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by Viktor Jarikov
Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Other Catfishes
Topic: Are Columbian sharks ok with full saltwater?
Replies: 19
Views: 1525

Re: Are Columbian sharks ok with full saltwater?

Beyond using them to jump start the cycling process and shorten it from an average of 4-6 weeks to 2-3 weeks, I've never used the bacterial over-the-counter cultures either.Not on regular basis. The BB's don't live in water (to any appreciable degree) but on surfaces. If it has been months and the c...
by Viktor Jarikov
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Other Catfishes
Topic: Are Columbian sharks ok with full saltwater?
Replies: 19
Views: 1525

Re: Are Columbian sharks ok with full saltwater?

Yeah... perhaps we could focus on the cycle because this sounds mighty strange at the face value. I don't know what to say or how to help.
by Viktor Jarikov
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Getting rid of snails in Pygmy corydoras tank
Replies: 10
Views: 381

Re: Getting rid of snails in Pygmy corydoras tank

You don't want RO or soft water in your house plumbing if you have copper pipes as they will be eaten away, IME especially my outdoor copper and bronze pipes and spigots have been destroyed after 5 years of exposure to water with TDS of roughy 50-200 ppm... even though the pH was 7-ish.
by Viktor Jarikov
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Caption competition
Replies: 3
Views: 433

Re: Caption competition

You know it's the worst when you have to look up stuff to even start making sense of the caption haha... It's an allusion to Don Quixote and his famous horse.
by Viktor Jarikov
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Caption competition
Replies: 3
Views: 433

Re: Caption competition

Rocinante stopped dead in his tracks unwilling to jump over a tree fallen across the road but I wasn't buckled in, so I haven't ... yet... stopped...
by Viktor Jarikov
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Taxonomy & Science News
Topic: The true meaning of “natalis” in the name Ameiurus natalis
Replies: 8
Views: 338

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

Thank y'all for the lesson in naming. I for one appreciate it. 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. OK, we can take it up a notch. The situation ...
by Viktor Jarikov
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Taxonomy & Science News
Topic: The true meaning of “natalis” in the name Ameiurus natalis
Replies: 8
Views: 338

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

Thank y'all for the lesson in naming. I for one appreciate it. 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. OK, we can take it up a notch. The situation m...
by Viktor Jarikov
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Taxonomy & Science News
Topic: The true meaning of “natalis” in the name Ameiurus natalis
Replies: 8
Views: 338

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

:) Thank you for this, Eric. I was indeed wondering. The best I could come up was the ichthyologist's heart belonged to a lady named Natalie and the catfish somehow reminded him of her... or he simply wanted to name a discovery after her in a romantic way, just like astronomers name newly discovered...
by Viktor Jarikov
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: The hybrid Syno thread
Replies: 199
Views: 88194

Re: The hybrid Syno thread

Welcome to the Planet! I'd suggest creating your own thread on your syno collection. I think it is warranted and more sensible than having it here, even if for your sake alone as you will get more attention and feedback, when needed, that way. You can always come back to this thread to discuss those...
by Viktor Jarikov
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: Synodontis parasite?
Replies: 2
Views: 293

Re: Synodontis parasite?

Agree with Eric. Praziquantel is too a common dewormer. Fenbendazole is good for tough cases or where a parasite had developed an immunity to prazi and other more commonly, older-generation dewormers.
by Viktor Jarikov
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: How to determinate minimale tank for catfish ?
Replies: 6
Views: 681

Re: How to determinate minimale tank for catfish ?

I've never kept almost any of these, I can only tell you my personal take on the ones I kept, what size tanks I'd use at a minimum to house these as adults: Microsynodontis batesii Microsynodontis lamberti microsynodontis polli akysis longifilis akysis pictus akysis portellus akysis vespa -> 30 lite...
by Viktor Jarikov
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: How to determinate minimale tank for catfish ?
Replies: 6
Views: 681

Re: How to determinate minimale tank for catfish ?

The rule you are citing is the well known rule of thumb for the minimum tank size. I have a thread on the topic with more info: https://www.planetcatfish.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=36395&hilit=rule If you specify the exact species, I would give you my personal take on their minimum quarters for w...
by Viktor Jarikov
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Using potassium permangenate to kill parasites
Replies: 22
Views: 6357

Re: Using potassium permangenate to kill parasites

Great advice.

I use salt too (coupled with the PP or not) but rather blindly, that is without the microscope. What aquaholic does is the right way.
by Viktor Jarikov
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: New catfish colony
Replies: 4
Views: 654

Re: New catfish colony

Cool. Is your goal to raise them all together and have them inhabit one tank? It'd be an interesting community if they could learn to live together peacefully. Visuals would be nice too.
by Viktor Jarikov
Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Other Catfishes
Topic: Need more help with my columbian sharks please
Replies: 33
Views: 2445

Re: Need more help with my columbian sharks please

Great input from one of our most seasoned veterans. Chlorine and fluorine in our uk water ... flouramine and chloramine are our new issues and your dechlorinator won’t remove those. May or may not be off topic but this is the first time I hear of fluorine and fluoramine as a treatment used for city ...
by Viktor Jarikov
Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Other Catfishes
Topic: Are Columbian sharks ok with full saltwater?
Replies: 19
Views: 1525

Re: Are Columbian sharks ok with full saltwater?

I'd probably do more searching and reading online on the topic of how young is too young to go into full marine because there is no telling when you'd be helped sufficiently here, could be today, or could be never. IDK who keeps brackish or marine tanks on here. I am a 100% freshie. I think most or ...
by Viktor Jarikov
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Auchenoglanis sp. “Giraffe Cat" Volta Wild Caught 5" ??
Replies: 19
Views: 6484

Re: Auchenoglanis sp. “Giraffe Cat" Volta Wild Caught 5" ??

I replied to Bas in a long and substantiated post, which I am yet to experience from you. Let's talk fish, not people, I propose. What we are really doing here is learning and helping each other to grow in the hobby, while obliging by the forum ToS - no trivial posting and keep it on topic as reason...