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by bekateen
17 Feb 2023, 18:55
Forum: Other Catfishes
Topic: Breeding spoonface whiptaiks?
Replies: 3
Views: 1089

Re: Breeding spoonface whiptaiks?

... more information in the forums than in the BLOGs. Have you tried a search of the forums? Here are some results I found, just searching for "cryptodon." https://www.planetcatfish.com/forum/search.php?keywords=cryptodon&terms=all&author=&sc=1&sf=all&sr=posts&sk=t&sd=d&st=0&ch=300&t=0&submit=Search ...
by Phoenix.L
17 Feb 2023, 16:53
Forum: Other Catfishes
Topic: Breeding spoonface whiptaiks?
Replies: 3
Views: 1089

Breeding spoonface whiptaiks?

The breeding reports for planiloricaria cryptodon kind of leave something to be desired in the way of information. I think these are just awesome looking fish and I have been playing with the idea of purchasing a male/female pair. I have pretty ...
by Jools
16 Jan 2021, 14:01
Forum: All Resolved Issues
Topic: Planiloricaria cryptodon/ keepers
Replies: 2
Views: 2888

Re: Planiloricaria cryptodon/ keepers

Dave, This has been changes to that each cat-elog page doesn't show a huge list of keepers, rather it provides summary information of anyone who has kept them (current or past) but links to a page with a big old list and added info from the keepers as per: https://www.planetcatfish.com/common/my_fbw...
by Fish.bob
20 Mar 2017, 15:24
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Planiloricaria cryptodon Breeding Info
Replies: 6
Views: 1904

Re: Planiloricaria cryptodon Breeding Info

Hi Characinkid,
Mine are kept at about 27 C (80.6 F), pH 6.5 , 120 ppm TDS. I'm still waiting for them to spawn so can't say yet this is good enough. I worry the temp is a bit high but can't do much about that. Rainy season will be starting soon so hopefully that'll help.
by characinkid
20 Mar 2017, 13:38
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Planiloricaria cryptodon Breeding Info
Replies: 6
Views: 1904

Re: Planiloricaria cryptodon Breeding Info

Hi Guys,

This is interesting info, Any more details on PH, Temp etc that these are kept in to get them to spawn?
by Fish.bob
19 Mar 2017, 16:01
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Planiloricaria cryptodon Breeding Info
Replies: 6
Views: 1904

Re: Planiloricaria cryptodon Breeding Info

Thank you.
I think I'll move 2 pair into a separate tank and see how they go.
by Andrewjw
19 Mar 2017, 15:11
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Planiloricaria cryptodon Breeding Info
Replies: 6
Views: 1904

Re: Planiloricaria cryptodon Breeding Info

They are kept in a group of 8. Five are larger, and 3 smaller (different ages). The tank is 7 feet x 2 feet, and yes, they definitely squabble.
by Fish.bob
19 Mar 2017, 14:59
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Planiloricaria cryptodon Breeding Info
Replies: 6
Views: 1904

Re: Planiloricaria cryptodon Breeding Info

Thanx Andrew for the info. Also great Pic's!
I suspect I have too many in one tank. There are 13 in a 24"X60" tank so each has an area they can call their own but still there are squabbles.
Do you know if Rob keeps them in pairs or in breeding groups?
by Andrewjw
18 Mar 2017, 22:15
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Planiloricaria cryptodon Breeding Info
Replies: 6
Views: 1904

Re: Planiloricaria cryptodon Breeding Info

I have some large adults 12-14" that I loaned to my buddy Rob, and he has had them spawn several times. He feeds them chopped mussels, in addition to everything you can think off....Large tank with fine sand and only tankmates are swordtails. Nothing special other than clean water, good diet, e...
by Fish.bob
17 Mar 2017, 17:19
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Planiloricaria cryptodon Breeding Info
Replies: 6
Views: 1904

Planiloricaria cryptodon Breeding Info

Hello I'm new to Planetcatfish but have been breeding fish for many years. Are there any breeding reports for Planiloricaria cryptodon? I've searched the internet and haven't found any details. I have about 12 of these for more than a year and the largest are about 10" and very ...
by naturalart
07 Aug 2016, 18:27
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Planiloricaria cryptodon problems
Replies: 20
Views: 5969

Re: Planiloricaria cryptodon problems

If it were my fish I would be game for giving it a test run with the rhinodoras. I don't know anything about R. gallagheri but they do exist with other alluvium sifting loricaria in their natural environment.
by toby
07 Aug 2016, 17:14
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Planiloricaria cryptodon problems
Replies: 20
Views: 5969

Re: Planiloricaria cryptodon problems

Quick update - I am now 11 days post start of treatment/solitary for this cryptodon and everything is looking up. I treated with 3 doses of Kanaplex, which lasted 6 days. At the 6 day mark the fish still looked worrying, however, there was a little improvement. ...
by naturalart
04 Aug 2016, 02:20
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Planiloricaria cryptodon problems
Replies: 20
Views: 5969

Re: Planiloricaria cryptodon problems

Thanks. Do you know the date of that issue?
by Narwhal72
03 Aug 2016, 20:52
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Planiloricaria cryptodon problems
Replies: 20
Views: 5969

Re: Planiloricaria cryptodon problems

It was in Amazonas. The Whiptail issue.
by naturalart
03 Aug 2016, 16:14
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Planiloricaria cryptodon problems
Replies: 20
Views: 5969

Re: Planiloricaria cryptodon problems

Yes, it's obvious this fish comes from wide open sandy areas in the drainages its found in; and there probably aren't too many competitors for it to be concerned with when it comes to food getting.

