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by redshark1
Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:12 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New Loaches
Replies: 3
Views: 1276

Re: New Loaches

Could you reduce the size say 640 x 480 before uploading them.

I have no problem using this size.

Sorry if you already tried this or I am not being helpful.
by redshark1
Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:19 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Unknowingly, I seem to have violated most of the rules...
Replies: 24
Views: 9152

Re: Unknowingly, I seem to have violated most of the rules..

Hi NandyD. Thanks for the extra discussion in agathokles thread. Back in 1989 it was easier to vacuum the gravel than mess around cleaning the Fluval 403 external canister filter I purchased then. Then, it didn't have quick release taps and was a nightmare to seal and get going again. Also, the wate...
by redshark1
Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:17 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New Tank - Clown Loaches
Replies: 13
Views: 7842

Re: New Tank - Clown Loaches

Who knows what size tank Clown Loaches need to reach their potential maximum size of 12"/30cms? My fish have reached 8" so far after 17 years in a 6' x 18" x 18" aquarium (they are still growing as proved by my continued measurements). The advantage of this size to me is that there is ample length f...
by redshark1
Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:10 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: The FattyLoachs special eating behavior
Replies: 7
Views: 2595

Re: The FattyLoachs special eating behavior

That was great, thanks for posting!
by redshark1
Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:07 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: My new tank
Replies: 30
Views: 14947

Re: My new tank

Lucky boy!
by redshark1
Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:06 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Unknowingly, I seem to have violated most of the rules...
Replies: 24
Views: 9152

Re: Unknowingly, I seem to have violated most of the rules..

Agathokles, this is one of the most amazing threads I have ever read. Thanks for posting your video. Compared to my bulky 17 year old fish yours look like mere youngsters that you bought a couple of years ago, though I absolutely believe what you say of course! http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh2...
by redshark1
Sun Mar 20, 2011 2:44 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: In manchester 1 lonely clown loach to good home
Replies: 3
Views: 1297

Re: In manchester 1 lonely clown loach to good home

Well done! That's great news.

Much better than taking him to the LFS and him being sold into an unsuitable situation.

He will hopefully have a long and happy life with his new friends!

You did the best thing possible.
by redshark1
Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:58 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: In manchester 1 lonely clown loach to good home
Replies: 3
Views: 1297

Re: In manchester 1 lonely clown loach to good home

I noticed there are no replies.

Maybe take your loach to the Local Fish Shop (LFS) or advertise it on Aquarist Classified, being sure to mention Manchester in your free ad title e.g. "Free Clown Loach in Manchester".
by redshark1
Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:34 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Unknowingly, I seem to have violated most of the rules...
Replies: 24
Views: 9152

Re: Unknowingly, I seem to have violated most of the rules..

I would respectfully disagree. My undergravel filters have served me well and are at least adequate (no disease or problems in 17 years of use). They are vacuumed weekly. This is how I remove fish wastes from the aquarium. The water is clear and Nitrates are 5ppm. If the "poop" is in the canister, i...
by redshark1
Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:54 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: How old is your oldest Loach?
Replies: 25
Views: 13172

Re: How old is your oldest Loach?

This is fantastic! To find others with fish this old and older is like finding the rest of my tribe after being lost in the wilderness. Thanks for posting. So I resuscitated an old thread? The posts above prove it is a current thread. Is there a greater accomplishment in our hobby? Moderator - This ...
by redshark1
Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Unknowingly, I seem to have violated most of the rules...
Replies: 24
Views: 9152

Re: Unknowingly, I seem to have violated most of the rules..

Well of course 30g would never be recommended these days, but I was actually recommended this size before I decided on 90g myself (and even this is smaller than optimum). I say congratulations! Because keeping fish to 20 years old is a rare and special achievement. How many millions have died in aqu...
by redshark1
Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:26 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Clown loaches fighting
Replies: 4
Views: 4306

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: 2431

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: 1115

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...