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by Troender
Sun Jan 13, 2008 7:33 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Two c. sterbai ill for some time
Replies: 19
Views: 2732

Re: Two c. sterbai ill for some time

BTW, they are less shy than the other corys, and they don't stay together with them either. The only good part about that, is that they let me take some new pics. The male (you don't se the right color because I use flash, and you don't actually see how thin he is. He is the thinnest of those two): ...
by Troender
Sun Jan 13, 2008 7:15 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Two c. sterbai ill for some time
Replies: 19
Views: 2732

Re: Two c. sterbai ill for some time

40 mg/l is too much when you're dealing with puffers :lol: You get really focused on clean water when you are dealing with those fishes. :wink: I have one pic that doesn't show much what the fish looks like, but the time it dug into the sand: http://akvaforum.no/images/forum/13436_071220155355_1.jpg...
by Troender
Sat Jan 12, 2008 11:06 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Two c. sterbai ill for some time
Replies: 19
Views: 2732

Re: Two c. sterbai ill for some time

Right now, it's 40 mg/l (ppm), but that's not the normal situation (I am used to keeping puffers, and they are very sensitive to it - and no, I'm not keeping my puffers in this tank :wink: ). To try to do something about the corys getting thin, I've been overfeeding quite a bit this week (the other ...
by Troender
Sat Jan 12, 2008 11:59 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Two c. sterbai ill for some time
Replies: 19
Views: 2732

Re: Two c. sterbai ill for some time

The situation has worsened for one of the fishes. She has lost her apetite. At feeding time, she didn't eat, before some bloodworms landed right in front of her nose. She looks worse too, and don't want to move around.
by Troender
Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:10 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Two c. sterbai ill for some time
Replies: 19
Views: 2732

Two c. sterbai ill for some time

I've got two c. sterbai that has been ill for some time. Those are two of a party of 7 wild caught sterbais. I've had them for a little more than a year. They are in a 130 liters community tank, with mostly peaceful fishes. The tank is a bit overstacked, but is very well filtered, with both an exter...
by Troender
Fri Jun 08, 2007 2:44 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Farlowella Knerii
Replies: 31
Views: 3584

This is probably the best pic I have of my dear Stælken http://akvaforum.no/images/forum/13436_53739_1.jpg Not the best one for identifying, but I still think his/her nose is different. Here's one from below. Pretty crappy quality, but it's the only one I have from this angle, I think. http://akvafo...
by Troender
Fri Jun 08, 2007 2:19 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Farlowella Knerii
Replies: 31
Views: 3584

Great fish though, whatever species.... :D Yes :D Whatever they are, they are beautiful! I've had the chance to study three of them now. As before mentioned, the largest one has ony two rows of scales on the belly. And there's a small one that's the same (but whether it's the same fish I saw earlie...
by Troender
Fri Jun 08, 2007 12:10 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Farlowella Knerii
Replies: 31
Views: 3584

I will do my best to get more pics, but yesterday they weren't attached much to the glass. And the camera is really bad at close ups. It doesn't allow too close pics, as they then will get blurry. I had a look at the belly of the largest fish yesterday, and could only find two rows of belly scutes. ...
by Troender
Thu Jun 07, 2007 9:17 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Farlowella Knerii
Replies: 31
Views: 3584

When I think of it, I have the Photo Index to the Baensch. But I have found that book inaccurate when it comes to both catfishes and puffers, so I don't trust it. I never thought about checking it. That means I have the same knerii picture that is shown above. And once again, it seems there was reas...
by Troender
Thu Jun 07, 2007 12:07 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Farlowella Knerii
Replies: 31
Views: 3584

If that's a knerii, mine certainly aren't. This may be a silly question, but when I study my fishes, I see that 3 of them have a nose that's pointing a little upwards. The largest fish has the longest nose, but more straight. The 3 smallest fishes also have a more gray color, than the largest fish. ...
by Troender
Thu Jun 07, 2007 10:25 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Farlowella Knerii
Replies: 31
Views: 3584

They are not vittata, then. At least the close up pic on one of them has three rows (that's one of the smallest). I will have to check on them when the lights are turned on. Right now they are on places I can't see their bellies.

Do you know anything about the belly scutes on knerii?
by Troender
Wed Jun 06, 2007 5:27 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Farlowella Knerii
Replies: 31
Views: 3584

BTW, they love strong current in the tank. I just had to clean up the filter a bit, and the current afterward is pretty big. Suddenly they went from rather depressed and shy fishes (not comfortable after the moving), to more active and less frightened fishes. They willingly let me look at them and t...
by Troender
Wed Jun 06, 2007 5:24 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Farlowella Knerii
Replies: 31
Views: 3584

This is what the tail looks like:
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This is the largest specimen:
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And this is the lady with the long nose :wink:
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by Troender
Wed Jun 06, 2007 5:23 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Farlowella Knerii
Replies: 31
Views: 3584

Finally som pics, but mostly from below. And mostly of the two smallest specimens. http://akvaforum.no/images/forum/13436_070606181245_1.jpg http://akvaforum.no/images/forum/13436_070606180918_3.jpg http://akvaforum.no/images/forum/13436_070606180916_2.jpg The perspective lies a bit when it comes to...
by Troender
Wed Jun 06, 2007 2:17 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Farlowella Knerii
Replies: 31
Views: 3584

No photos yet, but that is due to the extremely good weather we have right now :lol: I just can't stay inside during the day :D Those new farlowellas have longer and thinner noses than the one I had earlier on. One of the new ones has a nose that is just amazingly beautiful :D I will name her Cyrano...
by Troender
Wed Jun 06, 2007 10:03 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Farlowella Knerii
Replies: 31
Views: 3584

Keep an eye out for high temps in the summer. I lost all but one of my Farlowella vittata last summer when it was really hot. Ouch! That is my biggest problem. My house get so terribly hot in the summer. So I always get some illness outbreak that that time of the year. I've had a close look at the ...
by Troender
Tue Jun 05, 2007 11:20 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Farlowella Knerii
Replies: 31
Views: 3584

So far all I know about them is that they were sold as knerii, and this from a shop that actually knows what they are doing (they are good at suckermouths, corys and puffers, and that's all three of my biggest loves :D ). I've only been at that shop once before, but they are already my favorite shop...
by Troender
Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:46 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Farlowella Knerii
Replies: 31
Views: 3584

Wonderful! The brochis multiradiatus already is on my "must-get-as-soon-as-a-shop-can-order-it-for-me"-list. So they will get a home together :-D Anyone on differences between the genders and differences between the farlowella species? I just want to make sure that it's actually knerii I'v...
by Troender
Mon Jun 04, 2007 7:45 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Farlowella Knerii
Replies: 31
Views: 3584

Farlowella Knerii

I've tried to find information on Farlowella Knerii, but it's not here in the Cat-eLog, and there's little information to find anywhere else. Does anyone have any experience on this species? All I have found so far is what temperature it needs. I guess it needs the same kind of environment as many o...
by Troender
Tue May 01, 2007 5:14 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Hello everyone. New member
Replies: 5
Views: 1043

Thank you Jools :D
I forgot about my beautiful L-177. He is a beaute! BTW, here's the bristle forest I was talking about. My male L-182, named Småen (means the little one :wink: ).On his side is one of my three L-200Image