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by redshark1
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Spinsheet lost his 26 year old Clown Loach
Replies: 1
Views: 851

Spinsheet lost his 26 year old Clown Loach

As per the title and attached link. Very sad. I am not asking him again how he knows the age of his fish at this difficult time. When I asked him previously he couldn't tell me how he knew it was 26 years old so it may be an estimate. https://www.fishlore.com/aquariumfishforum/threads/clown-loach-su...
by redshark1
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Panda Loach and Hillstream Loach Breeding
Replies: 10
Views: 1848

Re: Panda Loach and Hillstream Loach Breeding

I really like this picture its as though it was taken in the wild habitat and I appreciate the textures and movement of current captured not to mention the very pretty fish.
by redshark1
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Why can't I keep Sewellia Lineolata
Replies: 2
Views: 912

Re: Why can't I keep Sewellia Lineolata

These graze biofilm from smooth rocks don't they? If that's not abundant they may starve, not forgetting that they are often starving when purchased.

I believe they also need clean, fast flowing water.
by redshark1
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Buy an extra clown loach, yey or ney.
Replies: 79
Views: 63750

Re: Buy an extra clown loach, yey or ney.

Botanico exotico! :D
by redshark1
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Buy an extra clown loach, yey or ney.
Replies: 79
Views: 63750

Re: Buy an extra clown loach, yey or ney.

What a lovely set of Clown Loaches and a great environment for them to live in.
by redshark1
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Different growth rate in the “teensy” clowns
Replies: 9
Views: 1413

Re: Different growth rate in the “teensy” clowns

Just to add the reassurance that I have not medicated my fish at all in the last 24 years.

I have never dewormed them for example.

I only add the correct dosage of prime at water change time, that is all.
by redshark1
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Planning my new 29 :)
Replies: 20
Views: 5324

Re: Planning my new 29 :)

In my experience a male Bristlenose will try to dominate and will stress other bottom feeders.
by redshark1
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Update on my loaches! With video
Replies: 13
Views: 1665

Re: Update on my loaches! With video

Good clips, I came back some time after my unsuccessful attempt to watch.

These are lovely loaches.

I also use small pellets and spread them over a wider area so the dominant fish can't stop others feeding.
by redshark1
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Oldest Clown Loach now 25 years old.
Replies: 13
Views: 3335

Re: Oldest Clown Loach now 25 years old.

Many thanks FranM !
by redshark1
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: My clown loach pond
Replies: 12
Views: 2056

Re: My clown loach pond

I very much enjoyed the video and pictures. You have quite a spectacle with lots of activity and it is quite different to most Clown Loach shows I have seen which makes it special.
by redshark1
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Oldest Clown Loach now 25 years old.
Replies: 13
Views: 3335

Re: Oldest Clown Loach now 25 years old.

Enjoy those 18 years! I'm sure you'll do it.
by redshark1
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Oldest Clown Loach now 25 years old.
Replies: 13
Views: 3335

Re: Oldest Clown Loach now 25 years old.

Thanks Bill.
by redshark1
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: 5 CL'S in 4ft 95 gallon tank !?
Replies: 7
Views: 1313

Re: 5 CL'S in 4ft 95 gallon tank !?

In a smaller tank than recommended they will inevitably be stunted. How much stunting to expect and how soon stunting starts is not known exactly. There is no study showing this because of the timescales involved. You are basically keeping the wrong species for the tank you are prepared to provide. ...
by redshark1
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Clown Loach in 105 Gallon
Replies: 3
Views: 780

Re: Clown Loach in 105 Gallon

My approach has been to keep the fish species I like the best and try to avoid compromises. Therefore, in a tank similar to yours ? 110 us gal I have my six Clown Loaches and only have six Congo Tetras for dither duties and a Bristlenose for algae-cleaning duties. According to Aquadvisor I would be ...
by redshark1
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Oldest Clown Loach now 25 years old.
Replies: 13
Views: 3335

Re: Oldest Clown Loach now 25 years old.

Thanks NancyD. I just measured the tank nitrates and they are back down to 5ppm so I am less concerned with reducing nitrates but will continue to monitor.