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Post by starsplitter7 » Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:46 pm

Only clown loaches in the tank, or you will only own clown loaches? Your tank's lovely and the fish are beautiful.

Offtopic completely, but I tried to show your Astronomy website to a friend a while back. I think your Astronomy phots are incredible. I couldn't access it. Is it working now?

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Post by Marcos Mataratzis » Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:15 pm

I do have a second tank. I intend to have only Clown loaches in this bigger thank.

That former website will no longer work. I put some of the pictures on the link bellow:

http://mataratzis.multiply.com/

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31 clown, 5 morleti, 2 sidthimunki

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Post by starsplitter7 » Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:30 pm

Your tanks are just stunning.

Thank you so much. Your Astronomy pictures are amazing. I will show my friends.

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Post by Marcos Mataratzis » Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:38 am

I have some news.

I decided to have Clown loaches ONLY in my tank. So, I had a little trouble unpacking everything to capture the non Clown fishes:

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(The big belly in the above photo is not mine!)

Other shots:
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Replanting:
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New layout:
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Other fish shots:
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Mr. Big Botia:
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Mr. Big Botia and #3 into same pipe:
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My 7" modesta loach ready to leave my home to a friend´s:
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Next ones were taken minutes ago:

23 Clown loaches:
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24 Clown loaches:
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29 Clown loaches:
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Marcos! 8)
My 450L Loaches tank
31 clown, 5 morleti, 2 sidthimunki

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Post by chefkeith » Mon Nov 01, 2010 1:45 pm

This has been one of my favorite threads here at LOL. It's been nice to see how this loach tank has evolved over the years. Having a clown loach only tank is a very practical idea and I'm glad to see you do this. The clowns will have many benefits this way and I think they will live happier, healthier, and longer lives. Mostly you won't have to worry about the diseases that new fish may bring. Just keep the water parameters in check and they should be fine for many years to come. Bravo.

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Post by Marcos Mataratzis » Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:48 am

Thanks Keith,

There has been indeed lots of modifications since start. Hope I´ll be blessed with reproduction. 8)
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Post by Marcos Mataratzis » Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:51 am

A short video made yesterday. They looked like fans starring at a TV camera. Where I went they followed me:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQdXsdY6fCo
My 450L Loaches tank
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Post by starsplitter7 » Sun Nov 07, 2010 12:38 pm

They are like a bunch of kids playing in front of the camera waving "Hi Dad!"

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Re: My clown loaches

Post by Marcos Mataratzis » Thu Dec 30, 2010 12:07 pm

Hi folks,

Some new images from my tank:

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24 Clown loaches on this shot:
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Circulating pumps (about 15,000 liters/hour):
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Mr. Big Botia:
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Hiding:
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A lucky shot:
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My 450L Loaches tank
31 clown, 5 morleti, 2 sidthimunki

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Re: My clown loaches

Post by glenna » Thu Dec 30, 2010 8:14 pm

great shots, as usual, Marcos

Your loaches are truly lovely!
glenna

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Re: My clown loaches

Post by chefkeith » Thu Dec 30, 2010 10:32 pm

Marvelous.

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Re: My clown loaches

Post by starsplitter7 » Thu Dec 30, 2010 10:42 pm

I love the second to last one, with them all peeking out. Wonderful pictures as always.

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Re: My clown loaches

Post by Marcos Mataratzis » Thu Dec 30, 2010 11:40 pm

Thanks guys!

I had a recent loss on this tank. My #4 in size, about 6" long and 5 years old...
She got Pop-eyed and also some trouble on the gills from one day to the other. She got a very fast breathing but could not catch oxigen from the water. It seamed like she was drowning. A took some pictures of her last day:

Pop-eye:
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Struggling to survive:
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Spines:
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Rest in peace! Image
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Re: My clown loaches

Post by starsplitter7 » Fri Dec 31, 2010 12:30 am

I'm so sorry to hear about your clown loach. She was beautiful. I know she had a good life with you int he beautiful loach tank.

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Re: My clown loaches

Post by Keith Wolcott » Fri Dec 31, 2010 9:07 am

Sorry to hear about your clown. The pictures look great. Like Starsplitter, I especially like the next to the last photo of the clowns "peeking".

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