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by Viktor Jarikov
Wed Aug 04, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Our outdoor ponds and backyard
Replies: 54
Views: 7300

Re: Our outdoor ponds and backyard

Winter garden pics are here: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=31738
by Viktor Jarikov
Wed Aug 04, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: My Public Aquarium: exhibit blues - how to make them?
Replies: 496
Views: 204140

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

These appear to be as close to the wild ones as koi to common carp. I read the wild ones are usually(?) nondescript grey color. Don't quote me, I am cichlid-challenged. Rookie.
by Viktor Jarikov
Wed Aug 04, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Does everybody knows fish-jokes?
Replies: 122
Views: 72214

Re: Does everybody knows fish-jokes?

-- Why is there no biting?
-- Well, because...
by Viktor Jarikov
Tue Aug 03, 2021 4:09 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: What kind of bumble bee glutton is this fella?
Replies: 4
Views: 857

Re: What kind of bumble bee glutton is this fella?

Thank you Martin!

The fish on the left is a TSN x RTC hybrid.

Another bufonius at an LFS:
by Viktor Jarikov
Tue Aug 03, 2021 4:05 am
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Little hello from France
Replies: 2
Views: 146

Re: Little hello from France

Welcome to the Planet!
by Viktor Jarikov
Fri Jul 23, 2021 2:22 am
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Danza de la Carachama
Replies: 5
Views: 606

Re: Danza de la Carachama

Hahaha... cute and funny. Which one's you, Eric? I couldn't make it out.
by Viktor Jarikov
Thu Jul 22, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: My Public Aquarium: exhibit blues - how to make them?
Replies: 496
Views: 204140

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

Of the sturgeon? No. Not for our use anyway. The sturgeon are lent by donation for lifetime and they and what they produce doesn't belong to us but to our gracious lender, the farmer. If we get that lucky, Mr. Mark Zaslavsky will decide what to do with the sturgeon eggs.
by Viktor Jarikov
Tue Jul 20, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: sold as P. gracilis but I cannot be! Who am I?
Replies: 11
Views: 3524

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

I don't think I have ever encountered any CA catfish in my trade endeavors but Rhamdia quelen. This catfish is a fun, quirky, boisterous, and a smart weasel of a fish IME. I'd not trust it with any small fish that can fit in its mouth. When it comes to interaction with keeper or capture avoidance, t...
by Viktor Jarikov
Tue Jul 20, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Our outdoor ponds and backyard
Replies: 54
Views: 7300

Re: Our outdoor ponds and backyard

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by Viktor Jarikov
Tue Jul 20, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Our outdoor ponds and backyard
Replies: 54
Views: 7300

Re: Our outdoor ponds and backyard

Earlier photos of the koi pond and yard predating this thread, from 2008 and 2009, can be seen here on the second page of this thread: http://www.planetcatfish.com/forum/view ... 3&start=20

I'll just repeat them here:
by Viktor Jarikov
Tue Jul 20, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: What's my woody?
Replies: 7
Views: 2099

Re: What's my woody?

Out of the four galeatus we obtained when still in New York State 12 years ago, one is still with us. It's probably the smaller male (if our 12"-er was a female), perhaps around 6"-7", missing an eye - a work of a gar pond mate of 9 years ago. So the cat is around 12-13 years old. Doe...
by Viktor Jarikov
Tue Jul 20, 2021 12:02 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: What Pseudopimelodidae am I ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1249

Re: What Pseudopimelodidae am I ?

Our bufonius from 2010: https://www.planetcatfish.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=31045 Useful links from bufonius keepers: https://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/threads/rhyacoglanis-paranensis.702543/ https://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/threads/bufonis-info-progression-thread.705111/ h...
by Viktor Jarikov
Mon Jul 19, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Maxillary barbels whiten and soften at the ends?
Replies: 2
Views: 1200

Re: Maxillary barbels whiten and soften at the ends?

Ten years later, I still don't know about the Chrysichthys and Calophysus, except Bas was probably right, it was some kind of infection.

As for the channels - don't keep pacu with them! Pacu would bite their fins and barbels at will to supplement their diet.
by Viktor Jarikov
Mon Jul 19, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Everything else)
Topic: Jim "cbudz's" RTCxTSN hybrid
Replies: 15
Views: 2803

Re: Jim "cbudz's" RTCxTSN hybrid

Nine years later. In retrospect, I am 100% sure the hybrid died of indigestion as a result of low DO, exactly as it occurred in the case of these RTCs: https://www.planetcatfish.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=34778. When I said "plenty of aeration" above, I was rather clueless and inexp...
by Viktor Jarikov
Mon Jul 19, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Everything else)
Topic: Zungaro Zungaro aggression - experience?
Replies: 58
Views: 33244

Re: Zungaro Zungaro aggression - experience?

A quick update. After tolerating 10 years of problems and bickering, ZZ had been adopted out a year or so ago. Zazula rules its tank now. Currently about 45".