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by gibbo
Mon Mar 17, 2003 8:06 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: interesting import
Replies: 11
Views: 1874

Looks very similar to Cory. Barbatus, lovely fish... I'd be game definately (fat chance though)!
by gibbo
Sat Mar 15, 2003 7:00 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Corydoras Melanotaenia
Replies: 3
Views: 795

They're going out at £5.75 each, is that a fair price (we obviously thought we were getting 10 Brochis, and were charged for 10 Brochis.... should I complain to wholesaler Ian?) What would you do? :?
by gibbo
Fri Mar 14, 2003 7:20 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Corydoras Melanotaenia
Replies: 3
Views: 795

Corydoras Melanotaenia

Anyone ever come across these... seems we got a shipment in that was meant to be 10 Brochis Britski but got one, what seems to be 7 c. melanotaenia and 3 c. agassazii.

Very much like a bronze cory but with really yellow fins. Any thoughts?
by gibbo
Tue Mar 11, 2003 11:14 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: how fast do acanthicus adonis grow?
Replies: 2
Views: 735

I have an Acanthicus Hystrix that I purchased last summer. It was 7" SL then and now it is about 9" SL. It is in a 48"x24"x24" tank with a 9" Gibbiceps and various midwater cyprinids. Have you just acquired an Adonis? They seem to be flooding the market all of a sudden... stunning fish though 8)
by gibbo
Mon Feb 24, 2003 10:31 pm
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: Two Synodontis questions
Replies: 10
Views: 2311

Right, I'm off to get the trout pellets then!!! My Angelicus is only 2" at the mo. Thought they were slow growers but it's grown three quarters of an inch in 2 months!! Lovely fish and gr8 personalities to boot 8)
by gibbo
Sun Feb 23, 2003 7:06 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Cory Axelrodi
Replies: 1
Views: 758

Cory Axelrodi

Had some delivered to Fish Centre where I work as unknown corys, ID'ed them as Axelrodi. How commonly available are they in UK, anyone have any idea? Unfortunately they arrived in very poor shape and have had high mortality rate (I had first dibs on them but they've dropped like flies over last few ...
by gibbo
Sun Feb 23, 2003 6:59 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Coal Pleco, Peruvian Lyre-tail?
Replies: 3
Views: 784

Acanthicus have lots of barbs/spurs down the flanks, I have an Acanthicus Hystrix @ approx 10" now and asides from colouration and the lyre tail he is a lot different in 'texture', having a slimmer tail as well. On a related note, I've seen the pic of the big Acanthicus Hystix (old photo) on the ref...
by gibbo
Sun Feb 16, 2003 7:32 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Rescued Pl*co Pictures
Replies: 14
Views: 2765

Well done Gail, you're a credit to the hobby!! Here's to ya :cheers: :thumbsup:
by gibbo
Sun Feb 09, 2003 9:28 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: some new photo of my tank
Replies: 21
Views: 4088

Wow ...Love the Royal and the Titanic. What's in the background behind the Scobinacistrus? Are these all in one tank. Beautiful Pictures what camera are you using?
Looks like an Acanthicus Adonis 8)
by gibbo
Sat Feb 08, 2003 9:05 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: some new photo of my tank
Replies: 21
Views: 4088

Excellent photos, if a little too large though! 8)
by gibbo
Sat Feb 08, 2003 8:39 pm
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: Hemisynodontis Membranaceus (Moustache Catfish)....
Replies: 15
Views: 2303

Rusty; My fiance is a Bond nut, I'll dig it out and take a look!! Classic 8) :lol: :D
by gibbo
Sat Feb 08, 2003 11:56 am
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: Hemisynodontis Membranaceus (Moustache Catfish)....
Replies: 15
Views: 2303

I managed to get 2 from Wharf in Pinxton (my lfs). They're 3" long and are extremely active fish. Very interesting to watch but a little quarrelsome with one another (but only at mealtimes). I'm really looking forward to growing them on in the years to come. I credit these fish for my fascination in...
by gibbo
Thu Feb 06, 2003 10:03 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L134 & L025
Replies: 9
Views: 1783

They're big softies then :lol: :wink:
by gibbo
Thu Feb 06, 2003 11:44 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L134 & L025
Replies: 9
Views: 1783

I have a trio of L134's - A male and 2 females I think. Gr8 fish, very active. Love your L25, lovely colours. Has it asserted it's authority in the tank yet? 8)
by gibbo
Thu Feb 06, 2003 11:30 am
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: Sailfin
Replies: 4
Views: 1601

Most likely syno. Eupterus, Featherfin Synodontis . Why this person recommended feeder fish is beyond me. When I had mine it was close on 7" long and the biggest thing that he seemed comfortable eating was a catfish tablet or pellet. They don't have large mouths and, although they are known to preda...
by gibbo
Tue Feb 04, 2003 5:57 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: office tank
Replies: 11
Views: 2394

I've heard of 'dropping the kids off at the pool' but not the Goldfish!!! :lol: :lol: :wink: :beer:
by gibbo
Sun Feb 02, 2003 8:31 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Feature Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Any requests for CotM
Replies: 57
Views: 25374

I think the Microsynodontis avenue would be a good idea, they're getting seen more often in UK as of late and are a manageable size for even quite small aquaria! 8)
by gibbo
Thu Jan 30, 2003 7:54 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Easy's Plecos
Replies: 16
Views: 3360

There really should be a Cartoon Show featuring Royal Panaques, especially Easy's fish :lol: :lol: :wink:
by gibbo
Thu Jan 30, 2003 7:46 pm
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: Synodontis Compatability
Replies: 10
Views: 4407

I have a 1.5" Angelicus who already thinks it owns the tank (and it's in with a 4.5" Paratilapia Pollini 'Big Spot' C*****d female, two 3" Hemisynodontis Membranaceus and Two 7" Peacock Spiny Eels)! Gr8 fish though, real character!
by gibbo
Wed Jan 29, 2003 8:20 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Easy's Plecos
Replies: 16
Views: 3360

Your Panaque is roughly the same size as mine. Do you think the gregariousness (does such a word exist? :lol: ) is more like territorial behavior? Kgroenhoej's theory sounds interesting as well... Any more thoughts anyone (Hoek He, Shane etc)...?