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by Linus_Cello
Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Making my pleco less shy
Replies: 6
Views: 1169

Re: Making my pleco less shy

Get a bunch of the same species. The territorial behaviors will make them more active.
by Linus_Cello
Sun Oct 11, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: How many years have you known the zebra pleco?
Replies: 5
Views: 883

Re: How many years have you known the zebra pleco?

I’ve never kept it either, but I remember seeing snub nose ones being sold at half price at the Catfish Convention 6-8 years ago, and being very tempted. I was hoping to see some more at this year’s Catfish Convention- maybe in 2022...
by Linus_Cello
Sun Apr 12, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: accompanying fish
Replies: 4
Views: 1392

Re: accompanying fish

Rummy nose tetras supposedly are good dithers and indicators of water quality
by Linus_Cello
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: How many ottos for a 55Gal tank
Replies: 11
Views: 1969

Re: How many ottos for a 55Gal tank

Different but related question. So does a quarantine tank for ottos also need to be heavily planted? Could it just be filled with floating plants like guppy grass, cabomba, etc?
by Linus_Cello
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Medical help for new Peckoltia lineola
Replies: 12
Views: 6590

Re: Medical help for new Peckoltia lineola

Keep the tank dark and add extra aeration
by Linus_Cello
Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: First spawn of L397
Replies: 11
Views: 4425

Re: First spawn of L397

What is your TDS? I think I read somewhere on this forum that hard water makes the eggshells hard so fry have trouble hatching.
by Linus_Cello
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Wanted (USA & Canada)
Topic: L306 wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 2480

Re: L306 wanted

Moderator- move to wanted section
by Linus_Cello
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Has anyone tried Kokedama java moss wrapped Amazon Sword w/ plecos?java moss wrapped Amazon Sword
Replies: 2
Views: 1178

Has anyone tried Kokedama java moss wrapped Amazon Sword w/ plecos?java moss wrapped Amazon Sword

So I bought from Petco yesterday an Amazon Sword wrapped in in java moss (aquatic kokedama?). My guess is that the sword is still in one of those slotted pots use for hydroponics, with just java moss growing on it. I thought I'd experiment to see if, by keeping this higher in the water column, it wo...
by Linus_Cello
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Need advice from rare pleco breeders, please.
Replies: 15
Views: 2234

Re: Need advice from rare pleco breeders, please.

Not a breeder, but thinking creatively- could you add on a sump tank to this tank? With more water volume you may have better water quality, and if any fry end up in the sump it’s easier to catch them and transfer to a grow out tank.
by Linus_Cello
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: How will Gold Nugget fare in my hard water?
Replies: 12
Views: 1314

Re: How will Gold Nugget fare in my hard water?

Not about soft or hard water, but some people think that the GN and other similar plecos lose their gut flora with the use of antibiotics and medications before shipping, and when they arrive, they starve even with good food available. The supposed solution is to put them in a tank with small bristl...
by Linus_Cello
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Who's going to CatCon 2018?
Replies: 14
Views: 1843

Re: Who's going to CatCon 2018?

Dave Rinaldo wrote: Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:02 am Since 2004!
Note no cell phones on table! :)
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They look so young! Lol

Bump (this weekend)
by Linus_Cello
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Treating malnourished L273
Replies: 5
Views: 745

Re: Treating malnourished L273

Keep tank dark. Add extra aeration
by Linus_Cello
Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: For Sale (USA & Canada)
Topic: Received less fish, dead fish, sick fish from seller in this forum
Replies: 29
Views: 4326

Re: Received less fish, dead fish, sick fish from seller in this forum

Thanks for the update.
Moderator, if not delete thread, lock it.
by Linus_Cello
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: For Sale (USA & Canada)
Topic: Tank raised plecs for sale
Replies: 28
Views: 16989

Re: Tank raised plecs for sale

Any chance you're coming to the catfish convention near DC in October?
by Linus_Cello
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: My plecos arent eating
Replies: 12
Views: 1165

Re: My plecos arent eating

Mine likes blanched zuchinni. Maybe try rubbing the zuchinni with cut garlic (which acts like an appetite stimulant). Or try Thera+ New Life Spectrum (which has garlic).