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by Jay1
Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: For Sale (UK & ROI)
Topic: L007 Needs a new home.
Replies: 0
Views: 2243

L007 Needs a new home.

My female L007 needs re-homing as I have recently sold up. She's at least 10 years old and a great specimen. I'll try and post the thread from this website from the days when she would change colour, but she is now jet black with tiny white spots (has has been for some years now). I don't want any m...
by Jay1
Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:10 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L14 Died. Help with diagnosis please.
Replies: 7
Views: 1471

Re: L14 Died. Help with diagnosis please.

Hi Raul. As you said, I've caused a small cycle when cleaning the sponges hence the trace ammonium/nitrite. I add a few Evolution Aqua bio balls after a filter rinse, it obviously it still takes time to get back up to speed. I think what's caused the death is possibly a very low pH. I had to do the ...
by Jay1
Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:57 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L14 Died. Help with diagnosis please.
Replies: 7
Views: 1471

Re: L14 Died. Help with diagnosis please.

Hi Eric, thanks for your reply. The pictures were taken as soon as I removed it from the tank, so it was still alive, but only just. The night before it died, I did notice it looked a little pale, but didn't think it too unusual as I've seen lots of plecs go pale if they're spooked or a bit stressed...
by Jay1
Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:10 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L14 Died. Help with diagnosis please.
Replies: 7
Views: 1471

Re: L14 Died. Help with diagnosis please.

1. Water parameters a) 29/30oC. b) ph6. c) GH 2°DH d) KH 1°DH e)Ammonia 0.1mg/l, Nitrate 2.5mg/l, Nitrite 0.1mg/l. f) Water change frequency: 15% daily (pure HMA) 2. Tank set up a) Size: 182ltrs b) Substrate: fine sand, 1-2cm (Children's play sand) c) Filtration: x2 Eheim Ecco Pro 300's, x2 Jumbo Aq...
by Jay1
Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:01 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L14 Died. Help with diagnosis please.
Replies: 7
Views: 1471

Re: L14 Died. Help with diagnosis please.

Apologies Barbie. I'll provide a full run down when I get home tonight.
by Jay1
Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:37 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L14 Died. Help with diagnosis please.
Replies: 7
Views: 1471

L14 Died. Help with diagnosis please.

As per the title. Sadly my L14 died this morning. I've only had it around four months. Up until two or three days ago it seemed fine. Always preferred algae wafers to meat, but both greens/meat were always on offer due to living with Discus. All water perams spot on, no problems with any other fish....
by Jay1
Mon Oct 13, 2014 7:15 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Ideas on this Pleco anyone?
Replies: 2
Views: 509

Re: Ideas on this Pleco anyone?

Thank you very much. :-BD
by Jay1
Sun Oct 12, 2014 10:28 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Ideas on this Pleco anyone?
Replies: 2
Views: 509

Ideas on this Pleco anyone?

A friend has just acquired this Pleco (included with some Discus he bought). Struggling for a clear picture at the moment, but we'll try and get some better ones. Its about 3.5" long. Any ideas?
by Jay1
Fri Oct 10, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: pleco suggestion requested
Replies: 4
Views: 684

Re: pleco suggestion requested

Perhaps there's a market for a local breeder then? Also an excuse to buy another tank or two :-BD
by Jay1
Thu Oct 09, 2014 12:58 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: pleco suggestion requested
Replies: 4
Views: 684

Re: pleco suggestion requested

Can't see a problem with the Sterbai (lots of Discus keepers have them in perams very similar to yours). Re the Pleco's have a browse through these and just eliminate the larger ones (and the non Plecos obviously) and see what takes your fancy. They are all suited to your temp... http://www.planetca...
by Jay1
Sun Oct 05, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Panaque (?) ID, Please
Replies: 7
Views: 1675

Re: Panaque (?) ID, Please

Also has a look of L095, but without the orange tinge. Eyes seem to always appear a little sunken on that species. Not a Panaque, but just a thought :-??
by Jay1
Tue Sep 30, 2014 7:23 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Which Pleco?
Replies: 8
Views: 1452

Re: Which Pleco?

Went for an L14 Goldie in the end. Thanks guys.
by Jay1
Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:25 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: I cant find anything on my guy please help!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1506

Re: I cant find anything on my guy please help!!

Plecos have a strange ability to colour morph, have a look at this thread... http://www.planetcatfish.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=35868 Could be your fish is doing something similar to this (notice the black eyes on pic 3). My friend now keeps the L7 pictured on the above thread and for 18 months ...
by Jay1
Mon Sep 22, 2014 3:40 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Which Pleco?
Replies: 8
Views: 1452

Re: Which Pleco?

If you're worried about pleco aggressiveness towards discus, I'd go with L14. L114/600 are cheaper if that's a consideration. I wasn't too worried about aggression, as I thought they would both be okay towards the Discus, but I'm all ears if you think I may have trouble with aggression? In which ca...
by Jay1
Mon Sep 22, 2014 2:12 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Which Pleco?
Replies: 8
Views: 1452

Re: Which Pleco?

I've now purchased a large piece of wood that will be a nice central feature, and more importantly provides a nice hiding spot. Re which Plec, Ive narrowed it down to an L14 or L114. Environment wise I think it would suit the Goldie better, but the L114's really pull my heart strings. Whichever I ch...
by Jay1
Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:46 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: What kind of plecos are these?
Replies: 9
Views: 1944

Re: What kind of plecos are these?

Possibly L007? One of the more experienced on here would have to confirm that though.
by Jay1
Sat Sep 20, 2014 8:40 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Filter cleaning
Replies: 6
Views: 1458

Re: Filter cleaning

Agree with jtgrimes. You could also try setting the intakes an little higher to avoid sucking up so much wood and then siphon the 'wood drift' out daily... One 10ltr bucket should do it... Five minute job.
by Jay1
Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:29 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Which Pleco?
Replies: 8
Views: 1452

Re: Which Pleco?

Thanks for the replies guys. I think it boils down to this... No hiding place, no Plec! So I'll have to explore some decor options first.
by Jay1
Thu Sep 18, 2014 2:53 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Which Pleco?
Replies: 8
Views: 1452

Which Pleco?

Hi all. I'm considering (research stage) adding '1' Pleco to my Discus tank. Problem is it's quite a sparce tank for ease of maintenance. I've previously kept an L007 with Discus, which on paper isn't ideal, but it thrived due to the meaty diet, so I wouldn't mind something similar (temperament/size...
by Jay1
Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:52 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: plec's do they chew and eat silicone tank sealer
Replies: 19
Views: 4367

Re: plec's do they chew and eat silicone tank sealer

Never had a Plec eat silicone, but once had a large Scobie L14 destroy a Jewel polystyrene background.