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Hell Fire
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Post by Hell Fire » Mon Sep 25, 2006 3:54 pm

Hi,
I noticed a few people from the Uk which is great as most forums dont seem to have many people from the UK in. As long as everyones a loach lover its fine by me!!

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Martin Thoene
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Post by Martin Thoene » Mon Sep 25, 2006 5:00 pm

Definitely Loach Lovers here........actually Loachaholics is a better term.
Loach Maniacs......Botia Bonkers....etc, etc.

Well I'm from the UK, but here in Toronto.

Welcome.

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Hell Fire
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Post by Hell Fire » Tue Sep 26, 2006 8:27 am

Thats funny, my family come from Toronto and all over Canada. Mostly related to native Americans over there.
Must say theres definatly something about Loaches that make you lve them so much.

ngsteveinct
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New here as well

Post by ngsteveinct » Mon Oct 23, 2006 11:22 am

Hi, I'm new to the forum....
I too love loaches....
I currently have about 15 clowns in my 125 Malawi Community tank.
they range in size from 5 inches to 2 inches

In my 90 Tanganyika community I have 12 Polka dots
Originally I had these guys in my planted tank, but my trumpet snail population was starting to voer run my 90 so I put these guys in there.
They are all nice and fat now and I've noticed their black coloration appear darker....I think they look better this way.

Yesterday at a local auction I purchased 4 Sids for $4 a piece. They are a bit small right now so I have them in a 10 gallon with 5 Albino Bristle noces with Sand substrate.
In doing some research, I find that most of the literture has them in PH of about 6.5
The polka dots and Clowns are in PH's of about 8.2
Has anyone here had them in PH that high and seen an adverse effect to them ? My clowns seem to enjoy the 125 and my friends always marvel at their deep red coloration of them. The black stripes are nice and deep too. As for the Polka dots, I've noticed that their black markings seem to be deeper since I've put them into the 90.

I'm just trying to see if I should be alarmed and moved them to water that is a bit softer.....I plan on taking pictures of them all and posting here....as soon as I figure out how to :)
Any suggested would be great.

Thanks

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shari2
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Post by shari2 » Mon Oct 23, 2006 9:40 pm

Welcome 8)
You will likely get some comments regarding water preferences of your loaches vs your africans. don't be discouraged. one thing we all do recognize is that individual experience does vary... :lol:

Mark Janssen
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Post by Mark Janssen » Sat Dec 02, 2006 6:40 pm

since when are there ads in the forum threads itself? i dont mind ads its great what the owner is doing and ofcourse it costs hem money but top and below? i find that a bit overkill... i liked it on top better obove the threads and above the logo/faq search bla bla...
my loache site

7 Botia histronica's & a couple of sid's/Kuhli's

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rich
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Location: Bremen, Germany

Post by rich » Sun Dec 10, 2006 3:07 pm

Thanks for having me.
I am addicted to clown loaches for some 20 years now.
Since I am no native speaker of english I hereby excuse for all faults in spelling or using wrong words. If it gets to terrible feel free to correkt me.
rich
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Martin Thoene
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Post by Martin Thoene » Sun Dec 10, 2006 3:14 pm

Hello rich and welcome to Loaches Online. Do not worry about the English. We have a truly international membership and are very forgiving when it comes to language. We have a few German speakers here, so if you are lost for a word they may help you out .

If you are addicted to Clown Loaches then you are in the right place. This is the Clown loach addiction support group you need.

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cweg71
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WOW

Post by cweg71 » Tue Dec 12, 2006 1:57 pm

This site has really improved. Thank You.

Sprocket
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Post by Sprocket » Wed Dec 20, 2006 4:25 pm

Ello and yet another Uk clown loach nut joins this fine forum, not just clown loach nut but a fish nutter alltogether, so far 4 tanks and soon to have a corner 350l tank, fingers crossed and the SWMBO well bribed...
th...th...th...thats all folks...... :lol:

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Graeme Robson
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Post by Graeme Robson » Wed Dec 20, 2006 6:12 pm

Welcome! 8)
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Post by idmartinezc » Fri Dec 22, 2006 9:45 pm

Hi mi name is Ivan Martinez and live in Argentina, i hope learn everithing about loach, sorry for mi bad English

Best regards

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shari2
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Post by shari2 » Fri Dec 22, 2006 10:55 pm

Welcome Ivan!

Do not worry about your English. We have a few Spanish speakers around here, too. 8)
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idmartinezc
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Post by idmartinezc » Sat Dec 23, 2006 6:50 am

Thanks Shari for you welcome!!!!!!!!!!

Regards

Ivan

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Sarjito Surya
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HELP ME

Post by Sarjito Surya » Sun Dec 24, 2006 1:01 am

Since I was move from my old home....and also have different water chemistry.
My clown loach is not mstch with hard water, it's have more mineral in there.
I haven't check with GH and KH indicator.
On 2007 I've planned to keep clown loach again.
Could you help me with that...

Thanks for all members.

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