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by Emma Turner
Tue Oct 05, 2010 6:39 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: my hillstream viv journal
Replies: 39
Views: 22292

Now that is something else! :shock: What an absolutely incredible set up. 8) Thank you so much for sharing your pics. :D

Emma
by Emma Turner
Tue Oct 05, 2010 6:37 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: borneo python loaches?
Replies: 4
Views: 3151

If it's a nemacheilid, then you're probably looking at a size of approx 10cm (4"). Can't be more specific as it's not clear yet whether these are a new species or not. Cost is something I couldn't comment on as there are so many factors that dictate fish prices.

Emma
by Emma Turner
Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:07 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: First forays into fish photography
Replies: 5
Views: 2742

Very impressive! :D Now where are the loach shots? :P

Emma
by Emma Turner
Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:06 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: borneo python loaches?
Replies: 4
Views: 3151

Hi sh79, There are a small number of nemacheilid loaches in the trade at the moment, going under the 'Borneo Python Loach' name tag. They are said to be found alonside Kottelatlimia hipporhynchos . Did the ones you saw look anything like the fish in the second pic here? http://forums.loaches.com/vie...
by Emma Turner
Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:50 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Striped Skunk Loach ????
Replies: 2
Views: 1703

Hi bookpage,
Several members of the Yasuhikotakia genus display vertical stripes as small juveniles. These tend to disappear as the fish mature. This old pic from Ken may be of interest:
http://www.loaches.com/species-index/ph ... i.JPG/view
Emma
by Emma Turner
Thu Sep 16, 2010 2:30 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Yunnanilus cruciatus
Replies: 4
Views: 2195

Hi Dave,
The Tropical Fish Finder website can be very useful. Maidenhead Aquatics @ Beverley have Y. cruciatus listed, but best to give them a call before you travel to make sure they are still in stock:
http://www.tropicalfishfinder.co.uk/sho ... e=tropical
Emma
by Emma Turner
Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:39 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Another ID request - injured wild loach in pond (uk)
Replies: 8
Views: 3599

KLKelly wrote:Turns out the loach was too injured and didn't make it. It was 8-10" long so probably not a stone loach.
Stone loaches (B. barbatula) can attain 8"+.

Sorry to hear it didn't make it.

Emma
by Emma Turner
Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:12 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Another ID request - injured wild loach in pond (uk)
Replies: 8
Views: 3599

The pic is not the best, but it looks like it could be Barbatula barbatula:
http://www.loaches.com/species-index/ba ... -barbatula
Emma
by Emma Turner
Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:23 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Pearl or purple danio?
Replies: 2
Views: 2097

Hi Sharkscott2,
I take it that by 'Purple Passion Danio' you are referring to Danio roseus? This link might be helpful:
http://www.danios.info/fish/roseus.aspx
Emma
by Emma Turner
Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:20 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Heads Up *new pics added 21-08-10*
Replies: 16
Views: 9906

This is a tricky one! I am convinced these fish are different to V. cinnamomea (some of them look to have what could be described as 'tiger striping' across the dorsal surface), but looking at papers on both V. euepiptera and V. cinnamomea , they are quite difficult to differentiate. I will have to ...
by Emma Turner
Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:15 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: KILLER LOACHES!
Replies: 2
Views: 1661

Hi newshound, Sorry to hear about your Denisoni barbs. I don't suppose they were bagged with oxygen? If not, I really would think the cause is lack of oxygen, even if it was a move to a place only 10 mins away. These fish are a real nightmare for shops to import and sell as they have such a high oxy...
by Emma Turner
Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:34 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: My Weather Loaches had babies!!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 9021

Hi kaffinated, Are you able to take any photos of these wrigglers? There have been instances of weather loaches breeding in aquaria, but I just wondered if these are definitely babies or whether they could simply be planaria? These can come about if there is uneaten food in the gravel, and they look...
by Emma Turner
Sat Aug 21, 2010 5:44 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Bad hoplo cat!
Replies: 1
Views: 1331

Hi Kelly, Digging is a natural behaviour for Hoplo cats ( Megalechis thoracata ), so they are not a good choice for a planted set-up where they will happily go around uprooting plants. A soft sand substrate will be kinder for their long sensory barbels too, as some gravels can be a bit rough. Hoplos...
by Emma Turner
Sat Aug 21, 2010 3:42 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Heads Up *new pics added 21-08-10*
Replies: 16
Views: 9906

Here's some clearer pics of the 'contaminant' Vaillantella species that came in with the V. maassi : http://i921.photobucket.com/albums/ad52/CanaryLoach/Fish/DSCN5689A.jpg http://i921.photobucket.com/albums/ad52/CanaryLoach/Fish/DSCN5690A.jpg http://i921.photobucket.com/albums/ad52/CanaryLoach/Fish/...
by Emma Turner
Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:08 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Heads Up *new pics added 21-08-10*
Replies: 16
Views: 9906

Re: Heads Up

It is currently a new season for many of the botiids, with small (less than 3 or 4 cm) fish appearing. These include B. rostrata , B. almorhae , B. histrionica , and B. kubotai amongst others. Would you by any chance have any pics of those small histies :?: Are they wild caught or farm bred :?: It ...