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by Narwhal72
Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: What is a Golden Zebra Plecostomus?
Replies: 4
Views: 1140

Re: What is a Golden Zebra Plecostomus?

Interesting. What makes you say that?
by Narwhal72
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: What is a Golden Zebra Plecostomus?
Replies: 4
Views: 1140

Re: What is a Golden Zebra Plecostomus?

Can't say I have ever heard the term "Golden Zebra Pleco" before. But "Columbian Zebra" is a trade name for Hypancistrus debilittera which the fish in the picture appears to be.
by Narwhal72
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Brazil rides again- and we all suffer....
Replies: 8
Views: 1259

Re: Brazil rides again- and we all suffer....

You are absolutely right about the CO2. The fires are releasing decades worth of sequestered CO2 in a matter of days. The result will increase our greenhouse gas level and continue to warm the planet. The oceans will acidify affecting coral growth which in turn will reduce productivity of the tropic...
by Narwhal72
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Hurricane: Off Topic
Replies: 8
Views: 1094

Re: Hurricane: Off Topic

Good luck.
by Narwhal72
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Brazil rides again- and we all suffer....
Replies: 8
Views: 1259

Re: Brazil rides again- and we all suffer....

The Amazon does not produce 20% of the world's oxygen. Only a tiny percentage because so much of what is produced is used up in photorespiration and animal and microbe respiration. The rainforest does adsorb a tremendous amount of CO2 which is stored in the massive tree and plant growth. Eventually ...
by Narwhal72
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: CATACLYSM - It's coming!
Replies: 7
Views: 1071

Re: CATACLYSM - It's coming!

I will be there. Going to pack fish Friday morning for the short 1.5 hour ride up to Madison. Great having a convention close by!
by Narwhal72
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: "New Ranger" or "Mini Ranger" plecos?
Replies: 15
Views: 977

Re: "New Ranger" or "Mini Ranger" plecos?

If they are P. weberi, I have been keeping a group of them for several years now. It seems that juveniles get imported sporadically. A large number of them show up on import lists and then they disappear for a while. I think this is likely due to how they are collected. My guess is that at a certain...
by Narwhal72
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Possible Reticulatus Cory?
Replies: 9
Views: 3346

Re: Possible Reticulatus Cory?

I am thinking it's because of the yellow spine on the pectoral fins. A trait of sterbai and it's relatives (gossei, haraldschultzi,etc..) but not reticulatus or trilineatus.
by Narwhal72
Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Possible Reticulatus Cory?
Replies: 9
Views: 3346

Re: Possible Reticulatus Cory?

Based on it's size and the fact that it was purchased in a US store, this is probably a Corydoras trilineatus with an aberrant pattern. Not all that unusual.

Andy
by Narwhal72
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Everything else)
Topic: Trachelyichthys Exilis Compatibility.
Replies: 3
Views: 1905

Re: Trachelyichthys Exilis Compatibility.

Be wary of keeping plecos with T. exilis. I lost my T. exilis when they went into caves first and the pleco came in behind them. The Pleco (small Hypancistrus) literally ate their skin off.
by Narwhal72
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Taxonomy & Science News
Topic: Aquaculture parameters for Hypancistrus zebra
Replies: 3
Views: 432

Re: Aquaculture parameters for Hypancistrus zebra

Curious to read this paper too. It does say that it was 3 experiments. So it could be a smaller number of sample individuals and the paper is summarizing the results of 3 different individual experiments. Same set of samples. Just tested three times looking at different variables. IME tests like thi...
by Narwhal72
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Who's going to CatCon 2018?
Replies: 14
Views: 941

Re: Who's going to CatCon 2018?

I will download some tonight.
As soon as I unpack my new fish!
by Narwhal72
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Taxonomy & Science News
Topic: Fish food. All I need is a supply of chicken waste...
Replies: 6
Views: 354

Re: Fish food. All I need is a supply of chicken waste...

I know at least one production facility is using inedible food as the feed for the flies. They basically take spoiled and expired food from grocery stores and feed it to the fly larvae.

Apparently it's a very low cost feed source and readily available in some areas.
by Narwhal72
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Taxonomy & Science News
Topic: Fish food. All I need is a supply of chicken waste...
Replies: 6
Views: 354

Re: Fish food. All I need is a supply of chicken waste...

Insect meals are becoming increasingly popular in fish foods. Several brands are already marketing black soldier fly larvae formulas or researching it now that it is AAFCO approved. It does have some issues though. The Omega 3 to Omega 6 ratio is not the same as fish meal. It is also low in methioni...
by Narwhal72
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Taxonomy & Science News
Topic: The early catfish catches the worm: predation of Corydoras aeneus (Siluriformes, Callichthyidae) on freshwater nematodes
Replies: 6
Views: 338

Re: The early catfish catches the worm: predation of Corydoras aeneus (Siluriformes, Callichthyidae) on freshwater nemat

I would have to think the wet weight of the food plays a factor. What percentage body weight of a nematode is water? If it's something like 80% then we are talking only 47.6 mg dry weight.

But I have no idea what a nematodes moisture content is.

Andy
by Narwhal72
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Need confirmation on this Pterygoplichthys pardalis
Replies: 1
Views: 152

Re: Need confirmation on this Pterygoplichthys pardalis

It's likely a pardalis but you need to look on the belly to be really sure.
by Narwhal72
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Pull them out or leave them in?
Replies: 7
Views: 450

Re: Pull them out or leave them in?

When it rains it pours.

Went in yesterday morning with the flashlight and found a dozen more fry that were slightly smaller than the first group. Must have had a second male sitting on eggs in the tank somewhere.

Andy
by Narwhal72
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Hello from Delaware, USA
Replies: 2
Views: 148

Re: Hello from Delaware, USA

Welcome to PlanetCatfish. My family doesn't live too far from you (Lewes). Before you go to your local store you may want to consider going to CatCon in Herndon, VA. It's a month away and there will be a huge selection of catfish (including many corys) available for sale. Definitely worth the drive ...
by Narwhal72
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Pull them out or leave them in?
Replies: 7
Views: 450

Re: Pull them out or leave them in?

Pulled out 14 babies (probably a couple more hiding in the tank) and put them in the net breeder. Saw them munching on some Repashy this morning.

Andy
by Narwhal72
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Pull them out or leave them in?
Replies: 7
Views: 450

Re: Pull them out or leave them in?

Thanks. I do have some breeder boxes and nets available. I think I may do the net box. Nothing will bother them and it will give the best waterflow.

Appreciate the advice.

Andy