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by redshark1
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Dwarf Chain Loaches Nipping
Replies: 17
Views: 2028

Re: Dwarf Chain Loaches Nipping

I came to the conclusion that the nippy Sids were probably very hungry (starving).
by redshark1
Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Back at 'er
Replies: 4
Views: 321

Re: Back at 'er

Hi andyroo and welcome back. The forum is rather quiet these days, almost fossilised, and could not be described as "vibrant" as your tank. Past mistakes are allowed to live on without correction and spammers seem the most frequent callers but it does hold a bank of useful information which is mostl...
by redshark1
Fri May 24, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: loach talk!
Replies: 18
Views: 1000

Re: loach talk!

by redshark1
Wed May 22, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: how to feed yoyo loaches cucumber
Replies: 3
Views: 313

Re: how to feed yoyo loaches cucumber

I use a screwcumber. It is rounded with no sharp edges, made of stainless steel so is corrosion resistant and heavy and resembles a spring. It can be screwed into cucumber, courgette/zucchini etc. Recommended.
by redshark1
Tue May 21, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Video of my Botia dario
Replies: 4
Views: 299

Re: Video of my Botia dario

Nice fish. Compared to Clown Loaches the video appeared as though it was speeded up and there were too many stripes for me to handle!
by redshark1
Sun May 12, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: loach talk!
Replies: 18
Views: 1000

Re: loach talk!

That is interesting, many thanks!
by redshark1
Sat May 11, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: loach talk!
Replies: 18
Views: 1000

Re: loach talk!

So what did you learn from his talk, please, anything interesting?
by redshark1
Sat May 04, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: what kind of loach
Replies: 2
Views: 277

Re: what kind of loach

Ask to take a picture and look on the identification part of this website.

If that still doesn't identify the loach post the pic here.
by redshark1
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: how do i feed yoyo loaches while on vacation
Replies: 4
Views: 366

Re: how do i feed yoyo loaches while on vacation

Either have a neighbour or someone pop round to give what you have measured out and put in containers, or my prefered option of doing nothing and therefore having nothing go wrong.

The fish will be fine for those periods.
by redshark1
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: loach tank set up - im new to this
Replies: 10
Views: 681

Re: loach tank set up - im new to this

If its only 1 year wait till then. Simples.

If you're not patient then Clown Loaches are not for you.
by redshark1
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: loach tank set up - im new to this
Replies: 10
Views: 681

Re: loach tank set up - im new to this

In answer to the original question, you need to buy a 150 gallon tank and keep six Clown Loaches with a shoal of dither fish. If Clown Loaches are the fish you want to keep I don't know why you would do anything else.
by redshark1
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Long lived sucking loach
Replies: 10
Views: 629

Re: Long lived sucking loach

Hahaha! Loachloach, the thought of your fish responding to the sound of the door bell gave me the chuckles! A very sad end too. I bet his demise got you in a lather! (terrible I know). Parents and spouses are best kept out of this hobby. These days I am very lucky in this regard. My wife leaves aqua...
by redshark1
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New Loaches
Replies: 3
Views: 382

Re: New Loaches

Pangio oblonga looks a lovely and characterful little fish.
by redshark1
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Long lived sucking loach
Replies: 10
Views: 629

Re: Long lived sucking loach

Gyrinocheilus aymonieri is the latin name of the Sucking Loach or Chinese Algae Eater (SAE). Not now considered to be a true loach. Cypriniformes (Carps) > Gyrinocheilidae (Algae eaters) A Golden form is also farmed. My first encounter with this fish was in a community tank at my middle school posit...
by redshark1
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Long lived sucking loach
Replies: 10
Views: 629

Re: Long lived sucking loach

That's the oldest I heard about. I'm kind of pleased that somebody has had success with this fish which is often miss-sold.