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by Emma Turner
Thu Jan 12, 2006 9:32 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Emma and anyone esle with large clowns
Replies: 3
Views: 3647

Hi Jerry, Glad to hear that you have managed to acquire some large Clowns - what size are they? We have around 45 Clowns which range in size from 3" up to nearly 12", plus a shoal of 25 large barbs which are very greedy. Because of the sheer numbers of Clowns, plus the barbs, we do have to feed quit...
by Emma Turner
Wed Jan 11, 2006 5:37 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New dither fish...
Replies: 16
Views: 10302

Excellent Jim, maybe you should splash out on them anyway - it's only money after all :wink: and they would give you so much pleasure. And I hate to make you jealous, but we have both of those fish you mention in our shop right now! I really do hope that you manage to find some of the 'S-word' soon!...
by Emma Turner
Wed Jan 11, 2006 1:31 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Chemical defenses/toxicity in clown loach
Replies: 41
Views: 28803

Hey Andyroo, nice to see you at Loaches Online. :D That is a very interesting question that you have posed, and something which I have thought about a lot. I have quite a bit of experience in keeping Clowns, and through the years, have had to move house with mine numerous times. Once, when I was mov...
by Emma Turner
Wed Jan 11, 2006 1:09 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Vaillantella maassi
Replies: 43
Views: 17351

Thanks Graeme! I'm glad to hear that the V. maassi's are doing so well. Lovely photos you've been taking lately too, you will have to let me know what settings you are using these days. :wink:

Emma
by Emma Turner
Wed Jan 11, 2006 1:04 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Homaloptera sp.
Replies: 5
Views: 5275

Thanks for your input everyone! :D
I have taken the chance and ordered them, so we'll have to wait until next Tues evening to see if they turn up. Fingers crossed! :wink:

Emma
by Emma Turner
Tue Jan 10, 2006 11:14 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Homaloptera sp.
Replies: 5
Views: 5275

Homaloptera sp.

Hi all, There is a species of Homaloptera listed on my Vietnam supplier's list for next week, but have very little info to go on. They simply have it listed as 'Homaloptera sp.' and the only piece of further info I have managed to get is that they are collected from the River 'Nam cat tien' in the p...
by Emma Turner
Tue Jan 10, 2006 9:24 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: How do you feed frozen food to your loaches?
Replies: 15
Views: 12162

As our Clown tank is relatively large and we have a lot of loaches to feed, we use a 1 litre plastic jug half filled with tank water, then add the frozen food and wait 15 mins or so for it to thaw before stirring and adding it to the tank. The sheer amount of flow in the tank distributes the food ve...
by Emma Turner
Sun Jan 08, 2006 11:21 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Red dragon - H. smithii
Replies: 16
Views: 11388

Lovely, Mark. That chap has coloured up very nicely indeed! Do you have more than one H. smithii? If so, have they all taken on this gorgeous red colouration? The ones we have at work are a mixture, some greeny, some with a bit of red.
Emma
by Emma Turner
Sun Jan 08, 2006 11:16 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: The Dither Fish!
Replies: 11
Views: 9168

Barbs!
I'm a big fan of 'em! :D
We have a shoal of around 25 Puntius filamentosus in with the big Clowns:

Image

Emma
by Emma Turner
Sun Jan 08, 2006 11:09 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: chefkeith...!
Replies: 33
Views: 17823

:D Thanks CK. Most of my Clown pictures are stored on Coppermine, where I have a number of albums for different species. Here is a link to my Clown album: http://www2.2cah.com/coppermine/thumbnails.php?album=45 There may be the odd one or two pics taken at the shop where I work, but the majority are...
by Emma Turner
Sun Jan 08, 2006 10:48 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Clown fan sayin hello.
Replies: 7
Views: 5892

Hi there, That's a nice group of Clowns you have :) A 75 will not be big enough to house adult Clowns, you'll need a tank at least 6ft x 2ft x 2ft for that (over 600 litres in volume) as like Barbara has said - they do not only grow longer, but also much bulkier. Adult Clowns are very very fast and ...
by Emma Turner
Sat Jan 07, 2006 6:19 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: decorating - loaches and paint fumes?
Replies: 9
Views: 7899

Hi Sophie, This is something I can help with as I worked for ICI Paints (Dulux) for 10 years as a research scientist! Graeme has given you excellent advice, and is pretty much what Dulux used to recommend to customers posing the same question. So to reiterate: ventilate the room as best you can, cov...
by Emma Turner
Sat Jan 07, 2006 11:18 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: chefkeith...!
Replies: 33
Views: 17823

Sounds great! Steve & I one day hope to build an indoor tropical pond for our Clowns. We have around 45 ranging from 3" up to 11.5" and they are in a 1000 litre tank at present. There is plenty of room at the moment, but we can see them needing more space in the future, as the smaller ones start to ...
by Emma Turner
Sat Jan 07, 2006 9:02 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Extra Filtration??
Replies: 11
Views: 9487

Excellent Ana, the Clowns will thank you for it! :D If you get stuck installing it, just post a message on here and we'll see if we can help. They are usually pretty straightforward, but if you've never used an external before I can understand why it might seem a bit daunting. Once you've got it, le...
by Emma Turner
Sat Jan 07, 2006 4:41 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Clowns and flow
Replies: 6
Views: 5821

It certainly is very interesting that you have noticed this behaviour too Barbara. Steve & I have often joked about how it seems that the bigger fish have all ganged up and 'told' this little guy that he has to be look-out for them, and so he stays out and at the front a lot! :lol:
Emma