Yo Yo Loaches

Craig

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I was just wonderin r the yo yo's rare over here in the UK cause I can't find any anywhere in Northern Ireland and i'd love a few 4 my tank! ? Does any1 have any ideas?

Thanks

C W
 

Gunnie

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They are not real common here in north Florida, but not hard to get either. Can you ask your local fish store to order them for you? That's what I was gonna do when I got mine, but they just happened to have some available.
 
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Craig

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i'll try that

thanks!

C W
 

Miss Mouse

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Hey Craig, I looked for some for a while but coudln't get any over this side of the UK... maybe try order online?
 
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Craig

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never tried that b4 what's it like??? and what are the fish like?? best website 2 order from??

C W
 
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Craig

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dont think u can order fish online in the UK haven't heard of it b4 over here

C W
 

Dino

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From what I hear, shipping fish is legal in the UK, but highly regulated and expensive.

The folks above are very very good.

Dino
 

Jessie_Lynn

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Have you ever tried ordering fish from Dr. Foster and Smith's website. They ship me catalogues regularly. You can get fish shipped from there.
 

Butterfly

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Their great to order from also but don't know if they ship to the UK or not.
Carol
 

rob2uk

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whatever you do, don't order fish from outside the UK unless you want them to sit in quarantine at Heathrow for 6 weeks!

It's also really expensive because you're importing livestock and they whack a hefty tax on it
 
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Craig

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lol I don't think I'll bother I'll hav 2 do without

C W
 
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Craig

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it looks like I'll b gettin 2 yo yo loaches luke16 is orderin sum in for next saturday hes takin sum as well 4 his tank !! can't wait they look class

C W
 

Gunnie

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Excellent! Try and get at least 3 if you can. 2 will be fine, but 3 would be better! You will love them!
 
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Craig

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that plan fell through!! the breeder has none left !! there r 2 yo yo loaches on ebay.co.uk should I order them from there they say they send them off on tuesday and there at ur house by wednesday????

C W ?
 
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Craig

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if u check out the site 4 me type in yo yo loaches in the search bar on the front page it will show u them it also tells u all the good feedback from others who hav ordered?
 
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Craig

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I ordered them guys they come on tuesday wednesday or friday the breeder I'm gettin them from sends them the day b4 any idea on the way they come ? do they come in the bag?? how do they survive?? and keep the temp. of the water the same?? or is it just luck if they survive on the journey?? so many questions this is the 1st time iv done this so I don't hav a clue if they do happen 2 die on the journey which she says has never happened b4 I just send them bak 2 her without openin the bag and she gives me my money bak it cost me £20 but I get £4 bak when I send the box bak 2 her if the fish arrive safely excited but anxious on how they will b!! its a long journey for them through the post from befordshire in england 2 bangor in northern ireland

I hope they r class and well!!!!!!!!!!!!! C W
 

Gunnie

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Craig, my fish have always arrived in bags, which are placed in an insulated box and mailed. When the box arrives, just treat the bags like you would if they came from the fish store and acclimate your fish slowly with a few tablespoons of your tank water added to the bag about every 15 minutes in case the ph is a lot different from yours. Make sure you don't add the water they came in to your tank.
 
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Craig

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yes I wondered I have 2 send the box bak if the fish r well and healthy I thought it would b an insulated box how can the fish survive so long in the bag without much oxygen though??

C W
 

Butterfly

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Some places add pure oxygen to their bags when shipping.
Carol
 
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Craig

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my 2 yo yo's came 2day YESSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!! they r class still babies so small there hidin away at the minute they came in a polystyrene box all tapped up with maskin tape then inside that fortress there was loads of bubble rap then inside that lay a small small tiny bag!! with 2 yo yo's in it its called an air bag it hardly had any water in it just air!!!!!!!! but they seem well and r pretty active!! do yo yo's sleep on their sides like clowns or is that just clowns??

C W ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
 

Butterfly

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I think they(loaches) all do the side sleeping bit. Yo-yo's are darling hope you enjoy yours. Keep us posted on them. and pictures, pictures, pictures
Carol
 
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Craig

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do they eat a range of foods flakes and so on???  

C W
 

Butterfly

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Craig good morning(it's morning here anyway )We always seem to be on at the same time. I would start them out on bottom feeder food, although they will eat what ever drops to the bottom eventually. May even eat from your hand as they get older
Carol
 
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Craig

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I got out of games 2 run home and c them !! good thing my skool is only 10min up the road lol yes its mid afternnon over here so good mornin 4 u over there I'm so excited there so class great fish I'll start them out on pellets and wafers 1st then

thank u I'm away 2 watch them here lol !!! C W
 

dano569

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I was just wondering if anyone thinks it would be ok to put yo-yos in with s.a. cichlids.i'm gonna go and get 2 thursday.they are small,but I was gonna raise them in a tetra tank until they get bigger and then put them in my south american tank.just wanted to know what everyone thought about it.
 

Gunnie

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Dano,
I think it would depend on what type of cichlids you are talking about, and also it would depend on how many yo yo's you had together.
 

dano569

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it's gonna be some dempseys,convicts,and firemouths.I already have some red tail botias,pictus cats and a couple of raphael cats in the tank.i've got a couple of clowns I want to put in when they get bigger also.
 
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