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by Martin S
Fri Nov 25, 2022 10:12 am
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Bolivian Ram
Replies: 3
Views: 482

Re: Bolivian Ram

I'd say a standard, but very nicely coloured male Bolivian Ram. Looking at the reply from jams in this post, the male in the comparison photo is similar to yours. Is your 2.5"-3" total length (including tail)?
Thanks
Martin
by Martin S
Fri Nov 25, 2022 10:06 am
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Treating Planaria infestation in L number Catfish Tanks
Replies: 6
Views: 523

Re: Treating Planaria infestation in L number Catfish Tanks

Hi
Do you have any other fish in the tank? You could introduce (if only temporarily) mollies, bettas, angelfish, all are known to eat planaria in the aquarium. But as Eric says, reduce feeding and/or hoover out the leftovers/waste more often.
HTH
Martin
by Martin S
Fri Nov 04, 2022 11:05 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Everything else)
Topic: What woodcats are being bred by pc members?
Replies: 16
Views: 2955

Re: What woodcats are being bred by pc members?

I know the original author of this post (Marc van Arc) kept the same species, though pretty sure he's no longer present on PC. Please do share any photos or video, but be aware not everyone agrees with feeding live fish. I fully appreciate it can be the only option in some cases, but totally accept ...
by Martin S
Wed Nov 02, 2022 2:58 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Everything else)
Topic: What woodcats are being bred by pc members?
Replies: 16
Views: 2955

Re: What woodcats are being bred by pc members?

@Catfish-ologist - good luck with the Tetranematichthys wallacei - be interested to find out how you do with these as they can sometimes be difficult to maintain in aquaria. I had one many years ago that lasted for little over a year, then died for no apparent reason, even though it was feeding regu...
by Martin S
Mon Sep 26, 2022 12:23 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Everything else)
Topic: What woodcats are being bred by pc members?
Replies: 16
Views: 2955

Re: What woodcats are being bred by pc members?

Thanks for responding. Hopefully the Tatia galaxias has darkened up and look like the photos in the Cat-eLog. Hopefully you managed to get at least one M/F pair?
by Martin S
Fri Sep 23, 2022 11:19 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Everything else)
Topic: What woodcats are being bred by pc members?
Replies: 16
Views: 2955

Re: What woodcats are being bred by pc members?

@catfish-ologist - do you have any photos of your T.galaxias? I've seen them for sale so many times but they have always been T.intermedia, so would be great to know they can be found! Though appreciate you're in the US!
by Martin S
Thu Sep 15, 2022 10:28 am
Forum: All Resolved Issues
Topic: Corydoras Links in Species Kept
Replies: 3
Views: 1294

Corydoras Links in Species Kept

Not really a bug per se, but was looking through the fish I've previously kept, and noticed the following - only seems to apply to Coydoras, but whilst hovering over the name correctly shows the image, and clicking the link does work, the purple 'link' doesn't cover all the text: Kept.JPG Just thoug...
by Martin S
Tue Sep 13, 2022 8:29 am
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Catfish Badge
Replies: 11
Views: 1684

Re: Catfish Badge

Found this at the bottom of my bits and pieces box. I used to work with Gina Sandford and knew Mike as well as this came from them many many moons ago! Brachysynodontis batensoda That is really cool. I had no idea you knew the Sandfords. They disappeared off the scene around the time I started but ...
by Martin S
Wed Sep 07, 2022 7:14 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Catfish Badge
Replies: 11
Views: 1684

Re: Catfish Badge

naturalart wrote: Wed Sep 07, 2022 2:34 pm Nice, whats that made out of?
Yes it’s metal, brass coloured, and I think painted. There was, if I remember correctly, a set but I can’t remember which others were included.
by Martin S
Wed Sep 07, 2022 10:57 am
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Catfish Badge
Replies: 11
Views: 1684

