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by sturiosoma
04 Jan 2024, 11:54
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Zebra otocinclus spawning behavior
Replies: 34
Views: 7969

Re: Zebra otocinclus spawning behavior

So far I have found a total of 5 fry. They seem to eventually move up toward the surface. In the breeder tank they are almost all up near the surface now. Should be interesting trying to get them to feed. I took some nice closeup video of the fry from underneath and on the side. I would say they ar...
by sturiosoma
27 Dec 2023, 19:34
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Help L133 sick!
Replies: 1
Views: 1171

Re: Help L133 sick!

Looks like velvet, I've never used those meds but I would increase temp and aeration and follow recommendations for meds you are using.

Jeanne
by sturiosoma
06 Dec 2023, 13:49
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Let's try this again Day 1 Sturisomatichthys spawn
Replies: 76
Views: 21315

Re: Let's try this again Day 1 Sturisomatichthys spawn

Pulled eggs on Monday and their starting to hatch, this is
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their first spawn since I moved their tank seems it took them awhile to get back in the swing of things.

Jeanne
by sturiosoma
17 Nov 2023, 18:34
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Problem keeping L172a alive
Replies: 3
Views: 4317

Re: Problem keeping L172a alive

I purchased 5 L172a from two very reliable sources and over the past 2 months they have slowly died off. The aquarium is a 450 gallon (8 feet long and 4 feet wide); the water parameter is around ec 180 (tds 90); kh 1-2 gh 3-4 and nitrate near 0. There are fair amount of live plants and large amount...
by sturiosoma
05 Nov 2023, 17:55
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L 159 luzia egg problems
Replies: 8
Views: 4684

Re: L 159 luzia egg problems

Hello. I have a reverse trio of l 159. They have spawned about 5 times since April. I still haven't gotten any fry! The eggs have always got kicked out so I am able to see that they are all different sizes? They always go bad no mater what I do. About a month ago I moved one male and one female to ...
by sturiosoma
02 Nov 2023, 20:35
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L454 spawn
Replies: 18
Views: 5450

Re: L454 spawn

Tony4143 wrote: 31 Oct 2023, 17:57 So, How are they doing as of today?
-Tony
Excellent
by sturiosoma
02 Aug 2023, 23:06
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Let's try this again Day 1 Sturisomatichthys spawn
Replies: 76
Views: 21315

Re: Let's try this again Day 1 Sturisomatichthys spawn

Their switching it up this week
female is top fish
female is top fish
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I will try to get video as soon as they start putting down eggs

Jeanne
by sturiosoma
28 Jul 2023, 15:58
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L454 spawn
Replies: 18
Views: 5450

Re: L454 spawn

bekateen wrote: 28 Jul 2023, 15:56 Great! How many babies do you have from past spawns?

Cheers, Eric
I've lost count.

Jeanne
by sturiosoma
28 Jul 2023, 15:47
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L454 spawn
Replies: 18
Views: 5450

Re: L454 spawn

Found a male L454 guarding a clutch of eggs
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Jeanne
by sturiosoma
26 Jul 2023, 01:31
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Let's try this again Day 1 Sturisomatichthys spawn
Replies: 76
Views: 21315

Re: Let's try this again Day 1 Sturisomatichthys spawn

Uh O a female cleaning the spawning site
female cleaning spawning site
female cleaning spawning site
Jeanne
by sturiosoma
20 Jul 2023, 19:04
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L454 spawn
Replies: 18
Views: 5450

Re: L454 spawn

I have an active L454 trapping.
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if you look close you can see the 2 tails
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Jeanne
by sturiosoma
18 Jul 2023, 15:59
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Let's try this again Day 1 Sturisomatichthys spawn
Replies: 76
Views: 21315

Re: Let's try this again Day 1 Sturisomatichthys spawn

Its Tuesday and we got a spawn going on, this is one of the smaller females from my younger group.
female is the top fish
female is the top fish
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Jeanne
by sturiosoma
14 Jul 2023, 14:57
Forum: Taxonomy & Science News
Topic: New Rineloricaria
Replies: 3
Views: 751

Re: New Rineloricaria

bekateen wrote: 11 Jul 2023, 05:32 Species added to CLOG.

