Panda loach
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > Fish


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-21-2013, 07:11 AM   #1
ScarletFire
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Mississauga
Posts: 84
Default

Panda loach


I'm planning on changing up my 10g painted red shrimp tank into one that's suited more suited for panda loaches, just because RCS are very hardy (there's other reasons, but let's just put it at that ).

I've done some research, and they require a "river-like" setting. I currently have an AC 20 with a stainless steel pre-filter, and a Seapora sponge filter rated for 20g. If I place them on one side of the tank, would that create enough of a current? Or is that a bad idea? Plant-wise, there's some rotala and wisteria stems, and I'm planning on getting some java ferns. The substrate is caribsea tahitian moon sand.

There's also an external breeder box, but I haven't decided what to do with it yet. Any ideas?

What do you think of this set-up/list of things? Are they appropriate?
ScarletFire is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-21-2013, 02:25 PM   #2
Aquatic Delight
H is for Hillstream
 
Aquatic Delight's Avatar
 
PTrader: (9/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Space Coast, Florida
Posts: 2,075
Default

loaches love really high flow. for mine, i was running a canister for a 75g on a 29g tank. when i transfer everyone over to the 40b i have they are getting two canisters, the 75g for circulation, and then a 175g just for a small area of high flow.(currently cycling the 175g cannister on the 29g)

i remember reading somewhere that fastwater loaches like these require 1,000x water turn over, which is next to impossible in aquariums. but they want very high water flow is the point, i don't think you will be there with what you have.

also these are a cold water fish that do best in 66-72 degree water, and a need a fine susbtrate for proper care. just in case here are a couple very good articles to read up on.

http://www.practicalfishkeeping.co.u...t.php?sid=4979
http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species...a-pachychilus/

the first one is far more in depth
__________________
Will
________________________________

Hillstream/Boreno Loach Refuge

A Light Heart is Better than a Heavy Wallet.
Aquatic Delight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2013, 04:15 PM   #3
ScarletFire
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Mississauga
Posts: 84
Default

Would a 10g tank be too small? Is caribsea tahitian moon sand okay, or is white sand better? Would adding a Marineland Maxi-Jet Pro Water Pump - 400 be sufficient?

ScarletFire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2013, 05:01 PM   #4
wicca27
Planted Tank Guru
 
wicca27's Avatar
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Dewey
Posts: 4,811
Send a message via Yahoo to wicca27
Default

just keep in mind that panda loaches will not look panda like for long they only keep the black and white color when young.

this is an adult panda loach
wicca27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2013, 05:10 PM   #5
ScarletFire
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Mississauga
Posts: 84
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wicca27 View Post
just keep in mind that panda loaches will not look panda like for long they only keep the black and white color when young.

this is an adult panda loach
I like the coloration of the adult XD It's pretty cool having both color variations. It's as if I'll have two kinds of fish even though it's one kind
ScarletFire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2013, 06:22 PM   #6
kimboden
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (5/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Independence
Posts: 133
Default

Are we talking about panda garras?

Kim
kimboden is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2013, 09:08 PM   #7
wicca27
Planted Tank Guru
 
wicca27's Avatar
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Dewey
Posts: 4,811
Send a message via Yahoo to wicca27
Default

this is what we are talking about


http://www.practicalfishkeeping.co.u...t.php?sid=4979
wicca27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2013, 01:06 AM   #8
Aquatic Delight
H is for Hillstream
 
Aquatic Delight's Avatar
 
PTrader: (9/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Space Coast, Florida
Posts: 2,075
Default

bare minimum 20g tank, and ideally it needs to be a older tank.


Quote:
Originally Posted by ScarletFire View Post
Would a 10g tank be too small? Is caribsea tahitian moon sand okay, or is white sand better? Would adding a Marineland Maxi-Jet Pro Water Pump - 400 be sufficient?

__________________
Will
________________________________

Hillstream/Boreno Loach Refuge

A Light Heart is Better than a Heavy Wallet.
Aquatic Delight is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 12:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012