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by Viktor Jarikov
Tue Oct 04, 2022 3:20 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: My Public Aquarium: exhibit blues - how to make them?
Replies: 792
Views: 309792

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

Sept 28 (I misspoke, sorry) 2022 cat 4 hurricane Ian packing 155 mph winds has been spinning around 30 miles from us off shore for the whole day. 50mph sustained wind with 70-80 mph gusts all day. No power, no water, no AC, no internet.

by Viktor Jarikov
Wed Sep 28, 2022 2:42 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: My Public Aquarium: exhibit blues - how to make them?
Replies: 792
Views: 309792

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

Chronologically speaking: - we got both Peru piraibas in 2017 at 5in. - As soon as they were placed together in a growout 240 gal, one of them turned much lighter color and stayed that way. - The darker one dominated the lighter one but it was tolerable. - After a year or two, both went into 4500 ga...
by Viktor Jarikov
Mon Sep 26, 2022 2:40 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: My Public Aquarium: exhibit blues - how to make them?
Replies: 792
Views: 309792

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

Desperate attempt: injecting 750mg of erythromycin antibiotic into each of 3 gravely ill RTCs 9yo 3ft-4ft:

by Viktor Jarikov
Fri Sep 23, 2022 7:00 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: My Public Aquarium: exhibit blues - how to make them?
Replies: 792
Views: 309792

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

Thank you, brother. This is a painful but learning experience.

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The a-female continues to stay right side up.

by Viktor Jarikov
Fri Sep 23, 2022 3:33 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: My Public Aquarium: exhibit blues - how to make them?
Replies: 792
Views: 309792

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

1+ month ago: 4ft RTC a-female turned upside down 2-3 weeks ago: same happened to 3ft a-male & to lesser degree to 3.5ft b-female Nothing's changed, younger 3ft b-male seems ok. The only thing that unites the 3 sick RTC is the origin (rescues from Dayton Ohio Mar 2016) and age ~9yo. a-male and b...
by Viktor Jarikov
Thu Sep 22, 2022 3:23 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: My Public Aquarium: exhibit blues - how to make them?
Replies: 792
Views: 309792

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

One's a fluke, 2 a pattern, 7 a law. We lost 7 bullheads over the last 5 years, 2 brown northern, 2 brown southern, 2 snail, and now 1 yellow, all from 3yo to 5yo, to seemingly the same bug, as can be judged by the same symptom of great swelling and overall length and progress of their last illness,...
by Viktor Jarikov
Wed Sep 21, 2022 2:44 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: My Public Aquarium: exhibit blues - how to make them?
Replies: 792
Views: 309792

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

One time is a fluke, two is a pattern. We lost Floyd the same way as Bruce, except Floyd lasted about 10 months versus a couple for Bruce. Same symptoms of heavy swelling over the entire body points to the same pathogen, perhaps the same old columnaris introduced into our tanks in 2018. Three year o...
by Viktor Jarikov
Tue Sep 20, 2022 2:29 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: My Public Aquarium: exhibit blues - how to make them?
Replies: 792
Views: 309792

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

9yo 24in/60cm rescue TSNxRTC hybrid catfish Greta passed

by Viktor Jarikov
Mon Sep 19, 2022 3:34 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: My Public Aquarium: exhibit blues - how to make them?
Replies: 792
Views: 309792

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

Thank you, I appreciate the thinking and suggestion. Having never lost them to spawning activities, I chose to allow them to do whatever they want in this regard. This behavior has completely subsided in couple hours as stated, and all females fed in another hour. Then the next day it had picked up ...
by Viktor Jarikov
Sun Sep 18, 2022 2:16 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: My Public Aquarium: exhibit blues - how to make them?
Replies: 792
Views: 309792

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

Natural violence of goldfish spawn: vehement chasing, bumping, body-slamming, nudging, biting, jamming. Yet everyone survives fine. Just some missing scales.

by Viktor Jarikov
Sat Sep 17, 2022 3:57 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: My Public Aquarium: exhibit blues - how to make them?
Replies: 792
Views: 309792

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

Unusual Half & Half marbled pim catfish Learius marmoratus, & 4 others, all 24"-32", in 4500 gal

by Viktor Jarikov
Fri Sep 16, 2022 4:53 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Everything else)
Topic: My Platydoras is too big
Replies: 8
Views: 803

Re: My Platydoras is too big

As stated IDK much about raphs from 1st hand experience, so I'd rely on what the actual long term keepers say. Unfortunately, there aren't many vocal and active. Bas' 27 years is an astounding accomplishment. It sounds plausible that round shape may not hurt the raphs too much or at all, contrary to...
by Viktor Jarikov
Fri Sep 16, 2022 3:09 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: My Public Aquarium: exhibit blues - how to make them?
Replies: 792
Views: 309792

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

Posting this with a delay. So far so good, although Sexi doesn't like Lusy obviously and gives her a chase occasionally.

by Viktor Jarikov
Wed Sep 14, 2022 8:35 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Everything else)
Topic: My Platydoras is too big
Replies: 8
Views: 803

Re: My Platydoras is too big

I think raphs inhale anything and everything. They don't discriminate by size of nature of the feed unless the item doesn't fit in their mouth. Most striped and spotted raphs are quite round in shape in people's tanks it seems. IDK if this is healthy or not, don't know much about these fish. Also, I...
by Viktor Jarikov
Wed Sep 14, 2022 2:25 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: My Public Aquarium: exhibit blues - how to make them?
Replies: 792
Views: 309792

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

8 inch black ear catfish: 2nd blister snip, upgrade, no more nose rubbing in 1800gal, prior vid clip

by Viktor Jarikov
Mon Sep 12, 2022 1:40 am
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Catfish Badge
Replies: 11
Views: 1038

Re: Catfish Badge

Great tradition! Awesome!