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by Firestorming
Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:12 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: L202 vs L243
Replies: 2
Views: 959

Re: L202 vs L243

Thanks Haakon, well if nothing else I do have patience. I'll just sit back and watch them grow (or not) they are in a 6x2x2 so they have ample room. Currently sitting around the 3.5 inch mark.
by Firestorming
Mon Aug 19, 2013 4:18 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: L202 vs L243
Replies: 2
Views: 959

L202 vs L243

Good afternoon ladies and gents, Noting the amount of variation in patterns,is there any way (other than capture location) to differentiate between L243 and Peckoltia lineola . I have a group I purchased from a shop closing down sale that simply had them labelled as "ornate bristlenose" :-...
by Firestorming
Mon Aug 19, 2013 4:12 am
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Loricariids of the Middle Xingu River
Replies: 56
Views: 17632

Re: Loricariids of the Middle Xingu River

Would have loved to get me, but postage to Australia is more than the book itself. :-T
by Firestorming
Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: I rescued a brownish/black pleco with gold spots days ago
Replies: 6
Views: 1908

Re: I rescued a brownish/black pleco with gold spots days ag

People who flush fish for whatever reason need a good smack in the head. Good job on the rescue mate.
by Firestorming
Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:24 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Leucistics L46
Replies: 20
Views: 5763

Re: Leucistics L46

Very nice! We have had it with L333 and L201 here in Australia I believe.
by Firestorming
Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:58 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Side drop filtration for loricariids
Replies: 17
Views: 3134

Re: Side drop filtration for loricariids

That would be great thanks Jools, may as well have all the various terms for the same thing linked in.
by Firestorming
Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:39 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Side drop filtration for loricariids
Replies: 17
Views: 3134

Re: Side drop filtration for loricariids

Thanks mate :-BD

Once again the naming difference of things between countries and continents causes another thread. I'll run some searches with the info you have given me and see how I go.

Thanks for the fast reply too.
by Firestorming
Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:14 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Side drop filtration for loricariids
Replies: 17
Views: 3134

Side drop filtration for loricariids

Happy New Years one and all. Well with a new year I have decided to look into my entire fish room process. I have sold off my 54 tanks I was running using wet/dry sump style filtration and am looking into more cost effective ways of running a more sedate 20-30 tanks. To this effect I have been looki...
by Firestorming
Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Farlowella platorynchus (old post: "Farlowella ID, please")
Replies: 11
Views: 2510

Re: Farlowella ID, please

Some of those photos are very Cat-eLog worthy. Congrats on the spawn and congrats on the great photography.
by Firestorming
Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:18 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Feathery growths
Replies: 2
Views: 765

Re: Feathery growths

I appreciate the idea of an ancistrus, but have a look at my cats list, I am confident ( as much as one can be without catching them personally) of what my catfish are.
by Firestorming
Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:22 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Feathery growths
Replies: 2
Views: 765

Feathery growths

Good evening ladies and gents, well I have been absent from the forums for a while working on all sorts of projects, and I have come back seeking some sagely advice. I have noticed on some of my Peckoltia species an odd feathery growth primarily on the head, near the nasal area. Any ideas on what it...
by Firestorming
Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:41 am
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Finally! The fishing season!
Replies: 85
Views: 17024

Re: Finally! The fishing season!

The weather is warming up here, and that means the fishing is back on for me. I'll try to get some pics of my set up but here is what I am after this summer: http://www.fishingmonthly.com.au/app/webroot/img/uploads/00e23fdb208b003069034aa52910da4b_HindNaroo1210_1.jpg Had to pinch a pic as works dvd ...
by Firestorming
Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:13 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: A pleco tattoo
Replies: 9
Views: 2724

Re: A pleco tattoo

I met a guy here who had a L204 tattoo on the top of his hand with the long filaments, it didnt look too bad.
by Firestorming
Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:54 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: killer snails eating my L134 eggs?
Replies: 20
Views: 8935

Re: killer snails eating my L134 eggs?

Be careful with loaches though, they will eat snails for sure, but they will also force their way into spawning caves and eat eggs too if they can manage it.
by Firestorming
Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:45 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Ancistrus claro avail in Sydney
Replies: 7
Views: 1663

Re: Ancistrus claro avail in Sydney

I hate to say it mate, but many places here will add a fancy name to anything to increase sales, and all they do is rip off the customer and make the catfish world just that much more confusing. I would be taking both fish back and asking for a refund, since they were sold based on false information...
by Firestorming
Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:30 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Is this Ancistrus claro LDA08?
Replies: 15
Views: 3580

Re: Is this Ancistrus claro LDA08?

Mate, can you post some more pics of the "Gibby" that looks like a longfin bn to me, and if it is a long fin go back and get your money back!
by Firestorming
Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:37 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Ancistrus claro avail in Sydney
Replies: 7
Views: 1663

Re: Ancistrus claro avail in Sydney

Some pics would be great before I travel down there, as has been stated shops will often advertise by a name they have come across either on purpose to improve sales or by accident if uninformed.
by Firestorming
Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:22 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Anyone using Ada Amazonia for plecos?
Replies: 6
Views: 1490

Re: Anyone using Ada Amazonia for plecos?

You can replicate the natural environment with out having to use this soil. (I am assuming thats your line of thought).
Maybe share some more info on the breeding set up, water conditions, feeding regime etc and the massive amount of experience on this site should be able to help you out.
by Firestorming
Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:43 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Panaque maccus maturity
Replies: 3
Views: 894

Re: maccuss maturity

I had a female who used to breed who was only a little bigger than that SL, but I agree with Milton that it is probably a little small. Mine was also a rescue from a gold fish bowl ~X( so she was somewhat stunted. I never expected her to breed. Are you talking TL or SL? (just the body or the full le...
by Firestorming
Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:03 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Baby plecos not eating!!! Now what?
Replies: 4
Views: 1120

Re: Baby plecos not eating!!! Now what?

Have you lost any yet? Keep the food available but dont let it sit and make the water quality turn poor, I keep my fry concentrated in a fry saver so food is always near them rather than having to patrol an entire tank looking.
Good luck with them.