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by Speedy1985
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: The First Spawn
Replies: 8
Views: 678

Re: The First Spawn

Baardman wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:24 am
The struggle is real trying to stay away from a new species spawn so you don't bother the male to much
That’s an understatement. There should be an announcement....”put the flashlight down and step away from the tank”!
by Speedy1985
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: The First Spawn
Replies: 8
Views: 678

Re: The First Spawn

Baardman wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:55 am
I think the hardest part is to get that first spawn,once that's done they will keep going. Hatching eggs and raising fry different ball game
This is true on all accounts. The excitement of getting that first one is only topped by successfully raising the fry.
by Speedy1985
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: The First Spawn
Replies: 8
Views: 678

Re: The First Spawn

Funny you should ask today of all days - sometimes true for other genera too, as in my case over Saturday with Peckoltia lineola: (https://www.planetcatfish.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=325579#p325579) Well let’s hope we both have better results going forward! Success! ... but not. First spawn of my P...
by Speedy1985
Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: The First Spawn
Replies: 8
Views: 678

The First Spawn

In the experiences of those here, do you find that the first spawn of any given species usually does not go well when you allow the parents to attempt to care for the eggs naturally? With the Hypans that have spawned for me, it seems to have been the case every time with the latest being my L-404 gr...
by Speedy1985
Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Creating ideal conditions for L260
Replies: 8
Views: 989

Re: Creating ideal conditions for L260

Paranoia, mainly. I'm sure they're feeding at night, as the shrimp pellets I'm dropping at night are always gone, and my otos can't do that much damage to the courgettes I put in. It's easy at times to think something may be wrong, but don't let paranoia drive your decision making. They are obvious...
by Speedy1985
Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Creating ideal conditions for L260
Replies: 8
Views: 989

Re: Creating ideal conditions for L260

I'm curious as to what makes you think that you do not have enough dissolved O2? If it is because the plecos are shy, consider that generally speaking, Hypans will stay in their caves and hides more often than not during the day and feed at night.
by Speedy1985
Mon May 11, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: H. debilittera project
Replies: 6
Views: 1824

Re: H. debilittera project

I agree with the others, you should be fine. I keep my L129 group in parameters of 7.8pH, KH 4, GH 9 and TDS around 300 after off gassing. They spawn pretty regularly.
by Speedy1985
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: TDS, RO/DI and question.
Replies: 4
Views: 918

Re: TDS, RO/DI and question.

A TDS meter does read conductivity. It then applies a formula to that result and converts it into TDS. My continuous monitor offers me three choices, conductivity and then two TDS readings which use different conversion formulas. One drawback to the TDS setting I use is that it basically reads in 1...
by Speedy1985
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: TDS, RO/DI and question.
Replies: 4
Views: 918

Re: TDS, RO/DI and question.

As far as I know, a TDS meater measures conductivity of the water, and organic matter - large molecules with little or no charge, do not contribute much to the conductivity. What I think happend was, you went from TDS 400 to 40 after the waterchange, but then stuff went dissolving again. I think yo...
by Speedy1985
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: TDS, RO/DI and question.
Replies: 4
Views: 918

TDS, RO/DI and question.

I know the subject of TDS is well covered here, but I’m looking for a little more info. I’ll try to give as much info as possible. I have an RO/DI unit that I use with an inline meter for measuring source, RO, and DI levels. My source(well) water consistently reads 185-205 PPM. It’s pH is rock stead...
by Speedy1985
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Moving Fry
Replies: 11
Views: 1262

Re: Moving Fry

To clarify, when I say I overfeed fry 3x per day, I mean specifically that I do this while the fry are in the fry basket. Food does not escape into the tank and things such as freeze-dried worms, shredded veggies and algae or earthworm flakes can easily be suctioned out. When fry are loose in the a...
by Speedy1985
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Moving Fry
Replies: 11
Views: 1262

Re: Moving Fry

bekateen wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:15 pm
I feed fry 3x per day when possible, and remove uneaten food with a turkey baster.

Cheers, Eric
Ok. Generally, I feed twice a day.
by Speedy1985
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Moving Fry
Replies: 11
Views: 1262

Re: Moving Fry

This does not apply to situations where "bad" dads are the problem and are either eating or booting viable eggs. The ove pleco I have worked with that did this were my P. compta. My experience with Hypancistrus has been that the fry do best when they can be left in the breeder tank,I discovered thi...
by Speedy1985
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Moving Fry
Replies: 11
Views: 1262

Re: Moving Fry

Also, what are your thoughts about moving them into a 5.5g tank with a bunch of longfin albino bristlenose?
by Speedy1985
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Moving Fry
Replies: 11
Views: 1262

Re: Moving Fry

Congrats on another spawn. My Hypancistrus debilittera have spawned before and I released the young into the tank at about 1/2" SL safely. That said, I've let L201 fry loose with parents at only a week or two old. They were tiny, barely having finished their yolk and starting to feed on regular foo...
by Speedy1985
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Moving Fry
Replies: 11
Views: 1262

Moving Fry

Last week, I pulled a batch of L-129 eggs from a cave and hatched them artificially because the male has not done well with a few spawns previously and I didn't want to lose this one. Now that they have just about lost their egg sacs, I want to move them into a breeder box in the same tank. In the b...
by Speedy1985
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Another group of Micracanthicus vandragti in the USA
Replies: 30
Views: 4463

Re: Another group of Micracanthicus vandragti in the USA

So frustrating, but so much more rewarding when it happens!
by Speedy1985
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Feeding Repashy
Replies: 19
Views: 1525

Re: Feeding Repashy

TwoTankAmin wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:29 pm
Alan sells it as well https://www.store.repashy.com/by-produc ... -explorer/
Yes, that's probably where I will get it because it seems like most re-sellers don't carry the 4 lb buckets.
by Speedy1985
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Opinions on this condition
Replies: 13
Views: 1172

Re: Opinions on this condition

bekateen wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:58 am
Congratulations. It's not often enough that we have positive outcomes when dealing with disease outbreaks.

Continued success,
Eric
Thank you Eric. I’ll still be keeping a close eye on them for a while, but hopefully the worst part is behind them.
by Speedy1985
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Opinions on this condition
Replies: 13
Views: 1172

Re: Opinions on this condition

A further update and things have gone well. I had treated several more times with Proform C with no more losses and it looks like any spots that were on the Heterodon are all gone. They've taken up spots in caves and under the driftwood, so I consider that a good sign that they are settling in. I ha...