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    Treating Tank For Ich But Unsure

    I noticed on one of the clown loaches (out of 20), there is a white patch (a bit bigger than a white spot) on his black stripe. I can't be 100% sure if its white spot (ich) or just a white mark, there are no other white spots on him or the other clown loaches. I also noticed one of the yoyo...
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    Nitrite Reading Of 0.25ppm Ok?

    Thanks for the reply. I did another 45% water change today and checked the Nitrite level a few hours later, it had dropped from 0.25 to 0.12 - is this a good sign? I did however double/triple dosed Prime when adding the new tap water. Should I do another 45% water change tomorrow? I have not...
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    Bala Shark Funny Behaviour?

    I recently added three bala sharks (3 inches each) to my 6x2x2 tank. They have settled in quite well and have not bothered the other fish. Most of the time they school together in the mid to top level of the tank. I've noticed since I added them that they like to swim to the top of the tank...
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    Nitrite Reading Of 0.25ppm Ok?

    Thanks Wilder. I have stopped feeding since I spotted the waste. I added an airstone for extra aeration for the meantime, but will the 0.25ppm Nitrite reading in the meantime be deadly for the fish? How long does it usually take to reduce it to 0, in a mature tank?
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    Nitrite Reading Of 0.25ppm Ok?

    Hi all, The quick question is if a 0.25 reading is toxic for the fish? I have a 6x2x2 (650L) and recently my friend had accidently overfed the fish while I was away for a day. I came back to find some of the uneaten food decomposing on the gravel, and knew it was not a good sign. I measured...
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    Yoyo Loach - Aggressive Behaviour?

    Hi Gilli, THanks for the reply. I did do research on them before I got them and have had yoyos in the past. From what I've read, they are best kept in a school of no less than 5, as usually getting just one with be far too cruel for it as, like other loaches, they are schooling fish. Not sure...
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    I Caught My Clown Loach Eating A Rummynose Tetra!

    I'm not sure if other loach owners have witnessed this as I was in shock when I witnessed my 4" clown with a rummynose's had in his mouth. I went to turn the tank lights off for the night when I noticed the clown chewing on something. I found this strange as I last fed them 5 hours ago and they...
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    Yoyo Loach - Aggressive Behaviour?

    Last week, I added 8 Yoyo loaches to my 360L tank. I have 20 rummynoses and 16 cardinals, all tetras are mature and have been in the tank for over a year now. The other fish in the tank are 18 clown loaches of various sizes (mostly babies). During the last two days, I have noticed one...
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    Adding Driftwood To Tank

    Thaks for the reply Colin. The driftwood sunk as soon as I soaked it in the bucket, there does not appear to be any tannins either but I will wait a few more hours before chucking it in the tank. Thanks again
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    Adding Driftwood To Tank

    Hi, I was wondering what the normal procedures are for adding driftwood into a mature tank? This piece of driftwood was used before but taken out about 12 months ago. In the past, I would soak the driftwood in a bucket of tank water for a day, not sure if this is the best method? Thanks
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    Ideal Temperature For Bronze & Sterbai Cories

    Hi, just wondering what the ideal temperature for Bronze & Sterbai cories would be? Currently, my tank is set at 25oC, should I increase this a bit since Sterbai's enjoy warmer temp? Thanks
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    Corydora Breathing Question

    Hi, I have a 30g tank which houses my bronze and sterbai corydoras. The largest bronze cory who is about 6cm always comes up to the top to breathe, I have noticed it doing it a lot more frequently in the last few week, I know this is normal behaviour for cories, but not when they are doing it...
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    3 Of My Yoyo Loaches Just Died! :(

    tank size is 100g...apologies i eventually retested for ammonia and it was in fact 0.5...I had used the wrong testing mix. I've since made a 50% water change and used a lot of Prime, hopefully the ammonia clears up soon
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    3 Of My Yoyo Loaches Just Died! :(

    Thanks for the reply. Yeah, I'm using the API master test kit which is used by and recommended by many aquarists here. I have rechecked 3 times and I'm getting the same results. I've done an immediate water change (25%), is this enough or should I go ahead and change more?
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    3 Of My Yoyo Loaches Just Died! :(

    I came home to discover 3 of the yoyos had died (or was on their way) :) The yoyos that died varied from 2" to 3". Prior to the discovery, I had 6 yoyos but am now left with 3. I really really want to find out the cause to prevent any further deaths. Needless to say, I was devastated and...
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