European weather loach Misgurnus fossilis

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Thomas
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European weather loach Misgurnus fossilis

Post by Thomas » Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:44 am

Hi,

a few weeks ago I've purchased 5 M. fossilis from a pond fish breeder here in Germany. Looking for 30 years to keep this loach and now it happens! :) They have well settled in, but they are much more shyer than the Asian weather loaches.

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Thomas

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Re: European weather loach Misgurnus fossilis

Post by Bas Pels » Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:59 pm

I'm surprized you can keep them in Germany. It is illegal in NL

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Re: European weather loach Misgurnus fossilis

Post by Thomas » Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:07 pm

Of course it's not allowed to take them from the wild, but if they were breeded you can keep them here in germany.

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Re: European weather loach Misgurnus fossilis

Post by NancyD » Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:30 pm

Those are some very nice looking loaches, Thomas! I don't think I've ever seen them in the US (sniff)
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Re: European weather loach Misgurnus fossilis

Post by Bas Pels » Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:52 am

Thomas wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:07 pm
Of course it's not allowed to take them from the wild, but if they were breeded you can keep them here in germany.
In many cases, I like the German system better than our own. This is a good example. Have luck with them.

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Re: European weather loach Misgurnus fossilis

Post by redshark1 » Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:15 am

Lovely pictures of an interesting fish. Thanks for posting!
6 x Clown Loaches all twenty-six years of age on 01.01.20, largest 11.5", 2f4m, aquarium 6' x 18" x 18" 400 ltr = 110 US gal.

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