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by chefkeith
Wed May 04, 2016 11:55 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Clown loach eating other fish.
Replies: 6
Views: 5575

Re: Clown loach eating other fish.

In the past, my clowns have eaten fry, and other small fish, such as tetra's. Now I have some heavily planted tanks to keep the little ones safer. Also have a few rock piles to keep small bottom dwellers safe.
by chefkeith
Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:06 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Long time no post, here are a few pics of my fatties
Replies: 8
Views: 4762

Re: Long time no post, here are a few pics of my fatties

Awesome, Awesome, Awesome!
by chefkeith
Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:05 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Happy Halloween!
Replies: 5
Views: 2394

Re: Happy Halloween!

Hey there!
by chefkeith
Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Oldest Clown Loach over 20 years of age?
Replies: 12
Views: 7832

Re: Oldest Clown Loach over 20 years of age?

I don't think many of the longtime LOL members check this forum regularly anymore, but a few others might have clowns in the 20 year range. I forget where it was posted, but years ago at Capitol Aquarium, some people claimed that they had clown loaches that were 40+ years old. Over at AquariaCentral...
by chefkeith
Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:46 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: A short video of my clowns
Replies: 4
Views: 2349

Re: A short video of my clowns

Very nice tank and clowns. Do you got caves for the clowns to rest in? If so, you did a fine job blending them in with all the driftwood.
by chefkeith
Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:42 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: p.oblonga
Replies: 8
Views: 3210

Re: p.oblonga

Very cool. So You got the kuhli's to spawn? Mine just hide in a rock pile all day. I've been thinking about giving them their own set-up, as I currently have them with clown loaches.
by chefkeith
Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:14 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Black dots on clown Loaches
Replies: 99
Views: 68752

Re: Black dots on clown Loaches

Last year when I was treating my main tanks for ich, things went nuts, so I had to do a large water change. The result of all the chaos was black splotches all over my clowns. I documented this semi-disaster here: http://forums.loaches.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=24777 Here's some before and after pics:...
by chefkeith
Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: The perfect clown loach tank mates.
Replies: 18
Views: 9135

Re: The perfect clown loach tank mates.

The tropical water conditions in Borneo and Sumatra vary greatly depending on the monsoon season. The water's pH can range anywhere from 4 to 8 from what I've read. Along with the pH changes, the temperature, oxygen levels, CO2 content, TDS, GH, and KH levels change throughout the seasons also. So i...
by chefkeith
Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:08 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: OneWay's Thread
Replies: 65
Views: 45545

Re: OneWay's Thread

Looks great!
by chefkeith
Fri Apr 04, 2014 3:21 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: OneWay's Thread
Replies: 65
Views: 45545

Re: OneWay's Thread

Great idea! Bamboo will eventually decompose after a few years, but you could seal it will a fish-safe epoxy resin so it doesn't. I may have to try this myself. Thanks for the link!
by chefkeith
Tue Mar 18, 2014 2:14 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Thinking about Switching away from R/O need help.
Replies: 11
Views: 4571

Re: Thinking about Switching away from R/O need help.

while i love idea of setting up a walstad style tank, its opposite of what i am trying to do which is save money. Actually, these are low tech tanks, that can be done with little to no money at all. Many of these el natural tanks are filterless and use no electricity. Some plant clippings is all yo...
by chefkeith
Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:36 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: update to my 240 gallon tank...
Replies: 6
Views: 2835

Re: update to my 240 gallon tank...

Thanks for the info. Great setup. Nothing beats a continuous drip water changes. You got some lovely and happy fish there.
by chefkeith
Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:34 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: update to my 240 gallon tank...
Replies: 6
Views: 2835

Re: update to my 240 gallon tank...

Very nice! I've got a few questions. I absolutely love those redline torpedo barbs. I've been wanting to get some of those for years, but I I was given some information (perhaps false info) here about them not being capable with clown loaches, so I never did get them. How are they doing? How long ha...
by chefkeith
Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:18 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Thinking about Switching away from R/O need help.
Replies: 11
Views: 4571

Re: Thinking about Switching away from R/O need help.

You could also incorporate some of Diana Walstad's el natural tank methods. These type of tanks use plants and soil to help recycle the water. With loaches, perhaps a sump or external filter with plants and soil, would be more ideal. Aquaria Central has a lot of info on setting up these kind of tank...
by chefkeith
Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: spawing clown loaches in USA
Replies: 5
Views: 2550

Re: spawing clown loaches in USA

They gave some hints in their faq page: Why only tank-raised fish? We enjoy the research aspect in discovering and controlling all the variables which recreates the natural habitat of our fish and triggers the natural breeding cycle. Controlling these variables is much easier in a tank environment t...