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by Mike_Noren
Thu May 17, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: Yellow syno from Cameroon
Replies: 9
Views: 1530

Re: Yellow syno from Cameroon

Is there any reason to believe it's a described species?

The entire area is poorly sampled, and I'd be surprised if there weren't undescribed Synodontis there.
by Mike_Noren
Wed May 09, 2012 7:44 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: ID please
Replies: 9
Views: 826

Re: ID please

lmt6600 wrote:Well It took me to <URL redacted>
Dude remove that link, not only is it porn, it tries to start a bunch of processes - I'm pretty sure it's malicious.
by Mike_Noren
Wed May 09, 2012 7:41 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Baby mekong catfish? can anyone id please
Replies: 32
Views: 5057

Re: Baby mekong catfish? can anyone id please

mjj4307 wrote:In English please???
"Yes he can."
by Mike_Noren
Sat May 05, 2012 7:28 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: What is this adorable corydoras-looking thing?
Replies: 10
Views: 1303

Re: What is this adorable corydoras-looking thing?

I've seen it spelled with a K many times - but not being a cichlid expert in any way, I decided to use Aquatic Republic's spelling. Yes, it's a very common error. For a frighteningly thorough treatment of subject, see: Nomenclatural availability of putative scientific generic names applied to the S...
by Mike_Noren
Sat May 05, 2012 11:41 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L46 and the Belo Monte dam
Replies: 247
Views: 35526

Re: L46 and the Belo Monte dam

I think there's an opportunity to press the Brazilian government this summer. As I posted earlier they're hosting the "United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development" , and are probably very sensitive about public and vocal environmental critique. And it's hard to get any less sustainable than...
by Mike_Noren
Sat May 05, 2012 11:28 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: What is this adorable corydoras-looking thing?
Replies: 10
Views: 1303

Re: What is this adorable corydoras-looking thing?

Sfamnun wrote:That would be a Microgeophagus ramirezi - a ram cichlid. They are definitely adorable, but not so Corydoras-like, I'm afraid.
Mikrogeophagus, otherwise correct.
by Mike_Noren
Thu May 03, 2012 10:11 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: What are they selling as Ancistrus leucostictus?
Replies: 16
Views: 1029

Re: What are they selling as Ancistrus leucostictus?

Nijrem wrote:Recently got a small one, labeled leucostictus.
That's a young Common.
by Mike_Noren
Thu May 03, 2012 8:27 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: What are they selling as Ancistrus leucostictus?
Replies: 16
Views: 1029

Re: What are they selling as Ancistrus leucostictus?

wijnands wrote:I'm baffled really why there's hardly any claro on sale here
It is a very rare fish around here too (Sweden), I have never seen one in a shop. I have occasionally seen claro on the stocklists of various German wholesellers, but I do not know if they're correctly identified.
by Mike_Noren
Tue May 01, 2012 12:23 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: BristleNose ID?
Replies: 9
Views: 920

Re: BristleNose ID?

Am I the only one who get some striped Panaquolus -looking fish when hovering over the clog-tag Ancistrus multispinis , rather than a photo of the species A. multispinis ? Is it just me, or an odd error in the cat-elog? As for this thread... OP's fish don't look like Commons to me, but I can't say w...
by Mike_Noren
Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:57 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: I told you so :-( Damn Dam
Replies: 28
Views: 2064

Re: I told you so :-( Damn Dam

Andersp90 wrote:Is it not possible that the L14 and L48 distribution is large enough for some of the population to be outside the range of the slow water?
Yes it is possible. That's the kind of thing one'd wish the environmental impact study had investigated.
by Mike_Noren
Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:55 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: I told you so :-( Damn Dam
Replies: 28
Views: 2064

Re: I told you so :-( Damn Dam

So is the L14 going to disaper? Statistically it's got a 20-40% chance of still existing 10 years after the construction of the dam. Most species probably wont go extinct right away. Species die hard, they usually cling on to existence long after one'd think they could not possibly survive - this i...
by Mike_Noren
Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:31 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: I told you so :-( Damn Dam
Replies: 28
Views: 2064

Re: I told you so :-( Damn Dam

Has anyone made a list of the species that will be lost?? No, there has been no study on the effects on the fish. The environmental impact study didn't with a single word discuss the effects on anything living under the water surface, and an Independent Expert Panel (pdf) report didn't go in to spe...
by Mike_Noren
Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Armored catfish wreaking havoc in South Florida lakes
Replies: 21
Views: 3050

Re: Armored catfish wreaking havoc in South Florida lakes

On the subject of Arowanas, have you guys seen this?
Is that a gorgeous fish, or is that a gorgeous fish?
by Mike_Noren
Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: I told you so :-( Damn Dam
Replies: 28
Views: 2064

Re: I told you so :-( Damn Dam

Does anyone know what the effect of the dam will be? How many km of river will be lost? The entire river will be diverted in cement tubes, bypassing and drying out the entire Volta Grande, a distance of about 60 kilometers. Are we going to lose some of the known pleco species? Yes, several, includi...
by Mike_Noren
Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Armored catfish wreaking havoc in South Florida lakes
Replies: 21
Views: 3050

Re: Armored catfish wreaking havoc in South Florida lakes

AFAIK none of the feral aquarium fish in Florida have been released by aquarists, they're all escapees from breeders, and have mainly been released either due to floodings or because the breeder went bankrupt and released his stock. In short, they'd all have been free in the Everglades no matter how...
by Mike_Noren
Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:28 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Is L 173 a unique specie or hybrid ?
Replies: 46
Views: 3217

Re: Is L 173 a unique specie or hybrid ?

if they're all genetically the same, then all we have is 1 big fat species and about half a million of local varieties :D No. With "they all look the same genetically" is meant that there is no difference in the standard barcoding genes. There is obviously hereditary difference, as they look and be...
by Mike_Noren
Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:10 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Everything else)
Topic: Common garden worm for fish food?
Replies: 5
Views: 944

Re: Common garden worm for fish food?

Yes, provided you've not used chemicals in your garden it's an excellent feed. You do not need to clean them, soil isn't dangerous to the fish, but if you wish you can let the worms empty their bowels by keeping them for a day in a container with damp (not wet) tissue paper.
by Mike_Noren
Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Crossbreeding of L's possible?
Replies: 22
Views: 2592

Re: Crossbreeding of L's possible?

The problem with hybridizing isn't just that the original species are eventually lost to the hobby, disappearing in a sea of hybrids (e.g. good luck finding a non-hybrid swordtail or Sailfin molly at your LFS!) but that unless you spend a lot of time line-breeding and back-crossing the hybrids alway...
by Mike_Noren
Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: spawning cave for foot long blue eyes
Replies: 43
Views: 3112

Re: spawning cave for foot long blue eyes

For the wood cave I'd simply build a box using hardwood planks. I doubt the blue eye cares that the cave is square.

If you're good with a chainsaw a more natural-looking solution would be to hollow out a log.

You'll need to weigh them down with hefty rocks, of course.
by Mike_Noren
Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:23 am
Forum: All Resolved Issues
Topic: very odd warning unknown to me [CloudFlare]
Replies: 55
Views: 7113

Re: very odd warning unknown to me [CloudFlare]

Just got the error when trying to post in another thread, then another 4-5 times when trying to post this message. So now we've got it too.