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by coelacanth
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Travellers note book
Topic: Bivane River
Replies: 11
Views: 7452

Re: Bivane River

They look like encysted metacercariae to me.
by coelacanth
Tue May 02, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Wanted (UK & ROI)
Topic: Wanted: female Rainbow Cichlid (Herotilapia)
Replies: 0
Views: 4130

Wanted: female Rainbow Cichlid (Herotilapia)

It seems every one of our Rainbow Cichlids on display is male, we could do with one or more females to try to give them an outlet for their raging hormones.
by coelacanth
Wed May 25, 2016 4:38 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Everything else)
Topic: Curious about Trichomycterus distribution
Replies: 9
Views: 2036

Re: Curious about Trichomycterus distribution

I can think of others that have a similar distribution, Salminus is one genus that springs to mind, gymnocharacine and stevardine tetras, there's another characid genus that I can't quite recall.
by coelacanth
Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Foods for weird and wonderful (and I'm just strange) plecos!
Replies: 31
Views: 5611

Re: Foods for weird and wonderful (and I'm just strange) plecos!

Does anybody feed banana peel to their plecos? I ran a forum search and only found banana peels mentioned for worm colonies. Thanks, Eric In "normal" sized aquaria, they degrade too quickly and the sugars seem to encourage heavy bacterial growth in filters which can lead to clogging issues, and the...
by coelacanth
Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: Taxonomy & Science News
Topic: Corydoras - who else?- eversi
Replies: 2
Views: 584

Re: Corydoras - who else?- eversi

I disagree with the assessment of the conservation status, that should be Data Deficient (DD). I don't believe it's reasonable to state that it's of Least Concern (LC) given what was already known about the type locality at the time of collection.
by coelacanth
Mon Feb 15, 2016 4:44 pm
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: Interesting Documentary Featuring Synodontis
Replies: 8
Views: 2327

Re: Interesting Documentary Featuring Synodontis

unblinded wrote: I believe these are Synodontis acanthomias.
Unlikely give the location, S. zambezensis seems more likely
http://www.rgs.org/NR/rdonlyres/DC719BB ... unders.pdf
by coelacanth
Mon Jan 25, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Everything else)
Topic: In case you've never seen banjo catfish (Bunocephalus coracoideus) courtship on video
Replies: 16
Views: 2539

Re: In case you've never seen banjo catfish (Bunocephalus coracoideus) courtship on video

There has been hatching in all three vessels we set up. One was a clump of floating plants covered in eggs (including some Echinodorus plantlets with fibrous roots), one contained those eggs we'd removed individually from the plants at the bottom, the third contained all the substrate with eggs mixe...
by coelacanth
Fri Jan 22, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Everything else)
Topic: In case you've never seen banjo catfish (Bunocephalus coracoideus) courtship on video
Replies: 16
Views: 2539

Re: In case you've never seen banjo catfish (Bunocephalus coracoideus) courtship on video

There some more footage on the CSG Facebook page last night of a couple of our display fish getting jiggy.
by coelacanth
Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:59 am
Forum: Taxonomy & Science News
Topic: This is one funky catfish
Replies: 3
Views: 710

Re: This is one funky catfish

Physical damage to embryo or mutation to the actinodin genes?
Here's the definition of actinodin as read out seemingly by the V'Ger entity https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCv2BKfvvHk
by coelacanth
Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:38 am
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: "Royal" Plec, Whiptail etc.
Replies: 2
Views: 647

Re: "Royal" Plec, Whiptail etc.

Anyone got any old import lists or shop adverts from the '60s/'70s, see if a chronology can be found?
by coelacanth
Mon Sep 07, 2015 12:38 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Odd characin thread
Replies: 126
Views: 27111

Re: Odd characin thread

Sorry, this isn't about an "odd" characin, but I couldn't think of a better place to ask this question: Does anybody know if penguin tetras Thayeria obliqua are particularly bad about eating Cory eggs? Recently, almost every time I wake up to find eggs laid in my community tank, I discover that mos...
by coelacanth
Mon Sep 07, 2015 11:30 am
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: "Royal" Plec, Whiptail etc.
Replies: 2
Views: 647

"Royal" Plec, Whiptail etc.

Someone asked me why the Royal Plec/Panaque is named so, and I had to say I didn't know, and hadn't thought about it, it's been that for ever so I'd just accepted it. Same with Royal Whiptail, not a name often used in the UK but seen in books. Was it just added by exporters (as "Real" I guess) to si...
by coelacanth
Tue Jul 28, 2015 10:39 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: ZooMed Excavator Clay
Replies: 0
Views: 539

ZooMed Excavator Clay

Anyone played around with this stuff and a suitable resin for fixing it? Looks like it might be possible to create some interesting caves or riverbank features with it, might get around the bouyancy issues with many of the other products that people use for such projects.
by coelacanth
Tue Jul 28, 2015 10:35 am
Forum: Asian Catfishes
Topic: Neotropius khavalchor
Replies: 10
Views: 2509

Re: Neotropius khavalchor

Great, look forwards to hearing more.
by coelacanth
Mon Jul 27, 2015 12:21 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: What kind of plec is this given its shape and size
Replies: 38
Views: 4691

Re: What kind of plec is this given its shape and size

Hmmm, 10-12,000 years ago Loch Ness was under a mile of ice. There are no catfish in Loch Ness, Wels, Plecs or otherwise. Occam's razor says it's a distorted wake. The monster hunter with the Wels theory is just scrabbling to justify all those wasted years when he could have been keeping real little...
by coelacanth
Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:08 pm
Forum: Asian Catfishes
Topic: Neotropius khavalchor
Replies: 10
Views: 2509

Re: Neotropius khavalchor

Did anything more come of this? I've always been interested in this supposed lepidophage.
by coelacanth
Wed May 20, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Best way to remove Sturisoma larvae from eggshells?
Replies: 2
Views: 653

Re: Best way to remove Sturisoma larvae from eggshells?

I use a turkey baster and really give them a hammering, sucking them up and forcefully squirting them out, but sometimes I have ended up using a needle and scalpel blade under low magnification.