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Re: Buy an extra clown loach, yey or ney.

Postby chefkeith » Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:19 am

Pretty cool. I've never tried hand feeding my loaches.
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Re: Buy an extra clown loach, yey or ney.

Postby Loachloach » Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:56 pm

chefkeith wrote:Pretty cool. I've never tried hand feeding my loaches.


I hadn't either, but I normally put my hand inside the water always so the wafers sink straight away and they just started coming up. The comparison to behaviour is like to platies who would kill each other if I approach the tank. It's the same with the loaches now. I get up in the morning, walk into the room with the tank and I see clown loaches rushing to the top before I even put the food in. Very odd to be honest because they used to run away from me for a long time before.
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Re: Buy an extra clown loach, yey or ney.

Postby chefkeith » Sun Nov 24, 2013 3:14 am

I use floating cichlid pellets once a day to entice my loaches to get out in the open. At the surface, they get pretty loud clicking and slurping. Some will skim the entire perimeter of the tank looking for food. Others just rush up to the top, grab some food, then dart back down to the bottom. One of these days I'll do a video. It gets nuts at feeding time with 30 - 40 clown loaches. Actually, I'm a little afraid to stick my hand in the tank while they're eating. Together they can eat a large whole shrimp/prawn in under a minute.
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Re: Buy an extra clown loach, yey or ney.

Postby Loachloach » Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:23 am

I'm a little afraid to stick my hand in the tank while they're eating.


It would be lovely to see your loaches feeding. 30-40 together, wow. I was actually a bit scared too because they actually do open their mouth as if to bite but the feeling is just some gentle rub with their barbells. I resisted pulling my hand the first time because I didn't want to scare them so I'd say you are safe :D I've only 6 of them to be afraid off so I can't guarantee anything about your 30-40 though :lol:
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Re: Buy an extra clown loach, yey or ney.

Postby MandaMunky » Sun Dec 01, 2013 3:20 pm

I love it!! He's gorgeous & I'm glad you saved him!
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Re: Buy an extra clown loach, yey or ney.

Postby Loachloach » Sat Apr 26, 2014 3:38 pm

The clown loach was posing today, thought I'll update the thread. The algae ridden tube is his bed. He was running up and down the glass with a few other clowns till he almost jumped over the surface despite the tank being over 60cm high. He got spooked and ran to lean against his abode :lol:

So he was like this when I got him last year 2013

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Now he is like this 2014 :D He looks like he's grown a bit :P
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Re: Buy an extra clown loach, yey or ney.

Postby aussieJJDude » Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:12 am

Wow, looks like he has gotten bigger!
Nice colours, he seems like a beautiful fish...
I was wondering, how big is your tank?? Any FTS?
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Re: Buy an extra clown loach, yey or ney.

Postby Loachloach » Mon Apr 28, 2014 1:28 pm

Hi, thanks, yes he's grown.
The tank is 90G, not sure after substrate etc but it's not their permanent home yet though it's big enough to support them for now.

Here is an older video from a year ago of my other 5 clowns I've had for maybe 3 years. This clown wasn't with them yet.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cbL_ecBMFA


I have a picture of the tank too but there are no leaves now. The trunk in the middle is hollow inside and that's where most of the clown sleep, hence missing on this particular picture. May have some with the clowns but can't find them now.

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Re: Buy an extra clown loach, yey or ney.

Postby aussieJJDude » Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:17 am

Wow, like the tank!
Very neat but interesting for the eyes! :D
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Re: Buy an extra clown loach, yey or ney.

Postby Loachloach » Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:50 am

Thanks assuieJJdude.
Nice nickname by the way :lol:
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Re: Buy an extra clown loach, yey or ney.

Postby Loachloach » Mon Jul 14, 2014 3:58 pm

I haven't uploaded a video in a while. So here are some of them making a sand storm this moment.
Please excuse the bad angle of the video but couldn't move from the sofa, way too lazy :lol: , also the miserable plants, haven't taken care of them these months.

Mr big clown is also in it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eDRfwyirbM
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Re: Buy an extra clown loach, yey or ney.

Postby Loachloach » Tue Jul 15, 2014 5:42 pm

And just one more from today, maybe a slightly better one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMaAiI9 ... wiLlaaSpoA

On a side note, does anyone know if dosing nitrates from dry ferts is bad for loaches? I hadn't dosed for ages that tank, hence my plants gone bad but wondering if its worth it in case it can harm the loaches long term? I know ferts are just inorganic fertilisers and not the same as tank produced nitrates but I don't really know the effect of inorganic ferts on fish.
For some reason, due to my large water changes the nitrates are very low and when I leave it like that without dosing, plants eventually die. I also need to dose iron so not sure if that is harmful or not?
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Re: Buy an extra clown loach, yey or ney.

Postby bookpage » Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:23 am

Watch your language please.
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Re: Buy an extra clown loach, yey or ney.

Postby Loachloach » Wed Jul 16, 2014 2:43 pm

bookpage wrote:Watch your language please.


Sorry bookpage. What do you mean?

Edit: Ok, I think I know what you meant. I exchanged that word for another. My apologies.
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Re: Buy an extra clown loach, yey or ney.

Postby Bas Pels » Thu Jul 17, 2014 2:51 am

Loachloach wrote: I know ferts are just inorganic fertilisers and not the same as tank produced nitrates


Nitrate is nitrate. NO3-. Obviously, there must also be a positive ion, but as all nitrates dissolve in water, the ions do not influence each other when in water, and therefore, for us, the positive ion does not matter. The origin is of no importance, nitrates do not have a memory or something

However, tank produced nitrates are produced constanly and added nitrates are usually added in one batch. This is a distinction, the fluctuation of nitrates concentration, not the nitrates themselves
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