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by Shane
Tue May 28, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Just a hobby or a field of study?
Replies: 28
Views: 4570

Re: Just a hobby or a field of study?

What Jools said :-)
-Shane
by Shane
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Ciao ^_^
Replies: 2
Views: 503

Re: Ciao ^_^

Welcome.
-Shane
by Shane
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Asian Catfishes
Topic: Spinning death
Replies: 5
Views: 1652

Re: Spinning death

It is usually associated with doing a large water change and forgetting to use water conditioner. I have done it more then once over the years. You can add an immediate heavy dose of conditioner. Some will make it and some will not. "Sensitive" fishes like many glass cats, small tetras, and blackwat...
by Shane
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Hair algae?
Replies: 7
Views: 476

Re: Hair algae?

All algae issues basically come down to light and nutrients which are the two things algae need to grow. So to best help we would need to know how many watts are over the tank, what is the photoperiod, and does the tank receive ambient light. Second, what are the frequency and volume of water change...
by Shane
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Clarias for lunch.
Replies: 8
Views: 527

Re: Clarias for lunch.

Will miss seeing you as well. Should be a good time. I am also always interested in how locals identify fishes. Nigerian fishermen and fish mongers seem to break everything into two categories: catfish (any catfish sp. of any family) and croaker (cichlids and sciaenidae). Reminds me of when Cesar Ba...
by Shane
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Clarias for lunch.
Replies: 8
Views: 527

Re: Clarias for lunch.

It is repeatedly coated with the spicy red marinade you can see in the top photo throughout cooking. It is then served with "pepe" a combination of grilled onions and scotch bonnet peppers. Delicious spices but you will break out in a sweat and your lips will burn. -Shane https://www.nigerianfoodtv....
by Shane
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Clarias for lunch.
Replies: 8
Views: 527

Re: Clarias for lunch.

Spicy! But flesh is earthy.
-Shane
by Shane
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Clarias for lunch.
Replies: 8
Views: 527

Clarias for lunch.

Yesterday's lunch in Abuja.
-Shane
by Shane
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: What is this wild caught pleco?
Replies: 1
Views: 462

Re: What is this wild caught pleco?

Most likely Acanthicus sp(l193) given the location.
-Shane
by Shane
Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Found these Chaetostoma today at LFS - need a new L number?
Replies: 16
Views: 1013

Re: Found these Chaetostoma today at LFS - need a new L number?

Do you refer to the pale halo along the margin of the rostrum on the individual on the left? Yes, that is the one. Male Chaetostoma, in the spawning season, develop a swollen rostrum or "fat lip." I assume it is somewhat similar to the tentacles male Ancistrus develop, but it has not been commented ...
by Shane
Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Found these Chaetostoma today at LFS - need a new L number?
Replies: 16
Views: 1013

Re: Found these Chaetostoma today at LFS - need a new L number?

In the photo showing all three, side by side, the fish on the left is clearly a male. Note the swelling along the outer edge of the rostrum. I am currently on vacation in South Africa and do not have any access to books, but I would check the Chaetostoma spp from both the Catatumbo and Magdalena bas...
by Shane
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Picked up some new rubberlips - possibly L457
Replies: 15
Views: 921

Re: Picked up some new rubberlips - possibly L457

Eric, Worth noting that the real key with regard to spawning the genus is really clean water with a good level of DO. They need these things much more than a strong current. I have bred two spp in a 33 long that simply had two smaller HOB filters and a single 350 gph power head for water movement. H...
by Shane
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: Chiloglanis pretoriae setup and tankmates
Replies: 7
Views: 2249

Re: Chiloglanis pretoriae setup and tankmates

I think you could try loricariids and Chiloglanis. You just will have to make sure they do not out compete each other for food. The plecos will want the high protein foods the Chiloglanis need.
-Shane
by Shane
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Mystus atrifasciatus? Need ID confirmation, please.
Replies: 8
Views: 644

Re: Mystus atrifasciatus? Need ID confirmation, please.

Ahh, now this comes back to me. Jools and I looked at these fish together and that was the best identification we could come up with. Still not sure it is 100% correct, but it is probably safe to use. Safest identification might be cf. atrifasciatus.
An awesome Mystus regardless.
-Shane
by Shane
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Everything else)
Topic: Vandellia cirrhosa info.
Replies: 8
Views: 1362

Re: Vandellia cirrhosa info.

https://www.planetcatfish.com/shaneswor ... cle_id=301

This article was written in the early 90s. I used goldfish with a scale eating trichomycterid. I am not sure anyone has tried Vandellia.
-Shane