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by Shane
30 Jun 2024, 12:33
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: A catfish poem
Replies: 13
Views: 646

Re: A catfish poem

LOL!
-Shane
by Shane
13 Jun 2024, 18:11
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Brigs fishing Team
Replies: 10
Views: 9428

Re: Brigs fishing Team

Please scroll up and read my previous postings. I never said that this guy (Bobby?) was faking anything.

-Shane
by Shane
11 Jun 2024, 20:02
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Large Gibbiceps Euthanasia
Replies: 14
Views: 652

Re: Large Gibbiceps Euthanasia

Tough one with a fish that size. Is there a friend willing (perhaps a fisherman) that could do blunt or sharp instrument? Eric's suggestion is good as are clove oil, alcohol or even vodka in a pinch. But submerging an animal that size to euthanize may not be realistic.
-Shane
by Shane
10 Jun 2024, 11:08
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: ID please. Listed as Giant Oto from Segrest Farms
Replies: 5
Views: 514

Re: ID please. Listed as Giant Oto from Segrest Farms

Sorry, but $30 dollars for a fish you can catch by the hundreds in a few minutes seems crazy to me. Also, no need to venture far from a major town to collect them. Lastly, natural lifespan is longer than Otocinclus but not by a lot. This is not a fish that is likely to still be going strong 5-6 year...
by Shane
07 Jun 2024, 13:02
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: ID please. Listed as Giant Oto from Segrest Farms
Replies: 5
Views: 514

Re: ID please. Listed as Giant Oto from Segrest Farms

Take a look at Never understood why this genus is not more common in the hobby. They can be found in huge numbers near many areas that are hubs for fish exportation.
-Shane
by Shane
27 May 2024, 12:08
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Hypostomus not growing?
Replies: 3
Views: 508

Re: Hypostomus not growing?

Something I have found over the years is that the key to growth in many lorcariids (that are not specialist feeders) is that volume of food available plays a bigger role than quality of food. If the pleco has constant access to zucchini, carrots, broccoli stems, etc you will see faster growth than i...
by Shane
12 May 2024, 13:29
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Lasiancistrus heteracanthus
Replies: 6
Views: 8397

Re: Lasiancistrus heteracanthus

Good COTM. Did you notice if they were wood eaters?
-Shane
by Shane
03 May 2024, 20:32
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Making Blackwater
Replies: 16
Views: 10753

Re: Making Blackwater

Placed a 15 gallon tub on the back deck filled about 1/4 with oak leaves. It was filled by rain and snow over the winter and just left alone. Holy smokes did it come out strong! Note the two 40 breeders below after water changes today. Bottom tank got 50% (20 gal) tap. Top tank got 18 gallons tap an...
by Shane
03 May 2024, 20:23
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Dave Rinaldo
Replies: 9
Views: 620

Re: Dave Rinaldo

Thanks Lee. Rough news for many of us.
Good bye Dave. You will be missed and can't be replaced.
-Shane
by Shane
02 May 2024, 12:02
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Help with L52 Butterfly Pleco
Replies: 7
Views: 1007

Re: Help with L52 Butterfly Pleco

Daniel is spot on. When these started showing up at exporters in Bogota about 2002 I bought several as they were very inexpensive. My results were always the same... dead fish after a few weeks. I eventually had a chance to talk to collectors and found out they were by-catch when collecting Altum an...
by Shane
14 Apr 2024, 13:23
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Black-Water Plecos?
Replies: 6
Views: 1141

Re: Black-Water Plecos?

"But I wonder, isn’t the sucker-mouth an adaptation to fast flowing water? Fast flowing water is usually clear and just about the opposite of black-water." The "sucker-mouth" may have come about as an adaptation to fast flowing water as it did in Astroblepidae. However, over mill...
by Shane
23 Mar 2024, 19:20
Forum: Asian Catfishes
Topic: Both bought a Akysis prashadi. Are they the same species?
Replies: 10
Views: 3855

Re: Both bought a Akysis prashadi. Are they the same species?

You and your cryptic catfishes! ;-)
-Shane
by Shane
13 Mar 2024, 18:22
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Almost Done
Replies: 14
Views: 3207

Re: Almost Done

I agree. Cut down on tanks, but not your activities for the hobby. Too much knowledge would be lost.
-Shane
by Shane
07 Mar 2024, 19:53
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Farlowella ID?
Replies: 6
Views: 1571

Re: Farlowella ID?

To my mind it is a bit of an Occam's razor. 1) The seller was "pretty sure" they came from Colombia. 2) Most of the Farlowella trade in Colombia is centered in Villavicencio. The most common species in this area are F. vittata (two rows of belly scutes) and F. mariaelenae (3 rows of belly ...
by Shane
06 Mar 2024, 20:22
Forum: South American Catfishes (Everything else)
Topic: 6 week old cory fry and going on vacation
Replies: 2
Views: 1135

Re: 6 week old cory fry and going on vacation

Not sure how long you will be gone, but I have left my fish room alone and without any food on several occasions for up to three weeks with zero losses. Many South American fishes will go without food for months in the dry season in the wild.

At 1/2 inch they should be fine in the main tank.

-Shane
by Shane
06 Mar 2024, 20:09
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Farlowella ID?
Replies: 6
Views: 1571

Re: Farlowella ID?

Pretty sure this is F. vittata, but if you bought a group check them all as shipments sometimes contain mixed spp.

As Farlowella, like most Otocinclus, all sale for the same price under the same trade name Colombian exporters do not separate them by species.

-Shane
by Shane
04 Mar 2024, 16:17
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Corydoras venezuela
Replies: 9
Views: 1763

Re: Corydoras venezuela

That is the thing with holotype locations. They represent a single point of discovery only. In the case of C. concolor the ho!otype location is actually the very southern edge of their range in the wild. For a llanos tank it all depends if you want to recreate the wet season or dry season. Wet seaso...
by Shane
03 Mar 2024, 14:35
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Corydoras venezuela
Replies: 9
Views: 1763

Re: Corydoras venezuela

C. schultzei is from a completely different river system in Peru. C. venezuelanus is restricted to the Tuy and Valencia basins. C. sp. llanos is found south of the Andes in the northern llanos of Venezuela. As one travels further south in the llanos it disappears and is replaced by C. concolor. I am...
by Shane
25 Feb 2024, 11:54
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Driftwood from Alabama River
Replies: 9
Views: 2992

Re: Driftwood from Alabama River

Yeap. We have all made the grape vine mistake!
-Shane
by Shane
02 Feb 2024, 12:36
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: A not-yet-peer-reviewed paper on Hypancistrus zebra
Replies: 7
Views: 1436

Re: A not-yet-peer-reviewed paper on Hypancistrus zebra

Not to make light of the paper but the same outcome has been realized dozens of times in published aquaculture research. Crowding is the main factor that limits fry growth. This holds true in better controlled experiments than the above. Raising a bunch of Cory fry in different tanks at different st...
by Shane
31 Jan 2024, 10:57
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Ultra Clear Silicone
Replies: 2
Views: 1717

Re: Ultra Clear Silicone

Thanks. What a shame. I bought it for a kitchen project so nothing wasted.
-Shane
by Shane
30 Jan 2024, 21:48
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Ultra Clear Silicone
Replies: 2
Views: 1717

Ultra Clear Silicone

Anyone tried this? No warnings on the package about aquarium use. "Mildew Resistant" bothers me.
-Shane
by Shane
29 Jan 2024, 11:34
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Any good tips for corydoras fry to grow quickly
Replies: 6
Views: 2159

Re: Any good tips for corydoras fry to grow quickly

Temperature can have an impact but I would not go too much higher than 24.
-Shane
by Shane
18 Jan 2024, 22:56
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Meet Chewy
Replies: 40
Views: 18118

Re: Meet Chewy

Chewy says, "Happy New Year." Her odontodes are growing back.

-Shane
by Shane
18 Jan 2024, 20:27
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Any good tips for corydoras fry to grow quickly
Replies: 6
Views: 2159

Re: Any good tips for corydoras fry to grow quickly

Lots of good research on fish growth has been done by scientists studying aquaculture. The major factors (tested independently) are: Crowding, water quality, and food (amount and quality). Water quality and food being equal the least crowded group grows fastest. Crowding and food being equal the gro...
by Shane
10 Jan 2024, 20:38
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Corydoras habrosus
Replies: 9
Views: 1823

Re: Corydoras habrosus

Venezuela. There is a link above. We celebrated our 24th anniversary last weekend. She has collected with me in: The US, Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia, Brazil, Peru, South Africa and Uganda. When my wife was doing archaeology full time I would join her on her digs. Much less fun than catching fish! -S...
by Shane
09 Jan 2024, 17:52
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Corydoras habrosus
Replies: 9
Views: 1823

Re: Corydoras habrosus

My wife did. My back is to the camera the other person is Norbert Flauger.
-Shane
by Shane
09 Jan 2024, 17:09
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Corydoras habrosus
Replies: 9
Views: 1823

Re: Corydoras habrosus

The habitat in the article above.
-Shane
by Shane
08 Jan 2024, 20:28
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Corydoras habrosus
Replies: 9
Views: 1823

Re: Corydoras habrosus

They are found in clear and white waters.
-Shane

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