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by redshark1
Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:26 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Clown loaches fighting
Replies: 4
Views: 3968

Re: Clown loaches fighting

I only ever had one problem with fighting in my shoal of seven Clown Loaches. I realised it was one particular fish. This fish was the third largest and it put on a growth spurt and started to challenge the dominant fish. It started biting the others harshly and upsetting the harmony which had exist...
by redshark1
Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:14 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Spiky Stripes
Replies: 7
Views: 2002

Re: Spiky Stripes

Thankyou for sharing this lovely picture Emma. Also, thankyou for raising the profile of the Clown Loach and also for educating people about the conditions needed to keep them through the excellent Practical Fishkeeping Magazine, which I subscribe to. It is through this magazine that I found the exc...
by redshark1
Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:05 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: How old is a 1.5" Clown Loach?
Replies: 1
Views: 968

How old is a 1.5" Clown Loach?

Hi, I recently realised that I have had my Clown Loaches for 16 years (where did the time go?) but that they are probably a little older than that. To work out their true age I need to know how old they were when I got them. So how old would you say my loaches were when I purchased them at 1.5 inche...
by redshark1
Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:42 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Clown loachs
Replies: 4
Views: 1841

Re: Clown loachs

Hi, just found my way back LOL! I love sand but not in my Loach tank as I have undergravel filters. I may revert to a lighter coloured gravel sometime in the future. I dig my earthworms from known pesticide-free ground. The loaches get excited by them. They are able to eat small to medium ones but w...
by redshark1
Tue Dec 28, 2010 3:46 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Clown loachs
Replies: 4
Views: 1841

Re: Clown loachs

Feed a varied diet of quality foods. Mine eat Dainichi pellets, prawns, earthworms, spirulina and other quality flakes, bloodworm, peas, quality granules etc. Something not to be overlooked is the substrate colour. After tiring of my old gravel I spent ages researching and splashing out on smooth bl...
by redshark1
Tue Dec 28, 2010 3:38 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Loach Community Tank Suggestions Needed
Replies: 7
Views: 3955

Re: Loach Community Tank Suggestions Needed

Mine's a 6ft x 18 x 18 of 80 -90 gallon and I accept that even this is too small to be an ideal home for my six Clowns.
by redshark1
Tue Dec 28, 2010 2:36 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: My Loach Tank - w. 10" Loaches
Replies: 19
Views: 9387

Re: My Loach Tank - w. 10" Loaches

Wow, what a privelege to see your Clowns.

It's so great to see what others have achieved/are achieving.

Mine have maxed out at 6" at 15 years old in 6ft x 18 x 18.

Edit: They are Still growing, just measured them and the females are now 8".
by redshark1
Tue Dec 28, 2010 2:29 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: How old is your oldest Loach?
Replies: 25
Views: 11998

Re: How old is your oldest Loach?

Please pass me a comment if you read this, thanks. Just took some pics of some of my six Clowns in my 6ft x 18" x 18" carefully planned community. I bought all six (2f 6" and 4m 4.5") 15 years ago and they get on great with everybody. I know I don't have everything perfect (I have algae and my new B...
by redshark1
Tue Dec 28, 2010 2:02 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Whats the biggest clown loach you have?
Replies: 10
Views: 4612

Re: Whats the biggest clown loach you have?

I started with my 6' x 18" x 18" and have 6 Clown Loaches 15 years old. My largest two are 6" and I presume female. The other four are 4.5" and I presume male. The largest two have always been the largest and have always got along. http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh204/redshark1/tn_ClownLoachChro...
by redshark1
Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:46 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Hillstream Loaches Where to get them?
Replies: 14
Views: 4773

Re: Hillstream Loaches Where to get them?

I have an 8 year old Hillstream. I will try to ID it.

I'm posting to warn that the other two climbed out of the tank and dessicated so you may need to ensure they cannot do this.

All the best.