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Old 01-13-2016, 11:00 AM   #9751
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What kind of sponge are you using. The cylindrical Fluval one or the rectangular AquaClear one? If is the latter, then the pore size is too big to stop them. If it's the former, then I don't know.


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Its the AC one. I'm going to order the fluval one next week.

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Old 01-13-2016, 12:41 PM   #9752
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So far discus is still alive. My dad's watching him but I don't know how he's acting or anything

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Old 01-13-2016, 01:55 PM   #9753
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Big WC when you get home. Gotra stabilize the water params

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Old 01-13-2016, 02:33 PM   #9754
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Big WC when you get home. Gotra stabilize the water params

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He didn't make it. My dad told me and pulled him out. I'll make sure everything is okay once I get home. Clean the tank and everything.

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It wont stop the mini cycle. Dont add the new guys til its settled and consistent. Would hate to see you lose them. Next time get your discus from me. We could of circumvented the delivery til you were ready... Live n learn. You got this brother.... I have faith.

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Old 01-13-2016, 03:18 PM   #9756
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Sini - adopted 1 Clown loach from a guy woth a 29G tank... Lfs didn't have any to add to QT, but hunting down a couple more heading into the metro area at the end of the week where there will be many available. I think this one is a male he is narrow, not broad.
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Old 01-13-2016, 03:23 PM   #9757
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Awww poor thing glad you saved him! I figured you had a reason and I was curious How big is he?
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Just one clown loach?

My zebra loaches love our spiderwood too Funny thing about loaches and driftwood- they like to squeeze themselves into tight spaces in the wild as much as in our tanks. Local people actually catch loaches for the hobby by putting loach-sized notches in driftwood and throwing it into a shallow spot in the river. When they go back a while later the notches will be full of loaches too wedged in to get away quickly
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Awww poor thing glad you saved him! I figured you had a reason and I was curious How big is he?
About 3.5" and a little thin, think he came from a lfs about 2 weeks to a month ago. The guy just didn't realize what he had bought in terms of the size they get.

Long ago I adopted some fish and one was a 7+ year old CL guy who was stunning and 10-12".

side note - Earlier I mentioned I am scouting for a (used good condition) 125+++to 200+ish tank to set up for Discus but that build is far down the road probably next year. Prefer the over 200G. I can always get a 150-180G and upgrade again later....... I will be setting aside $$$ just in case I find the exact one sooner than later. Decided to curb some of my present fish wants and stocking to go towards the bigger tank.

After the short time of having that beautiful Clown, even temporarily, I fell in love. He went to a friend who has about a dozen in, if I remember correctly a 210G. Though I would have loved to have her - think it was a she.

Sini or others??? Is three an okay number obviously more could be better for their happiness. (lets say for a min. 125G) I just don't want to grab 5 more little ones only later to realize I have Clown Loach fished myself out of the size tank I end up with.

New little tank is clear as can be now btw, am a little surprised.
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3 is the bare minimum acceptable number IMO. I always recommend 5 because if I say 3, then people will only get 3 and they are MUCH happier with 5 or more in my experience. I've kept groups of three of one loach alongside groups of five of another and the side-by-side difference really stood out to me. But 3 is enough for happy loaches.

If he's a little thin (and if you aren't already) I recommend a prazipro soaked food treatment. If that doesn't help, metro or epsom medicated food may also help. Wasting disease in loaches is depressingly common
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It wont stop the mini cycle. Dont add the new guys til its settled and consistent. Would hate to see you lose them. Next time get your discus from me. We could of circumvented the delivery til you were ready... Live n learn. You got this brother.... I have faith.

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I won't and thank you for your help. I was planning on getting my next discus from you already if you are selling some of the ones I would like but that won't be for a while.

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