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by Viktor Jarikov
Tue May 24, 2022 2:31 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: My Public Aquarium: exhibit blues - how to make them?
Replies: 662
Views: 284407

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

Both knifes have been in the 25K for 8 months now and seem to be doing quite well. The strange thing under the K-knife's mouth / gills has disappeared thank goodness. The bigger K-knife is able to take an 8" herring now while the smaller and younger J-knife prefers to try smaller herring, like ...
by Viktor Jarikov
Mon May 23, 2022 3:20 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: My Public Aquarium: exhibit blues - how to make them?
Replies: 662
Views: 284407

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

Tor khudree update. This is the fish I got from Wesley Wong in Aug 2015 as a subadult / adult Tor malabaricus but it is most definitely not it, thanks to our peers helping with the ID, especially our Indian experts Balaji aka Shovelnose on Planet Catfish and Jibran aka headbanger on the MFK. It is a...
by Viktor Jarikov
Sun May 22, 2022 3:24 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: My Public Aquarium: exhibit blues - how to make them?
Replies: 662
Views: 284407

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

15 month update. The original GSC pair has been (what word to use ?) adequate but not growing in the 25K, same as reported before above. They stopped growing 4 years ago and are still around 20". The reason being I suppose (and I have been told) that they are [1] preferential filter feeders and...
by Viktor Jarikov
Sat May 21, 2022 2:38 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: My Public Aquarium: exhibit blues - how to make them?
Replies: 662
Views: 284407

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

The 5ft / 1.5m piraiba got attacked by two 3.5ft / 1m paroon shark catfish, who were not supposed to be hungry but maybe it is the breeding season that drives them to doing things like this. Paroons do have a bad reputation from some peers of being outright killers and predators, which is coming mor...
by Viktor Jarikov
Sat May 21, 2022 12:01 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Panda Black Red Tail Catfish
Replies: 2
Views: 227

Re: Panda Black Red Tail Catfish

I do hope others will chime in as I appreciate learning from others.
by Viktor Jarikov
Sat May 21, 2022 12:00 am
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: Investigate the originale of my syno
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: Investigate the originale of my syno

I am not an expert by any means on syno hybrid ID but have kept this species for 15 years in average water and continue keeping them. In short, my impression is we don't know the full parentage line except that a mother species is likely a eupterus. Most, or all, peers would say knowing the father s...
by Viktor Jarikov
Fri May 20, 2022 11:51 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Identify this catfish I found online
Replies: 7
Views: 278

Re: Identify this catfish I found online

Oh, thank you for the refresher. Only the maternal species have been identified, not both parents.
by Viktor Jarikov
Fri May 20, 2022 3:04 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Identify this catfish I found online
Replies: 7
Views: 278

Re: Identify this catfish I found online

Has not Rupert determined its parents as a part of his academic work?
by Viktor Jarikov
Fri May 20, 2022 3:18 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: My Public Aquarium: exhibit blues - how to make them?
Replies: 662
Views: 284407

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

A long overdue update on the two golden mahseer, which have been doing well in the 25K gal, now about 7 years old and 2 ft. One is one-eyed, courtesy of lima shovelnose tank mates for the first couple years, which lets me get close on its blind side when filming:

by Viktor Jarikov
Thu May 19, 2022 2:14 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Identify this catfish I found online
Replies: 7
Views: 278

Re: Identify this catfish I found online

It's the most common hybrid that's been around for the past 15 years or longer called valentiana, zebra, leopard syno and other silly made up names. One parent is eupterus, likely the mother. The other may be multipunctatus, I don't recall - look for synodontis threads by Racoll on here if you'd lik...
by Viktor Jarikov
Thu May 19, 2022 3:50 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: My Public Aquarium: exhibit blues - how to make them?
Replies: 662
Views: 284407

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

The six giraffe have been doing okay in the 25K. The volta female seems to have lost some weight, which I am keeping an eye on. The Congo pair has been too busy courting. Still, to this day. So they too probably don't feed as much as usual.

by Viktor Jarikov
Wed May 18, 2022 8:25 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Panda Black Red Tail Catfish
Replies: 2
Views: 227

Re: Panda Black Red Tail Catfish

I don't know anything beyond what's in this thread where I participated too. It started in 2019 but was picked up recently again in 2022. https://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/threads/new-red-tail-species-likely-click-bait.721476/ It looks like they have been sold around the world at least from ...
by Viktor Jarikov
Wed May 18, 2022 2:45 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: My Public Aquarium: exhibit blues - how to make them?
Replies: 662
Views: 284407

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

The experiment appears to have been successful. The mud carp feeds on small NLS pellets and takes a long time, hours, half a day to finish them.

by Viktor Jarikov
Tue May 17, 2022 12:11 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: My Public Aquarium: exhibit blues - how to make them?
Replies: 662
Views: 284407

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

The survivor. Seems ok. No problem with a fat pouch above the eye as in the perished one.

by Viktor Jarikov
Fri May 13, 2022 2:42 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: My Public Aquarium: exhibit blues - how to make them?
Replies: 662
Views: 284407

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

The Catla has been doing well except not really growing. I guess I fail to deliver plenty of feed to it to grow to 4, 5, 6 ft... It seems barely 2 ft while it is 8 years old. Other than that it seems happy, looks healthy.