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by Jools
Tue Feb 07, 2023 6:13 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Silutichthys sp. & Unidentified Orange-ish Rheophilic (?) Catfish ID?
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: Silutichthys sp. & Unidentified Orange-ish Rheophilic (?) Catfish ID?

On a side note, what would be the best setup for the fish? I think I might have to set up a separate coldwater stream tank with several flat, round stones and a sandy substrate, but I'm not too certain what the exact water parameters should be. Something that's intimidating me a little is how a few...
by Jools
Sun Feb 05, 2023 9:13 am
Forum: Cat-eLog data issues
Topic: Namotcomoro's My Aquaria update
Replies: 0
Views: 88

Namotcomoro's My Aquaria update

Hi @Namotcomoro

I see that you've been trying to update some fish/aquaria and several images look broken. I can help fix this but also could you describe what you did because there may well be a bug in there I could fix.

Cheers,

Jools
by Jools
Tue Jan 31, 2023 6:14 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: L134 or Not?
Replies: 9
Views: 767

Re: L134 or Not?

Or, the breeder thought they had L134 and L066 but in fact did not. Pics or it didn't happen. :-) Given the number of times these fishes are misidentified I'd say it was more likely two Hypancistrus bred.

Jools
by Jools
Mon Jan 30, 2023 8:24 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Fish room advice
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Re: Fish room advice

Have a look at the "jools fishroom" and also MarcW's fishroom threads - there are several others but both have long and regular updates on fishroom builds. Give me a shout if you can't find them.

Jools
by Jools
Mon Jan 30, 2023 7:27 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Pleco PH acclimation
Replies: 7
Views: 316

Re: Pleco PH acclimation

Yes, thank you, it is nice to help here! Define far LOL. If less than an hour away: Set-up the new tank filters (and heaters if you wish) ASAP in the parent's tanks. It will be a mess, but they will all start working with the same water. If you up the water changes for a while it will probably keep ...
by Jools
Mon Jan 30, 2023 6:46 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Pleco PH acclimation
Replies: 7
Views: 316

Re: Pleco PH acclimation

It's not too risky to move fry at this age to grow them out. It's not too risky to acclimate fry at this age to a neutral pH (over a few days). Doing both is risky - so thinking about how to de-risk it is key. What sizes are both sets of tanks? Can you set-up the new tanks with water for the parents...
by Jools
Mon Jan 30, 2023 5:47 pm
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: Temps for Microsynodontis
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Re: Temps for Microsynodontis

Hi Chris,

It's most likely to be Microsynodontis sp(1) but I have not seen them get much more than 2"/5cm, I've keep a few of these and congeners. Really unfussy - temp 74F to 78F or up to 84F as long as decent filtration.

Jools
by Jools
Mon Jan 30, 2023 5:39 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Everything else)
Topic: Help me create a photographic database for wood cats!
Replies: 10
Views: 590

Re: Help me create a photographic database for wood cats!

I did have one question, does this site not offer what you are looking for, or would you be able to work with them to support what you are asking for? Just to expand on this, completely happy to help. I know that when we met Sean, you saw me supporting the next generation of catfish specialists and...
by Jools
Sat Jan 28, 2023 8:45 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Leapord Frog 134 tank size for breeding?
Replies: 1
Views: 208

Re: Leapord Frog 134 tank size for breeding?

If you go to the species profile for L134, then find breeding reports, you will be able to read 30 breeding reports for this species many of which provide the tank size.

Hope that helps,

Jools
by Jools
Mon Jan 23, 2023 7:06 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Synodontis decorus?
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: Synodontis decorus?

Bear in mind too that not all Synos that are commercially bred are hybrids.

Jools
by Jools
Sun Jan 22, 2023 10:35 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Synodontis decorus?
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: Synodontis decorus?

Hard to say when they are that small, probably commercially bred S. decorus.

Jools
by Jools
Wed Jan 18, 2023 5:36 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: EBO-Aquaristik- anybody know this food?
Replies: 13
Views: 2249

Re: EBO-Aquaristik- anybody know this food?

You can call them or chat on WhatsApp with +49 172 1347104. Good guys, speak fluent English. I was lucky to meet them both a couple of years back. Not sure they have a distributor in the US.

Jools
by Jools
Wed Jan 11, 2023 8:06 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Chrysichthys ID…if possible
Replies: 3
Views: 345

Re: Chrysichthys ID…if possible

The seller should know the country of origin. I'd lean towards C. aluuensis as an ID particularly if they turn out to be from Nigeria. If not then I know someone who knows the genus really well and I can ask. There are two species in the Cat-eLog that I never got to ID but almost certainly are descr...
by Jools
Tue Jan 10, 2023 9:25 am
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: Smitten by the beautiful 'hybrid'
Replies: 4
Views: 583

Re: Smitten by the beautiful 'hybrid'

It is very pretty. However, the curved dorsal spine gives it away. Certainly Synodontis camelopardalis does not have a high dorsal fin and the size of the eye in your fish is striking too. Now, I really am guessing, but I'd say Synodontis eupterus crossed with another hybrid like Synodontis sp_hybri...
by Jools
Mon Jan 09, 2023 2:42 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Gold Dust Bristlenose?
Replies: 1
Views: 214

Re: Gold Dust Bristlenose?

Locality info. would help, but this is L071 or similar. Colour of the spots yellow to white is variable both by population and by husbandry. Pretty fish and a nice breeding project too.

HTH,

Jools
by Jools
Sun Jan 08, 2023 11:02 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Does Hemiancistrus subviridis eat snails?
Replies: 4
Views: 463

Re: Does Hemiancistrus subviridis eat snails?

This isn't something I've heard of before. However, it's also the first time I've seen a heavy infestation of that type of snail (one of the spp. of Planorbidae?) where plecos were introduced. Usually the snail problem is with MTS ( Melanoides tuberculata ) which assassin snails (correctly I think i...
by Jools
Fri Jan 06, 2023 9:36 am
Forum: Cat-eLog data issues
Topic: Pleco in Cichlidae?
Replies: 2
Views: 1109

Re: Pleco in Cichlidae?

Is this now A_OK?

Cheers,

Jools
by Jools
Fri Jan 06, 2023 9:35 am
Forum: All Resolved Issues
Topic: Same photo used for two species
Replies: 4
Views: 520

Re: Same photo used for two species

That's odd, I will have a look at the history, but also want to check what @HaakonH thinks...

Jools
by Jools
Thu Jan 05, 2023 7:24 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Meet Chewy
Replies: 7
Views: 550

Re: Meet Chewy

Chewy is chonky. Great fun fish!

Jools