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by TwoTankAmin
Sat Aug 08, 2009 6:18 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Brazilian Hypancistrus Availabilty Issues
Replies: 37
Views: 1947

Re: Brazilian Hypancistrus Availabilty Issues

When I quoted that phrase saying the enemy is us, I definitely meant fishkeepers in general and those in the industry. The only people who buy the fish we are discussing are hobbyists- myself included. In a perfect world, none of us would ever buy fish like illegally caught/exported zebras etc. or a...
by TwoTankAmin
Fri Aug 07, 2009 6:06 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Brazilian Hypancistrus Availabilty Issues
Replies: 37
Views: 1947

Re: Brazilian Hypancistrus Availabilty Issues

I have noticed some drop off in the availability of certain previously readily available imoports with one exception- zebras. I try to play pretty close attention to this as I have had a spawning group of them for several years. I can not recall seeing as many wild caught zebras of all sizes being o...
by TwoTankAmin
Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:01 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: What spotted Hypan have I got spawning?
Replies: 6
Views: 374

Re: What spotted Hypan have I got spawning?

Just curious as to if there has been an L number assigned to this fish?
by TwoTankAmin
Thu Jul 30, 2009 3:58 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: What spotted Hypan have I got spawning?
Replies: 6
Views: 374

Re: What spotted Hypan have I got spawning?

Thanks- I wasn't sure and my ID skills are sorely lacking.
by TwoTankAmin
Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:47 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: What spotted Hypan have I got spawning?
Replies: 6
Views: 374

What spotted Hypan have I got spawning?

I bought 5 fish as wild L-201. The seller selected the ones with the argest spots. I am better at fishkeeping than picture taking. If these pics are insufficient, I may have a few others my brother shot but has not given me yet. The fish are in the range of 3-3.5 inch TL and there have been 3 or 4 s...
by TwoTankAmin
Wed Jun 17, 2009 1:57 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L-201 fry- what might have eaten them?
Replies: 5
Views: 870

Re: L-201 fry- what might have eaten them?

Thanks for the input guys. I moved the 5 adults and all the fry today. I really wanted to get some pictures but the 4 adults that were not plastered inside a cave were stressed and looked awful in the bucket. They colored back up nicely once in their new home where all I could see were tails stickin...
by TwoTankAmin
Tue Jun 16, 2009 4:58 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L-201 fry- what might have eaten them?
Replies: 5
Views: 870

Re: L-201 fry- what might have eaten them?

As far as I know they are being spawned by a number of folks. I have seen fry offered for sale on AquaBid on and off for some time now. Here is one current auction http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/auction/auction.cgi?fwcatfishp&1245371115 Here a few other links to sites referencing spawning of 201: ht...
by TwoTankAmin
Mon Jun 15, 2009 8:22 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L-201 fry- what might have eaten them?
Replies: 5
Views: 870

L-201 fry- what might have eaten them?

I just got the 2nd spawn from my small group of 5 wc L-201s. They are in a 40 gal. tank with 10 large sterbai corys and a few cardinal tetras. The first spawn was freeswimming and in the cave with dad over a weekend and I had planned to move them into a growout tank on my normal Monday maint. day. B...
by TwoTankAmin
Mon May 04, 2009 11:30 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L046 (plecos) and volcanic rocks (lava)
Replies: 15
Views: 1431

Re: L046 (plecos) and volcanic rocks (lava)

Zebras live fairly deep in a very fast flowing portion of the river. If you are trying to duplicate their habitat you should use smooth rounded rocks with a sandy bottom. You should also have 0 light in the tank as they live so deep it is quite dark and not even algae can grow there. All of my zebra...
by TwoTankAmin
Sun Apr 05, 2009 11:30 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Does everybody knows fish-jokes?
Replies: 105
Views: 16502

Re: Does everybody knows fish-jokes?

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by TwoTankAmin
Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:38 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: What's the Best Heater For...
Replies: 12
Views: 1100

Re: What's the Best Heater For...

I have Ebos, Stealth, Visis, Hydor inlines, and most recently Guardians by penn plax. I have never been a big fan of penn plax but about 18 months ago I needed some cheap heaters for temporary use and didnt want to spend a lot. I was shopping online at kensfish and ran across the heater on his site....
by TwoTankAmin
Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:23 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Tank Lighting
Replies: 2
Views: 165

Re: Tank Lighting

Basically the lower the K rating, the more subdued or "yellowish" the appearance and the higher K the brighter and "blueish" the appearance.
by TwoTankAmin
Fri Dec 05, 2008 2:26 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Got a shoal of Sterbai today
Replies: 12
Views: 1030

Re: Got a shoal of Sterbai today

Sterbais are one of myfavorite cories. I have had some size group or two for a number of years. My earliest were a gift of proven breeders which I then supplimented over the years. I found they, like many fish in my tanks, spawned pretty much on their own and often in community settings. As a result...
by TwoTankAmin
Mon Dec 01, 2008 11:36 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: sick and dying bristlenoses??
Replies: 1
Views: 272

Re: sick and dying bristlenoses??

Two potential diseases come to mind that you might want to check into: Costia and Chilodonella
by TwoTankAmin
Mon Nov 24, 2008 6:26 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Hydor External Heater...
Replies: 7
Views: 524

Re: Hydor External Heater...

I wish I had seen this thread sooner. I have had two Hydors on two Eheims for several years now. One is on the output side and the other on the input side. I had to put the second on the input side due to space constraints. I was concerned when I did the initial install that it might creat problems....
by TwoTankAmin
Wed Oct 08, 2008 1:59 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: alternative filter media
Replies: 31
Views: 2567

Re: alternative filter media

You can use AquaClear sponges which are available in a variety of sizes.. The filter floss is not cotton but a synethetic. It comes in two basic forms- one looks like cotton while the other is more substantial and can be cut to shape- like the poly fiber from a fabric store. if you go to a fabric st...
by TwoTankAmin
Thu Oct 02, 2008 12:05 am
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Yasuhikotakia sidthimunki agressive.....
Replies: 6
Views: 584

Re: Yasuhikotakia sidthimunki agressive.....

I have 6 sids in a 50 gal high tech planted tank with panda, sterbai and paleatus corys. They have been together for the past 10 months or so and I have witnessed no problems.
by TwoTankAmin
Thu Oct 02, 2008 12:01 am
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Getting around IBAMA rules
Replies: 35
Views: 2121

Re: Getting around IBAMA rules

This is a copy of post I made today at zebraplecop.com: There are for sure more wild caught zebras being offered in the USA than I have seen in the last few years. I can get sexed adults for $250 each in lots of 10 and even cheaper for more. I have noticed the ones being listed on AquaBid are not se...
by TwoTankAmin
Fri Aug 29, 2008 4:57 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Is it fins rot?
Replies: 7
Views: 472

Re: Is it fins rot?

Damage from fighting or injury can become infected- either baterial or fungal. You should be able to see those things visually. I cant tell from your pic if the fish has either, but the front of the dorsal looks to have some white on it which might be out of focus something else or some infection. A...