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by Narelle
Sun Jan 02, 2022 9:57 pm
Forum: Asian Catfishes
Topic: Another impulse purchase: a lone Asian bumblebee cat
Replies: 12
Views: 3347

Re: Another impulse purchase: a lone Asian bumblebee cat

Not something I'm working on with Kevin, is it? Yes, one of the two is. - They are super efficient egg eaters. I think several egg scattering catfishes spawn more often than we know but the chances of egg/fry survival with the parents is very, very low. Do you think Pseudomystus are egg scatterers,...
by Narelle
Thu Dec 30, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Asian Catfishes
Topic: Another impulse purchase: a lone Asian bumblebee cat
Replies: 12
Views: 3347

Re: Another impulse purchase: a lone Asian bumblebee cat

Narelle, speaking of confusion, there is also this reference in one of the articles here on Planetcatfish, a COTM article on this species: Despite the fact it is hard to find a catfish book that doesn't feature this species, surprisingly little hard fact beyond basic husbandry exists. Experiments i...
by Narelle
Thu Dec 30, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Asian Catfishes
Topic: Another impulse purchase: a lone Asian bumblebee cat
Replies: 12
Views: 3347

Re: Another impulse purchase: a lone Asian bumblebee cat

My favorite fish! <3 You want to get more, are you hoping to spawn them? (In case you haven't come across it yet, these don't do well housed in groups like your Microglanis do. They will attack each other.) Back in the day I had dreams of spawning this species and did a lot of reading that I compile...
by Narelle
Mon Nov 15, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Thoughts on imperiled species in the aquarium trade?
Replies: 0
Views: 1835

Thoughts on imperiled species in the aquarium trade?

I'm curious how everyone else feels about wild caught individuals belonging to imperiled (endangered, critically endangered, according to the IUCN Red List ) species being sold to the general public through the aquarium trade? In more serious fish keeping circles, there's a lot of excitement around ...
by Narelle
Sat Nov 13, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Notorus Flavus? (Stonecat)
Replies: 5
Views: 2315

Re: Notorus Flavus? (Stonecat)

I sure hope they're N. insignis. At least the one is definitely N. insignis ! I can confirm that with certainty. (These particular madtoms, in PA, are very familiar to me – I did my undergrad in fisheries in PA, have collected and kept N. insignis , and did research on N. flavus .) It’s just that I...
by Narelle
Sun Nov 07, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Notorus Flavus? (Stonecat)
Replies: 5
Views: 2315

Re: Notorus Flavus? (Stonecat)

I can only see identifying features in one fish per picture (the fish laying along the bottom of the bag in the first, and the one swimming near the surface in the second), but at least that fish is Noturus insignis . Most likely they are both the same, but clearer pictures would be necessary to con...
by Narelle
Sun Nov 07, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Feature Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Citations?
Replies: 8
Views: 8776

Re: Citations?

Hi, I'm so sorry I never came back to this thread! I completely forgot about it - I posted it in the middle of organizing a cross country move, then got here and started a PhD, so I've been a bit distracted. I'm a bit embarrassed to admit that I wasn't familiar with COF previously. That was exactly ...
by Narelle
Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Feature Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Citations?
Replies: 8
Views: 8776

Citations?

Is there any way to include some citations for CLOG pages where external sources are referenced? More than just the original description? I know not everything here can be sourced if the information comes from anecdotal reports from within the hobby, but I think it would be valuable to have a way fo...
by Narelle
Fri May 14, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: A life update?
Replies: 19
Views: 8625

Re: A life update?

I thought I'd tack one more thing on here - I graduated from my undergraduate program this past weekend, and thought you all might appreciate how I decorated my cap. https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/700870705973166215/842725137241341982/unknown.png ( It came out much messier than planned, as I...
by Narelle
Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:53 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: A life update?
Replies: 19
Views: 8625

Re: A life update?

