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Offline spider

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Loaches
« on: February 27, 2010, 07:00:13 PM »
Picklefish........While looking at the forsale pictures I noticed your Clown Loaches......They look great.......I have been keeping an assortment of Loaches and Botia over the years.......I see yours in with fish that like alkaline water with higher pH......I have never been able to do well with the Loaches in water with a pH above 7.2 or with moderate hardness.

Mine seem to thrive in pH 6.0 to 7.0 in moderately soft water.....What is your secret?

Dan
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Re: Loaches
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2010, 04:41:41 PM »
No secret...water changes and lots of them. I have clown loaches in most of my tanks. I have a few other varieties too but the clowns are my favorites. The get fed NLS pellets, zucchini, live blackworms and assorted frozen foods every now and then. But mostly the pellets.

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Re: Loaches
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2010, 12:47:25 PM »
I'm dumb....What are NLS pellets?

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Re: Loaches
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2010, 05:59:30 PM »
New Life Spectrum foods. Good stuff.

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Re: Loaches
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2010, 09:03:59 PM »
Here they are...well some of them anyways.


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Re: Loaches
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2010, 12:12:42 AM »
I enjoyed seeing your set up......Your Loaches are spectacular.