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by Viktor Jarikov
Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:28 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: My Public Aquarium: exhibit blues - how to make them?
Replies: 465
Views: 155901

Re: My Public Aquarium: exhibit blues - how to make them?

Something a bit different:
by Viktor Jarikov
Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:26 am
Forum: Asian Catfishes
Topic: Mystus gulio info
Replies: 3
Views: 376

Re: Mystus gulio info

Not that I can recall.

Was this gulio from the wild and untreated when it came to you? If so, have you treated it at least against external parasites? What you are describing could be some mobile parasite, a mouth / gill dweller, or maybe argus aka fish lice?
by Viktor Jarikov
Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:15 am
Forum: Taxonomy & Science News
Topic: Electric catfish are protected from electrical shock
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Re: Electric catfish are protected from electrical shock

Riveting article! I had no idea so little is known on the topic. Thank you. Now I know a first fish on which electrofishing would not work.
by Viktor Jarikov
Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:38 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Ompok catfish infection?
Replies: 2
Views: 130

Re: Ompok catfish infection?

Medicating should be considered only after all other troubleshooting comes up empty, first and foremost the water quality tests. I understand the timing argument, it is suspicious, but it doesn't eliminate the need for basic troubleshooting.
by Viktor Jarikov
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:18 am
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Things are not all bad
Replies: 7
Views: 430

Re: Things are not all bad

Pleasure to read and to know. Thank you much for sharing!

I can't say I share your taste in music but I find it classy and interesting to learn what's out there and what our peers like. Thank you.
by Viktor Jarikov
Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Full Circle
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Re: Full Circle

Heart-warming. Thank you, Shane. A photo of the motley crew party would finish off the cake.
by Viktor Jarikov
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: What's agamous?
Replies: 16
Views: 531

Re: What's agamous?

Collins dictionary I linked above says: (ˈægəməs ) stresses the first sound. No "mouse" but more like "mess" haha... Now mind you this is all about the asexual reproduction. It is not a given, I imagine, that it is pronounced the same when used in the "no long term pairing&q...
by Viktor Jarikov
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: What's agamous?
Replies: 16
Views: 531

Re: What's agamous?

Thank you much all.

Yeah, I am pretty sure Silurus's right. Not only he almost always is (for which we love him) but it makes more sense too in this case as asexual reproduction has nothing to do with tilapia in nature anyway.

ENGLISH LESSON: Agamous = unfaithful in reproductive sense. :)
by Viktor Jarikov
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: New member
Replies: 2
Views: 281

Re: New member

Welcome! Do share your experience, photos, videos, what not, if you feel like it.

I don't recall but there may be a post count minimum to unlock the photo attaching option.
by Viktor Jarikov
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: Asian Catfishes
Topic: Mystus gulio info
Replies: 3
Views: 376

Re: Mystus gulio info

I've kept a few Mystus long time ago, I think mysteticus or bimaculatus or some such. Not gulio. I don't recall them giving me any problems in a heavily scaped and populated tank with very diverse tank mates, most of them smaller to medium catfish. Almost any catfish, including Mystus, would prey on...
by Viktor Jarikov
Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:15 am
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: What's agamous?
Replies: 16
Views: 531

Re: What's agamous?

An example of where it is coming from: section Biology, third line from the bottom
https://www.fishbase.se/summary/Oreochromis-aureus.html
by Viktor Jarikov
Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:11 am
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: What's agamous?
Replies: 16
Views: 531

Re: What's agamous?

Thank you all. I understand the monogamy, polygamy, and agamy angle. However, FishBase seems to keep talking about the cellular reproductive biology, not "fish morals" if I may :) I tend to think Silurus is right but then the FishBase use of the word is confusing at least... Agamous seems ...
by Viktor Jarikov
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: What's agamous?
Replies: 16
Views: 531

What's agamous?

For instance the tilapia are agamous, I read. Then I look up the definition. FishBase: "(English) Not involving the fusion of male and female gametes in reproduction." Then a few more definitions... Gamete is a mature haploid (having half) male or female germ cell (sperm or egg) which is a...
by Viktor Jarikov
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: What's the harm with posting speaker's presentations online?
Replies: 15
Views: 526

Re: What's the harm with posting speaker's presentations online?

Thank you guys. You have been great. Much new for me and much to chew on and mull. Makes me wonder if our points of view are the two extremes and some middle ground is best for the advance, popularization, and the enjoyment of sharing our hobby. Or maybe / rather this is already occurring anyway, th...
by Viktor Jarikov
Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: What's the harm with posting speaker's presentations online?
Replies: 15
Views: 526

Re: What's the harm with posting speaker's presentations online?

Don't mean to stir the pot but to further my understanding. Thank you all for describing the scene for me. I was clueless. I thought since this was all for the hobby, awareness, and friend-to-friend, peer-to-peer, and master-to-newbie help and mutual growth and not for profit and fame, it didn't mat...
by Viktor Jarikov
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Jeremy Basch speaks on woodcats Saturday Dec 5 6pm PST (ONLINE)
Replies: 8
Views: 1211

Re: Jeremy Basch speaks on woodcats Saturday Dec 5 6pm PST (ONLINE)

I wonder what might be the reason for taking down and keeping this or any such videos private? So Jeremy's presentation is not plagiarized?