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Dancing in the Moonlight

Post by Emma Turner » Tue May 15, 2007 10:27 pm

A couple of evenings ago, I took a few short video clips of my large clown loach family interacting under the blue moon lighting. These were taken at about 1am, with just the central portion of the tank lit by the blue light. As a result, the video clips are rather dark, but you can see how a big group of these fish interact naturally in the semi-darkness:

(As usual, please turn the sound down when viewing as my camera makes horrible noises as it constantly refocuses).

http://s88.photobucket.com/albums/k183/ ... CN1111.flv

http://s88.photobucket.com/albums/k183/ ... CN1113.flv

You can see one of the smaller specimens shadowing Marge for a short time in this clip, although it is not really a good example as this usually goes on for much much longer and often with more than one fish:
http://s88.photobucket.com/albums/k183/ ... CN1114.flv

http://s88.photobucket.com/albums/k183/ ... CN1116.flv

http://s88.photobucket.com/albums/k183/ ... CN1117.flv

http://s88.photobucket.com/albums/k183/ ... CN1118.flv

http://s88.photobucket.com/albums/k183/ ... CN1119.flv

http://s88.photobucket.com/albums/k183/ ... CN1120.flv

Unfortunately Photobucket takes away a lot of the quality, but hope you all still enjoyed them. :wink:


Also, here is a picture I took yesterday of Marge after she'd been scrapping with Stripes around the back of the tank. The war wounds have already pretty much healed up:

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Post by Martin Thoene » Tue May 15, 2007 11:13 pm

Well, its a marvelous night for a moondance
With the stars up above in your eyes

A fantabulous series of videos
Taken, under the dark Crowland skies

Sorry....I was coming over all Van Morrison there :wink:

These are really excellent vids Emma. If you can't sleep you could do worse than sit and watch these guys. Those barbs sure got big too :shock:

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Post by LoachOrgy » Tue May 15, 2007 11:59 pm

wow emma, that is IPMRESSIVE! and the lighting is perfect. what did you set your video on? :D

Is that all of them clicking? It sounds like a machine gun! Wow!
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Post by Graeme Robson » Wed May 16, 2007 4:38 am

Excellent videos Emma! 8) I'll have to come back and watch the other ones later.

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Post by Emma Turner » Wed May 16, 2007 4:50 am

Thank you. :D

L.O., no that's not the clowns clicking, it's my camera refocussing (hence why I said to turn the sound down :P ). They do click pretty loudly when they want to though. :wink:

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Post by LoachOrgy » Wed May 16, 2007 8:44 am

Your loaches are so chunky, you can now consider them small dogs lol. I want mine to be that big...can't wait! :shock:
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Post by chefkeith » Wed May 16, 2007 10:32 am

Great video's. I've never tried shooting a video with the moonlights on. I'll have to try that someday.

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Post by mamaschild » Wed May 16, 2007 11:37 am

WOOOOOWWWWWW :shock:


And I thought my group was fun to watch :D

Thanks so much for sharing that/those. They are fabulous :!:

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Post by Emma Turner » Wed May 16, 2007 4:17 pm

Thank you everybody! :D

Most of the time I was filming, they didn't know I was there as I was at a sufficient distance away and the room was unlit, so most of what you saw there (except when I got really close up to them) was this big group of clowns behaving naturally. 8) They love bumping into each other and actually feeling each others presence.

I did have another good vid from this bunch, but half way through I fell over backwards when trying to stand up from a crouching position and, although I recovered quite well, the film went shakey for a bit! :oops: :lol:

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Post by Tinman » Wed May 16, 2007 5:03 pm

I am in awe. :shock: This is the "someday" tank.......Sigh Tinman

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Post by Keith Wolcott » Wed May 16, 2007 9:46 pm

Thank you Emma. After being out of town for a week, catching up on the Loach Forum has been a lot of fun, but your videos have been a very special highlight.

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Post by Spankenstyne » Thu May 17, 2007 12:25 am

Great vids!

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Post by lf11casey » Thu May 17, 2007 8:35 am

Cool video, Emma!

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Post by Matt » Thu May 17, 2007 9:32 am

Wow :o Super video and any thread with both Van Morrison and Thin Lizzy references also scores extra points 8)

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Post by H3D » Thu May 17, 2007 11:08 am

WOW! :shock: Awesome videos Emma!
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