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by Jools
Wed Oct 27, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: What can be wrong?!?!
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Re: What can be wrong?!?!

What size was the L24? - juvi can be quite a broad description in this large species. Could be it was weakened from the move to your tank. If up at surface then it's usually something respiratory (it'll be breathing hard) or otherwise close to death due to starvation, bullying, a whole host of reaso...
by Jools
Wed Oct 27, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Pleco Identification
Replies: 29
Views: 1704

Re: Pleco Identification

That really does help, is that the same fish as the pic we used (perhaps that was the female)?

Jools
by Jools
Mon Oct 25, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: Amateur, experience-based "revision" of Auchenoglanis giraffe catfish notes 5 species in the aquarium trade
Replies: 10
Views: 1104

Re: Amateur, experience-based "revision" of Auchenoglanis giraffe catfish notes 5 species in the aquarium trade

It should now be so, the old title remains where it was used, but we can see the new one and it'll be used ongoing. Seems to work best.

Cheers,

Jools
by Jools
Sun Oct 24, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Are they Malapterurus electricus?
Replies: 9
Views: 346

Re: Are they Malapterurus electricus?

I can see new information (to me) is that these are not all the same individual fish. Caudal fin pattern is an important help with ID as well as location as Medaka says. For me, the top one in the image is M. electricus. The other two, if they are different, then we need to see more pictures of the ...
by Jools
Sun Oct 24, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Are they Malapterurus electricus?
Replies: 9
Views: 346

Re: Are they Malapterurus electricus?

I'm still pretty sure of the ID. There are several new(ish) species of Malapterus, but most are not exported. Do you know which part of Africa they came from?

Jools
by Jools
Sun Oct 24, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Pleco Identification
Replies: 29
Views: 1704

Re: Pleco Identification

I've added these pictures, with a degree of discomfort, into the Ancistrus martini entry. The belly patterning bothers me - while patterning is sometimes initially emboldened in preserved fishes, much less so on soft skin. I could add a note to these ones noting they are closer to the description of...
by Jools
Sun Oct 24, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: Amateur, experience-based "revision" of Auchenoglanis giraffe catfish notes 5 species in the aquarium trade
Replies: 10
Views: 1104

Re: Amateur, experience-based "revision" of Auchenoglanis giraffe catfish notes 5 species in the aquarium trade

It's hard work producing something like this, so well done on the effort. Seeing as we're talking about it, perhaps best titled as your experience or opinion - if it were me, I'd call it my overview of forms (or patterning); species as you say in the video is a tricky word to use within this genus. ...
by Jools
Sun Oct 24, 2021 9:16 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Are they Malapterurus electricus?
Replies: 9
Views: 346

Re: Are they Malapterurus electricus?

Looks like a good ID to me. What did you think it alternatively might be?

Cheers,

Jools
by Jools
Sat Oct 23, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: All Resolved Issues
Topic: Error message when trying to add new undescribed species
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: Error message when trying to add new undescribed species

This is now fixed, and I added those two new species.


Cheers,



Jools
by Jools
Sat Oct 23, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Panaque suttonorum
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Re: Panaque suttonorum

Just to be clear on Dave's excellent comments. The two sister spp. are Panaque cochliodon (Described from Cauca) and Panaque suttonorum (from the rivers into the Maracaibo). We have Panaque cf_cochliodon`upper_magdalena` ("old blue eyes" ;-) ) as a different, third, species.


Jools
by Jools
Fri Oct 22, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Asian Catfishes
Topic: Ideas wanted for inducing spawning of Erethistes jerdoni?
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Re: Ideas wanted for inducing spawning of Erethistes jerdoni?

Might be asking @Medaka to discuss here too - he knows a few things about these fishes.



Jools
by Jools
Sat Oct 02, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: ID and info?
Replies: 6
Views: 832

Re: ID and info?

It looks like Hemidoras stuebelii (but could be Ossancora punctata, it's dark in the pic) - needs a good home and a feed by the looks of it.

Jools
by Jools
Tue Sep 28, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: Taxonomy & Science News
Topic: Cetopsorhamdia hidalgoi new species
Replies: 2
Views: 527

Re: Cetopsorhamdia hidalgoi new species

Both seem a bit off to me based on eye size and adipose fin shape/colour?

Jools
by Jools
Wed Sep 15, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: Taxonomy & Science News
Topic: Enigmantic armoured cats in ornamental aquaculture
Replies: 2
Views: 3295

Re: Enigmantic armoured cats in ornamental aquaculture

Hi Eric,

Thanks for posting - any chance of a copy of this please?

Cheers,



Jools
by Jools
Mon Sep 13, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Do I believe in miracles......
Replies: 5
Views: 2890

Re: Do I believe in miracles......

Yes, they are amazing, I've seen them do this too. One of the reason they are a "good" food fish is that you can catch a bunch of them and as long as they are not directly dried out, they'll stay fresh for longer than most fishes. Glad it worked out for "lucky" the pleco. Cheers,...
by Jools
Sun Sep 12, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Please help me identify these 3 plecos
Replies: 3
Views: 1392

Re: Please help me identify these 3 plecos

The colours are with range if we accept that it's a young fish and moreover, it's stressed/reacting to being over blue gravel. Good ID for me!

Jools
by Jools
Sat Sep 11, 2021 8:34 am
Forum: All Resolved Issues
Topic: Editing my Fish
Replies: 5
Views: 2201

Re: Editing my Fish

Good, and it may help to know any other users of the site, like me, would have seen the new image as soon as it was online.

Cheers,


Jools
by Jools
Fri Sep 10, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: All Resolved Issues
Topic: Editing my Fish
Replies: 5
Views: 2201

Re: Editing my Fish

Then it's a caching issue - go to my fish, hold down the shift key and refresh the page - what then is displayed?

Cheers,



Jools