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by TwoTankAmin
Tue Nov 30, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Ken's Fish Feed - Experiences?
Replies: 6
Views: 416

Re: Ken's Fish Feed - Experiences?

There is an old saying, "You get what you pay for." I use kens mini sinking sticks. I get about 6 different ones and mix them. However, I try not to feed it more than 15% of the time. I also make my own blend of his flakes and try not to feed them more than 20% of the time. My primary food...
by TwoTankAmin
Sun Nov 28, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Monster Catfish Book?
Replies: 10
Views: 4378

Re: Monster Catfish Book?

I do not have many fish books. I do have a few on plecos. One is Ingo Seidel's Back to Nature Guide to L-Catfishes. It covers a lot of plecos not just the big ones. it has general things like dietary considerations, breeding, habitats etc. Then it goes into details of the specific fish by Genus. It ...
by TwoTankAmin
Sun Nov 28, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Feed your fish well
Replies: 10
Views: 553

Re: Feed your fish well

The rep[ashy site gives this link for international sources: France - https://www.reptiligne.fr/fr/ They only list the reptile food but they might be willing to order you fish food. there may be other European sites which do carry the fish stuff. You can find them listed by country here https://www....
by TwoTankAmin
Wed Nov 24, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Feed your fish well
Replies: 10
Views: 553

Re: Feed your fish well

My plecos now are all Hypancistrus. But I also keep corys and loaches. I use three different classes of foods. The first is frozen and these are mostly all meaty foods-blood worms, mysis and brine shrimp, brine git loaded w/ spirulina adn even daphnia. Fry get cyclops and rotifers. next i feed the R...
by TwoTankAmin
Wed Nov 17, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L046 vs L333 digestive observations
Replies: 3
Views: 606

Re: L046 vs L333 digestive observations

Beyond what Jools suggested- While the two fish may currently be of similar size, they do not end up that way. 333 gets larger. That being the case it grows more and this may mean it needs more food to do so. There is length and then there is bulk. 333 likely are bigger bodied than zebras when they ...
by TwoTankAmin
Thu Oct 14, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: This is disturbing
Replies: 9
Views: 1698

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: 1020

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: 5677

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: 1020

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: 1199

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: 1199

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: 4400

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: 4360

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: 3544

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: 3544

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: 2279

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: 4400

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: 4400

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: 4400

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: 1879

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........