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by jon b
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Alder cones inhibiting hatching?
Replies: 0
Views: 4188

Alder cones inhibiting hatching?

Our Cory similis have recently started spawning that was a nice surprise as they are still young and weren't being conditioned to breed. The first 2 spawns were taken out into a hatching tub and treated with methylene blue. We got a few fry but eggs still fungused although that could have been down ...
by jon b
Sun Feb 04, 2007 12:02 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Rearing LDA08
Replies: 4
Views: 468

Hi folks, Thanks for the advice, I'll just keep going and keep patient as the fish are still growing. One thing that I forgot was that I lost my initial 2 batches of fry who ignored any standard Ancistrus food that I fed. I noticied that later batches, which have survived, did seem to show a feeding...
by jon b
Fri Feb 02, 2007 10:06 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Rearing LDA08
Replies: 4
Views: 468

Rearing LDA08

Ho folks, I'm posting as I'm a bit perplexed by my LDA08 fry. From everything I have read Ancistrus fry grow quickly but my LDA08's are quite sluggish with the largest being about 1" after about 4 months. The fish always have fresh food (zucchini, spirulina-algae or alge tablets), have plenty of bog...
by jon b
Sun May 09, 2004 5:11 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Making bloodworm safe
Replies: 1
Views: 416

Making bloodworm safe

I have a nice colony of bloodworm in a rainwater filled plastic plant pot that has being lying in the garden for some time. The container is mucky and the water green and I live in an area of the UK where there is still a lot of heavy industry (and hence pollution?). Would these worms be safe to fee...
by jon b
Sun May 09, 2004 5:02 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Gravid C. undulatus but no eggs
Replies: 1
Views: 437

Gravid C. undulatus but no eggs

Can anyone help with my C. undulatus. The females all appear to be swollen with eggs and have been so for four-five months. I have tried big serial water changes and dropping the water temp and while this does get the males excited there is still no spawning activity. The tank also contains C. dupli...
by jon b
Mon Feb 23, 2004 2:54 pm
Forum: Asian Catfishes
Topic: Fat bellied Hyalobagrus flavus
Replies: 3
Views: 515

Hi, Sorry no pictures as we don't have any digi-camera The feeding regime is quite high although the two other bagrids are quite slim. If anything I would have expected them to be fatter as they are more active in their search for food than the fat fish. Also the fattening only occurred after the se...
by jon b
Wed Feb 18, 2004 12:05 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: microworms in the uk
Replies: 0
Views: 259

microworms in the uk

My cory's have spawned and I'm looking for some microworms. However all the livefood suppliers that used to advertise in the UK press don't seem to be around. Does anyone know of a UK mail order for them or even better a shop in the NE that sells cultures
by jon b
Wed Feb 18, 2004 11:58 am
Forum: Asian Catfishes
Topic: Fat bellied Hyalobagrus flavus
Replies: 3
Views: 515

Fat bellied Hyalobagrus flavus

One of our hylabagrus fluvus has developed a very large stomach. The extent of the swelling depends on how much the fish has eaten but has not returned to normal like its tankmates'.It has been like this for about 2.5 weeks. The fish has also taken to swimming upside down beneath a heaterguard and d...
by jon b
Tue Feb 03, 2004 11:39 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Coconut shells
Replies: 8
Views: 1211

Coconut shells

I have a couple of coconuts from the local supermarket which I bought to eat. Would the shells be okay to turn into caves and how should I treat them before putting in the tank. I'm very worried about pesticide residues :( so would rather not take any risks
by jon b
Tue Feb 03, 2004 11:33 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Furrry Bog wood
Replies: 20
Views: 6888

Furrry wood

I got white fungus on all wood (bog and mopani) in any new\tanks I set up. I originally thought this was due to autoclaving the wood at my previous employers lab. Without fail the wood could be cleaned by adding a gibby or bristlenose (to tank or adding wood to a tank containing these fish). Obvious...
by jon b
Wed Jan 28, 2004 12:13 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Changes in diet with age for 'Tiger pleco'
Replies: 0
Views: 224

Changes in diet with age for 'Tiger pleco'

My Tiger plec appears to have changed what he prefers to eat. Initially he refused all food offered but excavated a substantial cave in a piece of bogwood (and repeatedly clogged my external filter with excreted wood fibres). However after about 9 months he suddenly switched and now eats a mixed pel...