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by Bwhiskered
Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:02 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: A Super Red Question
Replies: 6
Views: 1077

Re: A Super Red Question

Truly a beautiful pleco. In a year from now I could have some just as nice.
by Bwhiskered
Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: A Super Red Question
Replies: 6
Views: 1077

Re: A Super Red Question

I am also working on long fin super reds and am at what I would call F2 of my crosses. A few are turning out a solid red where some are more like a high red calico. I think it will probably take at least 2 more generations to develop a pure strain.

Charlie Drew
by Bwhiskered
Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:21 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: A Super Red Question
Replies: 6
Views: 1077

A Super Red Question

I have been breeding Super Red Ancistrus for several years now. I have expected a Long Fin version of this fish would have shown up by now. Does anyone know if they are in existance? I have thought that perhaps they do exist but are not yet being exported.
by Bwhiskered
Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:52 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Duplicareaus Breeding
Replies: 6
Views: 1277

Re: Duplicareaus Breeding

There could be a number of factors. And perhaps you have considered these but I will throw it out there anyways. Perhaps the male(s) are more fertile? What about the age of the fish? What are the water parameters in comparison from what was used before? Are the aquariums setup differently (even if ...
by Bwhiskered
Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Duplicareaus Breeding
Replies: 6
Views: 1277

Duplicareaus Breeding

A number of years ago a friend who has since passed away gave me his pair of C. duplicareus. I bred them and raised a number of fry but was always disapointed with the 1 or 2 eggs that hatched in each spawning. I did raise enough to sell a few and increase the pair to a breeding group. A summer or t...
by Bwhiskered
Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: hoplos are at it again
Replies: 5
Views: 769

Re: hoplos are at it again

Summer is Hoplo spawning season and mine have started blowing bubbles. I set up a pair in a tank of their own and hope to have a spawn soon.
by Bwhiskered
Wed May 16, 2012 3:25 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Repashy Fish Food and Corydoras Fry
Replies: 13
Views: 2482

Re: Repashy Fish Food and Corydoras Fry

I have found it to be a very good food. However I would suggest boiling the water in a kettle or pot. Microwaved water is destroyed in the microwave. Microwaved foods lose 60% to 90% of their vitamins. Seeds watered with water that has been microwaved will not grow. Search Microwaves and Cancer. You...
by Bwhiskered
Wed May 16, 2012 3:13 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: C.diphyes
Replies: 3
Views: 618

Re: C.diphyes

Nice little cory. I hope some come my way soon.
by Bwhiskered
Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:21 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Your favourite Corydoras?
Replies: 46
Views: 7140

Re: Your favourite Corydoras?

I love my C. weitzmani, C. haustatus and my biggest challenge C. caudimaculatus that has only let me raise 2 fry in the last 30 years.
by Bwhiskered
Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:51 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Breeding Otocinclus cocama (+ spawning)
Replies: 27
Views: 10439

Re: Breeding Otocinclus cocama (+ spawning)

I wish you the best of luck breeding the zebra ottos. I bought 5 from a LFS and one of them lived almost a week. The stock of anything from that store has a poor survival rate.
by Bwhiskered
Tue Oct 04, 2011 1:04 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: A new one for me: Corydoras virginiae
Replies: 8
Views: 1297

Re: A new one for me: Corydoras virginiae

Have you spawned these catfish Frank?
I bought 6 a year ago but have not set them up alone. The A. albater that are in the tank with them spawn in the mop from time to time after water changes and are not bothered by a school of White Clouds. They are a great looking fish.
by Bwhiskered
Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:18 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Dianema urostriatum showing signs of spawning
Replies: 19
Views: 3749

Re: Dianema urostriatum showing signs of spawning

I spawned the Dianema urostriatum in 1987. Here is a copy of my original article. Dianema urostriata This striped-tailed cousin of the common Porthole Catfish is a little shy, especially when it comes to spawning. I have only heard of one American hobbyist who has had them spawn. I bought three of t...
by Bwhiskered
Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:12 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Corydoras duplicareus
Replies: 4
Views: 772

Re: Corydoras duplicareus

I always have the best results hatching Duplicareus by placing the eggs in a bowl on the cool concrete basement floor with an Alder Cone and an air stone and shading it to keep it dark. Some cory eggs just hatch better if kept on the cool side.
by Bwhiskered
Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:22 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: help L10a
Replies: 3
Views: 378

Re: help L10a

As far as I know the male if put in the tank with the fry in his tube with the eggs should not eat the other fry. I beieve that the male does not leave the tube with the eggs even to feed until after they hatch. I also have a hatch of 30+ fry a week old. I raised a good number several years ago unti...
by Bwhiskered
Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:37 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: How to improve the survival rate of my fry?
Replies: 7
Views: 846

Re: How to improve the survival rate of my fry?

Try treating the breeders with Metro. I have not had this problem with corys but a similar problem with other species where the fry hatch but the belly bloats and they die instead of becoming free swimming. The bacteria is passed through to the female to the eggs. I have seen this problem with angel...
by Bwhiskered
Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:02 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L66 breed almost all have damaged pectoral fins
Replies: 61
Views: 5828

Re: L66 breed almost all have damaged pectoral fins

I only clipped the fin below the damaged part. Sorry to hear you have destroyed the lot. PH and hardness I do not feel is the problem. Mine are always raised in tap water which is 7.6 ph and 160 TDS. This was the first time I had any with the bad fins. It was no doubt bacteria.
by Bwhiskered
Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:45 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L66 breed almost all have damaged pectoral fins
Replies: 61
Views: 5828

Re: L66 breed almost all have damaged pectoral fins

I am not sure what damages pectoral fins. It is probably bacteria. I do know that I had several L-66 fry in a spawning that had damaged or clubed pectoral fins. I hated to throw them out so I gambled on an idea. The fry were only 2" long so I took a pair of finger nail clippers and cut off the damag...
by Bwhiskered
Sun Dec 19, 2010 9:22 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Oxyropis or Hypoptopoma?
Replies: 7
Views: 1115

Re: Oxyropis or Hypoptopoma?

I saw some in a LFS a few days ago. They called them Giant Ottos. They were about 3-1/2 inches long.
by Bwhiskered
Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:00 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Hoplo
Replies: 19
Views: 2780

Re: Hoplo

I have a dozen large Hoplo thoracatum in a flat bare 30 gallon tank with a number of stray cories and have never had a problem. They have even breed there under a yellow lid from time to time.
by Bwhiskered
Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:29 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Please help me identify this albino bristlenose
Replies: 3
Views: 487

Re: Please help me identify this albino bristlenose

It is very nicely spotted.