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by Beersnob
Fri Jan 05, 2007 3:40 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: 10 Gallon Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1143

Troutangler, There are so many different cories out there...I know what you are doing, because I did it too. We had 7 different kinds of cories in our tank. The problem was that they were not "similar" enough to shoal together. My reccomendation (and that's all it is...it's your Fishroom!) is that y...
by Beersnob
Thu Dec 28, 2006 4:23 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Synodontis Velifer?
Replies: 3
Views: 884

:lol: I agree with Silurius
by Beersnob
Thu Dec 28, 2006 4:21 am
Forum: Taxonomy & Science News
Topic: New Otocinclus
Replies: 8
Views: 1654

All,

It's neat to see the new oto. It looks to me that the big difference is the "Batman" like symbol on its tail fin. Is there any others for us laymen?

I found out about it tonight at the Greater Detroit Aquarium Society meeting - Dr. Langhammer brought it up.

Let's find some more!

Scott
by Beersnob
Tue Jan 31, 2006 3:50 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Fry - Zebra Otocinculus
Replies: 22
Views: 6099

:( I have some sad news. None of the fry survived. It appeared that the ones' we took out like we do with our cories and aspidoras died fairly quickly. I believe there was not enough "food" or algae for them to eat. I'm not sure what killed the ones that were with the parents unless the parents need...
by Beersnob
Fri Dec 09, 2005 12:54 am
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: small catfish
Replies: 4
Views: 804

I would disagree about the dianema longibarbis. I had one by itself for a couple of years and he was very shy. When I added some more in the past few months the longibarbis were very very happy! I think you might want to look at Synos. S. Eupterus is a very fine specimin that appears to grow in your...
by Beersnob
Thu Dec 08, 2005 3:12 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Fry - Zebra Otocinculus
Replies: 22
Views: 6099

I thoughtthat since green water is essentially algae, and that otos are algae eaters it seemed to make sense for the young. I think the temperature up here in MI caused the end of the Green Water. The temperature in the basement floor got cold and the greenwater crashed. Thanks for your help and yes...
by Beersnob
Wed Dec 07, 2005 12:38 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Fry - Zebra Otocinculus
Replies: 22
Views: 6099

Sorry, I didn't post too much data. I wanted to make sure we could replicate the events and show that it was reproducible, not a "freak accident"


Stay tuned!


Scott
by Beersnob
Tue Dec 06, 2005 1:19 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Help with C. paleatus spawn, please?
Replies: 6
Views: 926

flagg6805, We have never used methlene blue or other additive for cory or other young fish, or eggs... We do change the water often, and make sure we have an airstone going. I have noted that the amount of eggs fungusing is greatly reduced. We have about 25 eggs of palaeteus (yes, I have a numbe of ...
by Beersnob
Tue Dec 06, 2005 1:10 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: water temp for Paleatus Cory's
Replies: 11
Views: 2043

LDA19,

Corydoras barbatus (bearded cory)!
by Beersnob
Tue Dec 06, 2005 1:08 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Hastatus and spawning mops
Replies: 6
Views: 1113

Does the mop method work for all cories then? Does it "encourage" them? Sorry if I'm asking alot of questions. It made sense to me about the Hastatus (Mine are in the middle level in a tank by themselves), but Corybreed's and Coryman's posts have me wondering about if it would be better with Cory Bi...
by Beersnob
Tue Dec 06, 2005 1:02 am
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: S. Eupterus behaviour.
Replies: 5
Views: 1107

I have a tank with 3 pictus, 4 Corydoras barbatus, 2 bristlenose plecos, 2 clown plecos, gourami, 3 botia kubotai and a S. Eupterus. The Eupterus seems to like things "peaceful" and will "knock some sense" into the others in the tank. It seems like my Eupterus has the dominance of the tank, but will...
by Beersnob
Sat Dec 03, 2005 3:04 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: They Have Finally Done It!
Replies: 12
Views: 2000

:cheers:

congrads are in order...

Take good care of the fry!

Later,

Scott
by Beersnob
Sat Dec 03, 2005 3:02 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Hastatus and spawning mops
Replies: 6
Views: 1113

I don't know for sure with respect to hastatus since they are "mid-level swimmers" but most cories deposit the eggs on the walls or on plants in the aquarium. Please note that most cories do not go up to the top long enough to use a mop like the killifish and rainbows do. We normally take the eggs o...
by Beersnob
Sat Dec 03, 2005 2:26 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: water temp for Paleatus Cory's
Replies: 11
Views: 2043

Ian,

Now that you do state median or average temperature I follow what your previous comment was about in this post. I can get them to spawn up to 75 degrees Fahrenheit.

Thanks,

Scott
by Beersnob
Fri Dec 02, 2005 12:33 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Everything else)
Topic: pictus vs other bottom dwellers
Replies: 16
Views: 2886

And then you'll become like the rest of us ...a victim of MTS - multiple tank syndrome!


Seriously though - good luck!

Scott
by Beersnob
Fri Dec 02, 2005 12:29 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Fry - Zebra Otocinculus
Replies: 22
Views: 6099

Well, I don't have all of my data in front of me. But I will be writing something up for the breeder award points for the Greater Detroit Aquirium Society (GDAS) and I will forward it to you guys too. We are not the first to breed them, but it tends to be a "surprise" from what we noted online. We l...
by Beersnob
Fri Dec 02, 2005 12:24 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Bristlenose Feeding Questions
Replies: 11
Views: 1559

i read somewhere that the "alpha male" will releaase a hormone that will keep the less dominate males from increasing in size. I don't recall where, but I do believe I have this issues with the albinos.
by Beersnob
Fri Dec 02, 2005 12:18 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Compared to Corydoras Aenus, how difficult is Cory. Panda?
Replies: 7
Views: 1265

The easiest of all cories to breed is the Corydoras pygmaeus and the Corydoras habrosis. I'm still awaiting the Corydoras hastatus to mature..their close, but not yet.

Aspidoras are not too hard to breed either...

Thanks,

Scott
by Beersnob
Fri Dec 02, 2005 12:16 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Large Corydoras?
Replies: 13
Views: 5324

With all due respect, I disagree strongly with Ian. The size of the tank is a major issue here. I keep clown loaches and angel botia in different tanks, but if you keep the loaches and the cories in "happy group sizes" there are no issues. By the sizes of the groups, I am saying 4 loaches and 6 cori...
by Beersnob
Fri Dec 02, 2005 12:02 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: water temp for Paleatus Cory's
Replies: 11
Views: 2043

Ok, so we are talking about 64 F. I thought there was a range of 64 to 75 F for them.