Monday, April 2, 2007

Clown loach

Clown loaches and other loaches
Tips for keeping freshwater loaches in your aquarium: Part 1

Provide lots of hiding places using clay pots (whole and broken), drift wood and of course, plants! Pile of rocks can be used to form caves but they need to glued to each other firmly, using silicone glue and should be buried under the substrate at least few inches deep, ensuring the loaches cannot dig their way in under the rock structure. This can be proven fatal to the unsuspecting loaches resting under the rocks. Pieces of non-metallic pipes with different diameters, depending on the size of the loaches you have, can provide nice hiding places to them. Again, though pipes are great for the loaches, it might not look nice to you.

I use clay pots, whole, and cut into halves, as well as, broken pieces, too, and tie few java fern cuttings with them. Within few days java ferns root themselves with the clay pots and your "Portable Loach House With Attached Garden" is ready!

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8 comments:

xyz said...

Sekhar Roy ki tor keo hoy??
Dekhchhi bhison mil....dujonei chhobi aanke, dujonei machh poshe...dujonei ray...dujoneyi 's'...aar dujoneyi besh paagla...aar dujoneyi jaa paaye tayi khaaye aar khawaaye....

...anyway chinte paarli ki?
Tor machh aar taader jaiga dekhe mugdho hoye gelaam....

SAMIT ROY said...

na! toke chinlum na! ar tachara tor message ar ID dekhe bojha jay toke ek bare chine jai - eta tui chas-o ni! barong 'aay na - ektu tuki-tuki kheli' gochher ekta abcha adure abdar rekhechhis!

xyz bole ami ekjonkei chini - se class ten-er anko boi-te thakto ar tar 3te baahu chhilo!

sekhar roy bole kono atmeeyo, bandhu, bariwalake mone korte parlam na! e golmaler karon tor bachalota na amar smriti - seta ekhono bojha jachche na!

tor montobyer shesh line-tar jonyo anek dhonyobad!

bhalo thakis - je-i hos bhai!

Kaká said...

hey man ... is a 30inch(l)x12inch(b)x15inch(h) size freshwater tank ok for a beginner??

Manoj said...

Long time, no post...
Looking forward to more quality posts from you...
Keep up the good work :)

SAMIT ROY said...

Dear Kaká,

I think it is oerfectly ok to start with. Not too big and not too small - making it easy to maintain!

SAMIT ROY said...

Dear Manoj,

Sorry for being little irregular in past few days. I was extremely busy with my personal and professional stuffs. Thanks for your comments!

Though I have not added new posts or pictures, but I have added more content on my orevious posts.

Please check:
http://aquasamit.blogspot.com/2007/03/lily-floaters.html

http://aquasamit.blogspot.com/2007/03/pakistani-loach.html

Hope you like these new articles.

Thanks again for your remarks, encouragement and support.

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StatsProfessor said...

How well do burmese border loaches do in a planted tank with a fluorite substrate? Is it possible?