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by redshark1
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Holy Grail-leptobotia elongata finally found!
Replies: 5
Views: 2736

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: 2253

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: 2946

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: 490

Re: Has anyome tried these?

I don't think that link is to the product that you intended people to see.
by redshark1
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Clown loach laying eggs
Replies: 21
Views: 2946

Re: Clown loach laying eggs

In the video Andre of Bioaquatix explains the pH and hardness essential to hatching eggs and rearing the fry. I thought this information pertinent to the discussion. Sorry for the lack of explanation, I thought watching the video would be self evident.
by redshark1
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Clown loach laying eggs
Replies: 21
Views: 2946

Re: Clown loach laying eggs

So are you saying that the eggs were laid on the glass? You need to put pictures up to be taken seriously as unfortunately people make claims all the time that are not true. An exceptional event requires exceptional proof. Found this which might help. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDIeRI_zW-8&lc=z...
by redshark1
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: research paper
Replies: 17
Views: 4496

Re: research paper

As usual, I would advise avoiding clicking on the above link.
by redshark1
Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Clown loach laying eggs
Replies: 21
Views: 2946

Re: Clown loach laying eggs

OK thanks for posting, better late than never! So i am looking at orange objects on white gravel both in the net and in the tank. I am not sure what I am looking at as I have never seen these myself but as far as I am aware Clown Loach eggs measure 0.3mm and are spherical. So your parasite idea look...
by redshark1
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Clown loach laying eggs
Replies: 21
Views: 2946

Re: Clown loach laying eggs

Its been a week since "educated teacher" Jen1782 wetted our appetites with promises of photographs and videos of "wriggling" Clown Loach eggs.
by redshark1
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Kuhli Loaches are idiots.
Replies: 2
Views: 814

Re: Kuhli Loaches are idiots.

Welcome to Loaches Online.

Thanks for your first post and for the addition of your knowledge to the Loach community.
by redshark1
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Clown loach laying eggs
Replies: 21
Views: 2946

Re: Clown loach laying eggs

Hi I would think that the female and male produce the gametes simultaneously when they swim tightly side by side and the eggs are therefore fertilised immediately when they are expelled. Your fish were probably already a year old when you purchased them. I do not know why the eggs are infertile but ...
by redshark1
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Clown loach laying eggs
Replies: 21
Views: 2946

Re: Clown loach laying eggs

Hi that's interesting and deserving of a reply. I've heard of this happening a few times before though the eggs have always been infertile. They have been bred using hormones of course. However, as this is very expensive there is great commercial interest in breeding Clown Loaches without hormones. ...
by redshark1
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Homaloptera bilineata
Replies: 2
Views: 708

Re: Homaloptera bilineata

You could email the supplier to confirm but I bet you are right.

A shame they are listed when unavailable.
by redshark1
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Is Dwarf chain loach or Zebra Loach compatible with clown loaches
Replies: 5
Views: 997

Re: Is Dwarf chain loach or Zebra Loach compatible with clown loaches

This is a very interesting question. I don't have experience of keeping these species together but in theory it should be possible as though Clown Loaches are a much bigger species they are one of the most gentle. Some of the other more aggressive species would probably not be suitable but chain and...
by redshark1
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Oldest and Biggest Clown Loach 24 years old and 11.5 inches total length
Replies: 10
Views: 2012

Re: Oldest and Biggest Clown Loach 24 years old and 11.5 inches total length

Hi there Fishylady.

Marge was 11.5 inches according to her owner Emma Turner.

Her age was not known.

She died on 25 April 2010.