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by bekateen
Mon Oct 03, 2022 2:29 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Petsmart Clown Plecos or something else
Replies: 5
Views: 61

Re: Petsmart Clown Plecos or something else

It still looks like Panaqolus to me. But regarding P. maccus vs. L448, it's not about photo quality as much as it is age. Let them grow to see how their color patterns develop, particularly on the face.

Cheers, Eric
by bekateen
Sun Oct 02, 2022 11:24 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L168 feeding
Replies: 1
Views: 88

Re: L168 feeding

Hi emanuel, I've got L052, which scientifically are considered to be the same species as L168 - Dekeyseria picta . I have my breeding group in a tank with very high flow, so conventional vegetable feedings don't go well (the plant parts just swirl around in the tank). I feed mine various brands of p...
by bekateen
Sun Oct 02, 2022 11:17 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: All-Aquarium Catfish Convention 2022
Replies: 37
Views: 5352

Re: All-Aquarium Catfish Convention 2022

Everyone attending the Saturday Banquet, make sure to wear your favorite Hawaiian shirt! Or kilt? Jools Kilts are okay as long as they're purchased at Hilo Hattie's ! :)) See you soon! Cheers, Eric P.S., if kilts were an Irish phenomenon, I would have said buy them at "Hil O'Hatties!" =))
by bekateen
Sun Oct 02, 2022 11:07 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Petsmart Clown Plecos or something else
Replies: 5
Views: 61

Re: Petsmart Clown Plecos or something else

We recently added two “clown” plecos to our tank. They look to be two different species. The one with the more patterned snout is ~50mm total length while the more cleanly striped one is about ~40mm total length. Are either of these actually Panaqolus maccus? Hi aliceinwl. Welcome to PlanetCatfish!...
by bekateen
Sun Oct 02, 2022 6:10 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Help with sexing L 471 - First spawn
Replies: 4
Views: 2232

Re: Help with sexing L 471 - First spawn

Congratulations! Good luck with the eggs and fry!

Cheers, Eric
by bekateen
Fri Sep 30, 2022 4:00 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Imported as Ancistrus bodenhameri from Petra Aqua. Now spawned!
Replies: 22
Views: 4125

Re: Imported as Ancistrus bodenhameri from Petra Aqua. Now spawned!

Came home from work today to discover dad had abandoned the fry and he was outside the cave. So I released him from the fry basket and I then released the fry from the cave into the basket. I was interested in the color pattern these are showing around the head within 24 hours of hatching. Not like ...
by bekateen
Thu Sep 29, 2022 7:45 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Imported as Ancistrus bodenhameri from Petra Aqua. Now spawned!
Replies: 22
Views: 4125

Re: Imported as Ancistrus bodenhameri from Petra Aqua. Now spawned!

They hatched! Six days from eggs to hatching (no more than 6.5 days, depending on when eggs were laid, since eggs weren't there at 7am last Thursday but were there by 9pm that evening). I'd share pics of fry, but dad is doing his darnedest to block my camera view. Edit. Moved dad's cave for easier v...
by bekateen
Tue Sep 27, 2022 7:29 am
Forum: Taxonomy & Science News
Topic: Diversification of Body Shape in Catfishes of the Ganga River
Replies: 0
Views: 222

Diversification of Body Shape in Catfishes of the Ganga River

Dwivedi, A.K., Verma, H.O. & Dewan, S. Diversification of Body Shape in Catfishes of the Ganga River. Natl. Acad. Sci. Lett. (2022). Published: 24 September 2022. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40009-022-01168-w https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40009-022-01168-w Abstract This study utilizes ...
by bekateen
Tue Sep 27, 2022 6:10 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Starting a fishroom
Replies: 43
Views: 10209

Re: Starting a fishroom

I do visit Sacramento/Folsom on occasion for work, so know of any fish stores worth checking out in that area for next time I'm there? Absolutely! Here is a link to all the LFS that sponsor our fish club, the Sacramento Aquarium Society: http://www.sacramentoaquariumsociety.info/sponsors.html If yo...
by bekateen
Mon Sep 26, 2022 6:39 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Spawn report: F1 C. eques
Replies: 3
Views: 268

Re: Spawn report: F1 C. eques

Congratulations! Eques is not an easy cory to spawn!

Cheers, Eric
by bekateen
Mon Sep 26, 2022 6:16 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Starting a fishroom
Replies: 43
Views: 10209

Re: Starting a fishroom

Sadly, I've never had C141. For corys I've only ever had habrosus and paleatus, though I make sure to always keep some space open in the event I stumble upon some knaacki, C150, C141, or other beautiful spotty species. Sorry, I must have been confusing you with someone who used to live down by me i...
by bekateen
Mon Sep 26, 2022 5:16 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Starting a fishroom
Replies: 43
Views: 10209

Re: Starting a fishroom

I know the odds are low, but do you have the C141 still? It's been several years.

Cheers,
Eric
by bekateen
Sun Sep 25, 2022 8:47 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Walstad Type tank
Replies: 10
Views: 503

Re: Walstad Type tank

Hi Lisa, I don't know if it's been discussed here with corys, but there have been conversations here about Walstad tanks. I hope this helps: https://www.planetcatfish.com/forum/search.php?keywords=Walstad&terms=all&author=&sc=1&sf=all&sr=posts&sk=t&sd=d&st=0&ch=30...
by bekateen
Sun Sep 25, 2022 4:01 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L454 spawn
Replies: 2
Views: 581

Re: L454 spawn

Another spawn is always a win! :-)

Congratulations,
Eric
by bekateen
Sun Sep 25, 2022 4:01 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: New group of l397
Replies: 1
Views: 183

Re: New group of l397

Hi Seb,

I agree those genital papillae look female on both fish. But dang, what's with the odontodes on that one "female?"

Good luck,
Eric
by bekateen
Sat Sep 24, 2022 5:10 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Imported as Ancistrus bodenhameri from Petra Aqua. Now spawned!
Replies: 22
Views: 4125

Re: Imported as Ancistrus bodenhameri from Petra Aqua. Now spawned!

On a related note, should Ancistrus martini have a common name of cucuta pleco? Maybe Martin's bristlenose and move cucuta to A. sp. cucuta? Asking before doing as not sure of background. Hi Jools and Shane, Jools, those common names seem reasonable. I'm looking at maps to compare the location of C...
by bekateen
Sat Sep 24, 2022 4:11 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Imported as Ancistrus bodenhameri from Petra Aqua. Now spawned!
Replies: 22
Views: 4125

Re: Imported as Ancistrus bodenhameri from Petra Aqua. Now spawned!

This morning I found this one egg on the rim of the cave, and by tonight it was kicked out.

As a precaution, I moved the loose egg and the whole cave (with dad and eggs inside) into a fry basket. Let's see how that goes.

Cheers, Eric
by bekateen
Fri Sep 23, 2022 4:05 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Imported as Ancistrus bodenhameri from Petra Aqua. Now spawned!
Replies: 22
Views: 4125

Re: Imported as Ancistrus bodenhameri from Petra Aqua. Now spawned!

Thanks Jools and Shane. I've created Ancistrus sp(8). I'll add text for its backstory later today when I'm on a computer.

Cheers,
Eric