Does anyone have access to this paper please?

Thanks,
Eric
How can you have a new species and not have a photo? what was someone looking at to determine it was a new species?

Jeanne
by sturiosoma
11 Jul 2023, 14:05
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Let's try this again Day 1 Sturisomatichthys spawn
Replies: 76
Views: 21315

Re: Let's try this again Day 1 Sturisomatichthys spawn

Their back
7-11-23 spawn
7-11-23 spawn
7-11-23 spawn
7-11-23 spawn
after a 1 week break.

Jeanne
by sturiosoma
06 Jul 2023, 16:15
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Meet Chewy
Replies: 40
Views: 11639

Re: Meet Chewy

Jeanne, Throughout Africa the most common wood used for dugout canoes is teak. Iron wood would not work as it is so dense that it sinks in water (hence why I collect it for aquariums). Other than Chewy eating it... the wood lasts forever in the aquarium. I have pieces that have been in tanks since ...
by sturiosoma
06 Jul 2023, 16:13
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Let's try this again Day 1 Sturisomatichthys spawn
Replies: 76
Views: 21315

Re: Let's try this again Day 1 Sturisomatichthys spawn

It's 10am est. THURSDAY and no eggs
no eggs
no eggs
hoping this little one don't have a plan
hoping this little one don't have a plan
maybe there really is Christmas in July.

Jeanne
by sturiosoma
04 Jul 2023, 22:15
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Let's try this again Day 1 Sturisomatichthys spawn
Replies: 76
Views: 21315

Re: Let's try this again Day 1 Sturisomatichthys spawn

Dang they are busy! Congratulations! Are you swimming in fry? Or are they like most other whiptails where slowly you lose them until you end with about 10% survival? Cheers, Eric No I'm swimming in them I would say I've gotten my survival rate to 90 percent and have released 20 juvies back into the...
by sturiosoma
04 Jul 2023, 19:33
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Let's try this again Day 1 Sturisomatichthys spawn
Replies: 76
Views: 21315

Re: Let's try this again Day 1 Sturisomatichthys spawn

Found several light colored juvies, would these be considered leucistic.
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Jeanne
by sturiosoma
03 Jul 2023, 19:50
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: What kind of dog is this
Replies: 4
Views: 2406

What kind of dog is this

Anyone
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Jeanne
by sturiosoma
03 Jul 2023, 19:46
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L454 spawn
Replies: 18
Views: 5450

Re: L454 spawn

Found L454 wigglers today, and nowhere to put them.
male L454 with wigglers
male L454 with wigglers
L454 wigglers
L454 wigglers
Jeanne
by sturiosoma
28 Jun 2023, 17:20
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Let's try this again Day 1 Sturisomatichthys spawn
Replies: 76
Views: 21315

Re: Let's try this again Day 1 Sturisomatichthys spawn

My smallest spawn on the airlift tube
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And a huge one on the back glass
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Jeanne
by sturiosoma
27 Jun 2023, 17:24
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Meet Chewy
Replies: 40
Views: 11639

Re: Meet Chewy

This is a piece of South African black iron wood I collected near Kruger. It is one of the hardest woods on the planet, but Chewy can make short work of it. Now you know why one common name for Panaque is Coma Canoa (canoe eater). You can easily see how a Panaque could sink a dugout canoe. -Shane I...
by sturiosoma
27 Jun 2023, 17:22
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L454 spawn
Replies: 18
Views: 5450

Re: L454 spawn

L454 fry
L454 fry
L454 fry
L454 fry
L454 fry
Jeanne
by sturiosoma
20 Jun 2023, 20:58
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Let's try this again Day 1 Sturisomatichthys spawn
Replies: 76
Views: 21315

Re: Let's try this again Day 1 Sturisomatichthys spawn

Looking like I'm gonna have another double spawn, 2 females at tube, male by arrow, these are the 2 largest females from my younger group, its 4pm est.
2 females cleaning spawning site, male waiting.
2 females cleaning spawning site, male waiting.
Jeanne

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