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by redshark1
Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Hillstream loach / Sewellia Linoleata disease
Replies: 1
Views: 42

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: 132

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: 132

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: 132

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: 140

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: 2375

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: 511

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: 1362

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: 469

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: 466

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: 1362

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: 1362

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: 428

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: 538

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: 934

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.