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by Ashley_1988
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Filtration for 55l
Replies: 4
Views: 1074

Re: Filtration for 55l

I currently have two sponge filters in my Nano Cube and will definitely use one in the Scaper's tank. I'd just like a little internal for flow and to also help pick up a little more waste in the tank.
by Ashley_1988
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Filtration for 55l
Replies: 4
Views: 1074

Filtration for 55l

I have a Dennerle Scaper's 55l tank which I will be using as an Ancistrus Claro tank. I plan on using a sponge filter as well as a small internal filter as my filtration to work alongside regular water changes. I will also be planting the tank with mosses and plants which will grow on rocks/wood (an...
by Ashley_1988
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Ancistrus Claro LDA08 gender identification
Replies: 6
Views: 887

Re: Ancistrus Claro LDA08 gender identification

Here is the best I could get. The one on the right in the first picture is the one who I think may be a female and the one on the bottom left in the second photo.
by Ashley_1988
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Ancistrus Claro LDA08 gender identification
Replies: 6
Views: 887

Re: Ancistrus Claro LDA08 gender identification

I'll do my best and try later during their water change.

Would the best way of doing it be to put them into a Tupperware tub with tank water?
by Ashley_1988
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Ancistrus Claro LDA08 gender identification
Replies: 6
Views: 887

Ancistrus Claro LDA08 gender identification

I have 3 Claro at the moment and I am 95% certain that I have 3 males, but due to the size and 'lack' of bristles in comparison to the other two makes me think (more hope) that this could be female.

Does it have too many bristles around its mouth and on the snout?
by Ashley_1988
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Wanted (UK & ROI)
Topic: Female Ancistrus Claro LDA08
Replies: 0
Views: 3559

Female Ancistrus Claro LDA08

Hi, As the subject says - if anyone within an hour to hour and half drive from Staffordshire has any female Ancistrus Claro which they would sell I would be very appreciative. I brought what I believed to be two breeding pairs back in approx. 2013 and once mature ended up with 3 males and 1 female. ...
by Ashley_1988
Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: LDA008 Ancistrus Claro
Replies: 0
Views: 391

LDA008 Ancistrus Claro

My LDA008 have bred twice recently and I now have 2 lots of juvenile fry. The first batch were born around December 2016 with the most recent coming in the last few weeks (May/June 2017). The first spawn I only noticed 3 free swimming fry and still have all 3 which are growing nicely. The second spa...
by Ashley_1988
Tue Jan 28, 2014 4:17 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: My first Ancistrus Claro spawn
Replies: 47
Views: 6544

Re: My first Ancistrus Claro spawn

Just picked up this thread, congratulations on your first spawn! The little guys seem to be growing well. I'll be sure to keep an eye on this thread to see how they progress. I picked up, what were sold as 'wild caught' Claro from a shop in the UK at the end of last year. I noticed a large male go i...
by Ashley_1988
Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:21 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Ancistrus Claro
Replies: 6
Views: 1144

Re: Ancistrus Claro

We've some broccoli in the fridge. I'll give it a go. How long do you cook it for. So it's soft or still quite hard? I've also added peas without much success, my Amano's finished those off. Again, my common Bristlenose would go mad for these. Stomachs don't look small or sunken though, so they must...
by Ashley_1988
Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:16 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Ancistrus Claro
Replies: 6
Views: 1144

Re: Ancistrus Claro

Here's a few pictures. Apologies with the quality! :-p
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by Ashley_1988
Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:12 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Ancistrus Claro
Replies: 6
Views: 1144

Ancistrus Claro

Hi all. This is my first post, but I have been on the site quite a few times since being informed on PFK forum. I just thought I'd share my recent purchases. I acquired two pairs of Ancistrus Claro from Pier Aquatics, who seem to be settling in well. The only thing is since I got them home on Monday...