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by fat meloe!
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: A specialized midwater loricariid
Replies: 0
Views: 484

A specialized midwater loricariid

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Although information on this highly-modified species is scarce, it is believed to be a Batesian mimic of several cichlids found in the same area. =))

































PS: this ad was found on the Planet's bottom (and on multiple occasions, too)!
by fat meloe!
Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Feature Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Shane's World is getting old/stagnant
Replies: 3
Views: 6824

Re: Shane's World is getting old/stagnant

I don't have anything specific to add, since fishes are currently not a top priority. It was only a casual suggestion, after all.

Cheers
by fat meloe!
Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Misinformation
Replies: 8
Views: 1978

Re: Misinformation

Thanks, bekateen!

Although my question was completely answered, there seem to have been a few misunderstandings. Since these are not too significant, I guess this topic is finished.

Unless anyone is curious about the whole affair with darkling beetles, of course...
by fat meloe!
Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: Suggestions, Feature Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Shane's World is getting old/stagnant
Replies: 3
Views: 6824

Shane's World is getting old/stagnant

I understand that creating new articles for it might be time-consuming or problematic, but how I wish there were more! If my eyes are correct, the Planet's top users (you know who you are) are making many exciting new projects and dealing with new species, and summarizing that 5-page forum thread wi...
by fat meloe!
Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Misinformation
Replies: 8
Views: 1978

Re: Misinformation

After reading your whole post, I must confess confusion - What specifically do you need help with? "One must write in such a way that what is written cannot be misunderstood." I think the final judgement should be derived from scientific publications, either directly for those proficient ...
by fat meloe!
Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:42 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Blue panaque fun in the water
Replies: 21
Views: 3803

Re: Blue panaque fun in the water

I have used (blanched or raw) peeled black-eyed peas and kidney with other plecos. They are eaten well. Alarm! A quick google search suggests that raw kidney beans are human-toxic. Either your plecos are immune to kidney-bean poisoning, the raw kidney-bean thing is a widespread myth, you have only ...
by fat meloe!
Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Misinformation
Replies: 8
Views: 1978

Misinformation

I'm pretty sure I can trust that the Planet's experts and admins have enough sense not to put Pterygoplichthys into a nano aquarium. As an insect enthusiast, I also know from personal experience that "informal" (non-expert-created or "mass media") websites discussing well-known i...
by fat meloe!
Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Captivity paranoia
Replies: 1
Views: 716

Captivity paranoia

I've been pondering this issue for quite a while. Fishes in aquariums generally experience conditions that are quite different from those in natural habitats. For example, omnivorous fishes may partition their resources so that each species semi-specializes in certain foods to avoid competition; whe...
by fat meloe!
Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:09 am
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Clean invertebrates
Replies: 6
Views: 1492

Clean invertebrates

Tubifex, filth-feeding maggots, and other small "worms" are often used for feeding fish and other animals. Apparently, the standard procedure is to keep them in a clean environment for a few days as they excrete their "dirty" gut contents before feeding. Unfortunately google sear...
by fat meloe!
Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: Travellers note book
Topic: Bivane River
Replies: 11
Views: 14339

Re: Bivane River

Are the lumps on the Chiloglanis' undersides the tumors Shane was mentioning?
by fat meloe!
Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:47 am
Forum: Travellers note book
Topic: Pungwe River Survey
Replies: 20
Views: 23182

Re: Pungwe River Survey

Here's a tip: Click on chilo_glanis's "My images" link to see the photobucket-removed pictures. (Ugh, when I went to photobucket.com to see the Bivane pics, I was flooded with a ton of those scammy "clickbait" ads that seem to be everywhere and on multiple visits I even got sever...
by fat meloe!
Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:42 am
Forum: Other Catfishes
Topic: Sick corydoras
Replies: 2
Views: 12704

Re: Sick corydoras

Welcome to the Planet! Dealing with unhealthy fishes has caused me much misery, so I can relate to the circumstances. Apparently, quarantining every single new fish before introduction is an important step for avoiding disease. It seems strange that your cory is not displaying any symptoms like fung...
by fat meloe!
Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Correct Identification for this pleco
Replies: 4
Views: 1243

Re: Correct Identification for this pleco

Hypostomus plecostomus is, according to the site, a very uncommonly sold fish. Most "H. plecostomus" are actually other plecos (such as Pterygoplichthys pardalis ) that have been mis-labeled. For identifying pardalis, both the belly pattern and the number of dorsal fin rays must be observ...
by fat meloe!
Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Brineshrimp Naupli and microworms for adult C. panda?
Replies: 6
Views: 1822

Re: Brineshrimp Naupli and microworms for adult C. panda?

Hello everyone, thanks for both of your comments, Mol_PMB and adnan! Unfortunately, Hikari fishfood is not easily available in Austria, not even online. I'm hoping someone will bother to correct me if anything I'm writing about doing or planning is bullsh**. Cheers, Lisa It seems that fishfoods fro...
by fat meloe!
Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: AFRICAN CATFISH MORTALITY MANAGEMENT
Replies: 4
Views: 2993

Re: AFRICAN CATFISH MORTALITY MANAGEMENT

Kakeeb wrote: Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:18 pm hello shane,
any advice ,medication you can recommend,thanks
Because advice is different for different kinds of catfish, knowing what type it is and providing more information would help us a lot.

:d
by fat meloe!
Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: Asian Catfishes
Topic: Pangasius Cat Fell Out Of Tank
Replies: 3
Views: 3308

Re: Pangasius Cat Fell Out Of Tank

Recently a koi jumped out, was quickly rescued, and showed the same dazed floating behavior you described. It recovered after a few hours. If you want to help the fish, add liquid "medicines" (not truly) like API stress coat (or a similar product) that are supposed to help injured fishes r...
by fat meloe!
Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Waterless "fishes": how an unusual insect-keeper thinks
Replies: 3
Views: 1469

Re: Waterless "fishes": how an unusual insect-keeper thinks

My mother used to keep wood eating Beatles There are a ton of different and unrelated wood-eating beetles, so I'm not sure which ones. I'm guessing the ones she kept were Odontaenius disjunctus bess beetles. These are extremely well-known as pets, and even Carolina Biological Supply sells them aliv...
by fat meloe!
Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Waterless "fishes": how an unusual insect-keeper thinks
Replies: 3
Views: 1469

Re: Waterless "fishes": how an unusual insect-keeper thinks

Here is what an average day is like: I wake up after dreaming about finding the breeding grounds of a 1-cm, drab-looking black beetle (genus Coniontis , probably) again. Despite being so poorly known that there are just a few sentences about its biology online (and mostly in esoteric research articl...
by fat meloe!
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:38 am
Forum: All Resolved Issues
Topic: All family common names are "catfish"
Replies: 5
Views: 1976

Re: All family common names are "catfish"

Here's pics https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-qMt1WmCGY3g/WcxeScBpyUI/AAAAAAAAAcg/eg2y5dLIQhI64b-CLWRgzweXZsda2w-IgCLcBGAs/s1600/sucker.PNG https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-jo1mQBLYpvo/Wcxfvehhy6I/AAAAAAAAAcs/XT62oPDxd1gYbzXSRzn8FAbKr5MandiLQCLcBGAs/s1600/stinger.PNG The section called "family common name&q...
by fat meloe!
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Waterless "fishes": how an unusual insect-keeper thinks
Replies: 3
Views: 1469

Waterless "fishes": how an unusual insect-keeper thinks

Despite the popularity of captive fishes and general terror of "bugs", I have found that there are many similarities between the two. First, an introduction to my world: In a considerable part of the world, insects are often considered to be mostly "pests" and thought of as "...