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post #21 of 95 Old 08-26-2010, 09:22 AM
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ok thanks i'll check out the link :)
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post #22 of 95 Old 08-26-2010, 09:32 AM Thread Starter
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would a dojo loach be ok, or do they grow too big? pakistani loach maybe? i had some of those once but they didnt live for very long
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post #23 of 95 Old 08-26-2010, 09:59 AM
dojos get to about 12 inches, pakistani or yoyo loaches grows to about 5 inches. i bet the yoyos with less rowdy tank mates would be a better choice.

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4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
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post #24 of 95 Old 08-26-2010, 10:00 AM
read this and figure out what went wrong the first time "Yoyo" Loach (Botia almorhae) — Loaches Online

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3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
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read this and figure out what went wrong the first time "Yoyo" Loach (Botia almorhae) — Loaches Online
thankyou for that :) i reckon i overfed them - both got very fat shortly before becoming lethargic then eventually dying. i wonder how i stop that? maybe they need more veggies? they are rather cute, so if the lfs has them and they aren't to expensive i might get a few. do they need to be in shoals as large as 6 like the dwarf loaches...
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post #26 of 95 Old 08-26-2010, 10:09 AM
Good quality flake, sinking pellets, algae wafers, chopped earthworms, thawed frozen Bloodworm, Mysis Shrimp, chopped cocktail shrimp. Avoid over-feeding as these fish are very greedy. This species is an avid consumer of snails. overfeeding definitely was the problem lol
Botia almorhae is a generally peaceful, robust loach that is regularly available. They should be kept in a group of their own species. Like Clown Loaches, they have a social structure, and a certain amount of in-fighting will be seen. For this reason, provide numerous hiding places so that less dominant fish may escape the attentions of more boisterous individuals. During times of fighting or sometimes at feeding time, a pair of fish may "gray out." i think that answers your question.

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
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Good quality flake, sinking pellets, algae wafers, chopped earthworms, thawed frozen Bloodworm, Mysis Shrimp, chopped cocktail shrimp. Avoid over-feeding as these fish are very greedy. This species is an avid consumer of snails. overfeeding definitely was the problem lol
Botia almorhae is a generally peaceful, robust loach that is regularly available. They should be kept in a group of their own species. Like Clown Loaches, they have a social structure, and a certain amount of in-fighting will be seen. For this reason, provide numerous hiding places so that less dominant fish may escape the attentions of more boisterous individuals. During times of fighting or sometimes at feeding time, a pair of fish may "gray out." i think that answers your question.
funny thing, my 2 never fought...they did eat a lot though lol.
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post #28 of 95 Old 08-26-2010, 10:14 AM
greedy fish by nature lol. my rapheal cat fish are the same.the looks like their bellies gonna explode if i leave live blood worms in da tank.

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4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
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post #29 of 95 Old 08-26-2010, 10:16 AM Thread Starter
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greedy fish by nature lol. my rapheal cat fish are the same.the looks like their bellies gonna explode if i leave live blood worms in da tank.
is it possible to overfeed with live food? i'm just wondering how i'm going to stop the loaches eating too much when i get them. my gourami is the same, when i had corys she always ate most of their food...and before that when i had the angelfish, the poor gourami nearly starved because the angelfish WOULD eat all the food.
oh btw forgot to mention do u think 5 kilos is enough gravel for my 15 gallon?

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post #30 of 95 Old 08-26-2010, 10:29 AM
not sure but 5 kilos in a 15g would be enough.you'll have to fill it in and see for yourself.sorry. i used over 80 kilos in my guppy tank =S i used to have the same prolem.now i use small cup that are used to feed birds and put them in different locations in the tank with a small amount of live blood worms in each when it comes to feeding time. the bottom top and middle area on different sides of the tank instead in a large feeder bowl or a single plastic worm container stuck to the top of the tank. it gives everyone a nice sress free feeding time plus i dont need to put a lot in there

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4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
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