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by Maarten B
Mon Apr 13, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: playfull behaviour or intended murder?
Replies: 25
Views: 14862

Re: playfull behaviour or intended murder?

The plot thickens: The "bastard rainbow" is killed. Found it floating when i came home today. Tailfin torn off, one eye missing, head in a strange angle, throat broken open, and a round bite out of the underside of the gills. But not eaten. I took photo's of the corpse, not pretty, so i will only pl...
by Maarten B
Mon Apr 13, 2015 4:30 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: look what i found!
Replies: 35
Views: 13514

Re: look what i found!

I fully agree, and will do the in-system-qtank. Just switch of the returnpump, and the lowest sump will be a qtank. Just clean it after disease occurred. But in this case, what size would such a temporary tank have to be? The fishy is 24cm. And would a month in it improve or worsen her condition? I ...
by Maarten B
Mon Apr 13, 2015 3:30 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: I bought clown loach Number 7
Replies: 87
Views: 40402

Re: I bought clown loach Number 7

Good, clear video. He looks very healthy, good colours. Nice and busy, also a good sign. Is he about 4cm/1,5"?
by Maarten B
Sun Apr 12, 2015 8:29 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: look what i found!
Replies: 35
Views: 13514

Re: look what i found!

thanks Diana and Mikev Also for your topics on this subject. very helpful info there. should i trick her into learning clapping means dinner, by playing with the tanks lighting? If you normally clap then put food in, she will learn this, just give her time. No need to also play with the tank lights....
by Maarten B
Sat Apr 11, 2015 6:38 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: look what i found!
Replies: 35
Views: 13514

look what i found!

Cute 5cm odd-striped clowns here acclimatizing in a mixing bowl: http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz96/maartino84/Mobile%20Uploads/957a94ce-3580-4a8c-81b5-8dfa15f38c47.jpg~original browsed throug the lfs some more, to see an "unsellables tank" in the back, just 60*60*60cm, no decor, only sand, wit...
by Maarten B
Sat Mar 21, 2015 3:28 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Need help setting up a 225 gallon loach tank
Replies: 21
Views: 11752

Re: Need help setting up a 225 gallon loach tank

I also used my old "startertank" for a sump. I dont know about what size sumpis recommended to fit a maintank. Mine is 160 l/40gallon on a 600 l/150gallon main tank. I glued in some plexiglass sheets, dumped a lot of pondfiltergrit (small, really light porous stones, 10kg for 15 euro), sand and a pu...
by Maarten B
Sat Mar 21, 2015 2:45 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: playfull behaviour or intended murder?
Replies: 25
Views: 14862

Re: playfull behaviour or intended murder?

But here is a magnificent hybrid from someone else ... I wish I could get some like this, but the fish is said no longer breeds. . Looks nice indeed, but at the same time strikes me with a "goldfishfeeling", but that might be just color. Guess one has to be lucky to get such a pretty cross. On that...
by Maarten B
Thu Mar 19, 2015 5:42 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: playfull behaviour or intended murder?
Replies: 25
Views: 14862

Re: playfull behaviour or intended murder?

Show us the pretty one please.
The other male is even larger, with ahigher back. Their shape does seem to slow them down though. The females are much more agile.

On topic:
Maybe my fish just like to eat fish because i feed raw bits of cod, flounder, haddock etc when we eat it.
by Maarten B
Thu Mar 19, 2015 4:51 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Need help setting up a 225 gallon loach tank
Replies: 21
Views: 11752

Re: Need help setting up a 225 gallon loach tank

Think of energycost. I use 2 german JBL cristalprofi 1501 greenlines. Over here, they earn their money back in a year (40% less power required) , and are sold for a reasonable price. See if you can get anything like it, since pumps run all the time. also, i suggest a 5 watt UV sterilizer, one for ea...
by Maarten B
Sun Mar 08, 2015 7:49 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: playfull behaviour or intended murder?
Replies: 25
Views: 14862

Re: playfull behaviour or intended murder?

About time i take some good pics. Resizing is a hassle though. Isn't there a way to auto-size them to it this forum? A lot of the fotoquality is lost this way, and on a specialized forum like this, high def is a must. anyway, got nice shots of the culprits: http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz96/ma...
by Maarten B
Sat Mar 07, 2015 5:08 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: playfull behaviour or intended murder?
Replies: 25
Views: 14862

Re: playfull behaviour or intended murder?

If they ever do they'll be on Warburton's and Water for a week. i made them stand in a corner on one fin for an hour, "And no clicking!!!!" :P I will try the net next time, in two months or so. The previous one, a praecox-boesemani hybrid, is now still only 5cm, hardly growing and never harmed so 5...
by Maarten B
Sat Mar 07, 2015 4:28 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Is this Pangio doriae?
Replies: 2
Views: 2071

Re: Is this Pangio doriae?

Search for "pangio" on seriously fish. More fotos there
by Maarten B
Thu Mar 05, 2015 1:27 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: playfull behaviour or intended murder?
Replies: 25
Views: 14862

Re: playfull behaviour or intended murder?

I think you have a point there. They all test new fish. I have also seen them chasing, pushing etc, new and old fish. But accually dragging it along was new to me. In the past i have added smaller fish, and nothing like this ever happend. I too came up with a new theory since this resembled the eati...
by Maarten B
Sat Feb 28, 2015 11:59 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: playfull behaviour or intended murder?
Replies: 25
Views: 14862

playfull behaviour or intended murder?

Along with my loaches i keep boesemani rainbowfish. Occasionaly, a few eggs hatch in the sump. If the baby rainbows survive the beeshrimp that live in it, i raise them and, when large enough, ad them to the main tank. Done it a few times, never any problems. Last week i added a 4cm female rainbow an...