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by TwoTankAmin
Thu Oct 14, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: This is disturbing
Replies: 9
Views: 596

Re: This is disturbing

Brought to you by the same country where Covid originated. Why am I not surprised.

What nature has spent millions of years creating man can wreck in on a matter of a few decades.
by TwoTankAmin
Mon Oct 11, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Pics of my TR 173 Breeders
Replies: 3
Views: 621

Re: Pics of my TR 173 Breeders

I am always a few days behind schedule lately it seems. I should have done the below days ago... Here are some pics of the offspring shot the same time as the pic I did post. The fish for a bit more relaxed and are more typical of how most of them should look. TR173_4fish.jpg TR173_bigfish_1.jpg TR1...
by TwoTankAmin
Sun Oct 10, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Catfish Cataclysm 2021 - The Ultimate Catfish Experience
Replies: 12
Views: 3940

Re: Catfish Cataclysm 2021 - The Ultimate Catfish Experience

I am not because it is too far for me to drive there and back. I do not care to fly any more as they have made it it to unpleasant an experience. I stared flying commercial when the planes had propellers. :-p
by TwoTankAmin
Sat Oct 02, 2021 4:41 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Pics of my TR 173 Breeders
Replies: 3
Views: 621

Pics of my TR 173 Breeders

I have a group of 11 TR l173 which I raised from about 1.75 inch (4.4cm). They have been spawning for about 3.5 years (not continuously). There are about 40 in a growout tank ranging from about 2 to 3.5 inches. Pics of the are not great because they were pretty stressed when I pulled their tank apar...
by TwoTankAmin
Thu Sep 30, 2021 5:22 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Difference between L173 and L236
Replies: 6
Views: 828

Re: Difference between L173 and L236

Let me start by saying what follows is strictly my opinion. I could be entirely mistaken in my conclusions or I could be on the money. Somebody wiser and more experienced than I am might post and say that I am wrong. I definitely see similarities when I look at other peoples pictures. For me one of ...
by TwoTankAmin
Mon Sep 27, 2021 4:23 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Difference between L173 and L236
Replies: 6
Views: 828

Re: Difference between L173 and L236

@Captainandy - I am not an Asian breeder and neither of my 173 groups came from Asia. One came from Brazil and the other from Germany. :d I keep and breed both of the above fish. Before I moused over the pics and saw the URLs, I had pegged the bottom one 100% as 173 and was fairly certain that the t...
by TwoTankAmin
Sun Sep 19, 2021 1:49 am
Forum: For Sale (USA & Canada)
Topic: FS 6 F1 L173 2.00"-2.25" Pick-up 10549 NY- Limited Shipping
Replies: 6
Views: 3910

Re: FS 6 F1 L173 2.00"-2.25" Pick-up 10549 NY- Limited Shipping

The fish have been sold pending my ability to get them shipped. i should be able to pull this off in the next few weeks. I am happy a couple of members here were able to take advantage of the low pricing I had on these fish. I see them for sale as imports for $210 - $300 a fish from 1.5 - 2.25 inche...
by TwoTankAmin
Thu Sep 16, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Corydoras sp. CW009 "green laser" 200+ eggs, fry and spawners
Replies: 4
Views: 3639

Re: Corydoras sp. CW009 "green laser" 200+ eggs, fry and spawners

Nothing beats cory or pleco fry for cuteness.
To paraphrase the Beatles - "You are the egg man Goo goo g'joob."
by TwoTankAmin
Wed Sep 15, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Do I believe in miracles......
Replies: 5
Views: 2838

Re: Do I believe in miracles......

Apparently luck is running through my 173. I discovered one this morning in a 5 gal; bucket on the terrace. it is in the shade, unheated and at night temps here are in the mid 60sF (18.3C range). I found a live 173 today that was in that bucket for at least a day and possibly 2 nights and a day. Its...
by TwoTankAmin
Sun Sep 12, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Do I believe in miracles......
Replies: 5
Views: 2838

Do I believe in miracles......

So, a gent was coming by today to pick up 13 L173 from me. They were one lot of 7 and the 5 lot w/ the extra bonus fish sold in this site. The fish were house in one of my tanks on the terrace (no running water). Last week I moved out the 7 from an adjacent tank and cleared another tank of the 6 fis...
by TwoTankAmin
Sun Sep 12, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: F1, F2, F3... SO confusing!
Replies: 7
Views: 1495

Re: F1, F2, F3... SO confusing!

