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by lfinley58
Mon Jul 19, 2004 12:56 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Everything else)
Topic: Amaralia hypsiura
Replies: 10
Views: 1571

Good morning Silurus. Based on the extremely limited information on the natural diet of Amaralia (loricariid eggs) it might be interesting to try some fish eggs on your fish. Do you happen to be breeding any Ancistrus? You might try getting out to a local fishing hole and seeing if someone has caugh...
by lfinley58
Tue Apr 06, 2004 5:35 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Everything else)
Topic: Banjo cats and sand
Replies: 6
Views: 1229

Patience and a wide intake siphon. Tanks with lots of Java moss may offer similar thrills.

Lee
by lfinley58
Mon Apr 05, 2004 3:41 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Everything else)
Topic: Banjo cats and sand
Replies: 6
Views: 1229

Hi Fish Tank and all, Re leaves in aquaria: Granted, anything organic is going to break down over time. But the leaves mentioned in my initial post do seem to take their time for such things and I have never experienced any problems of note. Of course, regular water changes coupled with some bottom ...
by lfinley58
Sun Apr 04, 2004 5:29 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Everything else)
Topic: Banjo cats and sand
Replies: 6
Views: 1229

Banjo cats and sand

Hi all, In relation to another post (which appears closed) dealing with banjo cats and sand: While a very fine sand is an option for a substrate for these fishes another good option is the use of leaves. From what experiences I have had collecting banjo cats (in Brazil and Peru) they were usually fo...
by lfinley58
Sun Feb 29, 2004 6:37 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Everything else)
Topic: Frog Marbled Cat
Replies: 10
Views: 1347

frog marble cat

I certainly agree with the caveat regarding tankmates for this species. I had one around three or so inches long that ate (head first) a whiptail cat that was approx. four inches long. It took it as far as it could (a good portion of the unlucky loricariid was just sticking out of the mouth) and the...
by lfinley58
Sun Feb 29, 2004 6:07 pm
Forum: Taxonomy & Science News
Topic: Catfish Mucus Properties
Replies: 4
Views: 1640

Hi all, There was something published a number of years ago regarding potential wound healing and/or antimicrobial effects of the slime of some ariid catfishes...in the Arabian Gulf (?). Sorry, can't remember off of the top of my head the exact location, although the general part of the world is cor...
by lfinley58
Thu Feb 26, 2004 8:42 pm
Forum: Taxonomy & Science News
Topic: Phylogeny of the Corydoradinae
Replies: 22
Views: 6452

Hi Paul - I see, and know, what you mean. Been there, do that. Heok Hee - Thanks for jumping in again with some good comments. The group (clade) to which Britto assigns former Brochis spp. also includes C. aeneus, C. zygatus, C. rabauti and C. eques. Should future analysis further confirm and cement...
by lfinley58
Thu Feb 26, 2004 6:40 pm
Forum: Taxonomy & Science News
Topic: Phylogeny of the Corydoradinae
Replies: 22
Views: 6452

Hi Heok Hee,

We must have been posting the dates at about the same time.

Lee
by lfinley58
Thu Feb 26, 2004 6:33 pm
Forum: Taxonomy & Science News
Topic: Phylogeny of the Corydoradinae
Replies: 22
Views: 6452

Hi Paul and all, Paul: As you note there are certainly a number of points to be considered. My comments were based on Britto placing Brochis as a synonym of Corydoras and then making the assumption (there is that word) that he had checked out potential priority problems. The name Corydoras dates to ...
by lfinley58
Thu Feb 26, 2004 5:20 pm
Forum: Taxonomy & Science News
Topic: Phylogeny of the Corydoradinae
Replies: 22
Views: 6452

The resurection of Scleromystax by Britto has received the lion's share of the comments in this thread, but other items in his paper are also very interesting and of possible interest to the community herein. One of these is the placing of Brochis in synonomy with Corydoras. So, via Britto we now ha...
by lfinley58
Sun Dec 21, 2003 5:15 pm
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: Synodontis brichardi
Replies: 30
Views: 5033

Synodontis brichardi

Hello all, It is nice to see that someone remembers the illustrated article(s) that I did on some apparent reproductive behavior in S. brichardi. Thanks. The first article was in FAMA and a later version in TFH. I am sorry that I don't remember the dates right off hand (I'll dig them out and note th...
by lfinley58
Mon Dec 15, 2003 4:31 pm
Forum: Taxonomy & Science News
Topic: Myersglanis jayarami
Replies: 1
Views: 707

Myersglanis jayarami

Regarding the request for a PDF on the description of the above species: I do not have a PDF, but if you will contact me off forum I will be happy to send you a photocopy of the paper (if you already haven't found one).

Lee
by lfinley58
Tue Jan 07, 2003 10:33 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Another new Otocinclus
Replies: 8
Views: 3737

Copeia cost

Hi, I'll do this one quick. Individual membership in ASIH, which gives you a subscription to Copeia, now runs $60.00 US a year. If there is interest I can supply the address for correspondence. Yann, the other info I had put on addressed your question. I will try to redo it tomorrow night. Sorry tha...
by lfinley58
Tue Jan 07, 2003 10:25 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Another new Otocinclus
Replies: 8
Views: 3737

now Otocinclus

Hi - I answered a couple of things regarding the posts on this topic and then somehow lost the post. Will redo in the next coupled of days. Sorry.

Lee
by lfinley58
Sun Jan 05, 2003 12:00 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Another new Corydoras species
Replies: 9
Views: 5960

Corydoras difluviatilis

Hello Jools and Pete - Regarding the photo posted by Jools: There is certainly a similarity, but also some differences from what I can see. There is a (color, I believe) photo of this new species that was published a while back in Ichthyological Explorations... I will check this out and go closely o...
by lfinley58
Sat Jan 04, 2003 9:11 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Another new Otocinclus
Replies: 8
Views: 3737

Another new Otocinclus

Hello all -

For those keeping up with such things a new species of Otocinclus is described in the newest issue of Copeia (2002, No. 4). The species is named O. tapirape and it is from the rio Araguaia system of central Brazil (state of Goias).

Lee
by lfinley58
Sat Jan 04, 2003 9:00 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Another new Corydoras species
Replies: 9
Views: 5960

another new Corydoras

Hello Ian and Clothahump - There is one b&w photo in the article. It is the preserved holotype and almost looks alive ;-). I'd be happy to fire off a copy of the article. In that both of you are in the UK how about I send a copy to Ian and have him recopy and forward to C. This will save on the ...
by lfinley58
Sat Jan 04, 2003 8:33 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Another new Corydoras species
Replies: 9
Views: 5960

Another new Corydoras species

Hello all, this is my first posting. I am happy to be on the forum. I have been laying low for a while. Thanks Dave R. for letting me know about it. The new Copeia (2002, No. 4) arrived today and a new Corydoras description is included (by Marcello Britto and Ricardo Castro). The new species is desi...