My Horabagrus brachysoma

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Re: My Horabagrus brachysoma

Post by CatfishPownage63 » Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:20 pm

the thing spelling and grammer is not my thing,but iam only 12 (almost 13) not using my age as an exuse for and grammer

and minipol, sorry about the subject change,but myself presanaly i need a recap of whats going on because i don't know if we're talking about pecking orders or the size of them :-\
peace :3

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Re: My Horabagrus brachysoma

Post by minipol » Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:22 pm

No problem, I don't mind as long as it's about catfish, it's ok :)

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Re: My Horabagrus brachysoma

Post by CatfishPownage63 » Sun Jun 10, 2012 12:42 am

thanks :d
peace :3

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Re: My Horabagrus brachysoma

Post by minipol » Sun Jan 03, 2016 2:43 pm

Time for a couple of new shots of my Horas. Biggest of the 6 is a female, and I guess near or over 25cm. Rest is just above 20cm. This is guessing, I should really try to
measure them. They have been with malawi haps, and in a Asian themed setup. Eventually they ended up with the malawi in a 1100 liter indoor pond.
After 1,5 years, I moved them back with the haps to the main tank again (2100 l).
They are now again active during the day, and very visible.
I will get some better shots in the future, but here are a couple for the time being
I have them for 4 years and 3 months, and when I bought them, they were about 10cm. So I guess they are about 5 years old.
In the wild this is an age where they already might die. I hope I can keep them for lots more years.
Still my nr. 1 catfish :)

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Re: My Horabagrus brachysoma

Post by catfishchaos » Mon Jan 04, 2016 2:25 am

They yellow on the belly is phenomenal! Have you considered trying your hand at breeding them (no small feat mind you...)
I can stop keeping catfish whenever I want. I just don't think I'll ever want to do that...

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Post by minipol » Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:54 pm

No, although I could do if I wanted but that would mean shifting around some more fish and I don't have the room right now.
Otherwise, the 1100 l indoor pond would be ideal. Sand, rocks, branches of berch or oak, some plants and who knows.
I might try it in the future but right now, I enjoy having them back in the main tank.

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Re: My Horabagrus brachysoma

Post by minipol » Sat Mar 12, 2016 2:57 am

After putting the malawi I bred in the show tank, I went back to my previous Chalakudy-ish setup.
I didn't want to move my various catfish to another tank as they do well in this kind of setup.
So the look is a riverine, with good current, lot's of pebbles and rocks, and an oak brach.
Lot's of catfish, 1m/2f Pristolepis marginata, 1 Pristolepis grootii, +-26 Devario malabaricus (resembles Barilius bakeri), 6 Horabagrus brachysoma
and other catfish I've kept for a long time.

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Re: My Horabagrus brachysoma

Post by minipol » Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:28 am

After I've changed my Malawi to a bigger holding tank, I had to move the Horabagrus from that tank.
I've setup a 2m tank for them and some Devario malabaricus and Melotaenia. We'll see what happens.
Night light is on (just a few leds) just to be on the safe side.
That's it. The Horabagrus are way happy. I have them about 6 years now, and guestimated from the size when I bought them (not getting fed a lot in the shop), they are definitely 6,5 years old or maybe a bit older.

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Re: My Horabagrus brachysoma

Post by bekateen » Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:58 pm

Wow!... Just... Wow! :-O :-O

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Re: My Horabagrus brachysoma

Post by Shovelnose » Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:32 pm

Nice to see them thriving!!!!
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Re: My Horabagrus brachysoma

Post by minipol » Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:47 am

Thanks bekateen and Shovelnose.
They are indeed doing well and are very active in the tank.

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Re: My Horabagrus brachysoma

Post by nvcichlids » Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:36 pm

Is there an eel in their tank?
What's your favorite Dressing~~

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Re: My Horabagrus brachysoma

Post by minipol » Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:35 pm

Hi, nope, 6 Horabagrus, 5 x M. lacustris, 5 x M. herbertaxelrodi and 10 x D. malabaricus

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Re: My Horabagrus brachysoma

Post by nvcichlids » Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:52 pm

Curious then, what is the circled thing in the picture attached?
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what is this?
What's your favorite Dressing~~

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Re: My Horabagrus brachysoma

Post by dw1305 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:29 am

Hi all,
nvcichlids wrote:
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:52 pm
Curious then, what is the circled thing in the picture attached?test.jpg
I think it is the base of the plastic plant.

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Re: My Horabagrus brachysoma

Post by nvcichlids » Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:22 pm

ahhh okay, that makes sense.. it just looked like an eel tail in each picture so I was curious :)
What's your favorite Dressing~~

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Re: My Horabagrus brachysoma

Post by minipol » Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:01 pm

Yeah it's the base of the plastic plant :) 2 such large plants in there. I hope the real plants catch on so I can remove them.

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