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Old 07-12-2011, 09:36 PM   #21
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Seeing some odd behavior from the loaches today. It's freaking me out. I thought one was dead but he was just sun bathing I guess. Laying at the top of the water under the bubble created by the air stone. I went to grab him and he zoomed off. The others have been flying around like crazy since I added this homemade decoration.

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I put in some real plants today and added 5 Honey Gouramis.

I tested the water and all stats seem to be very good.
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Old 07-16-2011, 03:50 PM   #22
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The angels pectoral fins are growing back nicely and I've finally observed him eating. I got some friends for the bloodfin tetra, seems happier now.
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Old 07-24-2011, 11:15 PM   #23
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Well one of the bloodfin tetras that came with the tank is dead. I just found him floating. He had been chewed on pretty well.

The khuli loaches are getting more brave by the day. The size differences amaze me. Some of them have at least doubled in size and others are still pretty small. I covered one half of the substrate in fine silica sand tonight since they are drilling into the gravel more and more I thought it would be good to give them something softer to do it in. If it works out I'll do the other side as well. Need to let the water settle and clear up first anyway.

The big Angel, #3, is finally getting along with the two new marble angels which is nice.

The honey gouramis are doing incredibly well, their color has really come out and with the exception of one they have grown a lot.
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Old 07-28-2011, 11:12 PM   #24
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A woman came to the pitcher recently asked me if I would take them .. her fish tank apparently sold her a week before, but only just then trying to find a home for fish.
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Old 07-29-2011, 12:29 AM   #25
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Mr. Z, I am so happy that you saved those fishies. It's amazing how people can treat their fish and think it's okay. Kudos to you for having such a big heart!
I saw you said your loach was floating around the bubbles. He was probably playing. Sometimes my clown loaches (Botias) lay down on the bottom of the tank, like they are taking a nap. The first time I saw it, I was so concerned, but I read online that even big groups of them will all lie down together. Seems like odd behavior for a fish, but mine regularly do that.
Thank you for saving the fishies. I probably would have done the same thing, although it was a HUGH task.
I love watching for your posts . . . and even more now that you like to save those fishies!
You have a white flowering plant in your tank. Is that real or plastic? If it's real, I'd love to know the name of it! Whatever it is, it sure is pretty!
Where did you get your silica sand? What is it called, exactly? Did you buy it at an aquarium store or in bulk somewhere? I'm looking for it too.
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Hi Ann,

The sand is commercial grade quickcrete landscaping sand, I got it at Lowes. Unfortunately they only had 100 pound bags so I have a life time supply, lol. It was only like $8.

The flower is fake but it does add a little flair to the tank. My loaches are doing fine although I don't see them a lot as they spend most of their time hiding.

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Kudos on your rescue. 
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Hello Z,
One more question. Where did you get your stone cave looking piece of furniture in your tank? My clown loaches would love one of those!
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One more question. Where did you get your stone cave looking piece of furniture in your tank? My clown loaches would love one of those!
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Yep I made it, unfortunately either the silicone or the slate had something in it that nearly killed my fish. It was fun to make though.
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