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by ElTofi
Tue Aug 24, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: building a "big" Potamotrygon/SA Catfishes tank
Replies: 362
Views: 140525

Re: building a "big" Potamotrygon/SA Catfishes tank

Another one, for the Stingrays…

I think I’ll soon have babies to place
by ElTofi
Mon Aug 23, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: building a "big" Potamotrygon/SA Catfishes tank
Replies: 362
Views: 140525

Re: building a "big" Potamotrygon/SA Catfishes tank

You’re too kind… thanks… each diving or turning move is shaking… but I’m not that bad with angles and travellings, considering I’m walking on the front wall, along the front glass, bent in two under the big monstera leaves and my right arm half under water + 70 cm selfie stick holding my camera… as ...
by ElTofi
Mon Aug 23, 2021 5:16 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: building a "big" Potamotrygon/SA Catfishes tank
Replies: 362
Views: 140525

Re: building a "big" Potamotrygon/SA Catfishes tank

A simple GoPro 3 on a dedicated stick. They are used to it indeed
by ElTofi
Sun Aug 22, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: building a "big" Potamotrygon/SA Catfishes tank
Replies: 362
Views: 140525

Re: building a "big" Potamotrygon/SA Catfishes tank

hi everyone...

I think I have 2 (on 5) females stingray pregnant, after the entrance of a male in March. I tried to shoot a few vids and some fellows came to say hello
by ElTofi
Sun Jul 04, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: building a "big" Potamotrygon/SA Catfishes tank
Replies: 362
Views: 140525

Re: building a "big" Potamotrygon/SA Catfishes tank

hi you all,

some news of the irresponsible fish in my pond...
by ElTofi
Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Acanthicus adonis and Acanthicus hystrix pictures (mature)
Replies: 8
Views: 4312

Re: Acanthicus adonis and Acanthicus hystrix pictures (mature)

from the double moving in October-December 2019 (leaking problems and I had to remove my fish in a shop in my area for 3 months), this Acanthicus never really healed from the stress... it got more and more thin... until these last days where I discovered it was way too thin and without any energy. T...
by ElTofi
Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: building a "big" Potamotrygon/SA Catfishes tank
Replies: 362
Views: 140525

Re: building a "big" Potamotrygon/SA Catfishes tank

RTC joined the big bath from a week... and only gets out of its roots at night.


but the point of this video is the underwater close up of several fish of my groups... I think it's pretty awesome
by ElTofi
Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: building a "big" Potamotrygon/SA Catfishes tank
Replies: 362
Views: 140525

Re: building a "big" Potamotrygon/SA Catfishes tank

Viktor Jarikov wrote: Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:27 pm Haha... good job.

Oh, the RTC is only warming up. Two feet or 60 cm in the first year starting from 3" or 8 cm is quite common.
Yes, that’s what I’ve been told...
by ElTofi
Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: building a "big" Potamotrygon/SA Catfishes tank
Replies: 362
Views: 140525

Re: building a "big" Potamotrygon/SA Catfishes tank

Never had such a lightning growing rate !!! awesome !

vid of the day (5 weeks and 3 days from its arrival)
by ElTofi
Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: building a "big" Potamotrygon/SA Catfishes tank
Replies: 362
Views: 140525

Re: building a "big" Potamotrygon/SA Catfishes tank

Agreed...

I think my Stingrays are safe. My >2 feet Panaque too... but Peacocks could be in danger indeed.

I have an easy « B » plan in my immédiate area...

Awesome set up and tank mates btw
by ElTofi
Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: building a "big" Potamotrygon/SA Catfishes tank
Replies: 362
Views: 140525

Re: building a "big" Potamotrygon/SA Catfishes tank

hi everyone... long time again since I had something worth to share... I finally made "the final step to my original fishhobbying dream"... I acquired a baby Red Tail Catfish Phractocephalus ... It's growing in the living room Xingu tank until it'll get big enough to join the predators of ...
by ElTofi
Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Dumb things we have done
Replies: 12
Views: 2957

Re: Dumb things we have done

06.30 am, back washing a filter directly into the waste waters... and leaving for work... 2 hours later, by chance, my wife called me : is it normal that your big tank is half way empty ??? Gave emergency procedures, went back home (only 20 minutes from work) and didn't loose any fish... this time.....
by ElTofi
Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: building a "big" Potamotrygon/SA Catfishes tank
Replies: 362
Views: 140525

Re: building a "big" Potamotrygon/SA Catfishes tank

I guess, whatever the specie you are talking of, there is nothing left "natural" in their inner pond behavior... too much light, water too clean, not enough natural predator/prey, easy food, and much to close interactions... considering a natural habitat
by ElTofi
Sat Dec 05, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Acanthicus adonis and Acanthicus hystrix pictures (mature)
Replies: 8
Views: 4312

Re: Acanthicus adonis and Acanthicus hystrix pictures (mature)

one more short video during today's water change...

I think it's worth it...

by ElTofi
Sat Dec 05, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: building a "big" Potamotrygon/SA Catfishes tank
Replies: 362
Views: 140525

Re: building a "big" Potamotrygon/SA Catfishes tank

looooong time...

but a short video of one of my all time favorites... Panaque schaeferi after 10 years in my inner pond and probably 2 more years of living...



Baryancistrus LDA33 is 7 inches
by ElTofi
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: building a "big" Potamotrygon/SA Catfishes tank
Replies: 362
Views: 140525

Re: building a "big" Potamotrygon/SA Catfishes tank

nothing (serious) considering catfish... but I have in continuity : Ancistrus sp Paraguay (and hybridization with "sp from shop"), Hypancistrus sp L201 (a few fry survived and spawned when adults) and I had : Osteoglossum bicirrhosum (two spawnings, with a 6 weeks mouth care from father, i...
by ElTofi
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: building a "big" Potamotrygon/SA Catfishes tank
Replies: 362
Views: 140525

Re: building a "big" Potamotrygon/SA Catfishes tank



one of these days, I'll shoot an underwater video of my "monsters" : Acanthicus adonis (3, 6 and 9 years old) and of the two "Survivors" Panaque schaeferi (10 years old)...

if I can dive a camera inside the tank without them to go back behind the internal filters.
by ElTofi
Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: building a "big" Potamotrygon/SA Catfishes tank
Replies: 362
Views: 140525

Re: building a "big" Potamotrygon/SA Catfishes tank

a bad weather Sunday morning video... with Acanthicus hystrix (and if you are very careful, Acanthicus adonis) under a shelter of wood.



Panaque schaeferi were too shy this morning...