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by Mol_PMB
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L244 Sexing: Now with a spawn and fry
Replies: 61
Views: 5324

Re: L244 Sexing

Thanks Jools!
First in the UK, I think. I think there are a couple of reports from Germany.
Regards,
Paul
by Mol_PMB
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L244 Sexing: Now with a spawn and fry
Replies: 61
Views: 5324

Re: L244 Sexing

Many thanks Eric!
by Mol_PMB
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L244 Sexing: Now with a spawn and fry
Replies: 61
Views: 5324

Re: L244 Sexing

I have seen one baby fish several times now, always in the same area of the tank (so I think it's the same fish). It's very active, grazing over the hard surfaces and occasionally a brief dash across from one to another. I have put a chunk of Repashy near it in the hope that it realises that it's fo...
by Mol_PMB
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L244 Sexing: Now with a spawn and fry
Replies: 61
Views: 5324

Re: L244 Sexing

Thanks Eric!
There are only adults of the same species, no other fish.
Also snails and blackworms.
Cheers,
Paul
by Mol_PMB
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L244 Sexing: Now with a spawn and fry
Replies: 61
Views: 5324

Re: L244 Sexing

I have been away for a few days, and have just come home to spot this while doing a water change on the L244 tank! Happy times :-) L244_baby2.jpg L244_baby.jpg Sorry about the poor quality photos, I was in the middle of siphoning the tank and it scarpered pretty quick. Hopefully there are some more ...
by Mol_PMB
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: 2019 Catfish Study Group Convention
Replies: 24
Views: 2201

Re: 2019 Catfish Study Group Convention

I’m really disappointed to be missing the convention this year as I’ll be on the other side of the world. Looking forward to reading up about this though!
by Mol_PMB
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L244 Sexing: Now with a spawn and fry
Replies: 61
Views: 5324

Re: L244 Sexing

Many thanks, Eric. Sorry for not replying sooner, I've been away from home quite a bit and there has been nothing much interesting to report. Several times I have seen two fish near that same cave where there was activity before, but that was about it. Just before writing this I went to glance at th...
by Mol_PMB
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Tank mates for L095
Replies: 8
Views: 564

Re: Tank mates for L095

I’ve had a lot of pleasure (and a few spawns) from my group of Biotodoma cupido. Half-way in size between rams and geos, they do well in a shoal of 5-10 fish and are more peaceful than most cichlids. Other than that, a zillion rummy-nose tetras. They’re the best shoalers and look stunning in a group...
by Mol_PMB
Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Wanted (UK & ROI)
Topic: Wanted (UK): Corydoras condiscipulus and/or amapaensis
Replies: 0
Views: 1255

Wanted (UK): Corydoras condiscipulus and/or amapaensis

I'm currently sitting at my desk watching my Corydoras oiapoquensis in a spawning frenzy, and I've got one fry already hatched in the nursery from a little bit of early activity last week. They share the tank with two Corydoras condiscipulus and a single Corydoras amapaensis which are doing the equi...
by Mol_PMB
Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Feeding twigs??
Replies: 5
Views: 303

Re: Feeding twigs??

I do use oak, but I generally dry it thoroughly (6 months or more) rather than use it fresh. I also find that they prefer the wood in the middle rather than the bark. At first I thought this thread would be about feeding Farlowella twig cats! Would be interesting to see if others have used fresh tim...
by Mol_PMB
Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L244 Sexing: Now with a spawn and fry
Replies: 61
Views: 5324

Re: L244 Sexing

Thanks guys! For now I’ll keep an eye on them with minimal disturbance and update this thread with any more news.
Cheers,
Paul
by Mol_PMB
Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L244 Sexing: Now with a spawn and fry
Replies: 61
Views: 5324

Re: L244 Sexing

There has certainly been a lot of activity in the front corner of the tank recently, involving the big male Pseudolithoxus dumus and possibly two other fish. The male is spending a lot of time in a particular cave, and this afternoon he kept adjusting his position in the cave, like tossing and turni...
by Mol_PMB
Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L244 Sexing: Now with a spawn and fry
Replies: 61
Views: 5324

Re: L244 Sexing

Something interesting is happening. After having all my Pseudolithoxus dumus out of the tank last week for photos and a clean-up and rescape, the five fish have settled back in, with the big male preferring the front corner of the tank where he was before, even though the decor has changed somewhat....
by Mol_PMB
Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: That time of the year when you give presents...
Replies: 5
Views: 504

Re: That time of the year when you give presents...

Merry Christmas to you all, and may your catfish think it’s Easter!
by Mol_PMB
Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Found these Chaetostoma today at LFS - need a new L number?
Replies: 16
Views: 1114

Re: Found these Chaetostoma today at LFS - need a new L number?

Lovely fish, Eric, and a great find. Best of luck with them.
Paul
by Mol_PMB
Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: How will Gold Nugget fare in my hard water?
Replies: 12
Views: 603

Re: How will Gold Nugget fare in my hard water?

This image is the newest I can find, nearly a year old I'm afraid. I'll try and get another one soon. This picture does show how much grazing area there is in the tank, all over that bogwood. Tankmates are a shoal of a dozen Phenacogrammus aurantiacus 'lefini' and four of the aforementioned giant ot...
by Mol_PMB
Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: How will Gold Nugget fare in my hard water?
Replies: 12
Views: 603

Re: How will Gold Nugget fare in my hard water?

I've had 'Klondike', my Baryancistrus xanthellus for about 2.5 years now, he started off smaller than my group of 'giant otos' Hypoptopoma cf_guianense in the same tank. I've had a quick look and can't immediately find any recent pictures, but I saw him today so he's still doing fine. He goes throug...
by Mol_PMB
Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: How will Gold Nugget fare in my hard water?
Replies: 12
Views: 603

Re: How will Gold Nugget fare in my hard water?

I bought my nugget from Pier Aquatics about 2 years ago. We have very soft water here (TDS 30, pH 6.8) and Neil advised me that in his experience nuggets like it a little harder. I added some coral gravel to the filter to stop the pH dropping too far. Some of my other tanks I deliberately run very a...
by Mol_PMB
Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L244 Sexing: Now with a spawn and fry
Replies: 61
Views: 5324

Re: L244 Sexing

Hi Eric, Many thanks for your thoughts; I agree. In the tank rescape I have tried to provide a variety of caves and crevices of different sizes and shapes so hopefully there will be something to suit each fish. They feed almost entirely on Repashy, a cocktail of Morning Wood, Soilent Green, Bottom S...
by Mol_PMB
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L244 Sexing: Now with a spawn and fry
Replies: 61
Views: 5324

Re: L244 Sexing

Back in August I was able to add two more Pseudolithoxus dumus fish to this tank, so there are a total of 5, from 4 different suppliers at different times. Recently the biggest fish (one of the new ones) had been spending a lot of time at the front of the tank, often visible and quite bold, but I ha...