Thank you, racoll! That's pretty neat that there have been a few people in this boat. Excited to join the club!

This place is definitely something special, whoever we want to blame for it. I'm very glad I found it when I did!
by Narelle
Wed Mar 31, 2021 2:29 am
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: A life update?
Replies: 19
Views: 8625

Re: A life update?

We haven’t discussed anything about Pseudolaguvia specifically, but we haven’t talked about specific projects I’d be working on yet. A couple months ago we talked about a lot of exciting potential directions we could go, but nothing definite. I only just got the news on the admissions decision and w...
by Narelle
Sun Mar 28, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: A life update?
Replies: 19
Views: 8625

Re: A life update?

Thank you all for the encouragement and kind words! I will definitely keep up the updates, Jools.

Silurus wrote: Sun Mar 28, 2021 11:00 am Kevin your advisor?
Yes! I'm very excited to be working with him.
by Narelle
Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: A life update?
Replies: 19
Views: 8625

Re: A life update?

Thank you! Still probably a little soon on the "Dr." title, but I'm very much looking forward to earning it. P.s., What school (or do you not want to say yet)? Texas A&M! Their Ecology and Evolutionary Biology program. (A very long time ago I sent a pm to @Silurus and this school (and ...
by Narelle
Sat Mar 27, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: A life update?
Replies: 19
Views: 8625

A life update?

I wanted to give a small update here about an exciting change on the horizon for me. I know I've talked about this in the past some, but Planet Catfish was absolutely instrumental for me in finding my passion for freshwater fish. I don't think I would be where I'm at today at all if I hadn't found t...
by Narelle
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Asian Catfishes
Topic: Are they breeding? (Pseudomystus heokhuii)
Replies: 1
Views: 6226

Re: Are they breeding? (Pseudomystus heokhuii)

I would be curious to see a video if you get one! I also keep this species and have seen a few behaviors over the years that might have been spawning related, but nothing ever came of it that I saw. I have a group of 6 with plenty of room to hide, so if there were ever eggs laid, I missed seeing the...
by Narelle
Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: What's agamous?
Replies: 16
Views: 3642

Re: What's agamous?

I'm late to the discussion, but I wouldn't be so quick to assume that asexual reproduction couldn't be happening in nature. I recall from my ichthyology course a couple years ago that wild Amazon mollies reproduce asexually - the females mate with males from other livebearer species whose sperm pier...
by Narelle
Sat Dec 26, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: busted heater
Replies: 15
Views: 5557

Re: busted heater

I have heard of it more with glass heaters than plastic ones, but typically this is caused when the heater is on when you do a water change and it get exposed to air. I believe it can also happen if the heater is unplugged but immediately removed from the water. I was taught when I was an aquarist i...
by Narelle
Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Which Bumblebee catfish are they?
Replies: 6
Views: 2141

Re: Which Bumblebee catfish are they?

The dark marks on the tail are there, just faint. They are visible in that first photo in particular. It seems they might vary among individuals? Mine has never had as large or bold of marks on his tail as many of the fish in the Cat-E-Log, but it looks like a few fish in the pictures there have the...
by Narelle
Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Plants for high flow pleco breeding tank
Replies: 13
Views: 3419

Re: Plants for high flow pleco breeding tank

Yep, the main method of nutrient uptake varies by species. Generally speaking, plants that invest heavily in a strong and extensive root system like crypts and vals are going to be most efficient at absorbing nutrients through the roots. Stems, mosses, and rhizome plants tend to do well on absorbing...
by Narelle
Sun Dec 06, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Out of the Ordinary Tank Set -Ups?
Replies: 1
Views: 2063

Out of the Ordinary Tank Set -Ups?

I was curious, has anyone else set up some extreme or strange tanks to meet the needs of their fish? I keep my group of 6 Pseudomystus heokhuii in a blackwater biotope, but the extreme part is that its set up to emulate the peat swamps they're found in. I have four inches of substrate layered from s...