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by Bwhiskered
Sun Nov 28, 2010 12:48 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Cory Losses
Replies: 6
Views: 1156

Re: Cory Losses

The best medications that I have found for corys or most other fish and their problems is Jungle Binox. I have even successfully treated young cory fry that have clamped up fins. The only problem is that it kills plants and should not be used in a planted tank.
by Bwhiskered
Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:43 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Catfish Convention
Replies: 41
Views: 4044

Re: Catfish Convention

I just got back from the convention last night. It is a good 10 hours of driving to get down to the Washington DC area from my house in Burlington Ontario Canada. I did find some Super Red Ancistrus that I was after. It was a great convention as usual and it was nice to mingle with old friends. Ther...
by Bwhiskered
Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:54 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Catfish Convention
Replies: 41
Views: 4044

Re: Catfish Convention

I do hope that someone is bringing some super red bushynose to sell.
by Bwhiskered
Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:10 am
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Catfish Convention
Replies: 41
Views: 4044

Re: Catfish Convention

You never know what to expect from the room sellers. Many are hobbyist breeders and some are importers. The prices can vary as much as the fish themselves. I always find something that is different and interesting. Can't wait to check those rooms. The auction is always good and I always see somethin...
by Bwhiskered
Sat Oct 02, 2010 11:43 am
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Catfish Convention
Replies: 41
Views: 4044

Re: Catfish Convention

corybreed wrote:I have been to all of the conventions and look forward to seeing old friends. It is always a great time for all and shouldn't be missed.

Mark Soberman
I have been to all of them as well and have talked to you on several occasions.

Charlie
by Bwhiskered
Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:19 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Catfish Convention
Replies: 41
Views: 4044

Catfish Convention

Who all is going to the Catfish Convention in Fairfax Virginia? Are you going just to enjoy yourself and pick up a few fish or are you going as a room seller? I hope to pick up some interesting corys and maybe a new and interesting tetra or two on the Shop Hop. It's the best convention going and I h...
by Bwhiskered
Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:02 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Breeding/Sexing Flag Tailed Porthole Catfish
Replies: 12
Views: 1798

Re: Breeding/Sexing Flag Tailed Porthole Catfish

The water was city water that comes from Lake Ontario which is a medium hardness with a ph of 7.4-7.6. The 100 gallon tanks temperature would have been about 80 F and the tank they spawned in would have been in the lower 70's as it was in May and the fish room would have been a bit cooler than usual...
by Bwhiskered
Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:56 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Breeding/Sexing Flag Tailed Porthole Catfish
Replies: 12
Views: 1798

Re: Breeding/Sexing Flag Tailed Porthole Catfish

One of our clubs ex-editors found it in an old bulletin. I spawned them in 1987 and wrote this article at that time. It shows my memory is off a bit and now days I would probably write a longer and much more detailed article. But here it is. Dianema urostriata This striped-tailed cousin of the commo...
by Bwhiskered
Wed Sep 08, 2010 8:39 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Breeding/Sexing Flag Tailed Porthole Catfish
Replies: 12
Views: 1798

Re: Breeding/Sexing Flag Tailed Porthole Catfish

I wrote an article on the spawning for the Hamilton & District Aquarium Society bulletin at the time. This article should still exist somewhere. I will try and locate it.
by Bwhiskered
Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:50 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Rapidly breathing Cories
Replies: 3
Views: 531

Re: Rapidly breathing Cories

Gill flukes are a good possibility. The whole tank could be treated with Life Bearer. It won't harm anything and may help the problem.
by Bwhiskered
Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:44 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Breeding/Sexing Flag Tailed Porthole Catfish
Replies: 12
Views: 1798

Re: Breeding/Sexing Flag Tailed Porthole Catfish

Yes thanks I just wondered if anyone has any personal experiences with these lovely catfish or any luck with breeding them :D I had the luck of spawning this fish back in the 1980's. The only way I could sex them was when the female filled with eggs. I had bought 4 adult and after a quarantine peri...
by Bwhiskered
Thu Aug 19, 2010 12:33 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Peppermint fry dropping like flies, help please.
Replies: 28
Views: 4995

Re: Peppermint fry dropping like flies, help please.

I have found that many of the peppermint type plecos fry feed mainly on live baby brine shrimp as a first food. I hatch my L-184's in a tumbler and move them to a 5 or 10 gallon aquarium when they look ready to feed. It is bare bottom and has a mini filter with a sponge on the inlet. I have found th...
by Bwhiskered
Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:07 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Some picks of CW016....
Replies: 13
Views: 1185

Re: Some picks of CW016....

Great looking fish. It appears to have the Aspidoras body shape.
by Bwhiskered
Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:04 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: How do I breed C. Metae???
Replies: 4
Views: 439

Re: How do I breed C. Metae???

My C. metae are in a 15 gallon tank with S. barbatus It is a bare tank with a sponge filter. If they are in the mood a water change with my tap water is all it takes to get them to spawn. My tap water reads 175 TDS and the PH is 7.6. The C. metae spawn mainly on a floating mop that you use for spawn...
by Bwhiskered
Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:53 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L-183 eggs that wouldn't hatch
Replies: 11
Views: 1131

Re: L-183 eggs that wouldn't hatch

Happy to hear of your success. The 183's have very sensitive eggs.
by Bwhiskered
Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: What Are These Plecos
Replies: 12
Views: 1683

Re: What Are These Plecos

After looking at Ingo's pictures I am inclined to agree that they are L-071. Importers can never be sure that the number given by their supplier is the correct one.
by Bwhiskered
Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:26 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: What Are These Plecos
Replies: 12
Views: 1683

Re: What Are These Plecos

Here is a shot of the tail of an adult and another shot of a 8 month old juvenile showing a slight band of white on the tail and dorsal.
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by Bwhiskered
Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:34 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: What Are These Plecos
Replies: 12
Views: 1683

Re: What Are These Plecos

It was also interesting that at the time I bought these fish from Snookn21 The Fish Place in North Tonawanda also had an identical shipment that they were selling as L-184. I'll try and get a tail shot. The only picture of the L-289 that I have been able to find is in Aqualogs L number book. It does...
by Bwhiskered
Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:28 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: What Are These Plecos
Replies: 12
Views: 1683

What Are These Plecos

I bought these fish from Snookn21 as L-184 plecos. When I posted pictures of them on Plecos.com I was told they could be L-289. Things got left in the air and I still don't know if they are a L-184 variant or L-289. The eggs are as big as the L-183 and are just as sensitive to hatch and raise. Makes...
by Bwhiskered
Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:09 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: MTS and PLeco Eggs
Replies: 2
Views: 284

Re: MTS and PLeco Eggs

Trumpet snails do not eat live healthy eggs. They do eat the infertle and fungused eggs. Some cory breeders put trumpet snails in with eggs to eat the bad ones and stop the spread of fungus.