Two new coolie loaches

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Tom

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Get money and pay for more fish, repeat cycle
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It's my q-tank for new fish. Currently holding 1 baby firemouth cichlid, 3 baby cutteri cichlids, and a dwarf cory
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Since September 2007
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6.5-7.0
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Single filament incandescent bulb(red)
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a power head, and a stingray underwater filter
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36 gallon
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5 B neon tetras, 5 penguin tetras, 10 harlequin rasboras, 1 festivum cichlid, 1 roseline shark, 1 baby black belt cichlid(going in the pond) and 5 green cories
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since January 2006
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0ppm
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0ppm
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<5ppm
Tank #2 Temperature
83F
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6.5-7.0
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Single T-8 flourecent light
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Whisper 20-40
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N/A
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N/A
Tank #2 Salinity or SG
N/A
Aquarium #3 Size
70 Gallon
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~400 Pristella tetras, 2 convict cichlids(one pink-female, one regular-unknown), 1 Cutteri cichlid, 10 penguin tetras, 1 mystery tetra, 1 SAE, 1 farowella catfish, 2 clown plecos(wild caught)
Tank #3 Start Date
May 2006
Tank #3 Ammonia
0ppm
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0ppm
Tank #3 Nitrate
<5ppm
Tank #3 Temperature
82F
Tank #3 pH
7.0-7.5
Tank #3 Lighting
Dual T-5 flourecent bulbs
Tank #3 Filter Type
Rena XP3
Tank #3 Skimmer
N/A
Tank #3 Live Rock Amount
N/A
Tank #3 Salinity - SG
N/A
I just got two coolie loaches yesterday and one is about 2" and he other is about 1". The larger one is very edgey in my opinion. Other than that, they school together and hide under the rock that I placed in there for the cory originally. The are really neat to watch.
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Do they constantly hord away or are they out sometimes. I'm intrested in getting some but I don't know if they will just hide and be a lifeless fish. I also have sand that they might constantly borrow in.
 
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More than 10 years
Do you know of and understand the Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle?
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Aquarium Size
10.5 gallon nano
Aquarium Type
Freshwater Fish Only
Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.
It's my q-tank for new fish. Currently holding 1 baby firemouth cichlid, 3 baby cutteri cichlids, and a dwarf cory
Aquarium Start Date
Since September 2007
Ammonia
0ppm
Nitrite
0ppm
Nitrate
<10ppm
Temperature
78-80F
pH
6.5-7.0
Lighting
Single filament incandescent bulb(red)
Skimmer
No
Aquarium Filter Type
a power head, and a stingray underwater filter
Aquarium #2 Size
36 gallon
Tank #2 Type
Freshwater Planted Tank
Tank #2 Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.
5 B neon tetras, 5 penguin tetras, 10 harlequin rasboras, 1 festivum cichlid, 1 roseline shark, 1 baby black belt cichlid(going in the pond) and 5 green cories
Tank #2 Start Date
since January 2006
Tank #2 Ammonia
0ppm
Tank #2 Nitrite
0ppm
Tank #2 Nitrate
<5ppm
Tank #2 Temperature
83F
Tank #2 pH
6.5-7.0
Tank #2 Lighting
Single T-8 flourecent light
Tank #2 Filter Type
Whisper 20-40
Tank #2 Skimmer
N/A
Tank #2 Live Rock Amount
N/A
Tank #2 Salinity or SG
N/A
Aquarium #3 Size
70 Gallon
Tank #3 Type
Freshwater Planted Tank
Tank #3 Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.
~400 Pristella tetras, 2 convict cichlids(one pink-female, one regular-unknown), 1 Cutteri cichlid, 10 penguin tetras, 1 mystery tetra, 1 SAE, 1 farowella catfish, 2 clown plecos(wild caught)
Tank #3 Start Date
May 2006
Tank #3 Ammonia
0ppm
Tank #3 Nitrite
0ppm
Tank #3 Nitrate
<5ppm
Tank #3 Temperature
82F
Tank #3 pH
7.0-7.5
Tank #3 Lighting
Dual T-5 flourecent bulbs
Tank #3 Filter Type
Rena XP3
Tank #3 Skimmer
N/A
Tank #3 Live Rock Amount
N/A
Tank #3 Salinity - SG
N/A
Mine hide most of the day unless there is something that interests them like food. But they come out when all the lights are out in the tank. I also put piece of driftwood in there for them that has holes in it like crazy and I put in 2 clay pots for them and my corys to hide in incase they get tired from playing and want to rest(the corys I mean). When the loaches come out, they are very energetic and zoom from corner to corner looking for food. It is really neat to watch them try and find a hiding place in the morning when the lights go on. But now I leave the lights off until the room they are in is full of natural light so I don't disturb them when they are looking for food. Sorry for the long reply and sorry it is a little later than you probably expected but it's better late than never.
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Do they constantly hord away or are they out sometimes. I'm intrested in getting some but I don't know if they will just hide and be a lifeless fish. I also have sand that they might constantly borrow in.
HI King Dojo. We got ours 2 days ago and they do ANYTHING but hide! They are really entertaining to watch (if your eyes are fast enough!).
 
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