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by Graeme McKellar
Sat Oct 10, 2009 9:44 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Wild or Bred.
Replies: 3
Views: 1390

Wild or Bred.

I was checking out the website of a Thai Exporter recently and they stated whether their loaches were wild-caught or bred. Wild-caught :- Morleti , Modesta , Lecontei , Horseface , Kuhlii , Helodes , Clown. Bred :- Histrionica , Almorhae , Striata , Kubotai , Rostrata , Dario , Sidthimunki. I had al...
by Graeme McKellar
Fri Oct 02, 2009 4:21 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: amateur's question
Replies: 13
Views: 4266

The last fish looks like a Botia Rostrata to me.
Graeme.
by Graeme McKellar
Thu Sep 24, 2009 5:21 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: VIDEO botia from borneo
Replies: 10
Views: 6667

Hi Erwin and Welcome, I see you live in Kalimantan and export live fish.
Your 30cm Clown Loach is a beautiful specimen - one we rarely see of that size. You must have a good pick of the fish, being in the business.
Cheers Graeme.
by Graeme McKellar
Wed Sep 16, 2009 5:57 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: My new tank look and my fish
Replies: 9
Views: 2631

Wonderfull collection of fish you have there Wilsonho, do they all get on together ok. Would like to see a better photo of the L47 if you have one.
Thanks for sharing these photos - such fish are rare here.
Cheers Graeme.
by Graeme McKellar
Sun Aug 30, 2009 5:48 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Just wanted to say thank you
Replies: 9
Views: 2473

Welcome HS, You have been lurking far too long and should have joined in earlier. You have a nice selection of loaches and can only suggest a few friends for your Horseface.
Cheers Graeme.
by Graeme McKellar
Tue Jun 09, 2009 7:04 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Loaches at Aquarama
Replies: 3
Views: 1227

Loaches at Aquarama

Some photos of the loaches at Aquarama this year. http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa140/loachelover/Fish/DSC_2038.jpg http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa140/loachelover/Fish/DSC_2039.jpg http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa140/loachelover/Fish/DSC_2044-1.jpg http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/...
by Graeme McKellar
Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:24 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Clown Loaches Breeding Program
Replies: 16
Views: 9753

Sorry, I was not saying Sids were extinct in the wild Mick, but they did come very close just like the Bala Shark and the Celestial Danio. There is many species around the world that are under immense pressure from over collecting for the trade and Clowns were heading that way also. I have a greater...
by Graeme McKellar
Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:12 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Biosecurity in EU and North America
Replies: 0
Views: 1967

Biosecurity in EU and North America

Hi All, Whilst at Aquarama I went to a lecture on Biosecurity by Alex Ploeg (Secretary Ornamental Fish International) and he said the EU is very close to finalising legislation regarding the import of fish to prevent introduction of diseases,pathogens and invasive species to these countrys. Australi...
by Graeme McKellar
Mon Jun 01, 2009 5:19 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Clown Loaches Breeding Program
Replies: 16
Views: 9753

i have to agree with you Botiamaximus. Jacques explained to me that the catches of wild Clowns have been diminishing rather rapidly due to over collecting especially in Sumatra and that is why the Indonesian Government sought this breeding program. We dont want Clowns to go the same way as Sid's do ...
by Graeme McKellar
Sun May 31, 2009 4:13 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Clown Loaches Breeding Program
Replies: 16
Views: 9753

Clown Loaches Breeding Program

Hi all, I have just been to Aquarama which is a huge Fishtrade Expo held every two years in Singapore. I went in 2007 and although it was great there was not one loach there which was dissapointing but this time I was just blown-away to find a company that was breeding Clowns on a commercial basis f...
by Graeme McKellar
Fri May 22, 2009 2:19 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Another food to try....
Replies: 5
Views: 1376

Sounds like a great idea Andy, all the Calcium and Omega oils would be good for any fish I would imagine.
Thanks for the tip. Cheers Graeme,
by Graeme McKellar
Fri Feb 13, 2009 5:42 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: B. Almorhae Pics - Odd markings.
Replies: 7
Views: 2082

Almorhae

Hi Robert, Very nice looking Yo-Yo's - can I ask the name of the shop ???
Cheers Graeme.
by Graeme McKellar
Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:54 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New Member, need some advise on 37 Gallon tank for loaches!
Replies: 10
Views: 2842

Yes Chocobo81 a tank that size is a good size to start with Clowns but you will probably be looking at a 6x2x2 before 2 years as Clowns do grow to over 5 or 6 inches in this time if fed and cared for correctly.Please do as much research as you can on the Forum before you get any Clowns as I consider...
by Graeme McKellar
Mon Dec 29, 2008 2:46 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Frozen Food
Replies: 7
Views: 2018

My loaches just love Hikari Krill - they seem to like it more than Mysis. I only feed worms twice a week maximum - one frozen bloodworms and one live blackworms which they really enjoy and search the tank for the next hour or so just incase one escaped. They also just love live mosquito wrigglers as...
by Graeme McKellar
Wed Dec 24, 2008 2:25 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Advice please
Replies: 4
Views: 1383

Hi Michael, My loaches were in a 3ft tank before thier recent upgrade to a 6x2x2. The tank and filter was 3ft from my pillow but the Ehiem 2026 was silent and never disturbed our sleep at all. As a rule-of-thumb I halve the manufacturers recomendation for max tank size - Ehiem rate the 2026 suitable...