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by Aqua_Bankie
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Non tangle catfish net ? Suggestions ?
Replies: 10
Views: 5321

Re: Non tangle catfish net ? Suggestions ?

Cheers Guys

I went and had a look but the mesh is too large for what I need catching smaller cats Ornates and Lima's.

Used the old jug , will keep looking thou as it would make moving the cats easier.
by Aqua_Bankie
Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Non tangle catfish net ? Suggestions ?
Replies: 10
Views: 5321

Non tangle catfish net ? Suggestions ?

Was discussing with a non fish keeper but avid fisherman about netting catfish. Like most Catfish owners I'm sure most of us have had to cut free some fish etc in my case quite a few through the years. I was explaining I am setting up my new 1100L Pim tank and my biggest pain in the... is catching t...
by Aqua_Bankie
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Asian Catfishes
Topic: Sparkling Blue Glass catfish ?
Replies: 1
Views: 4927

Sparkling Blue Glass catfish ?

HI,

Has anyone heard of a "Sparkling Blue Glass Catfish" its on a list of my LFS it is listed as this and Kryptopterus sp.

MY LFS hasn't ordered any as im looking for Blue Sheatfish Kryptopterus cryptopterus

Is anyone familiar with this name ?
by Aqua_Bankie
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Do Megalechis thoracata school?
Replies: 15
Views: 4247

Re: Do Megalechis thoracata school?

They dont school as such. I have kept them individually ok and in pairs and groups, what I have observed is that while they dont school or swim in any formation etc however they appear to be fine with each others company mine would share the same log ,cave etc. They can be quite boisterous at times ...
by Aqua_Bankie
Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Wanted (UK & ROI)
Topic: Wanted -Blue Sheatfish (Kryptopterus cryptopterus )
Replies: 0
Views: 5617

Wanted -Blue Sheatfish (Kryptopterus cryptopterus )

Hi ,

Looking for 3 or 4 more of these fish , anyone know of any for sale ?
by Aqua_Bankie
Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Hello from Scotland
Replies: 5
Views: 1365

Re: Hello from Scotland

Hi Kit,

Hello from Glasgow ,good to see another Catfish keeper in Scotland.

Cheers
by Aqua_Bankie
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Fish Quality
Replies: 10
Views: 2417

Re: Fish Quality

In the early days for myself I wasn’t experienced enough to spot signs or observe behaviour etc on the fish I wanted. Anyway mistakes made and learned from, forward to many years later, I now have a fair idea of what to look for not an expert by any stretch of the imagination but more experienced. I...
by Aqua_Bankie
Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Ompok or Micronema or Kryptopterus
Replies: 3
Views: 780

Re: Ompok or Micronema or Kryptopterus

Could be Ompok Rhadinurus ?

check this thread, I also acquired a Ompok Rhadinurus wrongly labelled by the LFS and in with some Kryptopterus cryptopterus.

viewtopic.php?f=13&t=46796
by Aqua_Bankie
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: two types of Kryptopterus
Replies: 7
Views: 1405

Re: two types of Kryptopterus

That would explain why I cant see it, Thanks Silurus
by Aqua_Bankie
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: two types of Kryptopterus
Replies: 7
Views: 1405

Re: two types of Kryptopterus

Thanks Panaque and Silurus. Silurus the cat log says the Ompok Rhadinurus has a short dorsal fin and for the life of me I can't see a dorsal fin on mine but it appears to be the best match. the cryptopterus have settled in no problem and are feeding on slow sinking pellets. the Ompok taking time but...
by Aqua_Bankie
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: two types of Kryptopterus
Replies: 7
Views: 1405

Re: two types of Kryptopterus

Thanks, Jools

yeh the lower picture appears to be cryptopterus.

I have attached a few more pics of the other species
glass cat 4.JPG
glass cat 5.JPG
glass cat 3.JPG
by Aqua_Bankie
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Asian Catfishes
Topic: Fossil Catfish , tank mates , temperment , feeding ?
Replies: 5
Views: 4483

Re: Fossil Catfish , tank mates , temperment , feeding ?

Hi Redtailrob, only just seen your post. I almost purchased it but came across an ornate pim on my travels so went with that. they were in a Maidenhead aquatics aka fishkeeper up in scotland, they haven't had them in again. I would guess most maidenhead aquatics could order some in for you ? Cheers
by Aqua_Bankie
Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: two types of Kryptopterus
Replies: 7
Views: 1405

two types of Kryptopterus

HI, any idea what species these Glass catfish are ? they were purchased from the same shop and tank and belived to be Kryptopterus macrocephalus ? but under further investigation they appear to be two different species , One species doesn't have as many barbels and a small dorsal fin and occupies th...
by Aqua_Bankie
Mon May 21, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Everything else)
Topic: Lima shovelnose damaged pectoral fin on fish net
Replies: 7
Views: 3168

Re: Lima shovelnose damaged pectoral fin on fish net

Quick update , was planning on manual removal at the end of this week, but woke up to find that the netting is off the pectoral fin but so is part of the fins spine.

On the plus side the fish has regained movement on the fin and is swimming about care free.

will the spine regrow ?
by Aqua_Bankie
Mon May 14, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Everything else)
Topic: Lima shovelnose damaged pectoral fin on fish net
Replies: 7
Views: 3168

Re: Lima shovelnose damaged pectoral fin on fish net

Thanks for the advice folks. Regarding the broken pec fin im not 100% sure if its broken but it has no visible movement in the fin which could be due to the netting or the strain of me retracting the net while the fish tried to escape. I will give the fish a couple of weeks so see if the net comes o...
by Aqua_Bankie
Fri May 11, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Everything else)
Topic: Lima shovelnose damaged pectoral fin on fish net
Replies: 7
Views: 3168

Lima shovelnose damaged pectoral fin on fish net

Help! cursing myself was moving my Lima and some barbs and for the life of me had a brain fart and moved the lima in a normal fish net ,despite having items for moving my cats so they don’t get tangled etc Anyway once I clicked on I tried to remove the net but the Lima was attached via its left pect...
by Aqua_Bankie
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Different Brochis will they shoal together ??
Replies: 1
Views: 781

Different Brochis will they shoal together ??

I have three Multriradiatus had four but one sadly passed away, I would have preferred at least six of these fish however I could only get the four. (now three) Multriradiatus aren’t that common here but Splendens are , would a group of Six Splendens shoal with the Three Multriradiatus ? any thought...
by Aqua_Bankie
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Brochis Multiradiatus , health issue ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2841

Re: Brochis Multiradiatus , health issue ?

Unfortunately the one that was less active passed away this morning , all other fish are fine.

Makes sense the age related issues these are full sized fish , hopefully the remaining three will live for a good while and thrive.
by Aqua_Bankie
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Everything else)
Topic: Pimelodus Ornatus Single or Group ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2439

Re: Pimelodus Ornatus Single or Group ?

OK Thanks , think I will try and locate another couple of Ornate's ,which would seem to be the way to go (if im lucky to find any) :)