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by DJ-don
Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:36 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L134's caving - possible spawn
Replies: 5
Views: 1790

Re: L134's caving - possible spawn

Hey guys how long does it usually take for the eggs to hatch and to absorb the yolk sacs??
by DJ-don
Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:47 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L134's caving - possible spawn
Replies: 5
Views: 1790

Re: L134's caving - possible spawn

I saw eggs in the cave this morning!! I've decided to chuck the male and his cave in a fry saver to allow the fry to move out into the fry saver. I've added an air pump into the frysaver to increase oxygen levels to help the male relax and also put a towel infront of the tank to calm the male down a...
by DJ-don
Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:22 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L134's caving - possible spawn
Replies: 5
Views: 1790

L134's caving - possible spawn

Because of yesterday's mad drop in air pressure and thunder storm, I decide to collect and chuck some rainwater into the tank First thing this morning I see my L134 pair in the cave together!!! I don't think they will spawn but its progress!!! I'm so tempted to flash a light into the cave but don't ...
by DJ-don
Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:09 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Diatom Algae Eaters?
Replies: 4
Views: 1285

Re: Diatom Algae Eaters?

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure the common brown algae you see in tanks is a diatom algae??
So there is a fair few plecos that would happily clean it up.

It all depends on the specifics of the tank, on deciding which pleco would suit your needs.
by DJ-don
Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:58 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: building a "big" Potamotrygon/SA Catfishes tank
Replies: 362
Views: 140525

Re: building a "big" Potamotrygon/SA Catfishes tank

Such a magnificent project! it just comes to show what everyone dreams of doing

But just a thought, how have you managed to heat the tank in the first place? your electricity bill must be crazy as well
by DJ-don
Sat Jul 30, 2011 2:47 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: setting an out door bath tub
Replies: 6
Views: 2184

Re: setting an out door bath tub

Thanks for the replies guys and thriftyfisher, empire gudgeons are australian natives so i can easily get them. the reason why i want aussie natives is because they can handle the seasonal temperature changes. i dont think i have the space to move fish from the pond and back but i like your filterio...
by DJ-don
Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:17 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: setting an out door bath tub
Replies: 6
Views: 2184

setting an out door bath tub

Hey guys I'm just expanding to the out doors and I've just been allowed a bath tub. Dimensions as follows H 570 x W 1675 x D 710 mm. I just want to know what I need to do set an out door tub Im not too sure what fish to get at this moment but i was thinking possibly australian natives? Maybe empire ...
by DJ-don
Sat Jul 02, 2011 5:54 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: gourmet food for my L015
Replies: 6
Views: 1611

Re: gourmet food for my L015

I agree with mats completley. i say introducing little bits of prawn at night before lights out wouldnt be too bad. maybe even small bits of mussel too

and do check his articles out. their of great help to any pleco keeper
by DJ-don
Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:05 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Plecos with Hoplos?
Replies: 7
Views: 1656

Plecos with Hoplos?

Hey guys would you think I could get a group of hoplos say around 5 with a group of 6 L201 in 180 litre tank?
its 90cm by 40 surface area wise

Just wanting some thoughts because I was just thinking of branching out with catfish and if i cant keep them in there its all good!
by DJ-don
Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:29 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Tank Mate Reccomendations
Replies: 9
Views: 2285

Re: Tank Mate Reccomendations

Thanks for the reccomendations guys!

Well it looks like i've been convinced to go for the Rasboras but strangely enough we dont get lots of them in australia. I swear their a lot more common than they are atm
by DJ-don
Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:04 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Tank Mate Reccomendations
Replies: 9
Views: 2285

Re: Tank Mate Reccomendations

Thanks for the response guys I was thinking of maybe colombian tetras? or glow light tetras because they appeal to me most and seem ahardy enough to deal with the current. I cant remember how many they had at the LFS but I'm thinking about 6-10? and they will be living with 6 L201's which im guessin...
by DJ-don
Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:17 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Tank Mate Reccomendations
Replies: 9
Views: 2285

Re: Tank Mate Reccomendations

Well more of the lines of tetras that sort
catfish in general not so easily found in aus
by DJ-don
Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:36 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: IBAMA President Resigns Over Belo Monte Licensing (Article)
Replies: 2
Views: 1008

Re: IBAMA President Resigns Over Belo Monte Licensing (Artic

Oh so sorry for missing that!! will check it out thanks
by DJ-don
Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:34 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Tank Mate Reccomendations
Replies: 9
Views: 2285

Tank Mate Reccomendations

Hey Guys I have a 3 ft tank in our living room and wondering if there are any fish that you would reccomend that wouldnt mind the current. I know there is a whole range that i could choose but would you guys reccomend as great fish? The tank's filtration is a Resun BF200 and I am also thinking of ad...
by DJ-don
Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:56 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: IBAMA President Resigns Over Belo Monte Licensing (Article)
Replies: 2
Views: 1008

IBAMA President Resigns Over Belo Monte Licensing (Article)

http://www.internationalrivers.org/node/6108

Thoughts anyone?
especially people who know the situation better like Janne??

Thanks
by DJ-don
Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:31 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: lost a fishy friend..
Replies: 10
Views: 2131

Re: lost a fishy friend..

Karen, I'm so sorry for your loss.
It just shows the people who care and love a fish as much as they do a cat or Dog
20 years is an amazing life
This story even made me tear up a little.

A Truly most wonderful story.

Rest in peace, Kalija (beautiful name too)
by DJ-don
Thu Dec 30, 2010 12:34 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Little Panaque soon to be TITAN - progress
Replies: 5
Views: 1392

Re: Little Panaque soon to be TITAN - progress

Not only it's fins but it looks a lot plumper in the second pic too :-p That's great improvement in a space of a week
keep it up!
by DJ-don
Fri Dec 24, 2010 3:50 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L270 or L377?
Replies: 5
Views: 1329

Re: L270 or L377?

Hrrm thanks mats!
would you think 3 L377 and 3 L270 would be legit to keep in the tank?
by DJ-don
Thu Dec 23, 2010 2:29 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L270 or L377?
Replies: 5
Views: 1329

Re: L270 or L377?

They would be compatible, but I'm not sure if L377 doesn't grow a bit big for the L270 to be comfortable. -- Mats Ahh ok thanks mats. i heard the L377 might be a bit aggressive, but i do plan to load this tank with a load of caves. These a re juvies too so i only plan to grow them up for now and se...
by DJ-don
Thu Dec 23, 2010 2:26 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: DIY fry saver. A teenager's simple model
Replies: 1
Views: 1124

DIY fry saver. A teenager's simple model

Hey guys Well recently i just wanted to make a new fry saver by myself to waste time and to provide some more frysavers for my cory fry and bn fry. and after much thought and planning, here is how it ended up. I just got a 4litre container and then cut out one end of it, and put in one of those carb...