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Rosy Loach?

Discussion in 'Loaches' started by jamesstill84, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. jamesstill84

    jamesstill84 Curiosity salted the snail!

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    Anyone know anything about the Rosy Loach?

    Rosy loach, "Tuberoschistura arakanensis"

    Would they eat Red Crystal Shrimp?

    They're only supposed to be 1" long.
     
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    I wouldn't think a full grow one could fit a newborn shrimp in its mouth.

    Frank on Franksaquarium.com used to have them, they're not on his loach list now though. Otherwise I haven't the slightest clue.
     
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    jamesstill84 Curiosity salted the snail!

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    They look pretty awesome and from the pictures I've seen, seem to perch on rocks and leaves like Oto's sometimes do.
     
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    Jeremy Smith Lizard loachnut

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    Loaches.com has some info on them from Martin. It seems they are so new that not much is known about them. I wouldn't think they would be able to eat the shrimp.
    They do look neat though if I had the oportunity to get some. I would definatly setup a tank for them.
     
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    Where have you seen this loach for sale? They are very hard to get in the USA.
     
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    jamesstill84 Curiosity salted the snail!

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    I personally haven't seen them for sale yet cause they're supposed to be new to the hobby. But Dwarf Puffers said that FranksAquarium.com used to have them, so we can only hope that they'll get them again in the future.
     
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    I don't think you'll see them much in the future to be honest. I've been trying to get some for over 2 years.
     
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    You can always try emailing him. He can usually get things back that he once had.
     
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    I've tried emailing the fish distributors to order them. ;)

    They are just not coming in to the USA.
     
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    jamesstill84 Curiosity salted the snail!

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    That sucks. They're really sweet and I would love to have them in my dwarf tank.
     
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    I was given a lead on them. I'll let you know if anything comes from it. :)
     
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    jamesstill84 Curiosity salted the snail!

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    That would be great. Thanks much. :)
     
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    Let Pinkertd know too... Make her get 30-40 of em, she always breeds small bottom dwellers in large numbers :D
     
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    Ooh! go H! I'd love some too. I missed out when Frank had them & I've been sorry ever since.
     
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    Squeakfish Fight the current!

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    If anyone lives in Southern California, I found a shop that sells them. They're probably massively overpriced, but they're in Reseda/Tarzana/Woodland/West Hills. Whatever that area is called.
     
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    The small fish whisperer!:clap:
     
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    My lfs had them but wouldn't you know I had no tank to quarantine them.Their color was not rosy though :( more yellow/orange. May be diet related? Still quite cute but at $12 per tiny loach & no place to put them I had to pass. They don't seem to be hiders like some loaches.

    There's still at least 1 there (Ned's) last time I looked but I'd want several if I got any.
     
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    Lol, this thread is over a year old :grinno:
     
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    ^^yes but we still want rosies!
     
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    Well, I think my chances are pretty much shot. If you can't get them in the US, I doubt any have ever been in Canada.
     

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