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by redshark1
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Oddball pattern Clown Loaches
Replies: 5
Views: 1345

Re: Oddball pattern Clown Loaches

What I am telling you is that the shipment of Clown Loaches that were bred with hormones had a vastly higher incidence of non-standard marking patterns than the usual shipments of wild-caught fish. In addition, their heads were blunt-shaped as though they had been squashed inwards from the forward e...
by redshark1
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: zebra loaches
Replies: 5
Views: 1724

Re: zebra loaches

We are all students in life.

And the most wonderful news is that our teacher is absent.
by redshark1
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: How long can a clown loach live
Replies: 14
Views: 7668

Re: How long can a clown loach live

So where's the funny joke?

Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells.
by redshark1
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: HELP Clown Loaches not eating
Replies: 1
Views: 16262

Re: HELP Clown Loaches not eating

In my 45 years of fishkeeping I have found that water quality is behind many of the problems we encounter in the hobby. The fishkeeper should always strive to improve his water quality (yes, even after 45 years improvements can be made as I have recently found). Water quality (and then fish health) ...
by redshark1
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: How long can a clown loach live
Replies: 14
Views: 7668

Re: How long can a clown loach live

ConnieTam was last seen on Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:39 pm :(
by redshark1
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Oddball pattern Clown Loaches
Replies: 5
Views: 1345

Re: Oddball pattern Clown Loaches

There was a time a few years ago when Clown Loaches bred with hormones were available to my retailer and he got some in. Many of the fish had unusual markings but they also had misshapen heads and did not look good. He did not get them in again. However, there are often wild caught fish with unusual...
by redshark1
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Well rounded loach diets.
Replies: 9
Views: 2119

Re: Well rounded loach diets.

I thought you were going to say that by the time you get to the tank its been eaten! :D
by redshark1
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Well rounded loach diets.
Replies: 9
Views: 2119

Re: Well rounded loach diets.

I don't offer raw vegetables to my Clown Loaches in order to keep up my water quality. However, vegetable foods I have recently introduced include New Life Spectrum Algae Max Wafer and Northfin Kelp Wafers and they eat these. I have also started feeding a lot of freeze dried krill after soaking it i...
by redshark1
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: 2 Clowns, New Home, Greying Out
Replies: 22
Views: 3410

Re: 2 Clowns, New Home, Greying Out

On the subject of flow my aquarium currently has a turnover of 9 times an hour. I have seen recommendations of between 5 and 10 times an hour. I have experimented with flow and suspect that it is possible to subjectively have too much flow. I found that above this range My Clown Loaches were not com...
by redshark1
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Clown Loach
Replies: 5
Views: 3844

Re: Clown Loach

This is another old thread resurrected by someone offering a commercial service.
by redshark1
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: 2 Clowns, New Home, Greying Out
Replies: 22
Views: 3410

Re: 2 Clowns, New Home, Greying Out

I agree with this good point Bas Pels. Cichlids are territorial. Clown Loaches are not. I have kept both together and found Clown Loaches cause Cichlids much stress by not respecting the ideas of territory and personal space. Therefore, I will not keep them together again.
by redshark1
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Holy Grail-leptobotia elongata finally found!
Replies: 5
Views: 3207

Re: Holy Grail-leptobotia elongata finally found!

Thanks Bas Pels for pointing out that this is an old thread strangely resurrected by the assignment writer.
by redshark1
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: 2 Clowns, New Home, Greying Out
Replies: 22
Views: 3410

Re: 2 Clowns, New Home, Greying Out

Could be a matter of patience. They can take weeks to adjust to new surroundings. At least you can see them.
by redshark1
Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Clown loach laying eggs
Replies: 21
Views: 4151

Re: Clown loach laying eggs

I do think that females regularly carry eggs and males regularly carry sperm but the environmental cues they need to lay and fertilise them are not there in our aquaria. https://i.imgur.com/SqpObOo.jpg I haven't weighed my 25 year old fish as it would stress them but I'd be surprised if my females w...
by redshark1
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Has anyome tried these?
Replies: 2
Views: 796

Re: Has anyome tried these?

I don't think that link is to the product that you intended people to see.