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by Bas Pels
Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Is pet insurance worth the money? Who here has it?
Replies: 4
Views: 173

Re: Is pet insurance worth the money? Who here has it?

For fish it is not worth the cost, as most vets don't know anything about fish.

Dogs are not catfish, I won't go into that subject
by Bas Pels
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: What species is this?
Replies: 3
Views: 411

Re: What species is this?

A picture of the cuction cap will help a lot. After all, if it is big, the fish is a herbivore, if it is small, a carnivore.

So both for identifying and husbandry this is something you will want to know
by Bas Pels
Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Taxonomy & Science News
Topic: Influence of rearing tank colour on larval growth and survival of Asian catfish
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: Influence of rearing tank colour on larval growth and survival of Asian catfish

One one hand interesting, but perhaps a bit hard to put into practise.

Or would it be a good idea to raise catfishfry in a multi colored tank, where the fry can choose the best colored spot?
by Bas Pels
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Does everybody knows fish-jokes?
Replies: 105
Views: 16227

Re: Does everybody knows fish-jokes?

Here we fully agree. I had X montezumae combined with a cichlid, - now - Nosferatu pame, which had fry, and I intended to raise some. So I took a net and pulled it through the cloud of fry. But much to my surprize, I did not catch any cichlid, only Xipho´s. I did not even know they had fry, so I was...
by Bas Pels
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Does everybody knows fish-jokes?
Replies: 105
Views: 16227

Re: Does everybody knows fish-jokes?

I like wrong jokes.

Still, I happen to be going to a meeting of Poecilia today, the Dutch Lifebearers Association. I wonder whether to tell this joke or not :)
by Bas Pels
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Keeping smaller ones with bigger ones
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Re: Keeping smaller ones with bigger ones

Looking at the above answer, you might want to add some small caves, the big fishes cannot enter - but the small ones can.
by Bas Pels
Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Everything else)
Topic: Platydoras Armatulus breeding behaviour?
Replies: 3
Views: 419

Re: Platydoras Armatulus breeding behaviour?

It does look like the real thing indeed

Whish I could help you
by Bas Pels
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Identify Pleco
Replies: 9
Views: 3073

Re: Identify Pleco

If your brislenose refers to Ancistrus - it is not. Ancistrus are rather flat, and this fish is not flat. Further the common Ancisturs has white points in the tail fin which are missing in this one.

Lastly it looks like it is already larger then 7.5 cm, or 3 inches (an inch is 2.54 cm, not 2.4)
by Bas Pels
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Keeping Fish is never Quite easy
Replies: 8
Views: 685

Re: Keeping Fish is never Quite easy

Would the tools not fail, keeping fish would be a lot easier indeed.

That´s precisely why I try to use as little tools as possible.
by Bas Pels
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Taxonomy & Science News
Topic: Microcambeva filamentosa, new species (Trichomycteridae)
Replies: 2
Views: 457

Re: Microcambeva filamentosa, new species (Trichomycteridae)

This could be a good example of evolution without a fysical barrier - that is, a species found, along with the known ecological niche, a new, free one and took advantage of this new opportunity, resulting in part of the old species developing into a new one.

Call it a speciesflock of 2, if you want.
by Bas Pels
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Hypancistrus fry trap
Replies: 4
Views: 649

Re: Hypancistrus fry trap

Wize words.

Nobody pointed them out to me, so I had to find out the hard way. And it was hard, I lost some 30 Netroplus nematopus in 1 bottle once (I had starved them a bit, and there was some food inside) after 4 hours
by Bas Pels
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: 13 spawns in 6 weeks: It doesn't get much better than this (for me, anyway... oh wait, it does-25 spawns in 78 days)
Replies: 29
Views: 1998

Re: 13 spawns in 6 weeks: It doesn't get much better than this

These don't tell much. Too bad. Now feeding or water change, or a biological clock could explain matters, but there could also be another explanation. An event, and that can still be barometric pressure, triggers spawning, but depending on the species, actual spawning will take some more time. For i...
by Bas Pels
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: 13 spawns in 6 weeks: It doesn't get much better than this (for me, anyway... oh wait, it does-25 spawns in 78 days)
Replies: 29
Views: 1998

Re: 13 spawns in 6 weeks: It doesn't get much better than this

Storms can have fast changes in air pressure - changes fish are able to detect, although I wonder how. After all, the difference between half a ppi, that is some 50 cm water pressure, is something quite a few fish meet without consequence a day just going for a breath. But some do detect such a chan...
by Bas Pels
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Everything else)
Topic: Pimelodus Pictus Lifespan
Replies: 5
Views: 851

Re: Pimelodus Pictus Lifespan

pm sent

I think we can do the rest that way
by Bas Pels
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Everything else)
Topic: Pimelodus Pictus Lifespan
Replies: 5
Views: 851

Re: Pimelodus Pictus Lifespan

And apparently you don't live closeby

They could join my 2 Platydoras of 27 and 2 Pt gibbiceps of 16 in the 4 meter tank.
by Bas Pels
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: TDS, RO/DI and question.
Replies: 4
Views: 561

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 you...
by Bas Pels
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Everything else)
Topic: Pimelodus Pictus Lifespan
Replies: 5
Views: 851

Re: Pimelodus Pictus Lifespan

As I never kept them, I can't answer you. But are you certain you cannot place them anywhere?

You might try a hobbyforum, I am moderator on www.hetncf.nl. This is mainly cichlid oriented.

If you happen to live closeby, you also may bring them along.
by Bas Pels
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Taxonomy & Science News
Topic: Microcambevinae, new subfamily in Trichomycteridae
Replies: 10
Views: 805

Re: Microcambevinae, new subfamily in Trichomycteridae

multigene analysis The easiest way of producing a tree of relatedness is study one tree. However, coincidence, or luck, can have a rather large influence. If one samples more than one gene, the cances of luck having an influence will decrease with the number of genes analyzed. I think CharlieM9 has ...
by Bas Pels
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: RO water
Replies: 11
Views: 892

Re: RO water

Point is, in nature the waters are Always much, much bigger than our tanks. I got a 4 meter / 13 feet tank, which is quite large, but a little creek is still much, much bigger. pH changes further travel very fast trough wate,r much faster than anything, apart from sound and light. That is, the large...
by Bas Pels
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: RO water
Replies: 11
Views: 892

Re: RO water

What is it you want to reach? I think a softening of the water. As stated above, this lowers the buffering capacity and will thus enable a lower pH. Apparently, now your water is too hard, and therefore you would want to change water with pure RO water. However, do take time to airate it. After a wh...