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by redshark1
Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Loach breeder on you tube
Replies: 1
Views: 31

Re: Loach breeder on you tube

Unremarkable.
Cruel hand stripping. I wouldn't do that to my fish.
by redshark1
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Oldest Clown Loach now 26 years old
Replies: 4
Views: 102

Re: Oldest Clown Loach now 26 years old

Many thanks Loachloach! Happy New Year to you!
by redshark1
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: have i made a mistake?
Replies: 5
Views: 71

Re: have i made a mistake?

I don't have Yoyos I have Clown Loaches and I feed mine Bloodworm and Krill every morning along with Discus Granules in the evening. I am able to get frozen bloodworm economically in a large sheet the size of an A4 sheet of paper. I break a piece off with pliers, thaw it in a glass of water then sie...
by redshark1
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: have i made a mistake?
Replies: 5
Views: 71

Re: have i made a mistake?

Basically yes. https://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/gyrinocheilus-aymonieri/ Your tank is too small, they don't like their own kind, they tend to be aggressive to other fish too (more so as they grow), they get large then they hide most of the time. They often don't get enough food and then will at...
by redshark1
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Oldest Clown Loach now 26 years old
Replies: 4
Views: 102

Re: Oldest Clown Loach now 26 years old

Thanks Nancy!
by redshark1
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Oldest Clown Loach now 26 years old
Replies: 4
Views: 102

Oldest Clown Loach now 26 years old

I'm up before 7am on New Year's Day to continue my annual ritual of posting a pic of my Clown Loach, Anthia, who is now 26 years old!

Image
by redshark1
Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: what happened to Crowland Maidenhead aquatics?
Replies: 4
Views: 82

Re: what happened to Crowland Maidenhead aquatics?

Yes you could be right. It pre-dates my occupation on this forum but I seem to remember that our Clown Loach Queen Emma Turner and her partner may have run it. So I see the significance. It was near Peterborough where there is also a newer posher shop open. My local Maidenhead is in a garden centre ...
by redshark1
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: what happened to Crowland Maidenhead aquatics?
Replies: 4
Views: 82

Re: what happened to Crowland Maidenhead aquatics?

Googled this - It closed.
by redshark1
Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Hillstream loach / Sewellia Linoleata disease
Replies: 1
Views: 119

Re: Hillstream loach / Sewellia Linoleata disease

HI, I never had one of these that had a disease. My only problem was with mine escaping from the tank (before I plugged the tiny gap in the corner). The other one lived for 12 years in that tank. But posting a picture is a good idea. For image upload open an account with the below, free uploads. htt...
by redshark1
Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: been gone a long time... 2007...
Replies: 6
Views: 264

Re: been gone a long time... 2007...

Yes, lush tank!

"Tank of the month" for me too!
by redshark1
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: been gone a long time... 2007...
Replies: 6
Views: 264

Re: been gone a long time... 2007...

Yes fewer stores with Loaches, but fewer stores to tell me I only need a 3ft aquarium for Clown Loaches and you only really need 1 for snail eating duties! Forums soon put people on the right path, though a few myths persist.
by redshark1
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: been gone a long time... 2007...
Replies: 6
Views: 264

Re: been gone a long time... 2007...

As you say Erik, sickening. I'm so lucky that I haven't yet had such a catastrophe and have had my Clowns for 25 years. I joined this forum in 2010 after Emma Turner had implemented a revolution for Loach keeping by explaining the issues and writing in Practical Fishkeeping etc. Suddenly we loners h...
by redshark1
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Last video of my clowns
Replies: 1
Views: 203

Re: Last video of my clowns

Great video but this is so tragic. My condolances.

I am so grateful I have not suffered in this way so far.
by redshark1
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Dwarf Chain Loaches Nipping
Replies: 17
Views: 2702

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: 667

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...