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by Viktor Jarikov
Fri Oct 15, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: This is disturbing
Replies: 9
Views: 566

Re: This is disturbing

Yes, humble opinion. Sorry, my abbreviation appears unconventional, although I thought differently. Transhumanism is a part of the wider phenomenon called posthumanism, although they are sometimes conflated. It seems some people are tired and dissatisfied by being people, they want to "advance&...
by Viktor Jarikov
Thu Oct 14, 2021 1:12 am
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: This is disturbing
Replies: 9
Views: 566

Re: This is disturbing

There is a "progressive" movement called trans-humanism. This appears merely a complementary branch of trans-animalism. Both are a regress IMHumO and signal the decay and an ensuing end of humanity (to me). Transhumanism is an ideology that advocates for the transformation of the human con...
by Viktor Jarikov
Wed Oct 13, 2021 2:30 am
Forum: Asian Catfishes
Topic: Don't house iridescent shark catfish or channel catfish with a Harlequin shark
Replies: 30
Views: 19688

Re: Don't house iridescent shark catfish or channel catfish with a Harlequin shark

A video on the topic of parasitic rasp by Synodontis eupterus aka featherfin and by the most common syno hybrid (aka valentiana, zebra, jaguar synodontis, etc.), whose one parent is believed to be the eupterus:
by Viktor Jarikov
Tue Oct 12, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: This is disturbing
Replies: 9
Views: 566

Re: This is disturbing

I agree on the ethical grounds but wonder if your reasons differ and what exactly they may be.
by Viktor Jarikov
Thu Oct 07, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: Amateur, experience-based "revision" of Auchenoglanis giraffe catfish notes 5 species in the aquarium trade
Replies: 7
Views: 854

Re: Amateur, experience-based "revision" of Auchenoglanis giraffe catfish notes 5 species in the aquarium trade

Thank you Birger. Your opinions are precious to me. I am not implying any kind of science and by far any kind of taxonomic completeness in terms of the extant species. I believe I know its place. It's the humblest, hobbyist fish-keeper review that may carry some misidentifications, misjudgments and ...
by Viktor Jarikov
Mon Oct 04, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Taxonomy & Science News
Topic: Revision of Auchenoglanis
Replies: 22
Views: 9339

Re: Revision of Auchenoglanis

My primitive end user "revision" of Auchenoglanidae, "recognizing" 5 species:

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=50343
by Viktor Jarikov
Sun Oct 03, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: Amateur, experience-based "revision" of Auchenoglanis giraffe catfish notes 5 species in the aquarium trade
Replies: 7
Views: 854

Re: Amateur, experience-based "revision" of Auchenoglanis giraffe catfish notes 5 species in the aquarium trade

Thank you so much Birger! Based on the Cat-eLog, A. senegali belong with the biscutatus, per my review, 100%.

But then, my review disagrees with a whole bunch of picture assignments in the Cat-eLog entries for the Auchenoglanidae.
by Viktor Jarikov
Sat Oct 02, 2021 1:18 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: ID and info?
Replies: 6
Views: 715

Re: ID and info?

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by Viktor Jarikov
Sat Oct 02, 2021 12:09 am
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: Amateur, experience-based "revision" of Auchenoglanis giraffe catfish notes 5 species in the aquarium trade
Replies: 7
Views: 854

Re: Amateur, experience-based "revision" of Auchenoglanis giraffe catfish notes 5 species in the aquarium trade

Thank you, Kirk! I can exhale now. Your stamp of approval means a lot to me... as has your friendly and authoritative help over the past 10 years + in identifying the giraffe cat species. (Now if only Birger likes it, I could exhale the other lung... but I am afraid he might not :) ) Feel free to cr...
by Viktor Jarikov
Fri Oct 01, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Two Auchenoglanis
Replies: 3
Views: 1462

Re: Two Auchenoglanis

I've published the video.
by Viktor Jarikov
Fri Oct 01, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: Amateur, experience-based "revision" of Auchenoglanis giraffe catfish notes 5 species in the aquarium trade
Replies: 7
Views: 854

Amateur, experience-based "revision" of Auchenoglanis giraffe catfish notes 5 species in the aquarium trade

Our personal, experience-based, humble amateur "revision" of the genus of Auchenoglanis giraffe catfish "recognizing" 5 species that we see in the aquarium trade. Answers to the eternal questions: - Is my giraffe catfish a dwarf species? - What species is it? - How big will it gr...
by Viktor Jarikov
Wed Sep 29, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: sold as P. gracilis but I cannot be! Who am I?
Replies: 13
Views: 5033

Re: sold as P. gracilis but I cannot be! Who am I?

Sounds interesting. Misidentifications at LFS abound and are common. If you posted good photos, we could share more info. That's a smart way of catching it, because it gets incomparably harder once fish realize what's up and muster all their ability of evading being caught.