Narwhal72, is there a link to the breeding event you mentioned, or has it been published?
by Narwhal72
03 Aug 2016, 16:00
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Planiloricaria cryptodon problems
Replies: 20
Views: 5969

Re: Planiloricaria cryptodon problems

... The 125 contains a variety of Geophagus, some corydoras, Panaque, and a number of Pterygoplichthys weberi. All of whom show no interest in the P. cryptodon unless they get into a cave. In which case the Pterygoplichthys will fight to expel them, which is how I lost one of my other small ones. ...
by toby
03 Aug 2016, 10:32
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Planiloricaria cryptodon problems
Replies: 20
Views: 5969

Re: Planiloricaria cryptodon problems

Andy has definitely brought up some good points. My tank footprint is 72 x 30 where I housed these 2 cryptodon in a community setup as originally posted, and with a little bit of scaping in the tank taking up some floorspace I have found this to be a minimum for the fish ...
by naturalart
03 Aug 2016, 07:10
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Planiloricaria cryptodon problems
Replies: 20
Views: 5969

Re: Planiloricaria cryptodon problems

... of territoriality, maybe tody has 2 large males and one is being dominated/stressed to sickness? Andy can you describe how you lost 2 of your P. cryptodon to "aggression"?
by Narwhal72
02 Aug 2016, 17:30
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Planiloricaria cryptodon problems
Replies: 20
Views: 5969

Re: Planiloricaria cryptodon problems

I don't think this fish should be considered too specialized to keep in aquaria. It doesn't have an excessively large size or a specialized diet. Solitarily, I would consider them no more difficult to keep than a normal whiptail. That being said, I have learned quite a bit from keeping them that can...
by naturalart
02 Aug 2016, 00:41
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Planiloricaria cryptodon problems
Replies: 20
Views: 5969

Re: Planiloricaria cryptodon problems

some species probably ought not be collected due to being too highly specialized for life in our tanks.
Planiloricaria cryptodon, may be among them?
This is exactly what I'm thinking apistomaster. Would love to know more about their natural habitat.
by apistomaster
01 Aug 2016, 22:38
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Planiloricaria cryptodon problems
Replies: 20
Views: 5969

Re: Planiloricaria cryptodon problems

... high as they are although some species probably ought not be collected due to being too highly specialized for life in our tanks. Planiloricaria cryptodon, may be among them?
by toby
30 Jul 2016, 15:13
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Planiloricaria cryptodon problems
Replies: 20
Views: 5969

Re: Planiloricaria cryptodon problems

I agree that the fish has probably been stressed and as such, yes, I have the fish in solitary right now. Just to clarify, there have not been successive treatments - at this point the fish is in day 3 of being treated with Kanamycin, as I felt the issue may have progressed with a bacterial componen...
by apistomaster
30 Jul 2016, 13:53
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Planiloricaria cryptodon problems
Replies: 20
Views: 5969

Re: Planiloricaria cryptodon problems

I don't see any reasons for using any Ich/Velvet meds especially a copper based preparation. It sounds like this specimen has been stressed too much by the other competition and successive treatment trials. I'd would put it in solitary. Be sure to give it some fine sand and refuges. Use high water q...
by Martin S
28 Jul 2016, 10:09
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Planiloricaria cryptodon problems
Replies: 20
Views: 5969

Re: Planiloricaria cryptodon problems

Think you've dome the right thing. It certainly won't do any harm to treat the main tank with a precautionary dose of something suitable, remembering to increase oxygenation and temperature accordingly. Hope it makes it through, lovely fish so would be a real shame to loase it after 2 years. Good ne...
by toby
27 Jul 2016, 20:45
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Planiloricaria cryptodon problems
Replies: 20
Views: 5969

Re: Planiloricaria cryptodon problems

Well I pulled the cryptodon and it wasn't real happy to say the least. Immediately rolled over on it's back in the net and didn't even fight - I used a fairly large net - a Python 10" x 8" about 5" deep so there was ...
by toby
27 Jul 2016, 11:55
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Planiloricaria cryptodon problems
Replies: 20
Views: 5969

Re: Planiloricaria cryptodon problems

Thanks for the comments. I do hope it isn't velvet as that is some serious stuff to remedy. Isnt velvet more of a yellowish/copper looking condition? does the white color of this skin issue rule velvet out?? So at this point possibly a bacterial/fungal issue or possibly velvet or some other parasite...