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by Birger
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Travellers note book
Topic: Pungwe River Survey
Replies: 19
Views: 1050

Re: Pungwe River Survey

Fantastic report, I was most interested to hear about the Zareichthys sp. Love the Amphiliids.
by Birger
Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: S. petricola or lucipinnis?
Replies: 3
Views: 470

Re: S. petricola or lucipinnis?

Sorry you already mentioned lengths...at 3 inch they would be lucipinnis.
by Birger
Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: S. petricola or lucipinnis?
Replies: 3
Views: 470

Re: S. petricola or lucipinnis?

What is the lenghts of your fish?
by Birger
Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Unknown Ancistrus
Replies: 2
Views: 569

Re: Unknown Ancistrus

Ancistrus are very hard to ID without a collection location.

Also the photo is unclear.

Birger
by Birger
Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: "Common pleco" popeye, feeding, and other issues
Replies: 12
Views: 1151

Re: "Common pleco" popeye,e honest there is so much infoit ishard to decipher feeding, and other issues

To be honest there is so much info it makes it difficult to decipher quickly what question you are asking. Yes it is definitely a Pterogoplichthys. I think an active one of these plecos in the way you mention is a bad sign...but a consistent supply of veggies will put a stop to this eventually.Looks...
by Birger
Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: Picked up some synos today - ID'd as pollis
Replies: 5
Views: 1207

Re: Picked up some synos today - ID'd as pollis

As I am the "friend" I thought polli whites from the start but could just be juvi polli pattern fooling me. We will see soon enough how they develop.

Birger
by Birger
Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: Featherfin Squeaker not doing so well.
Replies: 13
Views: 1203

Re: Featherfin Squeaker not doing so well.

I apologize for my bad attitude above but these are my favourite fish.

Birger
by Birger
Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: Featherfin Squeaker not doing so well.
Replies: 13
Views: 1203

Re: Featherfin Squeaker not doing so well.

Oscars and jack dempsys are not tank mates for a Synodontis nigriventris. A cichlid acts like a cichlid . I can not say what is wrong with your fish , except for the fact they are not predatory at all and do better in groups.
by Birger
Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: Safely introducing smaller Chrysichthys ornatus to conspecific experiences/advice?
Replies: 7
Views: 1305

Re: Safely introducing smaller Chrysichthys ornatus to conspecific experiences/advice?

All you can do is put them together and see what happens. As always 2 is a bad number one will chase the other.
by Birger
Sat Apr 01, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: schooling catfish 30-50cm range for a 6foot 300gal
Replies: 10
Views: 863

Re: schooling catfish 30-50cm range for a 6foot 300gal

The loaches will go huge and may not get along with synodontis. You are better to go with a loach tank.

Birger
by Birger
Sat Apr 01, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: schooling catfish 30-50cm range for a 6foot 300gal
Replies: 10
Views: 863

Re: schooling catfish 30-50cm range for a 6foot 300gal

If you want true schoaling catfish go to Parailia pelucida and Pareutropius buffei best kept in larger groups they would be great in such a tank. The smaller Synodontis such as Synodontis nigriventris would also work, I like to keep them in groups of at least 12.

Birger
by Birger
Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Fish artificial selection ethics (why are albinos apparently not hated here?)
Replies: 34
Views: 2042

Re: Fish artificial selection ethics (why are albinos apparently not hated here?)

going off of what Birger said Hehe, how did I get dragged into this. My feeling on the original question is there is so many beautiful species and natural variants, why must people be playing god and creating these messed up abhorrences. I use the example of paint, there are so many beautiful color...
by Birger
Sat Mar 25, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: What species of Chiloglanis
Replies: 3
Views: 445

Re: What species of Chiloglanis

It is very difficult without the geography. Is it eating? How many did you get?

Very cool!!

Birger
by Birger
Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Help identify my catfish, Synodontis Njassae??
Replies: 9
Views: 609

Re: Help identify my catfish, Synodontis Njassae??

Yep, I agree hybrid.

Birger
by Birger
Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Help identify my catfish, Synodontis Njassae??
Replies: 9
Views: 609

Re: Help identify my catfish, Synodontis Njassae??

Björn

I need a complete side photo to be able to help you.

I believe it may be a hybrid.

Thanks
Birger
by Birger
Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: ID this Walking Catfish
Replies: 5
Views: 733

Re: ID this Walking Catfish

I agree on. It being gariepinus

Birger
by Birger
Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Adonis with white eyes?
Replies: 5
Views: 574

Re: Adonis with white eyes?

This is quite often a water quality issue.

Birger
by Birger
Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Taxonomy & Science News
Topic: Yaqui catfish will go extinct in the US in 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 287

Re: Yaqui catfish will go extinct in the US in 2018

I certainly do not like to see a title like this.

Birger
by Birger
Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: petro or luci....again
Replies: 10
Views: 1440

Re: petro or luci....again

Maybe I must trust Birger's and Richard's opinion......
Not a bad thing to do, Richard and I check with each other when we are doing identifications on synos.

Birger