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by wijnands
Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: For Sale (Europe)
Topic: Ancistrus Claro, Netherlands
Replies: 2
Views: 9668

Ancistrus Claro, Netherlands

New batch of fish, got 6 at 4cm now and they do need a new home now.
by wijnands
Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:41 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: wondering about energy vs. nutrition with pumpkin
Replies: 3
Views: 754

Re: wondering about energy vs. nutrition with pumpkin

I hardly ever feed cucumber. I read an analysis and there's virtually nothing in it. Zucchini is better and they do get that at times. In general they eat what we eat. I did notice that the fish were a bit more colourful. Also seems that maybe pumpkin needs some softening. I dropped this piece in su...
by wijnands
Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:49 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: wondering about energy vs. nutrition with pumpkin
Replies: 3
Views: 754

wondering about energy vs. nutrition with pumpkin

This weekend I made some pumpkin soup and out of curiosity I dropped a slice in with my ancistrus. They seemed to like the scent and were quick to taste it. I did notice it seems to disappear far less quickly than most other vegetables I feed them. I'm now wondering if it's a good source of food for...
by wijnands
Wed Jul 02, 2014 1:08 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Bristlenose Plecos?
Replies: 5
Views: 1918

Re: Bristlenose Plecos?

There is nothing wrong with red water. If it does bother you some carbon in the filter will clear it up
by wijnands
Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:25 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Help me please, I'm a beginner and need advice!
Replies: 9
Views: 1874

Re: Help me please, I'm a beginner and need advice!

7.2 is perfectly acceptable to these. They are well known to thrive and breed in Dutch tap water which is usually around pH 8 and moderately hard.

In general those pH modifying products do a lot more harm than good. Don't use any rocks in the aquarium that react to vinegar and you should be fine.
by wijnands
Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:19 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Bristlenose Plecos?
Replies: 5
Views: 1918

Re: Bristlenose Plecos?

If you don't have algae best advice would be to keep some veg in the tank at all times and rotate. Good chance the little guy will get his protein fix from left over flake, if not feed some of the small hikari algae wafers twice a week.
by wijnands
Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:40 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Albino A. Claro?
Replies: 3
Views: 853

Re: Albino A. Claro?

Didn't know that word yet, Amelanism, thanks!

Guess I have to wait and see then.
by wijnands
Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Albino A. Claro?
Replies: 3
Views: 853

Albino A. Claro?

This little guy doesn't colour up when he's not on the sand. Wondering.. is this an albino?

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by wijnands
Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:07 am
Forum: For Sale (Europe)
Topic: Netherlands: Ancistrus Claro
Replies: 1
Views: 5850

Netherlands: Ancistrus Claro

The first Ancistrus Claro from last July's spawn are big enough to go to a new home. These were bred from fish bought at Aqua Ferrytale.

I'd prefer to trade for Claro from a different bloodline but will also consider swapping for juvenile Panaqolus or Peckoltia. I'm located near Schiphol airport.
by wijnands
Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:29 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: My first Ancistrus Claro spawn
Replies: 47
Views: 8388

Re: My first Ancistrus Claro spawn

How long did yours take to grow to an inch?
by wijnands
Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:46 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: My first Ancistrus Claro spawn
Replies: 47
Views: 8388

Re: My first Ancistrus Claro spawn

That's a big batch. My second clutch left the cave about a week ago. This bunch is a lot more intelligent, I'm even seeing them on the courgette already. The first clutch it took months before they figured out that vegetables are edible. http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f81/wijnands/DSC_1744_zpsf5c...
by wijnands
Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:24 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: losing pygmaeus for no apparent reason, levamisole related?
Replies: 8
Views: 2018

Re: losing pygmaeus for no apparent reason, levamisole relat

And whatever it was has stopped. The survivors have perked up and yesterday I think I saw a mating dance again.
by wijnands
Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Which Small Pleco did you keep the longest
Replies: 9
Views: 2086

Re: Which Small Pleco did you keep the longest

Not strictly speaking a pleco but I know of one keeper who has a humbug catfish he bought when as a boy he started his first aquarium. He's just passed the big 40 so that fish is almost 30 years old now. Personally I suspect that "pleco" haven't been in the hobby long enough to say anythin...
by wijnands
Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:08 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: age/size to sell A. Claro?
Replies: 2
Views: 640

age/size to sell A. Claro?

Since my male is now guarding eggs again, is there a recommended size or age when it's safe to sell or give the fry from the first clutch away?
by wijnands
Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: My first Ancistrus Claro spawn
Replies: 47
Views: 8388

Re: My first Ancistrus Claro spawn

And a nice string of poo which is good.

I did my tank maintenance this weekend and noticed that for some reason my tank was at 25c (not entirely happy with that new eheim heater). Dropped it to 22c and did my water change. Seems to have triggered something since the male is now fanning eggs again
by wijnands
Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:08 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: losing pygmaeus for no apparent reason, levamisole related?
Replies: 8
Views: 2018

Re: losing pygmaeus for no apparent reason, levamisole relat

@James: My regular schedule is a 25% weekly. After the treatments I did a 50% change so whatever's left is pretty diluted @Aad: Doubt it. Latest lab results from the water company are the same as they always are. Besides I use mainly RO water and what little tapwater I use I run trough a brita filte...
by wijnands
Thu Feb 06, 2014 5:27 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: losing pygmaeus for no apparent reason, levamisole related?
Replies: 8
Views: 2018

Re: losing pygmaeus for no apparent reason, levamisole relat

Thanks James. I did a 2 course treatment doing my best to vacuum well the day after but never did see any dead parasites. It's perfectly possibly that there were some and they were eaten. Barbs, as near as I can tell, are fine, the normal drooping mustache. I don't think the ancistrus have anything ...
by wijnands
Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:47 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: losing pygmaeus for no apparent reason, levamisole related?
Replies: 8
Views: 2018

losing pygmaeus for no apparent reason, levamisole related?

I'm stumped, baffled and sad actually because I'm losing corydoras pygmaeus. May 2012 my daughter bought a group of six for her nano tank. About a year later she decided she wasn't taking proper care of her tank and we transfered the fish to my big tank. A few months later I lost one because somethi...
by wijnands
Sat Feb 01, 2014 2:39 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: My first Ancistrus Claro spawn
Replies: 47
Views: 8388

Re: My first Ancistrus Claro spawn

Yeah, makes sense I suppose. Ah well, I'll just have to beg jac then. :d
by wijnands
Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:20 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: My first Ancistrus Claro spawn
Replies: 47
Views: 8388

Re: My first Ancistrus Claro spawn

What difference 2 letters make.. :)

I meant to ask inbreeding. The adult fish I have now may or may not be related to each other, there's no way to tell. The offspring that's swimming around now certainly are related. How much of an issue is this going to be?