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by naturalart
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:37 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Water Hardness US
Replies: 1
Views: 2666

Re: Water Hardness US

Good info Thanks much.
by naturalart
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: White Spotted Pleco ID
Replies: 33
Views: 6681

Re: White Spotted Pleco ID

How long do they take to grow?
I kept one for 7yrs. Bought it at 2 inches, sold it at 3.5 inches 7yrs. later. Slow growers in my experience.
by naturalart
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:45 am
Forum: Asian Catfishes
Topic: Krytopterus vitreolus constitution
Replies: 8
Views: 8253

Re: Krytopterus vitreolus constitution

Thanks for the info Lycosid.
by naturalart
Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Everything else)
Topic: Id this Rhinodoras
Replies: 2
Views: 2994

Re: Id this Rhinodoras

Sure looks like it. The lateral and dorsal processes are very similar. Don't know if you have any other pics of the cat you want to purchase but the one you are showing definitely looks malnourished, just saying.
by naturalart
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Asian Catfishes
Topic: Krytopterus vitreolus constitution
Replies: 8
Views: 8253

Re: Krytopterus vitreolus constitution

One interesting thing of note: the fish in the left of the picture has lots of black pigment all throughout its body, on the bone the notochord, the skull, eyes, etc,. It was the last of a batch separate from the others. I'm guessing its a wild caught fish. Opinions?
by naturalart
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:20 am
Forum: Asian Catfishes
Topic: Krytopterus vitreolus constitution
Replies: 8
Views: 8253

Re: Krytopterus vitreolus constitution

Thank you Birger and Eric. They are feeding well on staple and live. Still working on the frozen piece. They are still too small to swallow a whole 'blood worm'. They are moving about the tank comfortably and they will be going into a planted tank with a school of Hyphessobrycon robertsi tetras and ...
by naturalart
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Asian Catfishes
Topic: Krytopterus vitreolus constitution
Replies: 8
Views: 8253

Re: Krytopterus vitreolus constitution

Hey Eric, good to hear from you. Yeah, I occasionally do a 2-day fast on smaller fish, so its interesting to hear you do 3 - 4 occasionally. I do know fish can go a bit longer (particularly larger fish) but I stay away from a lot of that since I haven't seen a lot of research on positive or negative...
by naturalart
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Asian Catfishes
Topic: Krytopterus vitreolus constitution
Replies: 8
Views: 8253

Krytopterus vitreolus constitution

I've just taken into my care some K. vitreolus. I see them as so delicate and fragile. But since I've had them for about 2 weeks now in Q, they've survived ich, and eat just about anything they can fit in their mouths (which is pretty small at this point). That has been changing my perspective of th...
by naturalart
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Marc's fish room build
Replies: 272
Views: 145878

Re: Marc's fish room build

Thanks for the share. Love the build, especially the move to a linear air pump.
by naturalart
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: Multiple featherfins in a tank, and a thank you
Replies: 3
Views: 4352

Re: Multiple featherfins in a tank, and a thank you

jodilynn wrote: Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:38 am but honestly I have a zebra danio that is WAY more terrorizing than any of the cats in that tank.
Lol! Now that is rich. Thanks jodilynn
by naturalart
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: Prazipro in synodontis nigriventris
Replies: 4
Views: 3110

Re: Prazipro in synodontis nigriventris

Syno's are pretty tough. I've never used Prazipro but your S. nigriventris are scaleless like your puffers so I would be very vigilant and cautious.
by naturalart
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Which upside down Syno?
Replies: 7
Views: 1289

Re: Which upside down Syno?

Yup, this S. eupterus, you didnt mention its length (SL) but with the barring on the tail it looks relatively young.
by naturalart
Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Help with common plec - don't know what to do!
Replies: 6
Views: 998

Re: Help with common plec - don't know what to do!

I'd be careful. You could easily love your fish to death. I believe this is a middle-aged fish by common pleco standards? its metabolism is probably slower and therefore can go longer periods with less food. Also remember fish biology is not the same a human biology. Relax. If the eyes haven't sunke...
by naturalart
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: My two new Synodontis
Replies: 6
Views: 3140

Re: My two new Synodontis

Nice finds. would love to see more pics once they are settled in.
by naturalart
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: What type of synodontis?
Replies: 1
Views: 779

Re: What type of synodontis?

Still look very young based on what I can tell for size. I would hedge a bet toward petricola. They look a little stocky from here. Can you get some side pics?
by naturalart
Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: Help! Severly bloated S. nigriventris
Replies: 11
Views: 4736

Re: Help! Severly bloated S. nigriventris

Any update or success?
by naturalart
Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Other Catfishes
Topic: Moving Large Brown Bullhead
Replies: 6
Views: 11776

Re: Moving Large Brown Bullhead

You can order all types of nets on line. The sizes and shapes are endless. That said: Don't know how much time you have or how big your tank is, but you could try: putting a large net at the bottom of tank put a favorite hiding 'log' on the net. Once the fish is comfortable hiding over the net, unde...
by naturalart
Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: Help! Severly bloated S. nigriventris
Replies: 11
Views: 4736

Re: Help! Severly bloated S. nigriventris

And Yes, I agree, keep bringing the nitrates down.
by naturalart
Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: Help! Severly bloated S. nigriventris
Replies: 11
Views: 4736

Re: Help! Severly bloated S. nigriventris

Hi Jodilynn, I know its been almost a week now but I would keep calm. When you say "bloated" do you mean: it looks like there is an extra layer of fat on the body and head, or is just the belly really full/round and protruding? Also, is the fish acting normally, or is it sitting still alot...
by naturalart
Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Aragonite and Seachem Flourite with peppered corydoras?
Replies: 5
Views: 1692

Re: Aragonite and Seachem Flourite with peppered corydoras?

Have you looked at any of these products under a microscope? That could give you more information.