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by MarcW
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Fishroom in the making!
Replies: 5
Views: 296

Re: Fishroom in the making!

Looking good, keep the updates coming. I like the look of all the wood in the tank, will make some nice hiding places for the fish.
by MarcW
Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Hello
Replies: 19
Views: 364

Re: Hello

Welcome Bob! As Eric said, we'd enjoy hearing your stories as you build out your tanks and fish collection. Hopefully we will be able to help out with any questions if you get stuck along the way too.

Good luck!
by MarcW
Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Fishroom in the making!
Replies: 5
Views: 296

Re: Fishroom in the making!

Looks like a nice space for a fish room, looking forward to seeing it progress.

Please add pictures if you have the time as it changes, it always helps inspire others.
by MarcW
Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Marc's fish room build
Replies: 260
Views: 112344

Re: Marc's fish room build

A few updates. Unfortunately as expected the H. inspector eggs didn't make it, they looked good for a few days, then there was a mass of egg casings kicked out of the cave, 3 or 4 eggs were still intact, but within 24 hours of me trying to raise them they were covered in fungus. IMG_20210126_131731....
by MarcW
Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:33 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: My spotted orange seam plecos: Hemiancistrus guahiborum (L106)
Replies: 76
Views: 14482

Re: My spotted orange seam plecos: Hemiancistrus guahiborum (L106)

Thanks for the update Eric, these have been a fish I have wanted to keep for a while, just need a convention or two to move on some fry/fish to make the room!
by MarcW
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Is it ethical to export old fish?
Replies: 13
Views: 824

Re: Is it ethical to export old fish?

That is an issue I have with 'sustainable seafood' for the past 10 + years I've not eaten any seafood at all, as I find it hard to believe any is truly sustainable at the current rates of harvest. The definition of sustainable, at least in this sense, is something which is able to be maintained with...
by MarcW
Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Marc's fish room build
Replies: 260
Views: 112344

Re: Marc's fish room build

Hi RobinSm89, welcome to PlanetCatfish! I bought all the materials, mainly the timer and screws, from DIY stores and builders merchants, similar places to a Home Depot or Lowes. I just had to go around a few of them to make sure I was picking out straight timber! To get that much timber wasn't cheap...
by MarcW
Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Blue Phantom (L128)
Replies: 3
Views: 731

Re: Blue Phantom (L128)

Just a quick follow up, my F1 male was at the front of the tank earlier, so I managed to get a picture showing the odentode growth on a 4 year and 3 month old fish, when holding a tape measure up to the glass, it measured 4.25 inches SL and 5.5 inches TL, that's approximate as it was a few inches ba...
by MarcW
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Marc's fish room build
Replies: 260
Views: 112344

Re: Marc's fish room build

Just got a short video, now I'll leave him alone with the eggs. I haven't seen him fanning at all, which seems a little unusual to me, but we'll see how he does!
by MarcW
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Marc's fish room build
Replies: 260
Views: 112344

Re: Marc's fish room build

Hi everyone, after posting in another thread that I haven't had luck spawning Loricariidae, this morning my male Hypancistrus inspector is sat on eggs! I noticed last night he was trapping the female, so after water changes this morning I checked the caves, they swapped caves in the night, but there...
by MarcW
Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Blue Phantom (L128)
Replies: 3
Views: 731

Re: Blue Phantom (L128)

Similar to Shane's comments, one of my males has recently developed large odentodes, he is ~5 inches TL. Luckily, as the fish is from one of my spawns I know exactly how old it is, I first saw the large odentodes when the fish was 4 years and 3 months old, which was just a few weeks ago. In the wild...
by MarcW
Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Things are not all bad
Replies: 7
Views: 848

Re: Things are not all bad

Great to hear a bit of good news!

Despite a little success with other species recently, I still struggle to get any Loricariidae to spawn, let alone get any young to survive!

Maybe this is the year!
by MarcW
Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Aquarium rack
Replies: 9
Views: 685

Re: Aquarium rack

Size is a consideration too, if I were to re-do my fish room, I would seriously consider contacting a welder as Shane mentions, having thinner box section steel between, and at either end of the tanks will either give you more room to work between/above/around the tanks or reduce the overall height/...
by MarcW
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: When can I tell the sex of my blue phantom im getting tomorrow
Replies: 4
Views: 670

Re: When can I tell the sex of my blue phantom im getting tomorrow

I have had a few of this species, and apart from mature males reliable sexing can be difficult. As I'm not sure on the size of fish you are getting tomorrow, I'll let you know my experiences, firstly when i have kept a group, as is common with lots of species, there appears to be an alpha male, who ...
by MarcW
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: All Resolved Issues
Topic: Is it just me? or is PCF swiping... err, flipping... all pics right?
Replies: 11
Views: 749

Re: Is it just me? or is PCF swiping... err, flipping... all pics right?

Those overlapping pictures are due to the browser not using the latest files from the site (specifically, the style sheets). A hard refresh will fix it. This error was introduced late December, as part of some changes to make videos responsive (look good on mobiles) - videos in the clog, forum and ...
by MarcW
Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:55 am
Forum: All Resolved Issues
Topic: Is it just me? or is PCF swiping... err, flipping... all pics right?
Replies: 11
Views: 749

Re: Is it just me? or is PCF swiping... err, flipping... all pics right?

Maybe this is related? When on my android phone, pictures seem to overlap in the CLOG.
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by MarcW
Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Marc's fish room build
Replies: 260
Views: 112344

Re: Marc's fish room build

Hi Everyone, it's been a while but I have had a bit of spawning success I thought I'd share. My Scleromystax barbatus have been spawning every week as I have let the temperature drop by 2-3c in the fish room over the winter. When leaving the eggs, they slowly disappear, I suspect a combination of th...
by MarcW
Fri Dec 18, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Cat-eLog data issues
Topic: Mochokiella paynei size incorrect
Replies: 4
Views: 511

Re: Mochokiella paynei size incorrect

I can attest that all of my 12 Mochokiella paynei are well above 36mm SL, probably 40-55mm SL, possibly more.

If it helps I can take pictures with a ruler next to them?
by MarcW
Sun Dec 13, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L128 Sexing
Replies: 9
Views: 1386

Re: L128 Sexing

You certainly have a male!

Unknown 2 could be a female, but it's very tricky, for me at least, to tell from photos.

They all look healthy, you have some caves, now the waiting starts, hopefully one day you'll see eggs, then you can be sure one of them is a female!
by MarcW
Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: My Public Aquarium: exhibit blues - how to make them?
Replies: 470
Views: 161614

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

That's a nasty looking wound, I was amazed how quickly and well it healed!

Did you add any medication at all or just lots of fresh water?

Keep up the good work!