Aquarium Forum
 


Menu
  · Tropical Fish Home
· Fish News
· Aquarium Forum
· Calculators
· Equipment reviews
· Free Aquarium Ebook
· Feedback
· Link to us
· Photo gallery
· Plant species
· Tropica Plant DB
Tropical fish species
· By Common name
· By Scientific name
Tropical Marine fish
· By Common name
· By Scientific name

_________________
  ...

Articles
  · African Cichlids
· Algae Control
· Aquarium Decoration
· Aquarium Resources
· Aquatic Plants
· Barb Fish
· Betta Fish
· Breeding Fish
· Catfish
· Central American Cichlids
· Cichlids
· Clownfish
· Corals
· Corydoras Catfish
· Discus Fish
· Dwarf Cichlids
· Fish Diseases
· Frogs and Turtles
· Goby Fish
· Goldfish
· Gourami
· Invertebrates
· Jellyfish
· Killiefish
· Lake Victoria Cichlids
· Livebearers
· Malawi Cichlids
· Marine Aquariums
· Marine Aquarium Fish
· Other Fish
· Pleco
· Predatory Fish
· Photography
· Pond Fish
· Responsible Fish Keeping
· Rainbow Fish
· Shark Fish
· South American Cichlids
· Tanganyika Cichlids
· Tetra Fish
· Tropical Fish Food

User Tag List

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 21
  1. #1

    Default Just bought some kuhlis - quick question


    0 Not allowed!
    Just bought some regular kuhli loaches.. 3 of them. Going to buy 3 more when they have more in stock. Anyway, is it normal for the underside around the head area to be reddish in color? I noticed this and I'm just a little paranoid. Thanks.

  2. #2

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Poor things must be scared to death. They're swimming funny all around the tank...

  3. #3

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    I must not have acclimated them long enough... I found one floating at the top and I thought it was dead until it starting swimming away when I tried to net it.

  4. #4

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Just checked this morning -- I found one lying upside down, head floating and tail on the gravel at a 45 degree angel, he was dead :( I saw another one squirming around, breathing heavily, looked like he was trying to burrow into the gravel but it just wasn't working out for him.The other one was either burrowed or under something, I saw him swimming around after I lifted up the driftwood, but I couldn't see where he came from.

    Going to check my ammonia/nitrite/nitrate levels. I have a feeling that without proper acclimation + the added bioload, they were already stressed and the toxicity didn't help.

    the bag sank somehow after I opened it, so they were only able to get adjusted to the temperature.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    287

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Welcome to AC! - Brookfish   A plec for you collection - Celtic Fins   Seasons Greetings Have a great christmas - Celtic Fins   Merry Christmas - Northernguy   Wishing You A Very Happy New Year!!! - Jill   
    Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - R2 Ranch   

    Post


    0 Not allowed!
    So sorry to hear about your loss.....
    Kimberly

  6. #6

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    I just tested the water, no ammonia or nitrites. I guess I'll just have to be more careful next time I'm acclimating.

    I have 2 now, I'll probably buy 4 more next time when I get my other new fish.

  7. #7

    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    600

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    for your feedback - Cliff   thanks! - Crispy   Can't give you more rep, so here's a gift for your great contributions to the forum. - Taurus   Thanks for the kind words and also the help. - ohmikeosh   Have another fish for your AC Tank! - Northernguy   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Sorry to hear you lost your little guys. I also just recently added kuhlies to my tank and they don't seem to be eating very much. Based on what you experienced and how mine are it seems like like they are a sensitive fish. I hope you have better luck with your new ones!
    Why do people always scream when I'm driving?

  8. #8

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by FishGirl-Seattle
    Sorry to hear you lost your little guys. I also just recently added kuhlies to my tank and they don't seem to be eating very much. Based on what you experienced and how mine are it seems like like they are a sensitive fish. I hope you have better luck with your new ones!
    Thanks! One of them is probably going to die soon, he's not hiding (which he probably should be) and barely moving, even when I put my hand down near him. He's also breathing rapidly and sometimes twisting onto his side-- He's also the one I found floating on the top of the tank after I first got him. I'm a bit tempted to put him out of his misery but I think I'll just wait and see if he pulls through. I might make the decision of bringing these guys back to the store if I'm stuck with only 1 or 2 of them, rather than just buying a bunch more.

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    British Columbia, Canada
    Posts
    111

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Merry Christmas! - Pleco380   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    I'm sorry your kuhlies are not doing very well. I am unsure in what advice to give you. I have two of my own whom I only see when I clean the tank or if I stay up late and turn on a light while their out searching for food. Since your nitrate and ammonia levels were fine, the only thing I can think of that might be a problem is your pH level. Did you check that?

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Cadillac, MI
    Posts
    42,943

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Member of the month, a toast is in order. - Strider199   Sorry about your blood parrot :-( - ~firefly~   For this; http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aquariumforum/showthread.php?t=111325 - Strider199   :-) - ~firefly~   Happy mother's day! Enjoy one on me LOL - imma24   
    Childhood Cancer - hobbs   World Trade Center Victims and Heroes - Fireworks Safety - hobbs   Myasthenia Gravis - Ovarian Cancer - Sexual Assault - Substance Abuse - Lady Hobbs   Bone Marrow Donation - Childhood Depression - Depression - Environment - Eye Injury Prevention - Glaucoma - Kidney Cancer - Kidney Disease - Kidney Transplantation - Leukemia - Lyme Disease - Mental Retardation - Missing Children - Organ Donation - T - Lady Hobbs   Arthritis - Child Abuse - Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - Dystonia - Education - Free Speech - Interstitial Cystitis - ME/CFIDS - Reye's Syndrome - Save the Music - Teens Against Smoking - Victim's Rights - Water Quality - Lady Hobbs   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    How long since you've done a water change? You should have done a large water change and checked the water before they were even added. Is there de-chlorinator in your water?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •