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by DutchFry
Thu May 19, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Everything else)
Topic: Pictus EMERGENCY!!! Please help!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 2468

Re: Pictus EMERGENCY!!! Please help!!!

do not cut his barbels please... they're the most sensitive parts of its body... could you perhaps upload some photo's so we can determine what's wrong with the fish? And also, sick fish need rest and will react badly to handling and transferring from one to another tank. best idea for now is to tra...
by DutchFry
Thu May 19, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Pleco ID?
Replies: 3
Views: 1229

Re: Pleco ID?

Hard to tell based on this picture alone, but it could possibly be Hypoptopoma sp`peru(2)`
by DutchFry
Wed Aug 19, 2015 2:24 pm
Forum: Asian Catfishes
Topic: Hara jerdoni species tank- questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1595

Re: Hara jerdoni species tank- questions

a bit late this reply, but when i kept these i always used rain water for water changes. it could be worth your while to colllect some rain water and do some testing. usually rain water tends to be more acidic and soft compared to tap water. if rain water is not an option for you i would leave this ...
by DutchFry
Wed Dec 03, 2014 8:58 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: What is the mysterious blue and red tail in the background?
Replies: 5
Views: 1681

Re: What is the mysterious blue and red tail in the backgrou

good question i cannot answer it with 100% certainty but i think it might be a striking Panaque sp(l191) , possibly a young specimen. not blue and red in the caudal but white and orange. colors in the pic are probably corrupted due to the flash of the camera. but then again, it could be something co...
by DutchFry
Tue Dec 02, 2014 9:36 am
Forum: Other Catfishes
Topic: Small catfish for an unheated tank
Replies: 9
Views: 3059

Re: Small catfish for an unheated tank

A. prashadi form cat-elog: 16.0-22.0°C i have kept Akysis in the past and they will do fine in an unheated tank as long as the room the tank is in is heated. your problem will be keeping the tank cool enough during summer. i lost all of mine during a hot period in summer, sadly. but i guess you can ...
by DutchFry
Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:12 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: I have a dark colored pleco with stripes looking for a name!
Replies: 4
Views: 1314

Re: I have a dark colored pleco with stripes looking for a n

not sure what it is. it looks kind of flat, possibly Dekeyseria sp. L052 ?
by DutchFry
Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:43 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Local Catfish N. Indiana, USA
Replies: 4
Views: 1390

Re: Local Catfish N. Indiana, USA

you can trust the ID done by Birger. the catfishes in your picture seem young and thus flatter. also it depends on how much and what they are being fed. color is never a great guideline in catfishes. color can and will vary greatly among individuals of the same species. many factors attribute to thi...
by DutchFry
Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:38 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Sexing my Baryancistrus Beggini, possible spawning activity :-) Eggs!!
Replies: 44
Views: 8551

Re: Sexing my Baryancistrus Beggini, looking for help

fish 1,3,4,6 and maybe also 9 look to be male to me. but i am no expert.

a very nice group you have there! good luck with them, i hear these aren't easy to keep alive let alone breed!
by DutchFry
Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:05 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Peckoltias, Apistogrammas and caves.
Replies: 3
Views: 972

Re: Peckoltias, Apistogrammas and caves.

you can use the caves you posted for the Peckoltia's. for the cacatuoides, i would use half a coconut. just buy one at the store, cut it through the middle and take away the coconut flesh. rinse/boil it or whatever to make it clean. then take a drill and make a small hole right on top of the half co...
by DutchFry
Mon Jul 07, 2014 12:13 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Pseudacanthicus setup? Advice please :)
Replies: 11
Views: 2503

Re: Pseudacanthicus setup? Advice please :)

most Pseuda's live in the main bodies of large amazonian rivers like Rio Xingu. sometimes these rivers are 40 feet deep or even more. little light reaches the bottom, so no plants are found there. Large boulders, smaller rocks and fast flowing water. the occasional dead log/wood tangle. thats about ...
by DutchFry
Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:08 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: I.D please
Replies: 17
Views: 3769

Re: I.D please

wow, wow, wow! these are so pretty! where have you seen them for sale and what are they going for?
by DutchFry
Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:41 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Which Cory did you keep the longest
Replies: 8
Views: 2164

Re: Which Cory did you keep the longest

i have been keeping adolfoi for the last 9 years. started out with 4, they bred multiple times and i have one of the original 4 still in my tank together with some of her offspring. I keep them at around 24-26 degrees Celsius and they always start to spawn beginning of spring and will continue to do...
by DutchFry
Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:32 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: What species is this?
Replies: 4
Views: 986

Re: What species is this?

your fish is very skinny.

please provide it with fresh vegetables like zucchini or sweet potato at least once every three days. these fish eat the whole day in the wild and they can devour much more than you might think
by DutchFry
Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:10 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Everything else)
Topic: Microglanis Iheringi behaviour
Replies: 3
Views: 968

Re: Microglanis Iheringi behaviour

i have also seen this behavior but with Akysis. later on this progressed into some sort of embracement of the female by the male, clinging on to her with his pectoral fins after which the female released some eggs. the male and female always ate all of the eggs straight away and it happened in the s...
by DutchFry
Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:53 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: a 20 gallon rift lake
Replies: 31
Views: 5341

Re: a 20 gallon rift lake

Nice set up!

the rams are not rams but Mikrogeophagus altispinoza. very similar to rams though.

the tank could do with some wood and/or plants to provide a bit more cover for the fish but that is of course personal taste too. it looks great already!
by DutchFry
Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:49 am
Forum: Asian Catfishes
Topic: Dwarf goonch
Replies: 73
Views: 22175

Re: Dwarf goonch

First of all, i have been following this thread with great interest. thanks for starting it! as for the light question, there are several types of 'moon light' types of lights available for aquarium use. mostly as LED's. they have a nice blue color to it and most fish are not even slightly bothered ...
by DutchFry
Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:44 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Unusual Chaetostoma ID?
Replies: 1
Views: 651

Re: Unusual Chaetostoma ID?

your fish is missing the white tips on the caudal so it is not L402.

I have owned one exactly like this and to me this is C. aff. milesi
by DutchFry
Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:57 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Any Ideas what they may be?
Replies: 2
Views: 827

Re: Any Ideas what they may be?

I think you are correct with L129 but it could possibly be L340 as well. let's see what others have to say.
by DutchFry
Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:04 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: L66 Natural set up
Replies: 11
Views: 3079

Re: L66 Natural set up

You can basically use any type of river boulder you find good looking or easy to work with. just make sure to check if it's inert. I would recommend to get some large pieces of dark slate. looks good, is easily breakable and if you stack the pieces nicely, it's easy to recreate the crevices they lik...
by DutchFry
Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:03 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Help with ID Catcfish
Replies: 1
Views: 618

Re: Help with ID Catfish

I am pretty sure these are L129 but to be sure it would be nice to see some side view shots.