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Share your Loach Movies!

Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 5:43 pm
by Thomas

I've made a few Videos of the Cobitis sp. I played with the Macro converter of my Camera and it works (a little bit). Sadly the YouTube quality is not compared with the quality of the .avi or the .mpg file here. Maybe I find another solution.

Hope you like it - have fun

In the next time I will try to get a new Video of my Homaloptera smithi at feeding time. It's a little bit more "spectacular" as the Cobitis-Videos... ;)



Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 6:04 pm
by mickthefish
they come out pretty good though Thomas, is that alder cones in the second vid mate.
i used to used them in with cory eggs as they're supposed to work as an antiseptic.

beautiful fish mate.

Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 6:20 pm
by starsplitter7
Those fish are wonderful. Thanks for sharing. :)

Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 8:42 pm
by Martin Thoene
Those are excellent Thomas and such cute fish.


Posted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 11:18 am
by Thomas
Right Mick, that are alder cones. I put it in the tanks to colored the water a little bit darker. And it's also a nice decoration.

Here is one of my Barbatula

Homaloptera smithi gets a red mosquito larvae

Posted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 11:25 am
by Graeme Robson
Superb videos Thomas, cheers for sharing them. 8)

Posted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 2:14 pm
by Thomas
And the last one, nothing great but I think it is funny. A L. thermalis makes a long neck to catch a mosquito larvae

Reminds me of a dog a little bit :)


Posted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 2:27 pm
by starsplitter7
Those are wonderful videos. I love the Barbatula. What a great stealth predator.

Where do you get live larvae?

Posted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 4:34 pm
by Thomas
Hi Tanja,

I buy it in a shop. Tubifex, bloodworms, brine and freshwater shrimps. Sometimes it gives also black mosquito larvae, but that is not usefull for my loaches.


Posted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 9:11 pm
by Emma Turner
Really excellent videos, Thomas. 8) Thanks for sharing! 8) The Cobitis are amazing.


Posted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 9:16 pm
by Jim Powers
Great videos...and fish!!

Posted: Sat Oct 11, 2008 2:08 am
by Sea Sprite
Fun viewing...THANKS!

Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 2:30 pm
by Thomas
I want to add two new "creations"

I have filmed my Iksookimia while eating, and it looks like they don't want to loose their countenance.

In contrast to that, see the behaviour of the Misgurnus...

Same food, but what for different table manners


Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:04 pm
by oilhands
Video degrading on you tube is something I noticed when I post my own video. Then I noticed the "Play in Higher Quality" link under the video on the right hand side. Is your original video markedly better than this "Higher Quality" version? Just wondering because I couldn't see a difference with my own video. Of course, my video may not have been super high quality to begin with.

Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:05 pm
by oilhands
Also, nice videos and nice fish. Post more. :)