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by agathokles
Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:43 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Unknowingly, I seem to have violated most of the rules...
Replies: 24
Views: 10772

Re: Unknowingly, I seem to have violated most of the rules..

@dienn: I have no idea! Just guessing, but I figure that having been kept by me for 20 years, they're quite used to me. When I crouch down with my head near the tank, they don't flee, but often "pose" as they did in the video. I've had many other fish over the years, but Clowns are the type that hav...
by agathokles
Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:04 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Unknowingly, I seem to have violated most of the rules...
Replies: 24
Views: 10772

Re: Unknowingly, I seem to have violated most of the rules..

redshark1: I really don't understand what's kept my older Clowns looking so young. I know I'm not messing up the age calculation. I bought four Clowns in 1991 when I lived in another house. I moved them with me when I bought my current house in 1992. One died about 10 years ago. The largest Clown of...
by agathokles
Sat Mar 12, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Unknowingly, I seem to have violated most of the rules...
Replies: 24
Views: 10772

Here's video

Here's a video of my Clown Loaches. In the early portion, it looks like a "pose-down" (one of those exhibitions that happens at body-building competitions). You'll see one my three, 20-yo Clowns "posing" on the top of a rock cave, then it turns around so you can see its other side. Then another of m...
by agathokles
Sat Mar 12, 2011 6:27 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Share your Loach Movies!
Replies: 204
Views: 173342

Re: Share your Loach Movies!

Here's a video of my Clown Loaches. In the early portion, it looks like a "pose-down" (one of those exhibitions that happens at body-building competitions). You'll see one my three, 20-yo Clowns "posing" on the top of a rock cave, then it turns around so you can see its other side. Then another of m...
by agathokles
Sat Mar 12, 2011 9:23 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Unknowingly, I seem to have violated most of the rules...
Replies: 24
Views: 10772

Re: Unknowingly, I seem to have violated most of the rules..

to glenna: There is still a good reason for water changes. Salts will otherwise accumulate. With each feeding, you're added compounds that will contribute to salinity in the tank. Evaporation will, too -- unless you make up for the evaporative loss via addition of distilled water. The evaporative lo...
by agathokles
Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:45 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Unknowingly, I seem to have violated most of the rules...
Replies: 24
Views: 10772

Re: Unknowingly, I seem to have violated most of the rules..

I agree with statements in support of the UG filter. As I posted earlier, I use this in conjunction with a HOB Whisper filter. By profession, I'm an environmental engineering professor at a university in the USA. My specialty is biological treatment systems. A mature UG filter will have sufficient b...
by agathokles
Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:05 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Unknowingly, I seem to have violated most of the rules...
Replies: 24
Views: 10772

Re: Unknowingly, I seem to have violated most of the rules..

I'll add some details, for those who might be interested. My (apparently too small, 30-US-gal ) tank has both an under-gravel filtration system and a Whisper HOB-type filter. Each is supposedly sufficient by itself, so the water is quite clean. I change out about 30% of the water ca. monthly. Our ta...
by agathokles
Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:13 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Unknowingly, I seem to have violated most of the rules...
Replies: 24
Views: 10772

Unknowingly, I seem to have violated most of the rules...

... re best practices for keeping Clown Loaches. I'm new to this Forum, so be gentle. I've had three Clowns for about 20 years. I started with four, but one died many years ago. The remaining three are seemingly happy and healthy -- gregarious, never fighting amongst themselves. But here's the thing...
by agathokles
Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:00 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: How old is your oldest Loach?
Replies: 25
Views: 15095

Re: How old is your oldest Loach?

This appears to be an old thread, but I'm a new forum member.

I have three Clown Loaches that I bought 20 years ago. They survived the move to another house, too. They show no signs of old age.

== Jim