I'm sorry what I meant to say was that my ex boss looked that up and said that they were too seperate species.
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