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by chefkeith
Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: CLOWN LOACH BREEDING????
Replies: 9
Views: 3137

Re: CLOWN LOACH BREEDING????

I just reviewed many of those videos on Facebook. To me, it looks like typical "boss" clown loach behavior, where they are competing for both food and space. As for the digging, your fish are simply looking for food in the gravel. It could be leftovers, but could also be live things as snails, worms...
by chefkeith
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: CLOWN LOACH BREEDING????
Replies: 9
Views: 3137

Re: CLOWN LOACH BREEDING????

Any updates?
by chefkeith
Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Clown loaches in the wild
Replies: 28
Views: 9465

Re: Clown loaches in the wild

That was my point also. I said all along that they migrate.
by chefkeith
Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Clown loaches in the wild
Replies: 28
Views: 9465

Re: Clown loaches in the wild

Danau Sentarum during Monsoon season: http://update.ahloo.com/wp-content/uploads/bfi_thumb/ahloo-danau-sentarum-cov-32shmmqzhoxuw5dmqsvxmo.jpg During Dry season: (notice vegetation growing on dry lake bed). http://202.72.206.26:8080/assets/img/media/images/upload/poi/xUntitled-10.jpg.pagespeed.ic.nT...
by chefkeith
Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Clown loaches in the wild
Replies: 28
Views: 9465

Re: Clown loaches in the wild

It's not Mars here we're talking about. Blackwater habitats are suitable for many fish. Seems that loaches will eat about anything. Mosquito larvae or bloodworms. Other insects/bugs, worms, mollusks, crustaceans, other fish, small frogs, tadpoles, lizards, or just scavenging the meat from dead crocs...
by chefkeith
Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Clown loaches in the wild
Replies: 28
Views: 9465

Re: Clown loaches in the wild

Staying on topic, one reason for the lack of clown loach videos in the wild is that clowns love to hide. Mine will hide almost all day long. Some only come out at night when the lights are off. They probably have even better hiding places out in the wild.
by chefkeith
Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Clown loaches in the wild
Replies: 28
Views: 9465

Re: Clown loaches in the wild

The point taken was about the habitat being in "blackwater", not about coloration.
by chefkeith
Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Clown loaches in the wild
Replies: 28
Views: 9465

Re: Clown loaches in the wild

Another old thread: https://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/threads/clown-loaches-kalimantan-vs-sumatra.491976/ "Overall the Clown loaches from Kalimantan are brighter, and have more vibrant orange/red coloration in their fins, as the water in these districts is brown water, with numerous black wa...
by chefkeith
Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Clown loaches in the wild
Replies: 28
Views: 9465

Re: Clown loaches in the wild

"Most fish leave DSNP during the dry season and thus are available to fishers outside the park."
https://www.thefreelibrary.com/_/print/ ... d=93827524

In bibliography citation:
1995 The flooded forests & blackwater lakes of Danau Sentarum Wildlife Park, West Kalimantan, Indonesia.
by chefkeith
Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:09 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Clown loaches in the wild
Replies: 28
Views: 9465

Re: Clown loaches in the wild

I thinks it's just the opposite to your conclusion. The monsoon season's duration is the majority of the year. It's the dry season which forces the fish to migrate.
by chefkeith
Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Clown loaches in the wild
Replies: 28
Views: 9465

Re: Clown loaches in the wild

Have you seen this old thread: http://forums.loaches.com/viewtopic.php?t=3684 In some research which I did 10+ years ago, I found out that Clown Loaches native name is Ulang Uli or Ulanguli. Haven't really done much research since then, but I'm noticing that much of the information has disappeared f...
by chefkeith
Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Clown loaches in the wild
Replies: 28
Views: 9465

Re: Clown loaches in the wild

The rivers in these tropical forests are rich with dark tannins also. The peat soil in those regions is around 50ft thick. The forests are thousands and thousands of years old.
by chefkeith
Tue Nov 01, 2016 12:03 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: 16 inch Clown Loach
Replies: 30
Views: 10956

Re: 16 inch Clown Loach

Here's the largest I've seen photographed. http://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/threads/my-new-2600-gallon-plywood-tank-project.416005/page-90 http://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/attachments/dsc_0277-jpg.734065/ I can easy imagine clowns bigger than this in a dedicated pond with an unlimite...
by chefkeith
Thu Oct 27, 2016 12:45 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: 16 inch Clown Loach
Replies: 30
Views: 10956

Re: 16 inch Clown Loach

The owner of my lfs said he had some huge clown loaches brought in from a customer years ago. Length wise, they were from his fingertip to elbow and girth was size of a grapefruit. Estimated to be about 18" long. I believe him. In a large pond, with an unlimited food source, good clean water, and no...
by chefkeith
Thu May 05, 2016 12:21 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Tank raised Clown loach lifespan?
Replies: 4
Views: 3347

Re: Tank raised Clown loach lifespan?

I have about 20 tank raised clowns that I've had for 10+ years. They seem a bit small or stunted compared to my large wild caught clowns. Whether thats due to enviroment or dna, who knows? I expect them to live just as long.