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by Marcos Mataratzis
Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:49 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Which Loaches For A 6x2x2??
Replies: 15
Views: 6751

Hi Tomas, Fist of all, YoYos get Ich as easy as clowns, ok? So, if they have to get it, they will. The important thing to do before purchasing the fishes is wait and observe. Ask the attendant when the fish came to LFS. Also ask him what are they eating (if so). Don´t buy the fishes that time. Come ...
by Marcos Mataratzis
Wed Nov 03, 2010 9:51 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Which Loaches For A 6x2x2??
Replies: 15
Views: 6751

In a tank that big I would have Clown loaches.
by Marcos Mataratzis
Wed Nov 03, 2010 9:11 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Zebra Loach Experience Needed
Replies: 8
Views: 6354

Flotsam&1Jetsom wrote:I was talking about the B.stratia... if thats how its spelt.
Actually, the correct term is Botia striata. :wink:
by Marcos Mataratzis
Wed Nov 03, 2010 3:14 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Video of Clown loaches in the wild
Replies: 6
Views: 5940

Thanks Keith,

I, myself, translated this article to portuguese and it´s now posted in two brazilian fish forum under authorization of the author. Problem still remains. Not a single shot of Clown loaches in the wild on that article. The author shows traps only, but no fish... :(
by Marcos Mataratzis
Wed Nov 03, 2010 9:34 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Zebra Loach Experience Needed
Replies: 8
Views: 6354

Zebra loaches are not agressive, but as other loaches, they like to be in groups not fewer than 5 individuals.

I don´t like the kind of companions you want to mix because of size diference (Dojos can get really big compared to zebra) and water temperature needed.

Good luck!
by Marcos Mataratzis
Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:08 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Video of Clown loaches in the wild
Replies: 6
Views: 5940

Video of Clown loaches in the wild

Hi fellows, Everybody here knows that Clown loaches comes mainly from Sumatra and Borneu, and that they are captured using bamboo sticks but... where are the photos or videos of them in the wild? I do have the book "Loaches - Natural history and aquarium care" written by some of our friends of LOL b...
by Marcos Mataratzis
Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:53 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Dead loach
Replies: 3
Views: 1904

There is a syndrom called Skinny that affects most captured fishes worldwide. Not really a disease but those fishes may stop eating (or eat but keeps thin). On those cases, Levamisol hidrocloride can be usefull.

Best wishes for other two.
by Marcos Mataratzis
Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:48 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: My new 1000 liters clown loaches tank (page 22)
Replies: 384
Views: 245082

Thanks Keith,

There has been indeed lots of modifications since start. Hope I´ll be blessed with reproduction. 8)
by Marcos Mataratzis
Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:38 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: My new 1000 liters clown loaches tank (page 22)
Replies: 384
Views: 245082

I have some news. I decided to have Clown loaches ONLY in my tank. So, I had a little trouble unpacking everything to capture the non Clown fishes: http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz94/Mataratzis2/Captura01.jpg http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz94/Mataratzis2/Captura02.jpg http://i817.photobuc...
by Marcos Mataratzis
Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:15 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: My new 1000 liters clown loaches tank (page 22)
Replies: 384
Views: 245082

I do have a second tank. I intend to have only Clown loaches in this bigger thank.

That former website will no longer work. I put some of the pictures on the link bellow:

http://mataratzis.multiply.com/

Best regards!
by Marcos Mataratzis
Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:49 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: My new 1000 liters clown loaches tank (page 22)
Replies: 384
Views: 245082

Hi Tanja,

I feel that this tank will be small in a couple years. I decided not to add or replace fishes. My goal now is to have only Clown loaches.
by Marcos Mataratzis
Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:09 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: My new 1000 liters clown loaches tank (page 22)
Replies: 384
Views: 245082

Some new pictures of my tank. My #3: http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz94/Mataratzis2/3.jpg 11 Loaches: http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz94/Mataratzis2/11Botias-1.jpg 12 Loaches: http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz94/Mataratzis2/12Botias-2.jpg 31 Loaches: http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/...
by Marcos Mataratzis
Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:40 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Indian Loaches
Replies: 2
Views: 1792

I also got 5 (actually 6... that´s another history...) YoYo with 30 Clowns and and other loaches.

Welcome to LOL!
by Marcos Mataratzis
Fri Oct 15, 2010 1:36 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Loach vs mystery snail?
Replies: 8
Views: 7949

Unless you are bigger than a cow, right? :twisted:

Some Clown loaches can get bigger than 30cm. I´m not sure those snails can be as big as that... :wink:
by Marcos Mataratzis
Fri Oct 15, 2010 1:04 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: BEST possible companion for Botia modesta.
Replies: 7
Views: 3787

Best companions for a Grrr loach is another one. I do have a big modesta among 30 Clown loaches and other fishes. Fortunatelly, mine is calmer than most.
I would advise you to keep it with other modesta, skunk or tiger loaches (helodes, himenophysa, etc).