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by Bas Pels
Thu Jul 29, 2021 7:39 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Sturisomatichthys panamense?!?
Replies: 9
Views: 258

Re: Sturisomatichthys panamense?!?

I don't know about these fish, but unless the fishes were sold as wild caught, or decendents from wild caught ones, I would assume they descended from the genepool available in Norway. I do know that the genepool available in the Netherlands is most likely a mixture of several species, but that is a...
by Bas Pels
Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Sturisomatichthys panamense?!?
Replies: 9
Views: 258

Re: Sturisomatichthys panamense?!?

Quite a while ago I had a few Sturisomatichthys sp, of the Dutch genepool, and Sidguppy, who used to be active on this forum came along. Wow he said, those S panamensis are huge. Huge they were, around 20 cm (8 inches). But, I did not believe them to be S panamensae, I always believed they just happ...
by Bas Pels
Sun Jul 18, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Taxonomy & Science News
Topic: Morphological deformities in Trachelyopterus galeatus in the Upper Parana
Replies: 1
Views: 429

Re: Morphological deformities in Trachelyopterus galeatus in the Upper Parana

This is a bit odd to me. The fish, T galeatus is not native, and most likely this means a few have been "liberated" in this river. Now, quite a few years later, deformities are found. I would have expected that a population, based on only a few animals, that is, wityh high inbreeding, will...
by Bas Pels
Tue Jul 06, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Everything else)
Topic: Video showing cave catfish
Replies: 1
Views: 2331

Re: Video showing cave catfish

It still had eyes, the skin is still not completely without pattern - it must be a recently new addition in the cave system.

Exciting little fish
by Bas Pels
Fri Jul 02, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Adding fish to my aquarium, need help to choose!
Replies: 17
Views: 1078

Re: Adding fish to my aquarium, need help to choose!

As you have L397, you will keep the tank warm. And neither Apistgramma or Cleithacara maroni like it that warm. So I think you better refrain from keeping them in this tank. increasing the school is always a good idea Yes, I agree the bigger tetra school is a better idea, but fwiw,, both Apistogram...
by Bas Pels
Fri Jul 02, 2021 7:43 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Adding fish to my aquarium, need help to choose!
Replies: 17
Views: 1078

Re: Adding fish to my aquarium, need help to choose!

As you have L397, you will keep the tank warm. And neither Apistgramma or Cleithacara maroni like it that warm. So I think you better refrain from keeping them in this tank.

increasing the school is always a good idea
by Bas Pels
Tue Jun 29, 2021 7:32 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Hoplosternum Punctatum Spawn!
Replies: 56
Views: 12522

Re: Hoplosternum Punctatum Spawn!

Chances are indeed that what works for Corydoras might very well work for Holosternum.
by Bas Pels
Mon Jun 28, 2021 7:32 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Hoplosternum Punctatum Spawn!
Replies: 56
Views: 12522

Re: Hoplosternum Punctatum Spawn!

I am wanting to get me some m blue to see if it makes a difference with them. Be carefull with the stuff. As far as I know, catfish are rather sensitive to it themselves. further it is suspected of promoting cancer in humans. If I remember correctly you have a son who sometimes has his hands in a t...
by Bas Pels
Mon Jun 07, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Best gravel for catfish?
Replies: 8
Views: 1932

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: 890

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: 2851

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: 56
Views: 12522

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: 2033

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: 42075

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: 1564

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: 56
Views: 12522

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: 3610

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: 56
Views: 12522

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: 2195

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: 3595

Re: ID this catfish - Trichomycterus ??

What a beauty