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by TwoTankAmin
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Any interest in a documenting of my summer breeding related project
Replies: 27
Views: 3679

Re: Any interest in a documenting of my summer breeding related project

Just a quick update. I just pulled a cave with a couple inside from the TRl236 tank and moved it to 1/2 of a 20L on the terrace. That was pretty quick work by them. The WC L173 alpha male no longer has fry in his cave, they have left. The number 2 male has fry almost ready to leave. These guys get r...
by TwoTankAmin
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Any interest in a documenting of my summer breeding related project
Replies: 27
Views: 3679

Re: Any interest in a documenting of my summer breeding related project

Sorry, pics still in the camera :-( However, I pulled a cave with dad on eggs from the 236 Budrovcan line tank. I have moved the 8xL236 from the TR group that were in 1/2 of the 33 long to the terrace. So the pulled cave is now in that space. So far so good. As of this afternoon the dad was diligent...
by TwoTankAmin
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Zebras- what did I just witness?
Replies: 7
Views: 792

Re: Zebras- what did I just witness?

I know males will fight. However, I have never seen a dad guarding offspring in his cave come out to fight except to chase off females trying to get in. The dad would never get far from the cave and there was no body clashing. He just chased them off and they ran rather than fight. This was a full b...
by TwoTankAmin
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Zebras- what did I just witness?
Replies: 7
Views: 792

Zebras- what did I just witness?

I have seen this before, but only at night. Two zebras on the front glass clashing. They come together side to side, scrape against each other, then separate and then repeat the process. They move all over the front glass doing this. It sure looks like fighting and would explain the scrapings we oft...
by TwoTankAmin
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: RB line Superwhites .....
Replies: 4
Views: 514

Re: RB line Superwhites .....

You got my keyboard covered in drool.

Lovely fish.
by TwoTankAmin
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Any interest in a documenting of my summer breeding related project
Replies: 27
Views: 3679

Re: Any interest in a documenting of my summer breeding related project

I have a bunch of pics in the camera and hope to get them processed for posting this week. I can report that I have moved all of the L450 offspring (43 fish) to the 50 gal. tank on the terrace. I also broke down the TR L236 75 and moved 5 tiny fry plus another 7 fish to a 40b outside. I will be movi...
by TwoTankAmin
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Using sand as substrate
Replies: 27
Views: 2541

Re: Using sand as substrate

For what it is worth. Unless a substrate is planted or there is something in the tank that burrows, there tends to be insufficient oxygen for aerobic bacteria to thrive as the depth approaches 1 inch. I try to keep my sand depth under 1 inch to prevent issues of anaerobic pockets forming. Another ob...
by TwoTankAmin
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Taxonomy & Science News
Topic: Economic feasibility of farming Hypancistrus zebra
Replies: 3
Views: 359

Re: Economic feasibility of farming Hypancistrus zebra

Their numbers look wonky to me in terms of the abstract. Basically, zebras will sell for something in the neighborhood of $100/inch. They have been this way for a pretty long time. At least since 2006 from my experience. However, I do not think this fish can be farmed in ponds profitably. It require...
by TwoTankAmin
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: A non-reviewed article to watch for in the future: Assessing the CARES program
Replies: 3
Views: 683

Re: A non-reviewed article to watch for in the future: Assessing the CARES program

I find nothing on the CARES site about introducing fish back into the wild??? Please link me to this if I have missed it. Here is what I do find: CARES has four major goals: 1) to bring awareness to the critical situation of fish in nature, while educating the public and stressing the importance of ...
by TwoTankAmin
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: A non-reviewed article to watch for in the future: Assessing the CARES program
Replies: 3
Views: 683

Re: A non-reviewed article to watch for in the future: Assessing the CARES program

I am biased here as one of my fish club officers is intimately involved with Cares. https://caresforfish.org/?page_id=818 I now have three CARES species. The first are my Ambastaia sidthimunki aka dwarf chain loach. I have had most of this group for almost 15 years. My next CARES fish is listed on t...
by TwoTankAmin
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Travel neglect is a true aphrodisiac
Replies: 10
Views: 954

