Search found 4076 matches

by Viktor Jarikov
Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Juvenile Syno ID
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Re: Juvenile Syno ID

The sausage-like one makes me think of ocellifer. No?

https://www.planetcatfish.com/common/sp ... ies_id=551

The first one makes me think of hybrid #1 https://www.planetcatfish.com/common/sp ... ies_id=602
by Viktor Jarikov
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: What is this 37$ shovelnose type catfish?
Replies: 6
Views: 373

Re: What is this 37$ shovelnose type catfish?

There are 9 pages currently in the thread featuring photos of my adults and the fish of other peers. Please, take a look at the whole thread.

For instance, post mortem pics of my biggest adult at 30" are on page 8.
by Viktor Jarikov
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: What is this 37$ shovelnose type catfish?
Replies: 6
Views: 373

Re: What is this 37$ shovelnose type catfish?

Exactly. Lots more here: https://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/threads/tsnxlei-i-think-could-it-be-p-corruscans.564171/ It is a man made fish for food in South America and part of the underperforming culls is directed into the ornamental fish trade. It's misleadingly marketed as spotted tiger sh...
by Viktor Jarikov
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: Ongoing Synodontis Thread
Replies: 64
Views: 29539

Re: Ongoing Synodontis Thread

Cool stuff. Rest assured we are watching with interest, even if are not posting anything. Trivial posting on this forum is against the ToS. But we read and watch :) Thank you so much for sharing. Keep going, please.
by Viktor Jarikov
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: What's my Mystus: pics from 2010, 2012, 2015
Replies: 20
Views: 4789

Re: What's my Mystus: pics from 2010, 2012, 2015

What Silurus said held true in my experience indeed. My wyckioides grew to 3' in that 4500 gal and was a complete sweetheart. I lost it though to an unknown and non-identifiable cause at 5 years of age. Our wyckii now resides in that 4500 gal and has mellowed up a LOT but not 100% like the wyckioide...
by Viktor Jarikov
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Wanted (USA & Canada)
Topic: WTB: Juvenile B. tigrinum & B. juruense "Flash"
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Re: WTB: Juvenile B. tigrinum & B. juruense "Flash"

These are seasonal fish and right now it is not the season. It is spring to early summer.
by Viktor Jarikov
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Walmart Alumnus
Replies: 25
Views: 1520

Re: Walmart Alumnus

I've learned a lot from your post, Bas. I appreciate it. Wow, just wow! I had no idea how complex a freshwater tank could be. I'm speechless. Again, thank you all. About the results, I ran the tests again and the numbers are the exact same. According to ammolock, it'll still detect ammonia even if t...
by Viktor Jarikov
Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Walmart Alumnus
Replies: 25
Views: 1520

Re: Walmart Alumnus

We only hope to help. What you (and only you :) ) call Nitrite 2, it is normally called nitrite, aka in plural form nitrites, aka also in chemical formula NO2. What you (and only you :) ) call Nitrate 3, it is normally called nitrate, aka in plural form nitrates, aka also in chemical formula NO3. Pl...
by Viktor Jarikov
Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Walmart Alumnus
Replies: 25
Views: 1520

Re: Walmart Alumnus

Your test results are not clear to me: 8 ppm ammonia? 0.25 ppm nitrite? 5 ppm nitrate? 8 ppm ammonia is a killer. I trust you added the right amount of ammolock to detox it. 0.25 ppm nitrite or NO2 needs 25 ppm of salt to detox it, which per 40 gal amounts to 4 gram roughly. A teaspoon without a hea...
by Viktor Jarikov
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Walmart Alumnus
Replies: 25
Views: 1520

Re: Walmart Alumnus

Exactly as Jools says I'd stop any feeding but I'd go further and say stop until you get the liquid ammonia test kit, like this one, and learn to use it and it reads zero (both ammonia and nitrite). Otherwise you risk sickening or killing your fish. -- You need to test for ammonia, NH3 and NH4 combi...
by Viktor Jarikov
Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: Synodontis Alberti
Replies: 3
Views: 419

Re: Synodontis Alberti

If it is a sizeable and healthy fish, 1-2 weeks of adaptation is nothing to worry about. I rarely saw mine too but my 120 gal was heavily, heavily furnished and populated, so I did see our alberti once in a while in shaded places. Are you allergic to freeze-dried feeds too? I also wonder if the fish...
by Viktor Jarikov
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Walmart Alumnus
Replies: 25
Views: 1520

Re: Walmart Alumnus

Don't get the dip sticks, my advice is. They are notoriously crude or even unreliable. Get the liquid test like the API freshwater liquid test kit.
by Viktor Jarikov
Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Walmart Alumnus
Replies: 25
Views: 1520

Re: Walmart Alumnus

I only hope to help. Be careful please with increasing the feeding amount. If you are not proficient with the hobby and you yourself don't own and test your water for ammonia, nitrite (letter I), nitrate (letter A), pH with a liquid test tube test kit, you can easily kill or sicken everyone in your ...
by Viktor Jarikov
Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Walmart Alumnus
Replies: 25
Views: 1520

Re: Walmart Alumnus

You are welcome and also welcome to the Planet! If the flakes are an all-in-one kind of nutrition, it could suffice but I doubt the fish could get enough of the flakes to have all its needs met, I mean it would probably need about a handful of the flakes, pellets, etc. a day at a minimum. I am afrai...
by Viktor Jarikov
Mon Aug 31, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Walmart Alumnus
Replies: 25
Views: 1520

Re: Walmart Alumnus

Agree with Silurus.

The channel cat shows a pretty bad case of lateral line erosion disease, probably because of malnutrition, lack of sufficient vitamins and minerals. What do you feed it?

Also, a normal channel catfish of 10 years old should be around 3 feet in length and weigh 30+ lbs.
by Viktor Jarikov
Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: My Public Aquarium: exhibit blues - how to make them?
Replies: 442
Views: 130010

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

Any donor could choose to pay directly a vendor for something concrete and tangible we need, e.g., -- $2000 worth of lumber from Home Depot or Lowe's, or -- $500 worth of 4' PVC piping, -- $5000 worth of acrylic sheeting I scavenged off local classifieds (Craigslist), -- $1000 worth of acrylic glue ...
by Viktor Jarikov
Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:53 am
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Synodontis problems
Replies: 1
Views: 515

Re: Synodontis problems

Yeah, a 30 gallon (US) tank is tight for them. You are lucky they don't fight each other. I think you got two different problems on your hands. One is predation, and, yes, most likely by the synodontis, albeit our hobby is often full of surprises. How big are the "fully grown cardinal tetras"? The o...