I tend to agree with the above. But I tend to broaden this a bit because I do not spawn my fish in pairs but in small groups. Over time who is spawning with whom is impossible to determine. However, I will move offspring out of breeding tanks to grow tanks before that are able to spawn. If do not re...
by TwoTankAmin
Fri Sep 10, 2021 12:03 am
Forum: For Sale (USA & Canada)
Topic: FS 6 F1 L173 2.00"-2.25" Pick-up 10549 NY- Limited Shipping
Replies: 6
Views: 3910

Re: FS 6 F1 L173 2.00"-2.25" Pick-up 10549 NY- Limited Shipping

As promised, I selected a replacement fish. It is 2.25" TL which is bigger than the one lost.
replacement PC2a.jpg
replacement PC2b.jpg
I would love an L24, but I have mo place I could keep it.
by TwoTankAmin
Thu Sep 09, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: For Sale (USA & Canada)
Topic: FS 6 F1 L173 2.00"-2.25" Pick-up 10549 NY- Limited Shipping
Replies: 6
Views: 3910

Re: FS 6 F1 L173 2.00"-2.25" Pick-up 10549 NY- Limited Shipping

Considering I had to catch a couple of hundred+ fish, size them, sort them and get them into various holding tanks losing just one is close to a miracle. On average I would say I netted each fish at least 3 times during the process. So I essentially netted something over 600 times. I am about to hea...
by TwoTankAmin
Thu Sep 09, 2021 6:28 am
Forum: For Sale (USA & Canada)
Topic: FS 6 F1 L173 2.00"-2.25" Pick-up 10549 NY- Limited Shipping
Replies: 6
Views: 3910

Re: FS 6 F1 L173 2.00"-2.25" Pick-up 10549 NY- Limited Shipping

Bad news. I had to move a few fish to different tanks today, this included the above group. To my dismay I discovered the minimal remains of one of the fish in this group dead. I will select a suitable replacement, take a picture and add it to this thread. Unfortunately, I am not sure which of the s...
by TwoTankAmin
Mon Sep 06, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: It's a Mystery
Replies: 4
Views: 1203

Re: It's a Mystery

I doubt they died, somehow they must have crossed over to the other side of the tank, not the other side because they swam into the light........
by TwoTankAmin
Sun Sep 05, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: It's a Mystery
Replies: 4
Views: 1203

Re: It's a Mystery

You are most welcome.

I do have one tank with a few big clown loaches in the 10+ inch range. :d
by TwoTankAmin
Sun Sep 05, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: For Sale (USA & Canada)
Topic: FS 6 F1 L173 2.00"-2.25" Pick-up 10549 NY- Limited Shipping
Replies: 6
Views: 3910

FS 6 F1 L173 2.00"-2.25" Pick-up 10549 NY- Limited Shipping

Group of 6 True F1 L173 - Unsexed: Sizes TL: 2.00” to 2.25” Born & raised in my tanks: pH 7.0, TDS low 80s ppm, temp. 82-86 F. PRICE: $1,000.00 ( I will donate $100 from the above to Planetcatfish.) POST SALE SUPPORT : is available for the next year unless I am unable for health reasons includi...
by TwoTankAmin
Sat Sep 04, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: It's a Mystery
Replies: 4
Views: 1203

It's a Mystery

I have been breaking down breeding and grow tanks to sort, measure, evaluate and inventory what I have to sell. As part of this I have been segregating fish in tanks and divided tanks. I have a 40 L I divided in half using Poret foam 2 inches thick. I had to stack some at the top because the main pi...
by TwoTankAmin
Sat Aug 28, 2021 5:34 am
Forum: For Sale (USA & Canada)
Topic: FS 5 F1 L173 2.25"-2.75" Pick-up 10549 NY- Limited Shipping
Replies: 2
Views: 911

FS 5 F1 L173 2.25"-2.75" Pick-up 10549 NY- Limited Shipping

Group of 5 True F1 L173 - Unsexed: Sizes TL: 2.25” to 2.75” Born & raised in my tanks: pH 7.0, TDS low 80s ppm, temp. 82-86 F. Bonus --> You will get an additional, quality L173 1 5/8 inch (+/- 1/8 in.) TL of my choice. PRICE: $1,200 ( I will donate $120 from the above to Planetcatfish.) POST S...
by TwoTankAmin
Sat Aug 28, 2021 4:51 am
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Lifetime of your fish
Replies: 6
Views: 1652

Re: Lifetime of your fish

I purchased a proven breeding group of zebra plecos in Apr. 2006. My belief was the fish were 4 -5 years old when I got them, possibly some were 6. I still have about 8 of them today. I have replaced those lost and add a few more, the group still spawns. I cannot say the spawns involve the oldest fi...