Sorry bit rubbish at posting can you go to my profile and I set up a new phot album named help to identify myfish. Thanks then you can see them all. My main album is not much help.New to fish keeping need to know what type of loach what type of tetras and if a golden or gold barb? Pictures on album
Any advice soul be good.
Thank you for your post. They are about 5 cm at the moment. Yes they are juvies they were really thin and even bent in places as they were so thin when we got them. I did not know they could all do it no. I am really new to loaches so thanks. Hee hee I would have done the same only they all did it at different times and went back at different times so I never thought it was a problem as by the time I thought it might be they had changed back. More than I change my clothes hee hee. Thanks againI can't say with certainty which species. What size are these? I assume juvies?? Loaches "graying" out at will is very common and typical of loaches, just in case you didn't know. I remember when mine first did this and my first thought was that they were very ill. I even went so far as trying to fish them out of the tank so I could "treat" them. Who knows what I was thinking as what the heck would I treat them with, since I had no idea what it was, lol. Whatever species your loaches are cute, very cute.
i am sorry byron this was from my lack of understanding about how to post add to an already going thread and uplaod photos to a thread rather than a wish to post in multi places(which shows my ignorance as i thought i had posted to the same place anyhow)? I use a smart phone to search online and if you could as a moderator delete everything but this post thread for me i can just use this. I did not mean to rub anyone up the wrong way i only found the site a few days ago.As I suggested in the other thread, it is worth your time to browse through the photos on the loach site I linked. Lupin is quite correct, there are many "similar" looking loaches, and you need to examine little things which are best seen on the live fish in your tank. Markings on the fins for example, or any colour hues, the type of patterning, and so forth. The general drawings on that site are quite good to narrow down the options.
By the way, asking the same issue in three different threads in three different sections of the forum is not a good idea, as you will get some members here and some members there. With one thread, everyone will see everyone else's responses, and this is usually better for a more complete answer. Sometimes we all jig each other's thinking.
There is no reason to feel stupid. I have trouble identifying lots of fish. I have a group of pencilfish that arrived mixed in with rummynose tetra and after several months I am still not sure which of 2 possible species they are. If you could narrow it down to a few possibilities with the help of that loach site, then post your results, I would be happy to review your photos within the narrower field and see what I can come up with.i am sorry byron this was from my lack of understanding about how to post add to an already going thread and uplaod photos to a thread rather than a wish to post in multi places(which shows my ignorance as i thought i had posted to the same place anyhow)? I use a smart phone to search online and if you could as a moderator delete everything but this post thread for me i can just use this. I did not mean to rub anyone up the wrong way i only found the site a few days ago.
Also looking myself without help with the subtle things was what i needed help with i am out of my depth with this maybe i should just be content they are happy and healthy i feel a little stupid now.