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Post by Keith Wolcott » Wed Nov 10, 2010 7:45 pm

That's pretty amazing!

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Post by JonasBygdemo » Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:16 pm

starsplitter7 wrote:That is absolutely one of the coolest things I have ever seen. I have never had any fish, much less a loach, do that. Mine steal one piece and go off to eat it, but I have never seen one go back for more. Amazing! Beautiful tank and nice fish. I loved seeing him steal the food from under the catfish.
Thanks! What I should say is that these clips aren't all taken in one day, but still this is the way he prefers to eat. He'll make a stash of around 4 tabs before they go down the hole. It's weird really, because you normally won't see him during the day.

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Post by starsplitter7 » Thu Nov 11, 2010 5:37 pm

I did see there were breaks in the footage, but it was great watching him move the food to a very specific place. :)

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Post by JonasBygdemo » Fri Nov 12, 2010 4:39 pm

starsplitter7 wrote:I did see there were breaks in the footage, but it was great watching him move the food to a very specific place. :)
100% of the times we don't see him, he's in that hole and often cuddling with the second and third largest clowns. Cute little fishies :D

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Post by Adrian Thomas » Mon Nov 15, 2010 4:04 am

Very cool Jonas, does he take the food to the hole one piece at a time, or does he stash several bits of food and go back to eat it all later?

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Post by JonasBygdemo » Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:55 am

Adrian Thomas wrote:Very cool Jonas, does he take the food to the hole one piece at a time, or does he stash several bits of food and go back to eat it all later?

Cheers,
Adrian
It varies, but it seems like he'll stash it most of the times, or he finishes the food extremely fast. I'd say it's 60/40.

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Update on my young Sewellia elongata

Post by Ruhig Blut » Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:48 am

Hi everybody!

I uploaded 2 videos of my young Sewellia. The spawning took place 21. October, the video of the fry in the breeding container was taken 18. November:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iDRP1xW2ec

The young in the tank with the old ones are already older, here is one grazing on the leafs:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WU7-DGdOEL4

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Post by ch.koenig » Sat Jan 08, 2011 5:34 pm

Menu wrote:Hallo Ingo
I am surprised only because the spawning looks very different from Sewellia lineolata?
hi Ingo, hi Menu
time for an update
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIvEIgxceoo
I think the author didn't realise that it's a spawning situation?
s. lineolata, your s. elongat=s. sp, s. speciosa and even sinogastromyzon pulienis do it the same way. or do you have seen other behaviours?
i could only take pics once when s. lineolata showed a different spawning behaviour: doing it for about 5 minutes on a side-glass of the tank. they never repeated it as far I can judge. a pity because the situation wasn't very good for taking pics. hope to present them this year in a german magazine.
cheers Charles

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Re: Share your Loach Movies!

Post by Menu » Sun Jan 09, 2011 3:49 am

hi Charles,
Thanks for the video, which is exactly the same behavior that my S. lineolata showed in the breeding tank.
They always spawn in open water and never near the substrate.
Meanwhile, I was able to observe the same behavior in my 500 liter tank which also showed Ingo`s S. elongata.
They spawn continuously into a pad Riccia fluitans I have tied to a stone.

cheers Manuel

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Re: Share your Loach Movies!

Post by LoachOrgy » Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:03 pm

i just picked up these little guys. i think they are botia kubotai. labeled as yo-yo loaches.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zE6ExNDFV1A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnhYfDr5KhQ
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Post by piggy4 » Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:01 pm

Hi Loachorgy , I'd guess at Histrionica , nicely coloured specimens too :!:

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Post by LoachOrgy » Sun Jan 16, 2011 5:45 pm

yes piggy i agree now. i saw another similar thread then looked at the kubotai reference next to the historonica reference. they look like historonica to me now.

martin said they look like botia rostrata. and now after looking at the pictures i think that one has the closest resemblance to these little guys.
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Post by ch.koenig » Sun Jan 16, 2011 5:50 pm

a good fight of hypergastromyzon humilis

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3QApN2Sgps

hi Henri
did I see that correctly: you have a pair? verrry nice ...
cheers Charles

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Post by LoachOrgy » Sat Jan 22, 2011 1:35 pm

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Post by Kajsa12 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 3:29 pm

hi Henri
did I see that correctly: you have a pair? verrry nice ...
cheers Charles
Hi Charles,

Did you mean the ones in the video?
I'm not sure about it.
When I have more time I'll try to shoot some pics of all six Hypergastromyzon.

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