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by Birger
Sat May 21, 2022 5:15 pm
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: Investigate the originale of my syno
Replies: 4
Views: 1550

Re: Investigate the originale of my syno

Your fish is definitely a hybrid, not an ocellifer, I do not go into guessing what is involved for the parent species because that is what it is, a guess. It is part eupterus though.
by Birger
Tue Apr 19, 2022 10:56 am
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: Tank biotope congo for Synodontis nigriventris
Replies: 11
Views: 2860

Re: Tank biotope congo for Synodontis nigriventris

They do like to have caves with overhangs to hang out under. The females will claim a overhang.
I would if I was to do this again set up one tank for just a single pair.
As well as a group situation.
by Birger
Mon Apr 04, 2022 7:35 pm
Forum: Wanted (USA & Canada)
Topic: Looking for
Replies: 1
Views: 1326

Re: Looking for

You have to get in contact with a Tanganyikan importer and talk to them, they are hard for importers to unload.
by Birger
Mon Apr 04, 2022 7:24 pm
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: Synodontis granulosus: tank information
Replies: 12
Views: 3236

Re: Synodontis granulosus: tank information

reproduction was successful in a private individual (in England when we dig a little)
This was done with hormones by this individual, I remember talking with him when I was at the CSG meeting as a speaker in 2010.
by Birger
Fri Apr 01, 2022 8:00 pm
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: Synodontis granulosus: tank information
Replies: 12
Views: 3236

Re: Synodontis granulosus: tank information

Keep in mind Granulosus are a very different fish then a Nigriventris, they will not play nicely and your size of tank will be a minimum. these fish are an open and deep water fish in the lake and like to roam in the open, they also are very rough with each other with the larger females tending to r...
by Birger
Tue Mar 15, 2022 4:50 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: ancistrus fry predator
Replies: 5
Views: 1262

Re: ancistrus fry predator

The nigriventris will not be large enough for this task, you would need a Synodontis maybe 25 0r 30 cm. long to be sure.
by Birger
Tue Mar 08, 2022 10:40 pm
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: What size fish will Syno Multi eat?
Replies: 2
Views: 2098

Re: What size fish will Syno Multi eat?

I used to let mother cichlids drop fry into my tank with lucipinnis without them getting eaten.
As Far as grandiops/multipunctatus I would be a little more sceptical to do that.One inch fry should be okay though, the catfish are not totally predatory...they would be more opportunistic.
by Birger
Tue Mar 01, 2022 6:43 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: 6 year old secondhand catfish, 4” long & chubby
Replies: 5
Views: 1455

Re: 6 year old secondhand catfish, 4” long & chubby

It is definitely a Synodontis nigriventris, the white spots on it are sensory pores I am pretty sure.
by Birger
Thu Feb 03, 2022 9:49 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Update on my syno ID: their fins are like that all the time.
Replies: 1
Views: 958

Re: Update on my syno ID: their fins are like that all the time.

Is that a photo of the dorsal or a pectoral fin? Looks like it is the dorsal.


There should be some soft rays behind the hard ray of both the dorsal and pectoral fins.
by Birger
Mon Jan 24, 2022 7:01 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Short,efficient (deflective) answer to the same old question
Replies: 18
Views: 11491

Re: Short,efficient (deflective) answer to the same old question

What I dont like about the big fish syndrome....I was at Ohio Fish Rescue awhile ago when a young man brought in a fish that was too big for his current aquarium, the thing is he was excited to get rid of that fish because he fully intended to go out and get another of the same to raise up. He and h...
by Birger
Wed Jan 19, 2022 6:53 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Thought was p. Gibbiceps, second thoughts
Replies: 16
Views: 1892

Re: Thought was p. Gibbiceps, second thoughts

I am thinking its a male.
by Birger
Mon Jan 17, 2022 5:04 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Syn?
Replies: 8
Views: 1651

Re: Syn?

Not nummifer

It is Synodontis notatus
by Birger
Mon Jan 17, 2022 1:33 am
Forum: Wanted (USA & Canada)
Topic: Iso Phyllonemus typus
Replies: 1
Views: 1486

Re: Iso Phyllonemus typus

Have not seen these available anywhere for quite some time.
by Birger
Mon Dec 20, 2021 5:38 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: The Role of Sand in a Pleco Tank
Replies: 7
Views: 2773

Re: The Role of Sand in a Pleco Tank

I know from the past, and a search in the forum here should bring something up, when a layer of sand is left in with fry of many species, there is less chance of losing those fry to bacteria. Glass bottoms seem to get a film of bacteria on them that can be harmful to fry. I always kept about 1 to 2 ...
by Birger
Thu Dec 16, 2021 4:41 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Attempting Cats again.
Replies: 3
Views: 2679

Re: Attempting Cats again.

I had a trio of Pimelodus pictus at one time and they would nicely cruise the tank all together, a group of five would be interesting, also add a schoal of medium size tetras and it could look nice and be an active tank.
It seems to me the Synodontis are not really what you are looking for.
by Birger
Sat Nov 20, 2021 2:59 am
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: Synodontis abditus
Replies: 0
Views: 3623

Synodontis abditus

Anyone have this paper????


Birger
by Birger
Fri Oct 29, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Other Catfishes
Topic: Green Algae Eaters
Replies: 9
Views: 16434

Re: Green Algae Eaters

If you know anyone with daphnia they will also help to clear up the tank.
Birger
by Birger
Fri Oct 29, 2021 2:14 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: What can be wrong?!?!
Replies: 14
Views: 3308

Re: What can be wrong?!?!

Come to the meeting on the 2nd of November of the Aquarium Club of Edmonton, introduce yourself to me and I can introduce you to someone that uses RO water all the time and has for many years.
by Birger
Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Which is the most recently described L-number.
Replies: 1
Views: 1089

Which is the most recently described L-number.

Can anyone fill me in on which has been the most recently described L-Number???
by Birger
Wed Oct 06, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: Amateur, experience-based "revision" of Auchenoglanis giraffe catfish notes 5 species in the aquarium trade
Replies: 10
Views: 6400

Re: Amateur, experience-based "revision" of Auchenoglanis giraffe catfish notes 5 species in the aquarium trade

I would be careful calling this a review especially to the general public.
I doubt you have specimens available of each "species" to study.
just my opinion.
Birger