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by Emma Turner
Mon Aug 16, 2010 5:34 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: 22....
Replies: 14
Views: 5011

They are fantastic, and I've never heard such loud clicking - it sounds as if the glass is cracking!

Emma
by Emma Turner
Mon Aug 16, 2010 12:07 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Heads Up *new pics added 21-08-10*
Replies: 16
Views: 10893

Heads Up *new pics added 21-08-10*

Hi all, Just a quick heads up to let you know Vaillantella maassi (Forktail Loach) are again currently appearing in the trade in quantity: http://i921.photobucket.com/albums/ad52/CanaryLoach/Fish/DSCN5523A.jpg These fish come from an international shipper, so they could turn up anywhere! If they are...
by Emma Turner
Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:04 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Sensory pores?
Replies: 14
Views: 7621

Hi Marcos,

Those 'sensory pores' in the pics are neuromasts that are linked to the lateral line system of the fish.

Hope this helps,
:D

Emma
by Emma Turner
Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:04 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Sewellia speciosa fry :)
Replies: 21
Views: 7293

Congratulations, Farid! Great news. :D
by Emma Turner
Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:02 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Gastromyzon viriosus
Replies: 39
Views: 15737

Great find, Jim. :D About two months ago, one of my Singapore suppliers actually listed Gastromyzon viriosus as a species in their own right (alongside the usual catch-all 'Borneo Suckers') on their 'weekly specials' stocklist. They stayed on that list for a few weeks, then were gone. So from that I...
by Emma Turner
Sun Jun 13, 2010 1:07 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Emperor Botia
Replies: 32
Views: 14799

Looking at the pic I'd say they looked more like Histrionica's :!: http://www.siamfishing.com/board/upload2007/200710/119159054032320.jpg The young of the Emperor look more like young Rostrata than Histrionica :idea: Here is a pic of juvenile Botia udomritthiruji for comparison: http://i921.photobu...
by Emma Turner
Sun Jun 06, 2010 4:54 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Clowns >12"; just a myth or does someone actually ha
Replies: 4
Views: 3638

Hi David, Yes, I did get a few final photographs of Marge, some of her against a ruler and some of her in my hands. At the moment I can't even bear to look at them, let alone upload them, so I apologise for not being able to add them here. She was 12" from the end of her nose to the tip of her tail....
by Emma Turner
Sun Jun 06, 2010 4:49 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: R.I.P. Marge
Replies: 64
Views: 45736

Thank you to everyone for the kind words, I really, really appreciate it. If anyone has a Facebook account, I have set up a special page on FB in Marge's memory. It is called "Marge the Clown Loach" if anyone would like to search and join. I have uploaded a few images of her, and will add some more ...
by Emma Turner
Thu Apr 29, 2010 5:02 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: R.I.P. Marge
Replies: 64
Views: 45736

Thank you so much to everyone who has posted here - your replies have been so comforting to read, and I confess I feel quite overwhelmed with the responses from so many friends old and new. The tank does seem very empty without Marge, not just because of her size, but because of her incredible perso...
by Emma Turner
Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:15 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: R.I.P. Marge
Replies: 64
Views: 45736

R.I.P. Marge

It is with great sadness that I have to announce that my beloved Marge passed away today. :cry: She was her usual self yesterday, but today we found her dead, with no external symptoms. Maybe it was just her time. She will be greatly missed - I am absolutely heartbroken. :cry: I thought I would shar...
by Emma Turner
Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:26 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Feeding loaches
Replies: 8
Views: 3589

Hi Clare-asaurus, Welcome to Loaches Online. :D I would include some finely chopped prawns or krill, as brineshrimp is not particularly nutritious in it's adult state. Also try white mosquito larvae and daphnia. Here's a link to Martin's home-made frozen fish food: http://www.loaches.com/articles/ho...
by Emma Turner
Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:19 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Female tube down
Replies: 4
Views: 2434

Hi DiscusRus,
Would be interested in seeing a photo of the clowns next time this happens.
Best wishes,
Emma
by Emma Turner
Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:16 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Upside Down Catfish Breeding?
Replies: 4
Views: 3837

Hi Tanja, Breeding the UD catfish in the home aquarium is reported to be difficult, but not impossible. Have a look at the breeding section in this Planet Catfish link, it details a successful spawning and maturing of fry in the same container of water as some botiids: http://www.planetcatfish.com/c...
by Emma Turner
Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:06 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Botia Striata with Cichlids?
Replies: 2
Views: 1522

Hi MJW,
Yep, I can only echo what Diana said, and also point out that B. striata would enjoy much more current in the tank than dwarf cichlids.
Emma
by Emma Turner
Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:03 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Manifold design - push or pull?
Replies: 8
Views: 2340

Hi FSM,
This old thread from Les on a type of reverse flow manifold may be of interest: http://forums.loaches.com/viewtopic.php?t=5750
Emma