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redshark1
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Loach from my locality.

Post by redshark1 » Sun Dec 04, 2011 12:26 pm

Hi, having enjoyed the loaches from Borneo and Western Ghats I thought I'd post my only pic of my only local loach species in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, the Stone Loach Nemachaelis barbatus. Enjoy (hopefully!).

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6 x Clown Loaches all twenty-seven years of age on 01.01.2021, largest 11.5", 2f4m, aquarium 6' x 18" x 18" 400 ltr = 90 uk gal = 110 US gal.

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Post by ClownLoachSharky » Sun Dec 04, 2011 4:19 pm

Nice, what method did you use to catch it. Because I want to catch a dojo loach from my neighborhood.
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You wouldnt have that problem with a V8

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Post by redshark1 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:49 pm

I used the "OOPS, there's something in the net I just stirred around" method :lol:

Twas in a pond and I was surveying for newts. There was a population of non-native Alpine Newts escaped from a local school surviving, nay thriving, there.

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6 x Clown Loaches all twenty-seven years of age on 01.01.2021, largest 11.5", 2f4m, aquarium 6' x 18" x 18" 400 ltr = 90 uk gal = 110 US gal.

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Re: Loach from my locality.

Post by glenna » Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:18 pm

WOW!

That is a beautiful little newt!!

ALSO, THE LOACH IS VERY LOVELY. I do not think we have any indigenous loaches in N.C., but it would be VERY nice to have some.
Do you do much local "fish chasing"?
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Re: Loach from my locality.

Post by borneo24 » Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:07 am

nice loach.....and this is loach from my locality......
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Post by redshark1 » Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:17 pm

Hi borneo 24.

I have a fish which looks similar to this. It was sold to me as a Butterfly Plec but I know it as a HIllstream Loach. It is nearly 9 years old now and resides in my 4ft sand-bottomed catfish tank with smaller catfish species and African Dwarf Frogs.

I really should attempt to identify it properly, but i have assumed it is the common one. Unfortunately I have no picture as the the aquarium is difficult to photograph. It is on a windowsill with good light but without direct sunlight and has no artificial lights.
6 x Clown Loaches all twenty-seven years of age on 01.01.2021, largest 11.5", 2f4m, aquarium 6' x 18" x 18" 400 ltr = 90 uk gal = 110 US gal.

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Re: Loach from my locality.

Post by redshark1 » Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:08 am

My Hillstream Loach was purchased 09/02/03 and passed away on 17/12/14.

I think that makes it 11 years and 10 months in my care.

I don't know how old it was when purchased from the LFS.
6 x Clown Loaches all twenty-seven years of age on 01.01.2021, largest 11.5", 2f4m, aquarium 6' x 18" x 18" 400 ltr = 90 uk gal = 110 US gal.

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