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by Graeme McKellar
Wed Feb 10, 2010 2:12 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Loach recommendation - Zebra or Yoyo loach or Other?
Replies: 2
Views: 1611

Hi Jenricae, As Heligren said Sid's would be a good choice but I would get a school of 12 or so as I think they are better in larger groups.
I can also recommend Botia Kubotai or Rostrata as I have found mine to be quite peacefull and they do not hassle other fish.
Cheers Graeme.
by Graeme McKellar
Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:50 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Welcome to the New Loach Forum
Replies: 261
Views: 222773

Hi Gillz. A big hello and welcome from the other-side-of-the-ditch. I have never had snails but have read on here many times that Yo-Yo's are excellent snailhunters. They are a very active fish and mine are always out searching for food or chasing each other or harassing the other tankmates . They a...
by Graeme McKellar
Sat Jan 30, 2010 1:15 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Yangtze River Stones.
Replies: 2
Views: 2200

Yangtze River Stones.

Hi All, Have been researching for a cruise on the Yangtze in August and stumbled on this site. Some of these would look great in your aquarium.
http://www.ystones.com/browsestore.html
Cheers Graeme.
by Graeme McKellar
Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:59 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Does anyone make a good algae wafer?
Replies: 42
Views: 27347

Hi Jim, I have heard that Spirulina acts as a laxitive if above 5% so that is why it is only added at levels below this. If you go to a Asian/Japanese grocery store you can buy dried Kelp which my Bristlenose love. It should be soaked in tank water for an hour to soften it and remove excess salt. No...
by Graeme McKellar
Fri Jan 22, 2010 1:47 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: breeder of Asian Clown Loach
Replies: 12
Views: 6553

Patents for the process for commercially breeding Clowns were applied for on 2-4-2008 by a joint venture between BRKP & Institut De Recherch. BRKP is the Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Institut De Recherch is a French Company that specializes in aquatic research. It took them 2 years to d...
by Graeme McKellar
Tue Jan 19, 2010 2:02 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: breeder of Asian Clown Loach
Replies: 12
Views: 6553

by Graeme McKellar
Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:10 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New camera loach pics
Replies: 13
Views: 4632

Nice upgrade Mark - What lenses do you have coming??? A 60mm and a 105mm Micro I guess. I have the 60mm and just love it and it can be used for much more than close-ups. You will be needing a flash as well so the SB900 will be next on your wish-list - just love mine.
Cheers Graeme.
by Graeme McKellar
Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: The beautiful music project
Replies: 238
Views: 141426

Hi Martin, Im glad to hear Roger Hodgson is in good voice as I will be seeing him at the Byron Bay Blues Festival at Easter. Some others playing are Buddy Guy - Jack Johnson - Dr John - Taj Mahal - Jeff Beck - John Mayall - 10cc - Rodriguez - Buena Vista Social Club - Lyle Lovett - Crowded House - J...
by Graeme McKellar
Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:24 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Getting my 200 gallon sooner than I thought; suggestions?
Replies: 4
Views: 3314

Hi Jyynx, Clown Loaches should mix well with Severums - especially so if they are all juveniles. Knives can grow quiet large (quickly) and are known preditors so they would not be good in my opinion. With such a large tank you have lots of options including all the Botine Loaches like Kubotai - Rost...
by Graeme McKellar
Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:23 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: loach suggestion?
Replies: 7
Views: 2115

Nice video Mick. Your wife is a very lucky lady having a Hubby like you.
You have given me some ideas, thanks.
Cheers Graeme.
by Graeme McKellar
Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:59 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Sewellia Lineolata in Australia.
Replies: 2
Views: 2201

Sewellia Lineolata in Australia.

Hi all Aussies, I have just found a shop that has imported Sewellia Lineolata,Beaufortia Kweichowensis and Gasromyzon Borneensis. They also import other rare fish like = Hengeli Rasbora Sawbwa Anostomus Anostomus Nannostomus Mortenthhaleri Corydoras Ambiacus Corydorus Atropersonatus Heaps of Apisto ...
by Graeme McKellar
Tue Jan 05, 2010 1:19 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Fishy pics
Replies: 13
Views: 5695

Hi Mark, Great photo's of your healthy mature fish. The one of the Denisoni is a great capture as these would be one of the hardest fishes that I have ever tried to photograph - almost Mission Impossible with the resulting shots out-of-focus and/or blurred. Thanks for sharing them with us. Cheers Gr...
by Graeme McKellar
Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:01 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Baby Emperors
Replies: 7
Views: 2981

Hi All, Botia Robert PM'ed me and let me know about these fish that were at a shop in Brisbane so I went up and grabbed three. In his PM he mentioned that he thought that they could have been Kubotai due to the light-blue dots that most had in the centre of the dark bands and I can say they certainl...
by Graeme McKellar
Fri Oct 30, 2009 3:12 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: My different Clown Loach
Replies: 17
Views: 14726

Albino is a rare genetic condition were the body can not produce Tyrosinase which is required to make Melanin. It is evident from birth and can not be acquired or caught from any other source. This fish shows no red or pink in the retina which is always present in Albino's due to the lack of melanin...
by Graeme McKellar
Thu Oct 29, 2009 2:55 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: My different Clown Loach
Replies: 17
Views: 14726

Hi Brad and Welcome to Loachesonline, Stunning fish you have there and just like Keith I have only seen it once before in a fishshop in Georgetown,Penang.. How sudden was the change from normal colouration?? I doubt this is genetic, but a problem with production of Melanin (even the eyes lack Melani...