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by Redrain
Sat Aug 20, 2022 5:54 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Fungus and a fish lice.
Replies: 17
Views: 5156

Re: Fungus and a fish lice.

Thank you. So the active ingredient is one and the same as in Dimilin X. Peers seem divided on Melafix and Pimafix. Some say it did something for them, others say it's useless. Well. Throughout my career Melafix hasn't resolved any issue for me whatsoever. This is the first time I use Pimafix and i...
by Redrain
Fri Aug 19, 2022 12:14 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Fungus and a fish lice.
Replies: 17
Views: 5156

Re: Fungus and a fish lice.

Viktor Jarikov wrote: Wed Aug 17, 2022 4:45 pm Thank you for this. What are the active ingredients in Parazin?

As for Pimafix, I don't believe it does much of anything.
Diflubenzuron (4.5mg/g)
Pimafix seemed to help with the secondary infection. It's supposed to act as a mild antifungal
by Redrain
Wed Aug 17, 2022 2:17 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Fungus and a fish lice.
Replies: 17
Views: 5156

Re: Fungus and a fish lice.

I'm reviving this thread because I faced the same problem. In my 400L pleco tank, I've noticed some white bumps on some of my fish, mainly the L-200's and my L226 had what appeared to me "swollen" odontodes. I treated for fungus but there was barely any improvement. After that I did a meth...
by Redrain
Wed Mar 30, 2022 12:56 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L. Joselimai (L264) Sexing and Possible Stressors
Replies: 2
Views: 3095

Re: L. Joselimai (L264) Sexing and Possible Stressors

Anyone?..
They'll come out of their hides to feed buy they're still very skittish compared to other species I've kept.
by Redrain
Wed Mar 09, 2022 9:50 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Which part of the world are you from?
Replies: 710
Views: 471887

Re: Which part of the world are you from?

I'm probably the only Kuwaiti in this site..
by Redrain
Mon Mar 07, 2022 8:14 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Need advise/help with one female bristlenose
Replies: 6
Views: 1321

Re: Need advise/help with one female bristlenose

Hi, a full body shot and a bottom/side shot could tell more about what shape is your fish in. But more importantly, is it active and eating?
by Redrain
Tue Feb 15, 2022 1:01 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L. Joselimai (L264) Sexing and Possible Stressors
Replies: 2
Views: 3095

L. Joselimai (L264) Sexing and Possible Stressors

Hi, I got my group of 4 ~10cm Leporacanthicus Joselimai on the 19th of past November to be exact. They've been extremely shy, more than any pleco I've kept. I have enough hides for all of them but I rarely see them get out, and when I do see them they dart right back to their hides. Initially they w...
by Redrain
Fri Dec 24, 2021 12:43 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Heater for pricy plecos
Replies: 26
Views: 10602

Re: Heater for pricy plecos

two tanks of the same size, one probe, the tanks stay at the same temp because the probe is turning BOTH sets heaters on and off. even if one heater goes into overheat it is still protected by the probe thermostat and it will still go on and off like the tank with the probe Yeah but you're walking ...
by Redrain
Fri Dec 24, 2021 12:37 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: The Role of Sand in a Pleco Tank
Replies: 7
Views: 2993

Re: The Role of Sand in a Pleco Tank

I added a thin layer of river sand and they got out of their hides immediately, I think they're pissed of or confused at first. I also added a black background in an attempt to make them feel safer. And about dithers, would a group of rainbowfish work or are they too much? Since I already have them ...
by Redrain
Tue Dec 21, 2021 1:12 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: The Role of Sand in a Pleco Tank
Replies: 7
Views: 2993

Re: The Role of Sand in a Pleco Tank

Thanks guys! I got a group of L264's close to a month ago. They are eating but they are extremely shy and would never come out when I'm near. They are in a bare bottom tank with nothing with them, would adding sand make them more or less shy? Or should I look into adding dithers (bristlenose?, a sin...
by Redrain
Tue Dec 21, 2021 1:02 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: New pickups; Spatuloricaria sp.
Replies: 5
Views: 2201

Re: New pickups; Spatuloricaria sp.

Nice fish! These have been on my list for a long time Thanks! Not sure where you are located but Global Fish Co in NJ has gotten fish from this genus a few times that i can remember, some very large specimens in the past. Apreciate that but that's 3 continents away lol. So I'm guessing they're wild...
by Redrain
Mon Dec 20, 2021 12:45 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: How many of you leave fry with daddy?
Replies: 6
Views: 2532

Re: How many of you leave fry with daddy?

It is very common practice to strip daddy of his eggs or fry and put them in a tumbler - especially for L046. But how many of you do NOT do this? How many of you leave the eggs and fry with daddy and let him raise them? I've tried to let the males raise fry naturally for as long as I've owned fish....
by Redrain
Mon Dec 20, 2021 12:34 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: New pickups; Spatuloricaria sp.
Replies: 5
Views: 2201

Re: New pickups; Spatuloricaria sp.

Nice fish! These have been on my list for a long time
by Redrain
Sun Dec 19, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: The Role of Sand in a Pleco Tank
Replies: 7
Views: 2993

The Role of Sand in a Pleco Tank

So I was wondering is there a benefit to adding sand to a pleco setup vs keeping it bare bottom? That is fine river sand or similarly sized filter sand not gravel or coarse sand (those are a nightmare to keep clean). I know it would contribute to the total surface area of the tank and provide for ni...
by Redrain
Sun Dec 19, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Heater for pricy plecos
Replies: 26
Views: 10602

Re: Heater for pricy plecos

I only use heaters with a controller. Ink bird is a great, inexpensive one. All heaters fail and a small investment safeguards. I second that. I use the itc-2000's on most of my tanks (you need to do your own wiring), or the prewired ones those are also good. I think now they make an aquarium speci...
by Redrain
Tue Nov 23, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Does everybody knows fish-jokes?
Replies: 131
Views: 109304

Re: Does everybody knows fish-jokes?

This isn't a joke per se but a funny scientific name I made up is "Phallophagus Dickerii"
by Redrain
Sun Nov 21, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: German Fish Foods
Replies: 3
Views: 2286

Re: German Fish Foods

With regard to your point in carbohydrates in fishfood, please do remember, the vegitarian plecos mostly eat algae. Now I'm not aware of the precise content of algae, but I would assume they are a lot like most other plants, that is they will contain carbohyudrates, as starch, as an energy source. ...
by Redrain
Sat Nov 20, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: German Fish Foods
Replies: 3
Views: 2286

German Fish Foods

First of all I'm not trying to attack anyone, I just need some clarification There is no doubt that the Germans know their stuff when it comes to fish, and plecos especially. But there are somethings that confuse me when it comes to their prepared fish foods. Mainly there are two concerns to me Firs...
by Redrain
Thu Nov 04, 2021 1:27 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L226 possible pair confirmation (sexing)
Replies: 4
Views: 1784

Re: L226 possible pair confirmation (sexing)

BTW what about the other characteristics like head/body shape, fin shape and vents? Are they useful at all when sexing or are the odontodes the limiting factor? ie if the odontodes are present the others can be ignored? I hope this makes sense I'm not very fluent in English You can use the shape of...
by Redrain
Thu Nov 04, 2021 1:11 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L226 possible pair confirmation (sexing)
Replies: 4
Views: 1784

Re: L226 possible pair confirmation (sexing)

If the fish are about the same size, then based on the odontodes on one fish and the lack on the other, I'd agree male and female. Cheers, Eric Thanks Eric! I think I'm gonna go grab them. BTW what about the other characteristics like head/body shape, fin shape and vents? Are they useful at all whe...