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by chefkeith
Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:06 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: spawing clown loaches in USA
Replies: 5
Views: 2550

Re: spawing clown loaches in USA

cool. thanks for the link! I'm going to need to figure out how to get mine to release their eggs. One of my large female Clown Loaches, Gracie, recently went dormant for about 3 months without eating. I think her eggs got impacted and during that time she must have reabsorbed her eggs, which is why ...
by chefkeith
Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:37 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: what is the best lighting for clown loach??
Replies: 3
Views: 1735

Re: what is the best lighting for clown loach??

I don't use any direct lighting on my loach tanks. Just residual lighting from overhead room lights, other tank lights, and light from windows. The loach tanks do have a light I can turn on when I do maintenance. These tanks have no algae growth, so maintenance is not too often. Loach tanks have ton...
by chefkeith
Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:47 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Anthia the Clown Loach has reached 20 years old.
Replies: 13
Views: 6103

Re: Anthia the Clown Loach has reached 20 years old.

Congrats. They look awesome!
by chefkeith
Fri Nov 29, 2013 3:24 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: A True River Tank
Replies: 3
Views: 1915

Re: A True River Tank

Here's another video, but translated in English: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edMFUA6iMtQ In this video they explain that to get the unilateral flow, they have a double bottomed tank, where the water flows underneath the top-bottom, to the other side. That was actually one of Martin's ideas from y...
by chefkeith
Fri Nov 29, 2013 1:47 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: A True River Tank
Replies: 3
Views: 1915

A True River Tank

This week in Practical Fishkeeping they have a story and a few videos about a truly amazing river tank. Here's the link: http://www.practicalfishkeeping.co.uk/content.php?sid=6109 Here's an additional youtube video link of their biotope tanks : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRBQKf-dX20#t=116 And a...
by chefkeith
Sun Nov 24, 2013 2:14 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Buy an extra clown loach, yey or ney.
Replies: 79
Views: 43009

Re: Buy an extra clown loach, yey or ney.

I use floating cichlid pellets once a day to entice my loaches to get out in the open. At the surface, they get pretty loud clicking and slurping. Some will skim the entire perimeter of the tank looking for food. Others just rush up to the top, grab some food, then dart back down to the bottom. One ...
by chefkeith
Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:52 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Moving, chance to do some upgrades?
Replies: 4
Views: 2011

Re: Moving, chance to do some upgrades?

LED's are awesome. If you're good with DIY projects, you can get LED kits for about $20 on Ebay. You can get a dimmer remote control for another $6 also. If you have any used 2.5 to 5 amp Power Adapters, like from old printers you can use them, instead of buying new ones, which will save a few bucks...
by chefkeith
Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:19 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Buy an extra clown loach, yey or ney.
Replies: 79
Views: 43009

Re: Buy an extra clown loach, yey or ney.

Pretty cool. I've never tried hand feeding my loaches.
by chefkeith
Thu Aug 29, 2013 3:06 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Clown Loaches in a 65gal
Replies: 4
Views: 2014

Re: Clown Loaches in a 65gal

What are you building the tank out of? FRP, Plywood, Acrylic, Glass?
by chefkeith
Thu Aug 29, 2013 3:03 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: A very angry loach problem. Now with pictures.
Replies: 9
Views: 4624

Re: A very angry loach problem. Now with pictures.

Looks like a faded out Blue Botia (Yasuhikotakia modesta) to me.
by chefkeith
Thu Aug 29, 2013 2:48 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Breeding rosy loaches
Replies: 4
Views: 7981

Re: Breeding rosy loaches

That's awesome. Beautiful looking tank too.
by chefkeith
Thu Aug 29, 2013 2:15 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Buy an extra clown loach, yey or ney.
Replies: 79
Views: 43009

Re: Buy an extra clown loach, yey or ney.

Once they get to about 6" their orange/black colors start dissipating. As they grow larger than that, gaps begin to form in their black stripes. Here's my Amazing Grace from when I got in 2003 to now in 2013: http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c49/chefkeith/8ab1439b-195a-4db7-8029-ccc5adb816d4_zps754...
by chefkeith
Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:57 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: My new 1000 liters clown loaches tank (page 22)
Replies: 384
Views: 201692

Re: My new 1000 liters clown loaches tank (page 22)

Looking great Marcos!
by chefkeith
Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:51 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Buy an extra clown loach, yey or ney.
Replies: 79
Views: 43009

Re: Buy an extra clown loach, yey or ney.

They'll sometimes get a callous on their snout when they dig/explore too much. It usually heals in about a week or two. I think you got one very happy loach there. Probably thinks he's in paradise after what he went through before you got him.
by chefkeith
Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:02 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Buy an extra clown loach, yey or ney.
Replies: 79
Views: 43009

Re: Buy an extra clown loach, yey or ney.

Congrats!