Which Auchenipterids are being kept by PC members?

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Marc van Arc wrote: The inhabitants are going to be barbs (Sahyadria denisonii and Dawkinsia filamentosa), combined with Awaous gobies.
I would suggest avoiding the Awaous and going for smaller gobies as I have seen Awaous reach over 10 inches TL. Combined with a predatory instinct, this would pose a real danger to your barbs. Another worry (especially if you are looking at an Asian species) would be if they turn out to be Glossogobius giuris instead.
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Hello Balaji,

Thanks for your concern. As I'm new to this, it's appreciated.
These are not Glossogobius afaics as they don't have the pike-like beak.
They seem pretty harmless diggers imho.
Here's a youtube film:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iN78FXn ... e=youtu.be
Let me know what you think please.

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My Auchenipteridae era has ended today. And, for the time being, the same goes for my aquarium catfish era.

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Marc van Arc wrote:Hello Balaji,

Thanks for your concern. As I'm new to this, it's appreciated.
These are not Glossogobius afaics as they don't have the pike-like beak.
They seem pretty harmless diggers imho.
Here's a youtube film:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iN78FXn ... e=youtu.be
Let me know what you think please.
Hey Marc, this does look like an Awaous sp..I have only kept Indian species so I don't know if these gobies will 'behave' or what size they will grow to. If you are interested in gobies, I would also suggest you go in for a Sicyopterus sp. or Schismatogobius ampluvinculus which I am told are available on a regular basis these days.
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Marc van Arc wrote:My Auchenipteridae era has ended today. And, for the time being, the same goes for my aquarium catfish era.
I took some pictures of this historical event

Carefully the shopassistent catches the fish from the bucket
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Trachelyopterichthys taeniatus
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Auchenipterichthys coracoideus
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Spinipterus sp. (1)
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The new tank
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and their new home: waiting for some dedicated fishkeepers
Utaka, Amersfoort
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Well, the spiniterus sp 1 are soon getting a new home.......:)

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Hi Rob,

I was told you are also going to buy the A. punctatus.
That's a very good thing. I hoped for a good home for my fishes and this hope is going to be fulfilled.
Hopefully the A. coracoideus and T. taeniatus will find good homes too.

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Marc van Arc wrote:Hi Rob,

I was told you are also going to buy the A. punctatus.
That's a very good thing. I hoped for a good home for my fishes and this hope is going to be fulfilled.
Hopefully the A. coracoideus and T. taeniatus will find good homes too.

That's correct, you are well informed :).....I love those kinda catfish. I'll consider to also buy the taeniatus.
I'll take good care of them

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The Trachelyopterichthys taeniatus and the Auchenipterichthys coracoideus also have found a new home :)

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rob rensen wrote:The Trachelyopterichthys taeniatus and the Auchenipterichthys coracoideus also have found a new home :)
Hello Rob,

I'm really happy for my former fishes that they are all going to live at your place. Given what you've done to the Trachelyopterus spec. 3, I doubt that there would have been a better place in The Netherlands they could have moved to.
I was hoping for good homes and now they are all going to one good home. That's a relief!
Thank you. You've made my day!

Regards,
Marc

PS: I take it you won't keep them together with the T. spec 3?

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I'm very happy with those species.....next weekend I'm gonna pick them up

The Trach. Spec. 3 are in a 1.60 tank of their own......so don't worry :)

Thx for the compliment....I'll take good care of your former fishes :)

Did you have all your species in a separate tank ??

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rob rensen wrote:Did you have all your species in a separate tank ??
Nope. I've been downsizing quite a bit in the past few years and I currently own one tank. All the auchenipterids lived in there, obviously -)
As I desperately wanted to keep some visible fishes for a change, I combined them with cyprinids, which turned out to be a bad idea as the cyprinids outcompeted the catfishes wrt food. That made the decision to stop keeping the auchenipterids easier, although it remained a tough decision.

I asked because the Spinipterus are too small to be kept with T. sp. 3 - but I shouldn't have asked because you must undoubtedly have figured that out yourself. They used to live in the same tank however, but then the T sp. 3 were still a lot smaller.

Anyway, enjoy them and if you have any questions about the fishes, don't hesitate to ask.

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Ok, thx for the answer.....I wanted to know because I'm gonna combine some species in a large tank.....probaly the spiniterus with the punctatus or something like that. I put the thrachelyopterus sp 3 in a seperate tank because a trachelyopterus with a size of 25 cm's has a big mouth......:) The group is in a 1.60 x 60 x 50 tank of their own.
Do you know the sexes of the different species ??

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Auchenipterichthys coracoideus 4 (2 M/2F)
Auchenipterichthys punctatus 4 (2M/2F or 3M/1F)
Spinipterus sp Otorongo 7 (exact gender ratio unknown, but there are M and F in the group)
Trachelyopterichthys taeniatus 4 (2M/2F)

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Thx Marc.....I picked them up earlier.......:)

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I'll be getting a group of 5 Centromochlus perugiae come mid November with the full hopes of spawning them and making them more available to Canadian hobbyist!

Thats the hope anyway.
I can stop keeping catfish whenever I want. I just don't think I'll ever want to do that...

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This is my list

Trachelyopterus Sp 3 (5)
Auchinepterichthys coracoideus (3)
Auchinepterichthys punctatus (4)
Spiniterus Sp 1 (7)
Trachelyopterichthys taeniatus (4)

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Tympanopleura cf. piperatus
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Got some Centromochlus perugiae

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As you can see this individual seems to have ich (as do all the others I have seen) any tips for treating it? only other fish in tank are Peckoltia compta and a few tetras species but none are showing signs yet, I installed a UV sterilizer but I know I need meds to save the little centromochlus. Ich x and api medications are most readily available to me.

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This species seems especially prone to ich, probably due to being so easily stressed. I have used API general cure (metro/prazi) successfully with zero losses.

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