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by Emma Turner
Sun Feb 26, 2006 6:57 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Hiding Clowns
Replies: 3
Views: 1944

Hi Jerry, Our tank has a lot of hiding places - I certainly wouldn't deprive your Clown loaches of something similar. I think that your Clowns (and your brothers) need longer to fully settle in and get themselves more familiar with their surroundings, and with each other. Don't forget that larger fi...
by Emma Turner
Sun Feb 26, 2006 6:41 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: U2...vrs...Queen.
Replies: 12
Views: 4122

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Superb photos! What great markings!

Emma
by Emma Turner
Sun Feb 26, 2006 10:28 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Ruined for life? (clown loaches)
Replies: 11
Views: 3998

Hi astron6, and welcome to Loaches Online! :D Do you have any other fish species in the new Clown loach tank? As Shari says, they are nocturnal, so it is not unusual for them to hide away during the day. Younger fish can sometimes be enticed out a bit more during the day with 'dither fish', such as ...
by Emma Turner
Sun Feb 26, 2006 10:19 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Schistura waltoni
Replies: 14
Views: 3974

8) Cheers Graeme, I had missed that thread somewhere along the lines - very interesting indeed. I have eight S. balteata at home, and as I said earlier, some have bars, and now some don't. I think I will have to sepnd some time looking for those puff cheeks to see if I can notice a difference. I hav...
by Emma Turner
Sat Feb 25, 2006 8:59 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Sexing P. Cheni
Replies: 48
Views: 10319

Congrats, LES! This is wonderful news! :D

Emma
by Emma Turner
Sat Feb 25, 2006 8:55 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Golden nugget pleco and clown loaches.
Replies: 1
Views: 1362

Hi lunasmile, What foods have you tried feeding your Golden Nugget on? And what time of day do you feed? If you haven't tried it already, add some food after lights out, as being nocturnal he'll be more inclined to come out and find some. They do like eating cucumber and courgette, so you could try ...
by Emma Turner
Sat Feb 25, 2006 8:48 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: got some new botia almorhaes tonight!
Replies: 14
Views: 4534

Congrats on your new aquisitions, Erik! It'll be interesting to see what your 'old timers' make of them once they are introduced.
Stunning adult Yoyo pic, by the way! :D

Emma
by Emma Turner
Sat Feb 25, 2006 8:44 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Acanthocobitis zonalternans with a different color
Replies: 3
Views: 1516

Lovely loaches, what gorgeous colouration! :D

Emma
by Emma Turner
Sat Feb 25, 2006 8:40 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Schistura waltoni
Replies: 14
Views: 3974

Interesting! My Schistura balteata all had their few central vertical bands when in the stock tank at work (lots of hiding places so they weren't stressed), and once acclimatised to the River Tank some gradually lost the bands. I now have a mixture of some with bands and some without. All doing well...
by Emma Turner
Fri Feb 24, 2006 4:06 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Schistura waltoni
Replies: 14
Views: 3974

Lovely looking specimen, Graeme! :D
How many of these chaps do you have? I've not seen them on any import lists yet.

Emma
by Emma Turner
Fri Feb 24, 2006 4:03 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Nibbling at glass sealant
Replies: 1
Views: 1038

Hi Richard, Welcome to Loaches Online! You'll be pleased to know that your Clowns will not do any significant damage to the sealant on your aquarium. They are most likely just being inquisitive and searching for small particles of food that may have been missed. Mine do this from time to time, but i...
by Emma Turner
Thu Feb 23, 2006 7:14 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Ugly clowns
Replies: 41
Views: 15397

WHATEVER.
by Emma Turner
Thu Feb 23, 2006 6:36 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Ugly clowns
Replies: 41
Views: 15397

Finally, it is very possible that loach classification is incomplete/messed up in a number of other places. One example: do we know beyond any doubt that Yoyos/Polkadots/Histrionica are really three species? In 2004 fish ichthyologist Maurice Kottelat had a paper published by Zootaxa, which describ...
by Emma Turner
Thu Feb 23, 2006 6:16 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Please help me diagnose
Replies: 6
Views: 2042

The water parameters seem good. What other fish do you have in the main tank? Is there anything that may be behaving aggressively towards this loach?

Emma
by Emma Turner
Thu Feb 23, 2006 3:37 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Please help me diagnose
Replies: 6
Views: 2042

Hi Glostik, Sorry to hear about the problems with your loach. You'll probably need to answer a few questions to help with a diagnosis. What are the water parameters of the main tank that he was in? Is he a new addition to the tank? Any other fish affected? A guess would be some sort of bacterial inf...