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by Bwhiskered
Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:59 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Loricaria info
Replies: 22
Views: 1593

Re: Loricaria info

I even have a nice thicket of small crypts off to one side.
by Bwhiskered
Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:11 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Loricaria info
Replies: 22
Views: 1593

Re: Loricaria info

The German Blue Rams are as big as anyone around here has seen. They are 3+ inches long and do not bother the Loricaria or try to take away their eggs. I also have with them a couple of pairs of Gold and Electric Blues.
by Bwhiskered
Sat Feb 06, 2010 2:03 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Loricaria info
Replies: 22
Views: 1593

Re: Loricaria info

I keep and breed my Loricaria simillima in a 100 gallon tank with discus, torpedo barbs and German blue rams at 83 degrees F. A box filter in one end and a 500 Aqua Clear on the other. I have never had a problem and raise lots of fry by taking the eggs a day or two before they are ready to hatch.
by Bwhiskered
Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:20 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Breeding Albino BN's with Longfin Normal BN's?
Replies: 7
Views: 1276

Re: Breeding Albino BN's with Longfin Normal BN's?

I have found that the females carry the gene for finnage. I crossed a male short finned albino that was pure from short fin stock that had been around before long fins were developed. How do you know that the male was pure short-fin stock? Have you tried crossing the male's offspring with their sib...
by Bwhiskered
Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:52 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Identification Question
Replies: 4
Views: 433

Re: Identification Question

Thank you. There are a lot of fish that leave it questionable as to whether they are separate species or just colour variants.
by Bwhiskered
Sun Jan 24, 2010 2:33 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Breeding Albino BN's with Longfin Normal BN's?
Replies: 7
Views: 1276

Re: Breeding Albino BN's with Longfin Normal BN's?

I have found that the females carry the gene for finnage. I crossed a male short finned albino that was pure from short fin stock that had been around before long fins were developed. He spawned with a brown lace long fin female. All the resulting fry were brown but about 20% were long fin. They hav...
by Bwhiskered
Sun Jan 24, 2010 2:08 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Identification Question
Replies: 4
Views: 433

Identification Question

I picked up a trio of cories at a LFS. They were the only 3 in the tank and had no name given. According to the pictures they are probably C. axelrodi they also look like the picture of CW-021. My question is are they both the same fish?
by Bwhiskered
Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:00 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L204 Feeding + New Tank Substrate Question
Replies: 20
Views: 1257

Re: L204 Feeding + New Tank Substrate Question

My 204's eat everything. Sinking cichlid pellets, wafers all frozen foods as well as vegetables. They are not fussy eaters. But they are big 6 inch fish that are reluctant to spawn.
by Bwhiskered
Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:52 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L-183 eggs that wouldn't hatch
Replies: 11
Views: 1285

Re: L-183 eggs that wouldn't hatch

After a good number of failed or eaten spawns I finally got a successful spawn of 50 fry from my 183's last spring. I found all it takes is one or more eggs to go bad and the male trys to chew them out of the clutch and gets carried away. Next thing you know a chewed up ball of eggs would be kicked ...
by Bwhiskered
Sat Dec 08, 2007 1:38 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Pleco Cookies
Replies: 2
Views: 507

Pleco Cookies

What is the seaweed that you are using? Agar a type of seaweed bought at health food stores is used by discus breeders in the beef heart as it has a higher melting point than gelatin. Some people are baking these cookies in the oven before refrigerating them.
by Bwhiskered
Fri Dec 07, 2007 10:25 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Pleco Cookies
Replies: 2
Views: 507

Pleco Cookies

Has anyone got a recipe for making pleco cookies for meat eaters. All I can find on my search is for snail cookies for feeding and raising snails. I have heard of a few people experimenting but no positive results.
by Bwhiskered
Mon Oct 22, 2007 1:37 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Corydoras paleatus, lifespan
Replies: 6
Views: 4050

Cory life span

Under conditions that suit them cories can live a long time. I knew of a fellow years ago that had a small group of Aeneus that were 20 years old and still spawning. I have some such as my Rabauti and A few others that are at least 10 years old. Good food and water as well as temperatures in the low...
by Bwhiskered
Mon Oct 22, 2007 1:24 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Bristlenose with Parasite
Replies: 3
Views: 761

Pleco worms

I have had possibly the same problem with a couple of long fin albino bushynose plecos. I first noticed fine redish brown threads hanging from the anus. I have been able to get rid of them by holding the fish in a net and carefully pulling out the worms that are up to a 1/2" long out with a pair of ...
by Bwhiskered
Mon Oct 22, 2007 1:03 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L183 Pictures
Replies: 7
Views: 1403

Sexing L-183

I have an adult trio of L-183's. The females have no bristles at all. I also have L-182's. Some females have no bristles at all and some do. But they are around the mouth but not down the top of the nose like the males. Most of these plecos I have found take at least a year to grow up and do not spa...
by Bwhiskered
Tue Apr 24, 2007 12:52 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Using Alder cones
Replies: 11
Views: 11585

Alder Cones

I use the European Black Alder Cones to protect cory eggs and pleco eggs that get kicked out of caves. The tannic acid in the cones is the main ingredient that does the job of protecting eggs from fungus. I have been experimenting and have used it to make water acidic to spawn tetras and other fish ...
by Bwhiskered
Wed Feb 28, 2007 2:15 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Food from the kitchen
Replies: 12
Views: 1189

There are several vegetables and greens that I feed that no one mentions. I cook the heavy stocks from broccoli and then split them open. Ancistrus love the soft inside. A first food for the ancistrus fry is snow peas blanched then frozen. Thaw then split them open and they eat them down to veins in...
by Bwhiskered
Sun Feb 25, 2007 12:43 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Sexing 2 L204
Replies: 3
Views: 826

Re: Sexing 2 L204

I recently purchased three L204. It looks like they are all males (see also http://www.planetcatfish.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=18694 for the topic I opened about my L204). For this reason I am looking for L204 females. I got in contact with someone who has two L204 and is maybe willing to trade one...
by Bwhiskered
Thu Feb 22, 2007 8:49 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L-66 King Tiger Success
Replies: 2
Views: 629

L-66 King Tiger Success

In January I had problems with a King Tiger spawning. The fry refused to eat and started to die and all attempts to save them failed. But my second pair had spawned a few days later and were left in the cave until they started to hatch and were being swished out. I removed the fry and unhatched eggs...
by Bwhiskered
Thu Feb 22, 2007 8:14 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: breeding oto cats
Replies: 35
Views: 3824

I like the idea of snow or rain as well.The price is right.As for the roof the house was built in July 2006.So if I was to use the water from the roof when the house hits about 1 yr.would this be OK? To be safe what should I test it for? Or am I better off collecting rain the hard way in buckets in...
by Bwhiskered
Wed Feb 07, 2007 12:14 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Sexing L-204 , Mature size and Cave size
Replies: 20
Views: 3139

L-204 Plecos

My 6 L-204 Flash plecos were between 3 and 4 inches long when I bought them last February. They are now big enough to spawn and hopefully not far from it. At least 2 are now mature males 6"+ long not counting the filaments on the tail. The females are plump and about 5". A lot of sparing and chasing...