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by cavefish
Fri May 08, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L046 and wavemaker?
Replies: 6
Views: 1380

Re: L046 and wavemaker?

Hi Dan, I had Hypancistrus spawns with and without wave makers. The ones I use are Tunze 6020, to which I attach an airline with an airstone using a rubber band. By fixing the airstone below the Tunze intake allows for increased dissolved oxygen across the tank. The hood on the powerhead allows one ...
by cavefish
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Ancistrus sp. L255 spawned!!
Replies: 34
Views: 5135

Re: Ancistrus sp. L255 spawned!!

Time to update that Breeding Report section on the species page! Very nice job Jac!

Regards
Karl
by cavefish
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Zebras- what did I just witness?
Replies: 7
Views: 1075

Re: Zebras- what did I just witness?

I've found 3 week old fry with eggs in the same cave more than once with the Hypancistrus I've bred (L340 & L201). My point being if the female is really ready to spawn, the male would probably let her in the cave.

Karl
by cavefish
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Leporacanthicus cf. galaxias`venezuela`breeding advice
Replies: 1
Views: 458

Re: Leporacanthicus cf. galaxias`venezuela`breeding advice

If you have a smaller tank, you could fill that up with water from the cichlid tank and move the entire cave with male + fry. Always tilt the cave entrance upwards so as not to drop its contents. Once the male leaves the cave you can relocate him to the main tank, leaving the fry in their own tank w...
by cavefish
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Spectracanthicus zuanoni (L354) spawned!
Replies: 30
Views: 5033

Re: Spectracanthicus zuanoni (L354) spawned!

Great job Jac, still kicking myself for missing out on a group of these. My Leporacanthicus have been trapping intermittently for close to 2 weeks and still no spawn. So very impressive from your fish, keep us updated.

Regards, Karl
by cavefish
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Need advice from rare pleco breeders, please.
Replies: 15
Views: 1803

Re: Need advice from rare pleco breeders, please.

I found these caves helpful, the fry will congregate together in there while adults prefer the normal caves. I cup the (left) rear hole with my hand while I pull the cave out and transfer the fry into a bucket.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iYVNAs ... e=youtu.be
by cavefish
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L340
Replies: 1
Views: 334

Re: L340

Hi Desauron, I've had L340 for close to 4 years now and they've always been skittish, quick to dash when they notice me approaching the tank. If you could add some ceramic caves near the front glass pane might help in at least making them more watchable. The more cover you provide them, the safer th...
by cavefish
Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L340 Spawn, need help!
Replies: 19
Views: 1320

Re: L340 Spawn, need help!

Hi Desauron, it's cat_allergy here but forgot the password to my account so I had to register as a new user. A friend I sold some L340 youngsters to lost one of the fish to bloat. I keep mine at 26-30C and feed them a German brand of granules/paste food. Like most catfish they're nocturnal so you'll...