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Old 04-01-2013, 07:39 PM   #661
 
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Loaches are wonderful! But . . . you can have too many. Ask Snappy sometime. . .

Yeah, I probably won't find them at PetSmart, but I have seen them for sale online, so I'm *hoping* that I can find an LFS that can order them for me. - I have time :) For now it's all still dreams >.<
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:57 PM   #662
 
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I've got 25 loaches in my 125 Got a few more to get still.
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:33 PM   #663
 
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I've got 25 loaches in my 125 Got a few more to get still.
YOU just need to let the ones you have make some more!

I've heard stories of tanks actually getting over-run with Kuhli, literally hundreds of them being pulled from the filter and such. Half-hoping I could have that kind of luck!

I'm definitely planning to up the both loach shoals that I have, if possible. Plus the Hovering Zebra loaches, if I'm lucky. . . They'll all be so darn CUTE! *swoons*
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:24 AM   #664
 
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I would love to be over-run with kuhlies, too!!! So many loach babies! (Have you see pictures, Jes? It's almost too cute for words).

So you've decided on the hovering zebra loaches? One species down and .... lots more to go!
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Old 04-02-2013, 04:28 AM   #665
 
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I saw some khuli loaches in person yesterday... they're too adorable. I mean seriously, how can you have enough of them?! These ones were TINY, must have been young... just like the frogs <swoon>

I think you should get some Hygrophila rosea! Not a fish but it suuuure is purty! I'd love a forest of the stuff - if it grows bright pink then what a contrast! But er. I'll go back to my plant corner now.

Maybe some... Amamos? Would they be all right with the other fish? The larger ones I imagine would be okay but it depends really.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:37 PM   #666
 
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YES! Baby Kuhli are about THE cutest thing in the universe. In my most humble of opinions. . . those big heads. *swoons*

Yeah. . . I'm sold on the hovering zebra loaches, and after seeing them in video feeding along with Pangio loaches. . . well. They're perfect. How could they not be? They're loaches. . . I kind of feel safe with them, even if they're different. Loaches are just wonderful, no matter what kind they are. I still have more learning to do on these, but I have time. :)

I've also pretty much convinced myself that I must have Whiptails, too. . . again, still loads to learn, but I'll get there. . .

Hygrophila rosea - aaaahhhhhh, Spooks! I hope I can! I want a forest of it, too!!! For right now the lighting in the 55g isn't enough to support stems (hence all of the crytps, anubias, and java ferns everywhere), but I've had good luck with them before in the smaller tanks, and am planning to have better lighting in the 125. I'd be thrilled if I could keep some of those, they're so pretty. :)

My current plot is to slowly set up each tank (that I JUST shut down), and start filling them with plants. Hoping that when I get to moving into the 125, I'll be able to at least have enough to make it feel like home to my fish from day one. . . of course, we must dally along the way, or it wouldn't be any fun, so as soon as I get enough new plants through QT (thinking in the summer), I'll set up a breeding tank for the rams and focus on that for a bit. Wouldn't it be amazing if I could get some little 'livvies that were born here? ::starry eyed::

You know I've been looking into the female Amano shrimp, I think the ONLY way to find an answer here is to try it and see. I would love to see some shrimp in there, but I do have a strong feeling that they WOULD get picked at. As they can't reproduce in fresh water, I wouldn't ever be able to get enough of a colony established, and . . . I kind of wince at the thought, anyway. I suppose I *could* give it a try in the 55. . . the loaches wouldn't mind a nice bunch of moss back behind that rock. And if it fails, I may just have to set myself up a shrimp tank. . . still more research to do, though - all around!
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Old 04-03-2013, 03:42 AM   #667
 
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YES! Baby Kuhli are about THE cutest thing in the universe. In my most humble of opinions. . . those big heads. *swoons*

Yeah. . . I'm sold on the hovering zebra loaches, and after seeing them in video feeding along with Pangio loaches. . . well. They're perfect. How could they not be? They're loaches. . . I kind of feel safe with them, even if they're different. Loaches are just wonderful, no matter what kind they are. I still have more learning to do on these, but I have time. :)

I've also pretty much convinced myself that I must have Whiptails, too. . . again, still loads to learn, but I'll get there. . .

Hygrophila rosea - aaaahhhhhh, Spooks! I hope I can! I want a forest of it, too!!! For right now the lighting in the 55g isn't enough to support stems (hence all of the crytps, anubias, and java ferns everywhere), but I've had good luck with them before in the smaller tanks, and am planning to have better lighting in the 125. I'd be thrilled if I could keep some of those, they're so pretty. :)

My current plot is to slowly set up each tank (that I JUST shut down), and start filling them with plants. Hoping that when I get to moving into the 125, I'll be able to at least have enough to make it feel like home to my fish from day one. . . of course, we must dally along the way, or it wouldn't be any fun, so as soon as I get enough new plants through QT (thinking in the summer), I'll set up a breeding tank for the rams and focus on that for a bit. Wouldn't it be amazing if I could get some little 'livvies that were born here? ::starry eyed::

You know I've been looking into the female Amano shrimp, I think the ONLY way to find an answer here is to try it and see. I would love to see some shrimp in there, but I do have a strong feeling that they WOULD get picked at. As they can't reproduce in fresh water, I wouldn't ever be able to get enough of a colony established, and . . . I kind of wince at the thought, anyway. I suppose I *could* give it a try in the 55. . . the loaches wouldn't mind a nice bunch of moss back behind that rock. And if it fails, I may just have to set myself up a shrimp tank. . . still more research to do, though - all around!
Just to be clear here Chesh.... with the Amano shrimp, what would be the tankmates for them?

Want me to tell the story about the Kuhlis? :D
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Old 04-03-2013, 06:46 AM   #668
 
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Nobody, if they're species-only ;)

I love the idea of putting shrimp in Becoming, you know - I always have, lol. We were talking about the possibillity of Amano shrimp females, as the grow to around 2.5" I suspect they'd still get picked at by the rams, though. . .

YES! I love the loach story, lol!
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:19 AM   #669
 
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Yes they will and that's why I asked... I'd suggest purely a species/ Kuhli set up could be cool tho!
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:25 AM   #670
 
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I think so, too. I really do love the dwarf loaches in a smaller tank - and a bigger one, too. Can never go wrong with loachbutts. :) Meh. Tank real-estate. . .bother. I do have a 3g tank that's pretty much worthless to me ATM. I can always work that into a shrimp tank?
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