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by Birger
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Juvenile Syno ID
Replies: 9
Views: 2334

Re: Juvenile Syno ID

I see hybrids

Birger
by Birger
Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: Ongoing Synodontis Thread
Replies: 67
Views: 34923

Re: Ongoing Synodontis Thread

i will try to find some shells on payday lol
Dont get the huge decorative shells you see in craft stores, they are too big, Just get mystery snails and raise up you own shells.
by Birger
Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:21 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: New to cats
Replies: 7
Views: 1544

Re: New to cats

You guys in the UK are lucky, you can buy bloodworm pellet sticks! I'd love some of those to use as a treat with mine as well. But theyre not available to me here in Canada. I have had earthworm sticks and other foods sent to me from the US.Or I pick them up from a friend in Spokane, and I live in ...
by Birger
Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:14 am
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: Ongoing Synodontis Thread
Replies: 67
Views: 34923

Re: Ongoing Synodontis Thread

Even at such a tiny size they do like something to hide in, I used snail shells from mystery snails, makes for a good photo as well.

Birger
by Birger
Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Adipose body on pectoral fins of sexually mature Dianema and Hoplosternum?
Replies: 23
Views: 3399

Re: Adipose body on pectoral fins of sexually mature Dianema and Hoplosternum?

Id love to! I adore these catfish a lot, its a shame they're not more popular because these have easily become my favourite fish I have.
Nice, you can do it!!
by Birger
Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: synodontis I’d help
Replies: 7
Views: 1734

Re: synodontis I’d help

I would say it's probably a hybrid, something like Synodontis sp_hybrid(4). Very pretty and clean looking. What it's back story / origin?
thats why I did not chime in.

Birger
by Birger
Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Asian Catfishes
Topic: Krytopterus vitreolus constitution
Replies: 8
Views: 4444

Re: Krytopterus vitreolus constitution

I am with Eric on the fasting, not to worried if they miss a few days.Most glass cats, I have experience with the African varieties can get stressed. If you see them staying near the bottom just kind of shimmying you have a problem that needs to be addressed quickly or you will start losing them one...
by Birger
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: The hybrid Syno thread
Replies: 202
Views: 116047

Re: The hybrid Syno thread

A natural color variant A farm made color variant In this case it is Xanthism (An animal which is yellow or golden in color. This may happen in nature or through selective breeding.)They will still have dark eyes...so similar to Albino which everyone knows. The nigrita has been spawned for awhile b...
by Birger
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Possible True L144
Replies: 3
Views: 1434

Re: Possible True L144

I suggest dont use that designation until not just you, but certain others are absolutely sure.
L144 is confusing enough for most, without adding to the confusion.

Birger
by Birger
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: The hybrid Syno thread
Replies: 202
Views: 116047

Re: The hybrid Syno thread

I think gold nigrita are a natural color variant, but I'm not 100% sure. That would explain why you're not seeing them in this thread, which is only about hybrids.
As far as I know they are a farm made color variant.

Birger
by Birger
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: Ongoing Synodontis Thread
Replies: 67
Views: 34923

Re: Ongoing Synodontis Thread

Holy cow! Congratulations! They parasitized the Aulonocara? Are there other species in the tank? Cheers, Eric Eric, I have pulled them from cichlids with cichlid eggs as well, they certainly do parasitize the cichlid eggs, sucking the yolk to a shriveled husk and then go for the fry.I have photos s...
by Birger
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Taxonomy & Science News
Topic: The true meaning of “natalis” in the name Ameiurus natalis
Replies: 8
Views: 926

Re: The true meaning of “natalis” in the name Ameiurus natalis

ichthyologist's heart belonged to a lady named Natalie and the catfish somehow reminded him of her...
if this did happen to be true then it would be nataliei , I think thats how it would go.
by Birger
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Ancistrus Claro/LDA008
Replies: 2
Views: 1055

Re: Ancistrus Claro/LDA008

My suggestion is to put them in the established 29 gal.take the current BN out though. at least a trio of claro, one male 2 females...or more.The dominant male will protect a cave from the start.I use a upsidedown flower pot dish at 3 inch diameter. They are a great little fish and you do not have t...
by Birger
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: New catfish colony
Replies: 13
Views: 3136

Re: New catfish colony

I agree completely with the previous post.It is too crowded and will result in stunted fish.
by Birger
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: Just want my Syndontis to get along
Replies: 9
Views: 4385

Re: Just want my Syndontis to get along

To be honest the larger group the better with petricola and lucipinnis, your rocks are perfect I would add more leaving a nice stretch of sand along the front.
Blood parrots would be a bad choice with these as there are many good choices in the rift lakes.
by Birger
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: Synodontis Granulosus
Replies: 38
Views: 14445

Re: Synodontis Granulosus

They are not great in a group, especially the females as they get larger, they will rip each other apart.The largest tank possible is always best for these....the 265 mentioned sounds perfect.
by Birger
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: Which would you rather keep?
Replies: 5
Views: 2464

Re: Which would you rather keep?

Hemisynodontis membracenea
make a great pet fish....grow quite large for home aquaria
Synodontis Clarias
quite rambunctious, not a great choice but for the specialist
Synodontis Robertsi..
A great fish in a group and for community tank...a nice size for home aquaria
by Birger
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Home-made pleco spawning caves
Replies: 185
Views: 62027

Re: Home-made pleco spawning caves

I think a selection of caves is more important than one cave that is very specific in size and material
, give the fish the choice.
by Birger
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Everything else)
Topic: 29 gallon catfish possibilities (microglanis iheringi?)
Replies: 3
Views: 2162

Re: 29 gallon catfish possibilities (microglanis iheringi?)

As far as Synodontis the only one I would say is suitable for your tank and what you want is the Synodontis nigriventris...better in groups, alright as a single. The smaller Microsynodontis are also a possibility.Very solitary but a hoot during feeding time.
by Birger
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Ideal Water Parameters
Replies: 2
Views: 3477

Re: Ideal Water Parameters

You are better to consider a group of the same species, a mixed bag of different plecos is just that,a group of the same species has more interesting interaction among the members.