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by Narelle
Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Feature Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Citations?
Replies: 6
Views: 2805

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: 6748

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: 6748

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: 6748

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: 6748

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: 6748

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: 6748

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: 3264

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: 2550

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: 4154

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: 1535

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: 2538

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: 1706

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...
by Narelle
Sun Dec 06, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Plants for high flow pleco breeding tank
Replies: 13
Views: 2538

Re: Plants for high flow pleco breeding tank

Definitely try out some root tabs under the vals (very deeply buried) if you don't have any issues with your substrate getting disturbed and you're using sand. They might do better for you that way, and the crypts and sag would as well. (Can't recommend crypts enough, they are my favorite aquatic pl...
by Narelle
Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Plants for high flow pleco breeding tank
Replies: 13
Views: 2538

Re: Plants for high flow pleco breeding tank

What are the other conditions in the tank? What are your lights and substrate like? Vallisneria americana (jungle val/generic val, likely what you have) occurs in hard to low end brackish water, so soft water could be your issue, yes. It does best with root tabs, so you might see better growth if yo...
by Narelle
Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: All Resolved Issues
Topic: Ameiurus serracanthus photos actually A. nebulosus?
Replies: 12
Views: 2888

Re: Ameiurus serracanthus photos actually A. nebulosus?

That's about what I was seeing too. From pictures I've been looking at it also seems serracanthus has dark eyes and nebulosus has silvery eyes, but I'm not sure how variable that might be. Serracanthus may also have a larger dorsal? But that may be due to the amount that its fanned out in the serrac...
by Narelle
Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: All Resolved Issues
Topic: Ameiurus serracanthus photos actually A. nebulosus?
Replies: 12
Views: 2888

Re: Ameiurus serracanthus photos actually A. nebulosus?

Yes, the dark spot in question can be seen in the illustration of A. serracanthus there, though I find it less easy to identify than on actual specimens. The A. nebulosus picture you've posted is from Arkansas. Its certainly a more mottled fish than northern nebulosus, but in Florida where both spec...
by Narelle
Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: All Resolved Issues
Topic: Ameiurus serracanthus photos actually A. nebulosus?
Replies: 12
Views: 2888

Ameiurus serracanthus photos actually A. nebulosus?

Hi all, I was looking through some of the photos of the species of Ictalurids listed here and I am pretty sure that at least most of the photos on the Ameiurus serracanthus page are actually just the southern mottled variety of Ameiurus nebulosus . I recalled that when Dr. Brooks Burr spoke at the 2...
by Narelle
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Just a hobby or a field of study?
Replies: 28
Views: 8605

Re: Just a hobby or a field of study?

Something brought this old thread to mind and I felt inclined to give an update. Reading back through it, I'm very embarrassed by the amount of oversharing I did 5 years ago, but I do recall the situation at the time that led to those comments so I suppose I can forgive my younger self. A lot has ch...
by Narelle
Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Who's going to CatCon 2018?
Replies: 14
Views: 3168

Re: Who's going to CatCon 2018?

I'll be attending again, and I'm bringing some friends! I know some people I talked to last time were excited to see more younger people getting invested in the hobby - I've got a group of fish keeping friends that I've slowly been convincing to come. A few of them will be there with me this year. I...