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by Mike_Noren
Thu Jul 31, 2003 5:03 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Catching catfish... the hard way.
Replies: 16
Views: 2622

Yep silurus is right again with noodling as the true redneck fishing method :lol: . Now that I know it's called noodling, I did a search for catfish + noodling and got a dozen webpages. Amazing. :shock: One of the webpages was actually the Urban Myths page, which had a page about that noodling WASN...
by Mike_Noren
Thu Jul 31, 2003 12:12 am
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Catching catfish... the hard way.
Replies: 16
Views: 2622

The REALLY hard way.

Well, I found one of the sites. You tell me, is this real?

http://espn.go.com/outdoors/general/col ... 36494.html
by Mike_Noren
Wed Jul 30, 2003 10:29 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Catching catfish... the hard way.
Replies: 16
Views: 2622

Catching catfish... the hard way.

Some while ago I read about a sport allegedly practiced in parts of southern USA. It went something like this: wade in murky water, and look for a hollow log or similar. When you find one, thrust your hand in there. If there is a big catfish in there, it'll chomp down on your fist, and you can pull ...
by Mike_Noren
Mon Jul 28, 2003 2:52 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Which species of Otocinclus is this?
Replies: 22
Views: 2357

Mike, Needless to say we get asked about Otocinclus ID quite a lot but rarely have an opportunity such as this to get such detailed images to look at. If you are able to and if you have the time I would certainly like to add some of your images to the site. Maybe even a few close-ups showing the ch...
by Mike_Noren
Mon Jul 28, 2003 11:40 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Which species of Otocinclus is this?
Replies: 22
Views: 2357

I have narrowed it down to either O. mariae or O. vittatus . You need to count the number of non canal-bearing lateral plates that separate the anterior and posterior fields of canal-bearing plates (5 or less=mariae; 6 or more=vittatus), as well as the number of canal-bearing plates in the posterio...
by Mike_Noren
Sun Jul 27, 2003 11:53 am
Forum: All Resolved Issues
Topic: Suggestion: Lose the page transitions.
Replies: 7
Views: 1319

Mike, The point is cost. This is oversimplified, but the principle is decreasing bandwidth consumption is desirable because the more bandwidth we use the more it costs to host the site. The introduction of the page transitions and latterly thumbnail pages greatly reduced bandwidth use upon introduc...
by Mike_Noren
Sat Jul 26, 2003 11:55 pm
Forum: All Resolved Issues
Topic: Suggestion: Lose the page transitions.
Replies: 7
Views: 1319

Personally I quite like them but they are there precisely to slow down navigation (i.e. reduce bandwidth usage) from people with faster connections clicking all over the place and not actually absorbing any information presented on the pages. I don't understand - what's the point? They're there to ...
by Mike_Noren
Sat Jul 26, 2003 11:49 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Which species of Otocinclus is this?
Replies: 22
Views: 2357

Oto photo session concluded. Sufficient for ID?

I've now got a couple of fair profile shots of one of the otos. The otos are deathly afraid of the camera and go ballistic when it comes close, and as getting a good shot basically means getting camera and flash within 2 cm of the oto I'm probably not going to get better shots than these without res...
by Mike_Noren
Sat Jul 26, 2003 4:12 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Which species of Otocinclus is this?
Replies: 22
Views: 2357

Anyway, I'll try to get some usable pics of the underside and of the dorsal armor plates tomorrow I've taken some of those images now... I've only got images of the underside of the head yet, as the fish are scared of the camera, but I'm working on getting a closeup of the side of the head too. The...
by Mike_Noren
Sat Jul 26, 2003 9:42 am
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Slimecoat eating otocinclus?
Replies: 15
Views: 4560

By coincidence I just asked a similar question to the in this thread in the loricariid forum, and perhaps you guys would like to have a look: http://forum.planetcatfish.com/viewtopic.php?t=2520 The fish which died were generally smallish fish, mainly minnows, platies and celebes rainbows. The water ...
by Mike_Noren
Sat Jul 26, 2003 12:32 am
Forum: All Resolved Issues
Topic: Suggestion: Lose the page transitions.
Replies: 7
Views: 1319

Suggestion: Lose the page transitions.

Please, would it be possible to remove, or put an option in to turn off, the page transitions? They slow down navigation and are quite annoying...
by Mike_Noren
Fri Jul 25, 2003 11:54 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Which species of Otocinclus is this?
Replies: 22
Views: 2357

Silurus: Thanks, I'll have a look round, there is a decent chance we have that key already, now that I know where to look. I also have access to an x-ray machine so osteological characters are at least borderline possible for me. SG_Eurystomus: Thanks! However, that oto is a fairly large target comp...
by Mike_Noren
Fri Jul 25, 2003 11:38 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: "Attack Otos"?
Replies: 1
Views: 1097

"Attack Otos"?

A while back I ran into something I thought I'd ask about: I think my otos killed quite a few of my fish. I bought two Otocinclus (vittatus? looked like it, but who knows) for my 160 L tank, and was really happy with them - they did their job without being annoyingly boisterous and hyperactive like ...
by Mike_Noren
Fri Jul 25, 2003 11:17 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Which species of Otocinclus is this?
Replies: 22
Views: 2357

There are about 13 species of Otocinclus with a color pattern like that. Kind of difficult to identify species within this group. What characters are used to identify the species? If they're external I can probably take a photo of them. If they're internal I can check them if one of the fish should...
by Mike_Noren
Fri Jul 25, 2003 9:46 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Which species of Otocinclus is this?
Replies: 22
Views: 2357

Which species of Otocinclus is this?

http://mikes-machine.mine.nu/Otocinclus_affinis_DSCN5429.jpg As you can tell from the image name, my best guess is Otocinclus affinis? The fish is about 3 cm (1.2") Another aquarist stated that affinis is the only Otocinclus with unbroken dark sideband, like the specimen on the image has, so that t...