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by Vancmann
Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:52 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: My loaches go absolutely bonkers for this (added Pics!)
Replies: 16
Views: 6036

Re: My loaches go absolutely bonkers for this (added Pics!)

Damn I'm sooo jealous!! Mines scram when I just walk too close to the tank... How long and how'd you do it? Might I ask? Would love to do that one day :D :D Lovely pics btw!! Here is a link to a post I did a while back which gives more details on how it progressed. http://forums.loaches.com/viewtop...
by Vancmann
Thu Jul 28, 2011 4:53 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: My loaches go absolutely bonkers for this (added Pics!)
Replies: 16
Views: 6036

Re: My loaches go absolutely bonkers for this (added Pics!)

Well, they hardly even hesitate to come suck it from between my fingers. Check these Pictures. http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6141/5985219849_cff54f04bd_z.jpg http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6001/5985219843_715b58beff_z.jpg http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6002/5985219837_b791d992ab_b.jpg http://farm7....
by Vancmann
Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:43 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: My loaches go absolutely bonkers for this (added Pics!)
Replies: 16
Views: 6036

My loaches go absolutely bonkers for this (added Pics!)

So, I have feed my loaches quite a variety of food and some food they are excited to eat while other food they just don't care too much for. This is not an add! but the Hikari sinking carnivore pellets never fails to get them out of their dwellings and into a feeding frienzy. No matter what time it ...
by Vancmann
Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:29 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Clown Loach very dark in black sand
Replies: 3
Views: 2201

Re: Clown Loach very dark in black sand

When deciding on the color substrate to choose I found that on most pics with black or very dark sand, the clowns were very dark, especially the older loaches. By contrast I went with white and light tan sand which I mixed with my existing brown gravel. Now they are more lighter and more brightly co...
by Vancmann
Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:11 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: clown loaches acting weird
Replies: 5
Views: 2024

Re: clown loaches acting weird

Clowns need the company of themselves to live happily without fighting. This is quite natural behaviour whilst one assumes dominance over the other. When you have 5 or more they will fuss over each other and tend not to pick on individuals so much. When there's only two of them I think the attentio...
by Vancmann
Mon May 09, 2011 1:13 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New Tank - Clown Loaches
Replies: 13
Views: 7958

Re: New Tank - Clown Loaches

Thanks for the reply chefkeith. As always, informative. Megan, apologize for the tangent as well.
Vance
by Vancmann
Wed May 04, 2011 2:21 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New Tank - Clown Loaches
Replies: 13
Views: 7958

Re: New Tank - Clown Loaches

Well, I increased the depth of my sand to about 3" a month ago. I will probably use a thin rod to poke the sand and prevent any gases from building up. Just incase.
by Vancmann
Mon May 02, 2011 2:40 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New Tank - Clown Loaches
Replies: 13
Views: 7958

Re: New Tank - Clown Loaches

Anyone?
P.s forgot to put a question mark on last post
by Vancmann
Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:54 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New Tank - Clown Loaches
Replies: 13
Views: 7958

Re: New Tank - Clown Loaches

redshark1- it's not the ugf that is lowering the nitrates. It's the anaerobic bacteria and microbes that have been colonizing in the bottom layers of the substrate. It's takes many months and years, for these diverse interconnected microbial colonies to fully develop in the substrate bed. You don't...
by Vancmann
Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:47 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Tame hand feed Clown loach VDO added Must see!
Replies: 20
Views: 8442

Re: Tame hand feed Clown loach VDO added Must see!

Well, in the past month they have become even more tame and now chase my hand or pry through my fingers. Little bit scary knowing I am so close to their subocular spine. Sudden movements don't scare them anymore either and they seem very comfortable.
I will post some more videos soon.
by Vancmann
Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:06 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: How old is your oldest Loach?
Replies: 25
Views: 13372

Re: How old is your oldest Loach?

I got my first two clown loaches sometime early in 1994. They are still alive today. I may even have some VHS videos of them. The interesting thing is that they are much smaller than one clown loach I got a few years after them. In august 2009 I got 5 baby clown loaches that are almost as large as m...
by Vancmann
Sat Feb 26, 2011 1:49 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: How old is a 1.5" Clown Loach?
Replies: 1
Views: 1139

Re: How old is a 1.5" Clown Loach?

Good question. I always wondered the same thing. My guess: Since they are wild caught and from a place that is seasonal (monsoon), I would guess the majority are less than a year. Probably 7-10 months. It also depends on how long they are kept in the pet store. However, I imagine that the growth in ...
by Vancmann
Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:04 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Tame hand feed Clown loach VDO added Must see!
Replies: 20
Views: 8442

Re: Tame hand feed Clown loach VDO added Must see!

Thank you :) I have had all but the largest since they were little. I have had the smallest ones since august 2009 and the mid ones range from 1994 to 1997. The largest one I got in 1995 and was alraeady pretty big. Since I have had loaches, they have never been brave enough to pay attention to anyt...
by Vancmann
Sun Feb 20, 2011 2:31 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Tame hand feed Clown loach VDO added Must see!
Replies: 20
Views: 8442

Re: Tame hand feed Clown loach VDO added Must see!

Finally got these short clips of my loaches eating from my hand compiled. Hope you all like it.
Vancmann
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnncSSsVSyg :D