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by Emma Turner
Sat Jan 07, 2006 4:36 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Idiot beginner with Botia Angelicus
Replies: 13
Views: 11347

IMO a 2ft tank is not big enough for Botia kubotai . They may not get as large as Clown Loaches for instance, but they are still river fish that like a lot of swimming space. A larger tank also = more stable water conditions, which is very important for sensitive species such as loaches. You really ...
by Emma Turner
Sat Jan 07, 2006 4:29 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: chefkeith...!
Replies: 33
Views: 16747

Wow, that is an amazing set-up! :D I reckon I'd spend all my time in there watching them!
It'd be interesting to know if the Clowns move around so much as they get bigger. Do you think the bridges would be large enough (on the 90 degree bend) to take a fully grown Clown?
Emma
by Emma Turner
Fri Jan 06, 2006 9:04 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Bit of Pepper!
Replies: 7
Views: 5629

:D Nice shot Graeme! Such a lovely species, they are always out and about seeing what is going on. Peaceful too, don't you find?

Emma
by Emma Turner
Fri Jan 06, 2006 8:58 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Idiot beginner with Botia Angelicus
Replies: 13
Views: 11347

Hi Pete, Welcome to Loaches Online. Unfortunately, it would seem that your aquatics store has given you bad advice there. Botia are very social shoaling fish, and to keep one on it's own is simply cruel. You really want 5 or more, the absolute minimum number being 3. The 'angelicus' fish that you ha...
by Emma Turner
Fri Jan 06, 2006 8:40 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Clowns and flow
Replies: 6
Views: 5466

As they mature they will definitely become more nocturnal. We have a huge range of sizes of Clowns in our tank, and the only ones that occasionally come out during the day are a couple of gangs of the smaller ones. One is even so bold that during the day he sometimes rests on his side right at the f...
by Emma Turner
Thu Jan 05, 2006 5:21 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Extra Filtration??
Replies: 11
Views: 8883

Yes, I'd also suggest either an additional internal filter, an external filter, or a decent power head. The Hagen Aquaclear power heads are excellent as you can add a Quick Filter attachment to the bottom of them. I'd suggest the Aquaclear 402, which will give you a turn-over rate of approx 3 times ...
by Emma Turner
Wed Jan 04, 2006 3:20 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: What do you feed your loaches?
Replies: 11
Views: 22194

Hi there, You may not need to increase the actual amount you feed, but I would definitely suggest varying their diet up a bit more. In the wild these fish feed on small crustaceans, worms, insect larvae, and greenfoods, so a good substitution are many of the frozen fish foods that you can buy from y...
by Emma Turner
Wed Jan 04, 2006 11:33 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New Pangio Findings!
Replies: 12
Views: 7811

Hmmmm, interesting! I might just have to try that Graeme! I remember also that my Thai supplier was very helpful when Botia kubotai first came on the scene - even though at the time they weren't on any availability lists, I asked them for Polka Dot Loaches or "Botia angelicus" as they were temporari...
by Emma Turner
Wed Jan 04, 2006 8:12 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Emma, How are the Moosies Doing?
Replies: 6
Views: 5567

Thanks guys, I'm really pleased with the progress these little chaps are making.
And Mark, stop it, you're making me blush! :oops:
Emma
by Emma Turner
Wed Jan 04, 2006 8:09 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Can clown loaches reach full size in under 2 years?
Replies: 11
Views: 12299

I have had some of my Clowns for over 13 years, and they have always been kept in large aquariums, with frequent water changes and an excellent feeding regime. The largest of these 13-year-olds is a female who is currently about 9" long. I do also have a couple of whoppers - a 10.5" Clown and an 11....
by Emma Turner
Wed Jan 04, 2006 7:59 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New Pangio Findings!
Replies: 12
Views: 7811

:D Lovely, Graeme! And great photos too by the way. Where did you manage to find these chaps then?
Emma
by Emma Turner
Tue Jan 03, 2006 7:55 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: sticky business
Replies: 13
Views: 8800

Yes yes, we want Loachy T-shirts!!!
......and we haven't forgotten all the other merchandise including those fridge magnets and carvings, Mr T!
:wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink:
by Emma Turner
Mon Jan 02, 2006 6:59 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Pictures of clowns
Replies: 4
Views: 4530

Overflow problem.

Hi Jerry, Sorry to hear about the problem with your overflow. At this rate you won't be getting that massive shoal of Cardinal tetras :( Steve has asked me to ask you whether you could post a couple of pics of the offending weir/overflow so he can have a think about any modifications that could poss...
by Emma Turner
Mon Jan 02, 2006 10:49 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Emma, How are the Moosies Doing?
Replies: 6
Views: 5567

Moosefaced Loaches

Hi Robin/Graeme, Thanks for asking after the little Moosies! You'll be pleased to know that all are doing well, and apart from the 2 fish that we found dead-on-arrival when the shipment came in (about 3 weeks ago now), we have suffered no losses :D They are at present residing in a tank on our softw...
by Emma Turner
Sat Dec 31, 2005 12:33 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Hi, Emma!
Replies: 1
Views: 3072

Hey Shari!

:D Great to see you on here too!
Happy New Year to everyone!
Emma