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post #21 of 31 Old 04-14-2011, 03:18 AM Thread Starter
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OK..thanks i guess i need to be more patient
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post #22 of 31 Old 04-14-2011, 05:56 AM
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never easy to do,but yeah i guess that's really all you can do,
they will venture out more over time.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #23 of 31 Old 04-14-2011, 07:58 AM
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I think Willow is correct. It will just take time. If you can keep the aquarium environment stable, in terms of not changing the aquascape much, and spend time sitting near the tank, watching it, both will help. They are moody, cantankerous fish, which is part of their simultaneous charm and annoyance. It seems to take some time for them to develop the association with you being the Giver of Food, to replace their old memory of you being Someone Who Toted Me to Another Strange Place in a Bag. I think it's part of the price of having a fish that's a little smarter than the average guppy.
I wish there was some magic way to speed it up for you.
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post #24 of 31 Old 04-14-2011, 08:14 AM
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When it comes to loaches I'm always interested! Wow, Big Loach was a FATTY!!
Aunt Kimmie, these are for you. These are some of the oldest photos I found:
This is in 2001, in a 29 US gallons(about 109 liters) aquarium. That's Little Loach at top, and Big Loach at bottom. For some sense of scale, that is Java Fern Windelov they are in. The green thing to the left is an Eheim Ecco filter intake strainer with standard airline tubing for CO2 going into it


Here is another photo of that entire aquarium. In this one, there are some other fish to give a better size comparison. There is a Ram Cichlid( Mikrogeophagus ramirezi ) near the loaches. There are also some platies/moonfish(Xiphophorus Maculatus or variatus) to the right, and several otocinclus to the left.


I know there are a few older ones floating around somewhere, but they were analog, and would take rather a lot of work to find. These are from my first digital camera(1 entire megapixel!).

I had already had these guys for a couple of years at this point, and they'd survived one move to a different city. Wish I had a photo of the day I got them. They were so little!

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post #25 of 31 Old 04-14-2011, 11:03 AM
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In addition to previous suggestions from others, I would question the blue light-bubbles thing. Loaches are skittish, and they occur in quiet waters, and they are rather nocturnal. The dim light in celticchrys video is perfect. Just a thought that might calm them down (removing blue lights and bubbles).
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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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good point Byron.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #27 of 31 Old 04-15-2011, 05:54 PM
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Aunt Kimmie, these are for you.
Awesome, thanks for posting! I can't wait until I have some fattys of my own! Mine are 6" at the moment, and only now are they startiing to get some "girth". They are such a fun fish.

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post #28 of 31 Old 04-19-2011, 12:49 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks again everyone for your help...the good news is they are now out and about.Woohoo
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post #29 of 31 Old 04-19-2011, 09:08 AM
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Thanks again everyone for your help...the good news is they are now out and about.Woohoo
Awesome, Rosey! Glad to hear it! Enjoy your clowns!
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post #30 of 31 Old 04-19-2011, 10:30 AM
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Thanks again everyone for your help...the good news is they are now out and about.Woohoo
That's great news!!

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