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by Viktor Jarikov
Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Everything else)
Topic: Zungaro Zungaro aggression - experience?
Replies: 57
Views: 18898

Re: Zungaro Zungaro aggression - experience?

Well, well, look what the cats dragged in... :) Good to know, Rob. Thank you. You gotta update your jau thread(s). It's all here bro https://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/threads/jau-catfish-zungaro-zungaro-at-fish-story-aquarium-and-rescue.700299/#post-7892504 Ours are notably over 3 feet now. ...
by Viktor Jarikov
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: The right thermometer
Replies: 2
Views: 573

Re: The right thermometer

I'd presume the crudest is the strip, don't they usually even show a range and not a precise temp? But I also never used them. I use "Laguna" glass + red alcohol floating thermometers sold for ponds and I place them in my sumps. When I bought around 6-8 of them, they all showed in my test our room t...
by Viktor Jarikov
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Fish Planner
Replies: 1
Views: 610

Re: Fish Planner

My first thought is this would be very interesting and useful to see. IDK about the charge, I'd do it free of charge, in the spirit of the PCF and our the best promotion of our hobby but it's your child. If you get too few orders, you may realize you need to make it free. If you get millions of orde...
by Viktor Jarikov
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: building a "big" Potamotrygon/SA Catfishes tank
Replies: 338
Views: 65097

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

Man! The joys of maintaining large tanks never end... Sorry to hear this, mate! This is one of the reasons I tend to rate concrete tanks below plastic or fiberglass or even rubber-liner ones... unless it is an inground pool kind where small leaks may not matter much... In theory, I'd have sandwiched...
by Viktor Jarikov
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: S.schoutedeni hybrid?
Replies: 2
Views: 673

Re: S.schoutedeni hybrid?

Hi neighbor! Having looked through the Cat-eLog photos https://www.planetcatfish.com/common/species.php?species_id=350 I'd superficially agree with the ID of schoutedeni. A couple things that concern me are the clearly different marking pattern on the head versus body and the rather blunt head or sh...
by Viktor Jarikov
Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Cat-eLog data issues
Topic: Pic 5 is of the wrong species, Leiarius pictus instead of marmoratus
Replies: 0
Views: 881

Pic 5 is of the wrong species, Leiarius pictus instead of marmoratus

This is obviously L. pictus with its telltale saddle mark and different head shape and markings, not marmoratus: https://www.planetcatfish.com/common/im ... ge_id=1603
by Viktor Jarikov
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Asian Catfishes
Topic: Mystus with cloudy eye
Replies: 2
Views: 661

Re: Mystus with cloudy eye

What about the other eye?

I'd troubleshoot the tank. You know the usual list of things to check. If all checks out fine, I'd just observe. If new fish were introduced into the tank, that's a suspect cause too.
by Viktor Jarikov
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Synodontis ID
Replies: 9
Views: 5103

Re: Synodontis ID

Cool pics. Thanks. If I didn't know it was a hybrid, I'd say that is a sharp looking fish for sure. I mean it is a cool looking fish but its origin takes out a lot for me.
by Viktor Jarikov
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Everything else)
Topic: P. Pictus
Replies: 4
Views: 873

Re: P. Pictus

I've not known either until I watched Rachel O'Leary's video:

by Viktor Jarikov
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Everything else)
Topic: P. Pictus
Replies: 4
Views: 873

Re: P. Pictus

I love them. Got 27 myself. Agree with Bas, perhaps with an unimportant addition that they are a shoaling species as school means a tight formation and unisone movement. Shoal is a more loose association with each other. You have lucked out in that they haven't turned reclusive or even territorial (...
by Viktor Jarikov
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Taxonomy & Science News
Topic: Batrochoglanis castaneus, new species (Pseudopimelodidae)
Replies: 4
Views: 510

Re: Batrochoglanis castaneus, new species (Pseudopimelodidae)

IDK if you asking me or Lee, Jools, but Yellowcat has been the one always keen on getting new and unknown Pseudopims and especially the more manageable Batrochoglanis.

If memory serves, he raised a few of these that he couldn't ID to the species then known and described.
by Viktor Jarikov
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: ID
Replies: 14
Views: 6944

Re: ID

I think you are right. We have only seen mucosus in the trade. Anyway, I for one have never seen a malarmo.
by Viktor Jarikov
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: ID Help
Replies: 1
Views: 2977

Re: ID Help

It's either a wyckioides or wyckii. They are hard to tell at this sizes. One has to look at the maxillary barbel length, dorsal spine serrations, dorsal base length, and adipose fin shape and size but all of these comparisons are hard in a small fish.
by Viktor Jarikov
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Synodontis ID
Replies: 9
Views: 5103

Re: Synodontis ID

I think adult of hybrid #5
by Viktor Jarikov
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: hello guys i am checkvil
Replies: 2
Views: 675

Re: hello guys i am checkvil

Welcome to the Planet! We don't know what your login means but it doesn't matter :) I wonder if you are the first one or the only one ever joining from Mongolia.