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by Emma Turner
Sun Jan 15, 2006 6:38 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: large loaches
Replies: 3
Views: 3583

A number of the Tiger Botia (Syncrossus sp) can get 25cm or so, but they are not peaceful fish. Personally I'd stick to the Clowns and have as many as you can accomodate :wink:

Emma
by Emma Turner
Sun Jan 15, 2006 6:33 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Lost clowns
Replies: 10
Views: 6375

Hi Jerry, Whilst it can be a bit worrying not seeing your new Clowns out and about, it doesn't necessarily mean something is wrong. On the whole, the bigger ones tend to be much more secretive and hide away quite a lot. A good example is Marge, our 11.5" Clown. After introducing her to our existing ...
by Emma Turner
Sat Jan 14, 2006 3:37 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Chemical defenses/toxicity in clown loach
Replies: 40
Views: 27146

As mentioned earlier, we have seen that Clown Loaches are capable of producing quite a bit of mucus. This could be primarily used to aid the fishes immunity to pathogens. As they are termed 'scale-less', it is possible that they have a higher capability to produce mucus to compensate for less protec...
by Emma Turner
Sat Jan 14, 2006 2:33 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Aggressive behaviour in Sewellia lineolata - photos!
Replies: 14
Views: 8809

Sadly no chance of finding S. speciosa over here yet, Hendra. The S. lineolata have become available only very recently, and not many shops have them (or are likely to know how to look after them properly).

Emma
by Emma Turner
Sat Jan 14, 2006 2:28 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Help identifying a very big gold loach
Replies: 19
Views: 13321

Did it look anything like this :?: http://www.fishbase.org/Summary/speciesSummary.php?ID=12298&genusname=Gyrinocheilus&speciesname=aymonieri Just wondering as there are gold variants of this species out there, and they are quite commonly sold as 'sucking loaches' or 'algae loaches' even though they ...
by Emma Turner
Fri Jan 13, 2006 12:54 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Aggressive behaviour in Sewellia lineolata - photos!
Replies: 14
Views: 8809

Thank you for your kind comments! :D I feel priveleged that I was able to watch this show of aggression for over an hour in a well-lit tank, with the two fish concerned right out in the open. I am amazed that they weren't worried by me being there so close to the tank, and with a camera continually ...
by Emma Turner
Thu Jan 12, 2006 4:44 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Aggressive behaviour in Sewellia lineolata - photos!
Replies: 14
Views: 8809

Aggressive behaviour in Sewellia lineolata - photos!

Hi all, On Tuesday evening, we were waiting at the shop for our usual tropical fish shipments to arrive. However, they were later arriving than usual, so in the meantime, I went round having a good look at all the fish in the shop, making sure that everything was ok. When I got to my favourite part ...
by Emma Turner
Thu Jan 12, 2006 11:15 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Emma and anyone esle with large clowns
Replies: 3
Views: 3473

No problem, Jerry! Thank you for your kind comments. I look forward to seeing some photos of your new Clowns :D

Emma
by Emma Turner
Thu Jan 12, 2006 11:14 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Vaillantella maassi
Replies: 43
Views: 16078

Yep, sure Graeme. These are the settings that I have used recently:

Exposure mode: Manual
Exposure comp: -1.7EV
Sensitivity: Auto
White Balance: Auto
Tone comp: Auto
Metering: Multi-pattern
1/60 sec
Image Sharpening: High
Noise reduction: Off
Saturation Control: 0
AF Area Mode: AF-C

Emma
by Emma Turner
Thu Jan 12, 2006 10:03 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: A flattering shot of one skunk
Replies: 13
Views: 9638

Beautiful photograph, Mark! The 'glittering' colours are just gorgeous.

Emma
by Emma Turner
Thu Jan 12, 2006 10:02 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New dither fish...
Replies: 16
Views: 9784

That tank you are planning sounds wonderful, Jim.
I've got my fingers crossed that those 'S' fish turn up very soon! :D

Emma
by Emma Turner
Thu Jan 12, 2006 9:56 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: External Filter arrived !
Replies: 2
Views: 3033

Hi Ana, You will have to perform some 'cabinet surgery' to your tank lid. You firstly need to figure out where you are going to position the inlet and outlet pipes for the filter, then cut out a small area from the lid so that the pipes just fit through. Any bigger and you may risk fish jumping out,...
by Emma Turner
Thu Jan 12, 2006 9:45 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Upon Reflection........
Replies: 5
Views: 4187

Stunning pics as always Mr T :D

Emma
by Emma Turner
Thu Jan 12, 2006 9:44 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: My River tanks
Replies: 44
Views: 19947

Hi Hendra! Welcome to Loaches Online :D

Thank you for sharing the excellent photos of your River Tank with us. You have some beautiful Hillstream loaches there.

Emma
by Emma Turner
Thu Jan 12, 2006 9:38 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Vaillantella maassi
Replies: 43
Views: 16078

Thanks Graeme :D

Emma