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by Bas Pels
Mon Jun 07, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Best gravel for catfish?
Replies: 7
Views: 290

Re: Best gravel for catfish?

I use sand from the road builder. I once ordered a cubic meter, and it is still there. It did contain a lot of clay, but that was in 2004. What kind of sand you use, in most cases your fish will not mind. Dark is often better than light, if it is just as fine, and fine-ness is important. The grains ...
by Bas Pels
Sun Jun 06, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: C panda and S barbatus as roomies
Replies: 1
Views: 145

Re: C panda and S barbatus as roomies

I would not combine them

S barbatus likes their watter cold, and rapidly moving. 12 C in winter and 18 in summer would be what I expect them to prefer.

C panda is more a normal Corydoras, preferring 24 C and slowly moving water.
by Bas Pels
Thu May 13, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Everything else)
Topic: Should I just go with no substrate?
Replies: 13
Views: 1702

Re: Should I just go with no substrate?

I would suggest keeping other fishes

Plecos need hiding places, and yes, yhose that eat wood excrete a lot of woodpowder. But eityher you appreciate that, or you let the filter do the job.

If you cannot stand the look, clearly you should keep other fish
by Bas Pels
Sat May 08, 2021 9:21 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Hoplosternum Punctatum Spawn!
Replies: 31
Views: 8096

Re: Hoplosternum Punctatum Spawn!

cute

The people in Ontario are lucky - one day you will sell them and that will be their opportunity
by Bas Pels
Tue May 04, 2021 7:35 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Best way to grow out fry
Replies: 6
Views: 1745

Re: Best way to grow out fry

Waterchanges does help growing out fry, but the species you mentioned are slow growing fishes.
by Bas Pels
Wed Apr 28, 2021 7:37 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: About filtration
Replies: 81
Views: 37266

Re: About filtration

Generally speaking, in the average filtered tank, around half the nitrogen cycling bacteria are living in the filter, the rest does not. Therefore, stopping the filter would reduce the cycling capacity to half, but in 8 hours the capacity can be back to what it was. Can, not will, because in many ci...
by Bas Pels
Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: ID for 6 inch, 3-5 yr old pleco ... hopefully not Common
Replies: 4
Views: 1402

Re: ID for 6 inch, 3-5 yr old pleco ... hopefully not Common

nope

Don´t know what it is, but certainly not an Ancistrus
by Bas Pels
Sun Mar 28, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Hoplosternum Punctatum Spawn!
Replies: 31
Views: 8096

Re: Hoplosternum Punctatum Spawn!

All the luck with them

When I had H littorale in that stage, I was unable to get them te eat :(
by Bas Pels
Fri Mar 26, 2021 7:36 am
Forum: Asian Catfishes
Topic: Mysterious behavior in Kryptopterus macrocephalus
Replies: 5
Views: 2900

Re: Mysterious behavior in Kryptopterus macrocephalus

The analysis does seem to be sound. I think it was quite a nasty way to die.

Now you know what happened, and how to prevent this from happening again, I think the chamber can be used again for your research.
by Bas Pels
Thu Mar 25, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Hoplosternum Punctatum Spawn!
Replies: 31
Views: 8096

Re: Hoplosternum Punctatum Spawn!

Congratulations

These are so nice
by Bas Pels
Wed Mar 17, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Sexing megalechis picta?
Replies: 2
Views: 1714

Re: Sexing megalechis picta?

The plates are not even touching on pic 1, and that would imply a female.

Males have overlapping plates.
by Bas Pels
Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: ID this catfish - Trichomycterus ??
Replies: 18
Views: 2918

Re: ID this catfish - Trichomycterus ??

What a beauty
by Bas Pels
Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Spontaneus fry generation?
Replies: 23
Views: 5410

Re: Spontaneus fry generation?

I never heard of any tetra laying eggs being only 1 cm. Therefore this explanation of what happened cannot be right. But, on the other hand, delayed hatching is also not something commonly found. You did rule out any chances of having acquired the eggs twice? Than delaying hatching must be what happ...
by Bas Pels
Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:34 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Everything else)
Topic: Please help Zamora with fungus
Replies: 3
Views: 1912

Re: Please help Zamora with fungus

Fish which are sensitive to medicines are not necessarily sensitive towards ordinary salt.

Fungus, that is most kinds of underwater fungus, are quite sensitive towards salt.

Depending on the possibilities, I'd prefer trying a saltbath, with around 3 gram a liter of salt, NaCl.
by Bas Pels
Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Asian Catfishes
Topic: Minimum tank size for Erethistes (Hara) horai
Replies: 4
Views: 3794

Re: Minimum tank size for Erethistes (Hara) horai

The fishes Shovelnose mentioned are all small. Very small, and therefore it is fitting to keep them in a very small tank. If I'm informed correctly, in Germany it is forbidden to keep fish in a smaller tank, and I think they are right. As far as I know, Germany is the only country to heve regulated ...
by Bas Pels
Fri Feb 12, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: unknown ?Heptapteridae?
Replies: 8
Views: 1135

Re: unknown ?Heptapteridae?

Wouldn't it be nice to go to the shop for half a dozen? They would fit in almost any community tank
by Bas Pels
Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:35 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Otocinclus mimulus
Replies: 3
Views: 891

Re: Otocinclus mimulus

I would assume these are part of the research questions, Eric.
by Bas Pels
Wed Feb 03, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Does everybody knows fish-jokes?
Replies: 121
Views: 66416

Re: Does everybody knows fish-jokes?

Is it just my impression, or are big pharma companies coming here to find the names for their next new drugs? Cases in point, specific epithets in the genus Microglanis : berbixae leniceae pataxo xerente =)) =)) =)) Cheers, Eric You could still register your favourite drugs under any of these names...
by Bas Pels
Sat Jan 30, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: Taxonomy & Science News
Topic: Want fry to grow fast with better survival? Use circular or ellipsoid tanks, not square
Replies: 3
Views: 1027

Re: Want fry to grow fast with better survival? Use circular or ellipsoid tanks, not square

Contrarily to Horlack, I think the results are quite logical. Clarias is quite an agressive species, and in a rectangular tank, there are corners where fish can be cought. Being cornered like this could raise stress levels and stress prevents growht, amongst others. And around the end of the experim...
by Bas Pels
Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: Taxonomy & Science News
Topic: Electric catfish are protected from electrical shock
Replies: 2
Views: 895

Re: Electric catfish are protected from electrical shock

Too bad I can't read the whole article for lack of a password. The thing is - I wonder what was done with, to the goldfish. Now I am not against feeding life fish - many other people are, but I'm not - but using a goldfish to be electrocuted, either more than once, or to let it life later, would be ...