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post #21 of 33 Old 07-04-2010, 05:46 AM
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Have you kept Hillstream Loaches before? They need cooler water, high flow rates, tons of hiding spaces for multiple fish, and HIGH oxygen. All it takes is one blackout in the summer, and they'll all be dead. I know this, because it's happened to me twice. One was in an extremely lightly-stocked 55 gallon with an Eheim 2217 on it. It was just a faulty house thermostat, not even a power outage.

Now I don't keep them anymore, even though I love them. Because I love them. :/

http://www.loaches.com/

The shrimp will probably stress the crap out of them, too.

Sorry if I'm peeing on your parade. I was one of the first to start researching them when they started coming into the pet trade on the west coast of the US, and it took a lot of people a lot of research and experimentation to find all the info there is on Loaches Online.

Oops, I think we hijacked this guy's goldfish thread. Sorry!

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post #22 of 33 Old 07-04-2010, 07:06 AM
no worries the tank im working on is a 4x2x2 feet densely vegetated tank. there's no need for filtering or air pumps so i don't have to worry about power outage plus my condo has a backup generator large enough to even keep my aircon working when there's a power outage.since it's going to be a planted aquarium the hilstream loaches will be fine as there are ample hidding places and as for the baboo shirmp they just look mean.i've kept them with ribbon guppies before.they are harmless just like great danes.( their looks can be deceiving) no need to worry the bamboo shrimps as they are filter feeders. yes i have kept the hillstream loaches before in my dicus tank. here a bamboo shrimp feeding.as you can see nothing to worry.
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post #23 of 33 Old 07-12-2010, 10:56 PM Thread Starter
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One of my Gold fish Tail and Fins have started turning black. Any idea what needs to be done to cure
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post #24 of 33 Old 07-13-2010, 03:48 AM
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How big/old is the fish? Which one is it? Goldfish can change color as they grow, and black fins is common on young fish.

This can also happen with ammonia burns. Test your water.

Oh, yeah, post a picture if you can.

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post #25 of 33 Old 07-18-2010, 10:04 AM Thread Starter
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please advise as i have attached the picture of the fish.
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post #26 of 33 Old 07-18-2010, 08:32 PM
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It looks like a natural change of color to me. If he isn't acting sick, I'm sure it's nothing to worry about. If if was red instead of black, it would be something to worry about.

BTW, your water looks cloudy in this photo, like there's a bacteria bloom. Are your ammonia and nitrite at zero? If not, you should look at how your filter is set up, how you're cleaning it, and if that's ok, then you might need more filtration. Plus, this fish looks quite fat (for a single-tail.) You could probably cut down the feeding to help with waste build-up.

Hope that helps!

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post #27 of 33 Old 07-19-2010, 12:41 AM Thread Starter
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You judged it right. Since couple of months now the water has been cloudy and i am not able to figure out what to do. I have consulted many fish aquarium shops and they are clueless about the cause.
My tank size is 3ft * 1ft * 2ft. Am using 2 Boyu filters. Have also changed the gravel but the problem still exists . I am not able to figure out what to do.
Food i am giving is "Ruby Red"
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post #28 of 33 Old 07-19-2010, 12:51 AM Thread Starter
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Have uploaded couple of more picture which might help you guide me better on the cloudy water problem which i am facing since 1 month now.
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post #29 of 33 Old 07-19-2010, 05:37 AM
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How often are you doing water changes, and how much are you changing? That's an awful lot of goldfish for a tank that size, so that cloudiness could simply be dirty water from the large amount of waste those goldfish are putting out.

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post #30 of 33 Old 07-19-2010, 06:50 AM Thread Starter
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i am changing 50% water every week
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