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by connor
Wed Feb 06, 2008 12:35 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Clown Issue
Replies: 12
Views: 7458

@ Tinman Not intending to highjack your thread. Hope you don't mind me posting here because I have similar issues. :) http://www.cafe-kreativ.de/connor/fish/injured_alpha.jpg Quick shot of my alpha loach. The fins actually do look better now - no more fungus visible, just quite ripped apart. :-| Any...
by connor
Mon Feb 04, 2008 10:43 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Clown Issue
Replies: 12
Views: 7458

If you find a solution to that I'd be more than interested to know. I have one clown (out of 17 loaches) who has exactly the same problem. It's my alpha clown loach. I suspect it had some violent altercations with the male ancistrus resulting in wounds that got infected but I can't be sure. :-| I am...
by connor
Mon Feb 04, 2008 9:47 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New Kubotai's sick---HELP
Replies: 19
Views: 5922

Re: New Kubotai's sick---HELP

Hi Mike, well .. first of all, no panic. :-) Removing him into quarantine is probably to late now - if he really carries a disease which needs medication it is already in your tank. My fish are sometimes scratching themselves too - this can be anything from a single event every few hours to a wild s...
by connor
Sun Feb 03, 2008 8:40 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: helodes skirmish today
Replies: 12
Views: 3502

Nice video and nice action .. always wanted to see some large helodes 'family" like yours. Definitely a different league compared to clowns.
One question, are there enough pipes for all of them to hide?

-Connor
by connor
Sun Feb 03, 2008 8:31 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: (large picture warning!)
Replies: 4
Views: 2126

(large picture warning!)

Hello *@*, I managed to get a few decent close-up shots from my community tank tonight. High resolution, for those of you blessed with widescreen displays. The others are doomed. ;-) http://www.cafe-kreativ.de/connor/fish/20080204_loaches.com/01.jpg ^ This is "Plug", because the weird markings on hi...
by connor
Thu Jan 31, 2008 5:22 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Tank setup update
Replies: 283
Views: 158732

Connor- I'm not sure if you are serious or not. I think not because of your PS. In any case, it is interesting to note that the details of this design make a big difference. The position of the outer supports is critical. Move them inward or outward and you get problems real fast. This cantilever b...
by connor
Thu Jan 31, 2008 5:16 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Tank setup update
Replies: 283
Views: 158732

Keith Wolcott wrote:Image
Keith,
I noticed the water level on this picture. What did you do to make the stand perfectly level?
Superb work.

-Connor
by connor
Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:41 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Tank setup update
Replies: 283
Views: 158732

Keith Wolcott wrote: Image
Hmm, looks a bit flimsy to me. Are you sure this will hold?

-Connor

PS: ;-)
by connor
Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:47 am
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: The beautiful music project
Replies: 238
Views: 185604

Two videos of one of my favourite artists, Tori Amos (well, I like her old stuff). Crappy youtube videos so just close your eyes! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scZwbgeRUkg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKya66GEZak The second one is a cover from "Love song" by The Cure and one of the most emotiona...
by connor
Wed Jan 30, 2008 8:46 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Hideouts
Replies: 29
Views: 11617

Loaches L.O.V.E. tubes of any kind, be it bamboo or PVC. They love them so much I think it's almost cruel not to have a few in the tank. :) My clowns and striatas prefer them above all other hiding spots at night, only the kubotai like more open caves. http://www.cafe-kreativ.de/connor/fish/tube.jpg...
by connor
Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:41 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Ich is winning the battle in my tank
Replies: 13
Views: 8627

Hello, perhaps you need to change your ich medication. I have always had good luck with eSHa Exit. It is absolutely imperative that you continue treating for at least 3 days after any ich "dots" you can observe are gone. Daily water changes are IMHO not necessary (a big change at the beginning and a...
by connor
Thu Jan 24, 2008 8:05 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Forever Fighting Botia Kubotai
Replies: 13
Views: 5734

Hello mduros, unfortunately I can't tell from your photos whether those are kubotai or histrionica either. The one to the right in the top picture looks very much like botia kubotai to me, though. Regarding the fighting .. it's normal. These two guys are probably of nearly equal strength&size and th...
by connor
Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:26 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: ... and loaches shall walk the earth!
Replies: 17
Views: 5722

Thanks for the compliments. :oops: First, here's the video in MUCH better quality: http://www.cafe-kreativ.de/connor/fish/kubotai.mp4 (h.264 codec @1024kbs, mp3 audio, ASF container, ~7.5MB, plays fine in VLC 0.8.6d) You can now actually recognize the food (small greyish crumbs) .. watch the last lo...
by connor
Sun Jan 20, 2008 8:58 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: ... and loaches shall walk the earth!
Replies: 17
Views: 5722

... and loaches shall walk the earth!

Well, at least mine are trying to. After watching this for a few times I decided I had to share with you. I mischievously placed some food on the glas bar at the top of my tank and, well, see what happens: http://www.myvideo.de/watch/3220613 Only the kubotai are brave enough to pull this off. Next s...
by connor
Thu Jan 17, 2008 2:55 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: My Loach Wallpaper
Replies: 16
Views: 5557

Re: My Loach Wallpaper

Hey TC,

splendid picture! I've done some loach photography myself and I know how hard it is to get ONE really good picture (out of a hundred or so).

Would you mind sending me a 1920x1200 desktop version, please?

-Connor