Which Auchenipterids are being kept by PC members?

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Which Auchenipterids are being kept by PC members?

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This question was already raised in another thread, but it was rather hidden in there, so a new thread seemed best.
I'll kick off.
Ageneiosus vittatus (3)
Liosomadoras oncinus (2)
Trachelyopterus fisheri (3)
Trachelyopterus galeatus (6)
Spinipterus acsi (was Auchenipterinae sp`guyana`) *(2)
(* genus/species still uncertain)
Auchenipterichthys coracoideus (9)
Tatia perugiae (7)
Tatia intermedia (13)
Trachelyichthys exilis (5)
Trachelyopterus sp. 3 (not yet in Cat-eLog)

Who's next? Let's have it!

[Mod edit: Update species name to Spinipterus acsi --Mats]
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Tatia perugiae (5)

...looking for more though :-)
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L.Oncinus x1

One of my favouites-but auchenipterids aren't really my favourite family

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Just 20 Tatia perugiae.
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I only have 2 Tatia perugiae :twisted:

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1 Ageneiosus polysticus female, looking for a male
2 Ageneiosus marmoratus, as yet unsexed
2 Tatia intermedia m/f
1 Trachelyopterus sp "guyana", bought as "unknown woodcat" in the hope that it was something larger (vain hope it was a Trachycorystes species)

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daniel60 wrote:Tatia intermedia (300)
You've forgotten the parents :wink:

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CFC wrote:1 Trachelyopterus sp "guyana", bought as "unknown woodcat" in the hope that it was something larger (vain hope it was a Trachycorystes species)
An interesting remark. When I sent pictures of my specimen to Dr. Ferraris his first impression of the fish was juvenile Trachycorystes trachycorystes. But, as you've found out too, it isn't. It would have fitted your tank though, with all those Ageneiosids.
I take it the Tatias and Trachelyopterus sp "guyana" are in a different tank?

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Dave Rinaldo wrote:Trachelyopterus albicrux (3)
Very nice fish Dave. Never seen these overhere. Is there a pair in your 3 specimen? As far as I can see I can only recognize a female/females on your photos.

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Richard B wrote:L.Oncinus. One of my favouites-but auchenipterids aren't really my favourite family
Richard,
Don't worry. Rumour has it that the Czechs are working on a hybrid Syno with a jaguar pattern.... :wink:

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Marc van Arc wrote:
CFC wrote:1 Trachelyopterus sp "guyana", bought as "unknown woodcat" in the hope that it was something larger (vain hope it was a Trachycorystes species)
An interesting remark. When I sent pictures of my specimen to Dr. Ferraris his first impression of the fish was juvenile Trachycorystes trachycorystes. But, as you've found out too, it isn't. It would have fitted your tank though, with all those Ageneiosids.
I take it the Tatias and Trachelyopterus sp "guyana" are in a different tank?
They are actually all in different tanks, i run a fairly large fishroom with 17 tanks ranging between 800 and 40 litres and they all have a catfish or two (or 3 or 4 lol) apart from my snakehead and electric eel tanks (for obvious reasons.
I really want a Trachycorystes as an addition to my "aggressive" tank as i understand they are quite bitey and can look after themselves so should fit in well, but as yet the only one i can find is a bit on the pricey side for my pocket.
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CFC wrote:I really want a Trachycorystes as an addition to my "aggressive" tank as i understand they are quite bitey and can look after themselves so should fit in well, but as yet the only one i can find is a bit on the pricey side for my pocket.
To give you an idea: the Trachycorystes trachycorystes I had (for one day) cost 200 euros, which is about 150 pounds.
I paid 120 euros for it (90 pounds), which is still a lot of money.
I don't know what you call pricey, but I think the chances of finding one cheap are very little. But isn't that often the dilemma: spending (much) more money than intended which gives you a headache or not buying, seeing it's sold one day and having regrets for a long time....

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What that should have said is that its a bit on the pricey side for my pocket at the moment, but for some reason i cut myself short lol.
The one that is available to me is £75 plus £15 shipping to have it delivered, which isnt bad really, but i've already spent a substancial chunk of my yearly budget this year buying a matched pair of Hemibagrus punctatus (collected together from the same spot apperently and have been co habiting in the same plastic tube in a 400 litre tank for 6 months now)and a Cephalosilurus nigricauda, plus a few other non catfish species with a total spend of around £700 this year. My wife is good but she will only sit and smile for so long before she starts moaning about how much my fish cost :( Also i'm an outside contractor for a living so with winter coming i do have to watch the finances.

I've pretty much promised myself that if the Trachy is still there after christmas it will be mine and if not i'm sure another one will turn up sooner or later.
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Hi,
I keep Trachelyopterichthys cf. taeniatus.
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Walter wrote:Hi,
I keep Trachelyopterichthys cf. taeniatus.
Hi Walter,
That cf. part sounds interesting. Because if it is Trachelyopterichthys but not taeniatus, it can only be T. anduzei. And that is a species I've never seen before.
Any chance of a picture?
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Hi Rocket,
Just today I could add another Auchenipterid species that you are familiar with: Trachelyichthys exilis.
However, I wonder what the difference is between T. exilis and T. decaradiatus. They were labelled T. decaradiatus (which refers to the 10 rays in the ventral fins) but I find it hard to find any differences in the pictures I have of these two species. Moreover, I can't possibly find out if T. exilis has 10 rays or not...
So I've added two (rather poor) pictures to this post.
Anyone who might shine a light on this issue is welcome to react.

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Hi Marc,
Marc van Arc wrote: That cf. part sounds interesting. Because if it is Trachelyopterichthys but not taeniatus,
I think, that its T. taeniatus, but I´m not 100 % sure - otherwise, if I thought, that its a different species, I would have written T. spec. aff. taeniatus.

But take a look, the pattern of the lateral side of my specimens differs from the specimens shown in PC CatElog.

The "good" pics took André ;)



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