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by Fishmandavew
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Juvenile Syno ID
Replies: 9
Views: 2160

Re: Juvenile Syno ID

Any more recent photos?
by Fishmandavew
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Identity please.
Replies: 4
Views: 935

Re: Identity please.

Peckolitia sp. rio_uatuma stress coloration but does this really rule it out still being L009
by Fishmandavew
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Juvenile Syno ID
Replies: 9
Views: 2160

Re: Juvenile Syno ID

Don’t see it as hybrid sp(1) Neither sp_hybrid(7)
Would like to know from those in the know why they think it’s not S.nigrata
by Fishmandavew
Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Everything else)
Topic: Bunocephalus verrucosus (impulse buy, but one I'm proud of)
Replies: 5
Views: 969

Re: Bunocephalus verrucosus (impulse buy, but one I'm proud of)

What size are the fish currently? Whilst my instinct would be to say yes it should be a sexually dimorphic trait, my experience has never shown enough proof. Generally we buy small immature fish and tend not to recatch them to study once settled and sexing becomes easy in their home tank. Best of lu...
by Fishmandavew
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Adipose body on pectoral fins of sexually mature Dianema and Hoplosternum?
Replies: 23
Views: 3345

Re: Adipose body on pectoral fins of sexually mature Dianema and Hoplosternum?

Hi, thanks for clarifying as this is something I have never seen on any of my old male thoracata throughout the years. Although cant check now as my females have all outlived their male counterparts.
by Fishmandavew
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Adipose body on pectoral fins of sexually mature Dianema and Hoplosternum?
Replies: 23
Views: 3345

Re: Adipose body on pectoral fins of sexually mature Dianema and Hoplosternum?

Ok so just to clarify We are all in agreement that “adipose body” means the bony plates on the underside between the pectoral fins which forms part of the bony structure infront of the adipose fin which on females and immature males do not meet In the middle but on mature males they continue to grow...
by Fishmandavew
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Hoplo Sexing
Replies: 12
Views: 1625

Re: Hoplo Sexing

Lovely fish. Agree that they are maybe still immature so too hard to tell. From the photos,if I had to go by pectoral fins I would say the original was female, the top bag shot was also female and the bottom bag shot could be immature male but that’s just cos to me the pectoral fins look thicker on ...
by Fishmandavew
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Can you please confirm IDs on these Synodontis?
Replies: 7
Views: 3692

Re: Can you please confirm IDs on these Synodontis?

I would agree with Victor that number 2 could quite possibly be young decorous, only time will tell. As for number three I can see why it was thought it could be ornatipinnis and in my view it looks closer to this than to hybrid 9, but I do still think it’s a hybrid, one I would buy just to prove my...
by Fishmandavew
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Other Catfishes
Topic: Are Columbian sharks ok with full saltwater?
Replies: 19
Views: 5361

Re: Are Columbian sharks ok with full saltwater?

To be honest I don’t think it will matter. Depending where you are in the world you will find differing salinity, especially as it varies with temperature too.
If you can get a steady temperature, anywhere from 1.021 to 1.025 would be classed as full marine conditions.
by Fishmandavew
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: New catfish colony
Replies: 13
Views: 3092

Re: New catfish colony

Good luck trying to raise 6 Angelicus together in a 75. These will get 8” and if mine is anything to go by, won’t get on in a confined space. Although your Nigrita could be worse still.
Keep us informed how it goes.
by Fishmandavew
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: Just want my Syndontis to get along
Replies: 9
Views: 4320

Re: Just want my Syndontis to get along

I have the same granulosus hybrid and he too is a nightmare. 5 feather fins get on fine, even a huge (9”) Angelicus gets on fine but the 5” granulosus hybrid thinks any and every tank is his so he’s in the snakehead tank.no one told him he’s only 5”. Better luck without him and with a larger group
by Fishmandavew
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: Which would you rather keep?
Replies: 5
Views: 2432

Re: Which would you rather keep?

Surely the question is only which to get hold of first!
by Fishmandavew
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Other Catfishes
Topic: Need more help with my columbian sharks please
Replies: 33
Views: 6890

Re: Need more help with my columbian sharks please

Chlorine and fluorine in our uk water is not your problem, both can be overcome by a decent dechlorinator. Although, I live in Yorkshire and have never used the stuff. All my water changes come straight from the tap for my freshwater stock and have for 40 yrs. flouramine amd chloramine are our new i...
by Fishmandavew
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Other Catfishes
Topic: Are Columbian sharks ok with full saltwater?
Replies: 19
Views: 5361

Re: Are Columbian sharks ok with full saltwater?

Columbia’s sharks are born in fresh water to my knowledge and return back to the sea as they grow. As such kept three in fresh until around five inches when I started increasing the salinity of their six foot tank. Finally over the course of 6 months reaching 1.025 by which time they were living wit...
by Fishmandavew
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Do Megalechis thoracata school?
Replies: 15
Views: 2969

Re: Do Megalechis thoracata school?

Happy to lucky cats which whilst don't actively school, do seem to "come together" quite often throughout the day. Fine with corys from panda size upwards. Groups of three or four or more seem more natural in my opinion. Often bought small before sexable but males do seem to get on ok providing ther...
by Fishmandavew
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Asian Catfishes
Topic: Pseudomystus siamensis compatibility
Replies: 5
Views: 3512

Re: Pseudomystus siamensis compatibility

A large female could get to 8-9" tip to tip so a fully grown tiger barb would be the smallest disc shaped fish i would risk with a well fed fish. but it's not just the fact that the fish wouldn't get eaten, even tiger barbs with an 8" bumblebee would be stressed each night!
by Fishmandavew
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Asian Catfishes
Topic: Hyalobagrus flavus
Replies: 16
Views: 6658

Re: Hyalobagrus flavus

Haha, did the same with panda cory until one turned up that small it was obviously not one i'd bought but that was by accident. These things are so hard to spot most of the time, breeding in planted tanks is like playing spot the difference, they sit there so still and watch you in plain sight and y...
by Fishmandavew
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Asian Catfishes
Topic: Hyalobagrus flavus
Replies: 16
Views: 6255

Re: Hyalobagrus flavus

As for breeding hyalobagrus, been trying for a while now myself but to no avail. Did find interestingly that they seemed to enjoy swimming in the flow of a freshly cleaned filter/powerhead as a group, which was really unexpected from these cats, in what was essentially a stiller water setup. Would o...
by Fishmandavew
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Asian Catfishes
Topic: Hyalobagrus flavus
Replies: 16
Views: 6255

Re: Hyalobagrus flavus

Wow, seen some well planted and thriving planted tanks in my time but not so many under one roof. Very impressive.
by Fishmandavew
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: Synodontis eupterus aggression and tankmates
Replies: 3
Views: 2390

Re: Synodontis eupterus aggression and tankmates

Agree with victor, syno eat fish they can fit in their mouths. You may find well fed ones don't but it's a risk