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by Acanthicus
Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Jeremy Basch speaks on woodcats Saturday Dec 5 6pm PST (ONLINE)
Replies: 6
Views: 231

Re: Jeremy Basch speaks on woodcats Saturday Dec 5 6pm PST (ONLINE)

I will be there, at least its planned. Somebody else from pcf?
by Acanthicus
Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Couple new super red ancistrus
Replies: 9
Views: 231

Re: Couple new super red ancistrus

Hi Eric When I used to breed them 4-5 years ago, the brown markings normally showed up when the fish reached a size of 3-4cm. Obviously, the Czech also breed the pure strain, but in most cases you get the one which develops brown markings. I once got a group of the czech ones without brown markings,...
by Acanthicus
Sun Nov 29, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Orange Zebra Otocinclus Hypoptopoma sp. Peru “Orange”
Replies: 4
Views: 167

Re: Orange Zebra Otocinclus Hypoptopoma sp. Peru “Orange”

Heho Orange Zebra Otocinclus and Hypoptopoma sp. "Orange" are actually the same fish as Nannoptopoma sp. "Robocop". The correct genus of the three is Nannoptopoma, the most common trading name for the species is sp. "Peru" or sp. "Orange". However, they are not an easy species and require lots of fo...
by Acanthicus
Sun Nov 29, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Couple new super red ancistrus
Replies: 9
Views: 231

Re: Couple new super red ancistrus

Hi Agree with Jools, the pictured fish are not what is considered "super red", at least they don't belong to the good quality strain. In Germany we have two main strains. The "super red" are what their name suggests: completely red, no brownish markings. The other strain is what we call the "czech s...
by Acanthicus
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Cat-eLog data issues
Topic: Corydoras bilineatus
Replies: 6
Views: 293

Re: Corydoras bilineatus

Hi I fully agree with Karsten, the pictures do not look like what I am used to catch as bilineatus. I added two pictures of mine to the Cat-eLog. I dont even think bilineatus is in the hobby at all. I once brought back a few, but they all turned out to be males, and my last one went to Erik (Germany...
by Acanthicus
Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Typhoons - Did shipping cause this??
Replies: 5
Views: 647

Re: Typhoons - Did shipping cause this??

Hi This is not caused by some hours of shipping. I have seen several Typhoons lately that were in a bad shape and my guess is, that they are not kept well in Brazil already. Obviously I cant tell for sure, because sadly I'm not there, but my impression is that tons of Typhoons are being shipped in t...
by Acanthicus
Thu Nov 05, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Rio Tocantins Vampire
Replies: 2
Views: 792

Re: Rio Tocantins Vampire

Hi

I agree with Eric, plus the L-Number you might have been looking for is L 7.
by Acanthicus
Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Identity please.
Replies: 4
Views: 1126

Re: Identity please.

Hi

It's an adult Peckoltia for sure, my first impression was L 9, but a lateral picture would help a lot to clarify.
by Acanthicus
Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L056 Yellow Chubby Pleco (Parancistrus aurantiacus) sexing
Replies: 17
Views: 1200

Re: L056 Yellow Chubby Pleco (Parancistrus aurantiacus) sexing

Hi

Nothing to do with the topic, I'm sorry, but could we - as people who know what they are talking about - please stop calling this species wrong all the time?
Thats what I mean: www.ig-bssw.org/again-and-again-l-56/?lang=en
by Acanthicus
Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: What Catfish is this?
Replies: 4
Views: 1029

Re: What Catfish is this?

Hi

check the Cat-eLog for Otothyropsis piribebuy, a great and small species, which easily reproduces.
One specimen though is indeed an Otocinclus, likely macrospilus.

cheers
Daniel
by Acanthicus
Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Everything else)
Topic: Trichomycterus punctatus info
Replies: 19
Views: 1306

Re: Trichomycterus punctatus info

Hi there First of all I'd try to find out if your fish really are what you bought them as. Many Trichomycterus and Ituglanis are sold as "punctatus", but only few are. The identification is not easy though if the origin is unknown. However, for most species it's important to close every gap and ever...
by Acanthicus
Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Panaqolus: What is L329, L351 and P. nocturnus.
Replies: 13
Views: 1579

Re: Panaqolus: What is L329, L351 and P. nocturnus.

Heho

How where Johnnys specimens identified? They look exactly like my old L 351.

I'd agree that L 351 is likely the same as nocturnus, but I was not able to proof it yet with the material I have available to compare. Would be an interesting topic to discuss.
by Acanthicus
Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: White Spotted Pleco ID
Replies: 33
Views: 4417

Re: White Spotted Pleco ID

Hi

Agree with the ID given by Jools. You will be able to sex it with around 12 cm-15 cm.
by Acanthicus
Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Which pleco is this
Replies: 7
Views: 2027

Re: Which pleco is this

Hi Agree with Eric, it is either pardalis or disjunctivus. Even if you don't manage to get a good picture, have a look at the pattern on the abdomen. Is it spotted or covered in blotches, it's pardalis, is it wormlined it's more likely disjunctivus. Still...., there are pardalis around with a wormli...
by Acanthicus
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Gibbiceps?
Replies: 14
Views: 2432

Re: Gibbiceps?

Hi, this is either a pardalis or disjunctivus, tending to say pardalis though. Also think this is a great example of how easy the "groups" in Pterygoplichthys are to distinguish from each other. Pattern and colouration don't help at all in this case, because they are not typical for either of the me...
by Acanthicus
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Possible True L144
Replies: 3
Views: 1437

Re: Possible True L144

Hi It can not be the true L 144, since this variety is linked to the area it was found in first. Also it is pretty much impossible that it is the same species as L 144. There is a pattern visible on the fins, that makes me assume they will not keep this colour but turn into brownish specimens with t...
by Acanthicus
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Can you ID these Plecs
Replies: 4
Views: 1355

Re: Can you ID these Plecs

Hi Check L 66 and L 333 for comparison, surely a Hypancistrus and one of the wormline-complex too. They are similar in their requirements, so the actual variety/l-number isn't a big matter. Make sure they are not getting mixed with any other "similar looking" or "surely the same species" specimens t...
by Acanthicus
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: hello! please new ID....
Replies: 5
Views: 1300

Re: hello! please new ID....

It's P. gibbiceps, simply not as common as they normally are, but still a gibbiceps.
P. weberi looks different in this age.
by Acanthicus
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Possibly a L001, can I get a second opinion?
Replies: 3
Views: 1271

Re: Possibly a L001, can I get a second opinion?

I can second P. pardalis.
by Acanthicus
Mon May 18, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Other Catfishes
Topic: Need more help with my columbian sharks please
Replies: 33
Views: 7019

Re: Need more help with my columbian sharks please

Hi

Despite that blue gravel I can't spot anything that would make me thoughtful. They look good to me. If you feed them pellets, make sure to water them first, so they can swell before they are eaten. Otherwise you might risk bloat and blockage.