Re: Travel neglect is a true aphrodisiac

You do not have to go away to neglect your fish. :p I have had a few health related issues over the past 6 years during which I could not care for my tanks properly and feeding was somewhat spotty as well. I was rewarded with similar results. A while back I had some plecos (I thing it was P compta o...
by TwoTankAmin
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Any interest in a documenting of my summer breeding related project
Replies: 27
Views: 3679

Re: Any interest in a documenting of my summer breeding related project

*sigh* I started working in earnest over the weekend. Since nobody had replied, I did not take any pics. It is a real pita taking pics when doing the work. I am wet, there is stuff all over the place and I am trying to net and size fish before moving them. So I will try to rectify that. So far here ...
by TwoTankAmin
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Any interest in a documenting of my summer breeding related project
Replies: 27
Views: 3679

Any interest in a documenting of my summer breeding related project

As I have posted before, I have too many fish. I am making a big push this summer to remedy this. I have set up 6 tanks outside on our screened terrace and I am using them for the following things. 1. I have too many L236 bought as super white but which turned out to be regular 236 although some hav...
by TwoTankAmin
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Need advice from rare pleco breeders, please.
Replies: 15
Views: 1371

Re: Need advice from rare pleco breeders, please.

I am just recovering from a nasty chest infection that took me out of action for almost 10 days. During that time the spawning gad stopped in the tank. I have been trying to get things back to normal fishwise as water changes etc, had stopped. I was hoping I was finally going to ne able to do a fry ...
by TwoTankAmin
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Behind a sponge filter?
Replies: 2
Views: 417

Re: Behind a sponge filter?

I see this all the time. They hide there, they suck food off the sponge as well. They do not spawn there however. I see this in all my tanks with breeding plecos and Poret cubes. Bear in mind that we usually place the cubes in corners or along the back glass. This creates a natural shelter-like spac...
by TwoTankAmin
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Looking for Someone in USA to Sell My Plecos
Replies: 0
Views: 641

Looking for Someone in USA to Sell My Plecos

I have been working with a small number of the B&W Hypans for a number of years. For many of them I shipped fish. However, i never did high volume business and relied on the USPS. This is a waste now as they cannot reach many place in 24 hours. I would never bother with FedEx as there rules are more...
by TwoTankAmin
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Interesting old link on treating aquarium fish for parasites appeared today
Replies: 2
Views: 469

Re: Interesting old link on treating aquarium fish for parasites appeared today

If you do not read German and if you want info that may be a biy easier to understand, here is a link to the University of Florida re parasites:
https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/topic_fish_parasites

Poke around and you may find helpful info.
by TwoTankAmin
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Corydoras paleatus with extra long fins? Is that normal?
Replies: 3
Views: 945

Re: Corydoras paleatus with extra long fins? Is that normal?

There are a ton of man made fish in the hobby. Angels, discus, bettas, long fin plecos, color morphs, the list is really long. Over the years I have kept and do keep my share of such fish along with my many "natural" fish. I could not resist and came home from the NEC with 10 of the long/high fin pa...
by TwoTankAmin
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Self-restraint failed... But it spawned on 8/12/2019! ;-)
Replies: 25
Views: 4008

Re: Self-restraint failed

Most of the time I have my own biofarm for cycling filters or keeping filters cycled. This allows me to set up instantly cycled tanks. It is especially helpful when I sell at fish events (I have ended that part of my hobby now). I would arrive with tanks and cycled filters and was always ready to go...
by TwoTankAmin
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Raising L201 fry
Replies: 2
Views: 392

Re: Raising L201 fry

This fish, while omnivorous, prefers meaty foods. However, baby/young Hypans need more veggie matter in their diet than older fish. Rather than alternating between the two Repashy foods. consider making a blend. I normally do not pull eggs but allow offspring to hatch and grow in the breeding tank u...