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by Maarten B
Sat Aug 01, 2015 7:49 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: playfull behaviour or intended murder?
Replies: 25
Views: 14367

Re: playfull behaviour or intended murder?

I will start looking for a good home for the fry, and for the whole ancistrus family too. I signed up with some local fora, since that would be the best place to find knowledgeable enthousiasts, to give each specific fish a suitable home. The pair of bristlenoses are about 8 years old, coming from m...
by Maarten B
Sat Aug 01, 2015 6:14 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: I bought clown loach Number 7
Replies: 87
Views: 38824

Re: I bought clown loach Number 7

The enzymes in human spit prevent sticking of silicone glue very well, better than water in my experience. I always spit on my finger :oops: when sealing enginesumps etc at work, a trick used by most mechanics. On youtube you can also find a lot of usefull tips for resealing glass tanks. Look for th...
by Maarten B
Sat Jul 25, 2015 7:25 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Panda loach success!
Replies: 40
Views: 22276

Re: Panda loach success!

I dont know the first thing about these fish, but wow, they look good. Always as active as in the videos? They only look slghtly larger than the red cherrys. Is that max size, or is the camera tricking me?
by Maarten B
Sat Jul 25, 2015 7:15 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: I bought clown loach Number 7
Replies: 87
Views: 38824

Re: I bought clown loach Number 7

A leak? That must be a nightmare. The fish are lucky you have a suitable backup. No collateral damage?
On the other hand, a nicd chance to redecorate. Most aquarists always want to improve existing tanks. Do you have new ideas?
by Maarten B
Sat Jul 25, 2015 6:56 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: playfull behaviour or intended murder?
Replies: 25
Views: 14367

Re: playfull behaviour or intended murder?

And an update here aswell. because of redoing the sump system, the next rainbow went into the main tank. It was the only one left. The smaller one was eaten by the beeshrimps. She turned out to be a he. Another "boesemani+preacox bastard". Body colored like a boesemani girl, but bright red fins, pre...
by Maarten B
Sat Jul 25, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: look what i found!
Replies: 35
Views: 12850

Re: look what i found!

Time for an update. The big girl really regained color. Nice satinblack stripes, orange fins with a good black inside and a darkyellow, almost tan, bodycolor. Not skittish anymore, but she still doesn't show herself much. The ease of fooddelivery to her cave makes her lazy i guess. :lol: The small o...
by Maarten B
Sat Jul 25, 2015 5:13 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: I bought clown loach Number 7
Replies: 87
Views: 38824

Re: I bought clown loach Number 7

And how is he doing now? I see he has gained colour.
by Maarten B
Sat Jul 25, 2015 5:03 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Clown loach Temperature
Replies: 6
Views: 3893

Re: Clown loach Temperature

Over here, the heaters are switched on together with the daylight lamps, around 13:00. Temp in the afternoon is 26°C/79°F. A little higher on hot days. Daylights and heaters switch off at 21:00. In the morning, temp has slowly dropped down to 23,5°C/74°F. I started doing this when i lost some fish a...
by Maarten B
Mon Jun 15, 2015 3:00 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Stiphodon genus of the Goby
Replies: 506
Views: 603299

Re: Stiphodon genus of the Goby

Amazing work. Is this your job? Must be a lot of fun doing this.
As said before, wonderful photos and comments. I also loved seeing the snowmonkeys and the shinkansen and the views and ofcourse the fish. Hope to visit Japan some day.
by Maarten B
Mon Jun 15, 2015 2:24 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Loach is feeding up top of tank??
Replies: 5
Views: 2875

Re: Loach is feeding up top of tank??

But they can read feedingtime from a nearby clock, to go and wait near the surface for the first bits of any food. :P Yoyos are very inventive in getting extra food. One of mine goes around checking every feedingpipe above the water. When he sees bits stuck in it, he paddles himself out of the water...
by Maarten B
Mon Jun 15, 2015 1:43 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Need help setting up a 225 gallon loach tank
Replies: 21
Views: 11326

Re: Need help setting up a 225 gallon loach tank

Wow! That turned out nice. Your fish look good too.
what kind of catfish? Many of them hide during the day, only filling their belly once a week or so.
by Maarten B
Wed Apr 29, 2015 5:24 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Growth Rate & Shoaling
Replies: 6
Views: 3461

Re: Growth Rate & Shoaling

The not-shoaling is normal. Small clowns dont seem to be thinking of eachother as mates. This will improve with age. the bigger one cant play or fight or dance wirt the small ones because they probably havnt learnt such behaviour yet. is the big one not eating or dont you see it? Does he have caves ...
by Maarten B
Wed Apr 29, 2015 3:44 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: What to do with a tank?
Replies: 11
Views: 4192

Re: What to do with a tank?

I am a bit lfs-less myself too. Mine closed a year ago when the owner got sick. The other shop here isn't much to my liking. Did see the sids there, thats why i mentioned them. i actually work in amersfoort and hilversum. The shop in hsum is closest to work, so i have never been to utaka. I might ha...
by Maarten B
Mon Apr 27, 2015 6:16 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: I bought clown loach Number 7
Replies: 87
Views: 38824

Re: I bought clown loach Number 7

Loachloach wrote: It's their fault, go chase them clown :lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fh3zPrsk09E
:lol: :lol:
pour platies will never eat in peace. the clown must feel like a big strong man in that tank.
in hadn't seen the platies size yet. how sweet!!! :D
by Maarten B
Mon Apr 27, 2015 6:06 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: What to do with a tank?
Replies: 11
Views: 4192

Re: What to do with a tank?

maybe look up rifwachter in hilversum. big shop, educated people, with a lot on offer and a lot of changeing offer. not cheap though.