Catfish Badge

Found this at the bottom of my bits and pieces box. I used to work with Gina Sandford and knew Mike as well as this came from them many many moons ago!
Brachysynodontis batensoda
by Martin S
Tue Jul 26, 2022 9:33 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Everything else)
Topic: Does anyone know if the Tatia galaxias for sale on Aquatic Arts is actually Tatia galaxias or if it’s Tatia intermedia?
Replies: 5
Views: 1839

Re: Does anyone know if the Tatia galaxias for sale on Aquatic Arts is actually Tatia galaxias or if it’s Tatia intermed

I wouldn't suggest pencil fish, but go for the deeper bodied fish such as the phantoms (red/black), diamond or red eye tetras. Smaller tetras and pencil fish can be known to sleep on the gravel, making easy for predation.
HTH
Martin
by Martin S
Mon May 30, 2022 10:22 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Syno ID
Replies: 5
Views: 1448

Re: Syno ID

Difficult to be sure from the photo, but almost definitely a hybrid. A photo in the tank with normal lighting would help confirm.
HTH
Martin
by Martin S
Tue May 03, 2022 2:55 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Everything else)
Topic: gulper catfish
Replies: 11
Views: 3677

Re: gulper catfish

Hello all. I just got myself a gulper catfish yesterday. I got silversides and tilapia to feed the little guy. He's currently 4" and is in a 40 gallon tank for now. I tried to feed him/her but it doesn't seem to want to eat. Any suggestions? Hi Was it eating when you bought it? If so, what was...
by Martin S
Wed Apr 13, 2022 11:51 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Iquitos Rio Nanay fish settling into new tank
Replies: 8
Views: 6079

Re: Iquitos Rio Nanay fish settling into new tank

I was feeding them a variety of frozen, freeze dried, and live foods, and various flakes. Sadly, I'm not convinced the Tetranematichthys ever really ate much, as they all withered slowly and eventually died. Conversely, the Ancistrus and Batrochoglanis are growing well. Cheers, Eric Sad to hear...I...
by Martin S
Thu Mar 24, 2022 3:55 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Iquitos Rio Nanay fish settling into new tank
Replies: 8
Views: 6079

Re: Iquitos Rio Nanay fish settling into new tank

Sorry not everything made it but what did is a great selection! I have kept Tetranematichthys wallacei in the past, a really interesting fish! What are they feeding on?
by Martin S
Mon Mar 14, 2022 8:49 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Is this L471 Pleco
Replies: 3
Views: 1681

Re: Is this L471 Pleco

There are several black with white/yellow spotted type 'plecos', and I'm definitely no expert but do know a photo of the mouth (from underneath) can help as the shape of the teeth is a useful identification feature.
HTH
Martin
by Martin S
Fri Nov 12, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Everything else)
Topic: Tatia Galaxias
Replies: 19
Views: 5746

Re: Tatia Galaxias

I've often seen Tatia galaxias advertised, and has always been Tatia intermedia, which yours look like, though intermedia is a complex of species, so not sure which one!
Still a great fish, they take a variety of foods and can be quite active at feeding time.
Enjoy!
by Martin S
Thu Oct 28, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: L333?
Replies: 6
Views: 2884

Re: L333?

Kryptic wrote: Thu Oct 28, 2021 10:01 am I am not a pleco expert but this isn't a Hypancistrus sp. and it looks more like Peckoltia compta to me.
I'm also no expert, but agree - Peckoltia compta
by Martin S
Mon Oct 25, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Everything else)
Topic: Parrot Doradid
Replies: 11
Views: 3601

Re: Parrot Doradid

Nice find!
I've never seen Rhynchodoras woodsi in the flesh.
As above, keep us updated with progress.
Thanks
Martin
by Martin S
Thu Sep 16, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: New Colombian Zebra sick
Replies: 1
Views: 4161

Re: New Colombian Zebra sick

Firstly, welcome to PlanetCatfish! Sorry to hear you're having problems. Can you confirm we are talking about the same fish? Hypancistrus debilittera ? What's your water temperature? Have you tested the water for levels of Nitrite/Ammonia/Nitrate? Have you been back to the store to see how their fis...