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by The.Dark.One
Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:16 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: CAS Catfish and Loach specialist auction and show 14/7/13
Replies: 4
Views: 1810

CAS Catfish and Loach specialist auction and show 14/7/13

Come along to this great event. Show some fish and/or buy/sell some catfish and loach related items! Some unusual fish will be available and on show! See link to schedule for more details. Catfish and Loach we know are coming: Pseudacanthicus L065 (tb), Ancistrus sp. Rio Paraguay (tb), Panaqolus sp....
by The.Dark.One
Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:50 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Just some Cory pictures
Replies: 12
Views: 3444

Re: Just some Cory pictures

Brilliant pics. What camera do you use?
by The.Dark.One
Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:24 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Longnose Corydoras & their...aggression?
Replies: 2
Views: 1237

Re: Longnose Corydoras & their...aggression?

If by longnose you mean what I would call hognosed (the acutus group etc) then the only ones Ive kept are sarareensis. The males were very aggressive with each other and would use their bristly pectoral fin spines and cheeks to spar with each other.
by The.Dark.One
Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Copyright infringement
Replies: 9
Views: 2296

Re: Copyright infringement

Thanks for the heads up. They are using my images too. I have sent an email.
by The.Dark.One
Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Everything else)
Topic: Which Auchenipterids are being kept by PC members?
Replies: 2402
Views: 447924

Re: Which Auchenipterids are being kept by PC members?

Thanks Mats. Yes, if they spawn again I will do it differently
by The.Dark.One
Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:35 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Everything else)
Topic: Which Auchenipterids are being kept by PC members?
Replies: 2402
Views: 447924

Re: Which Auchenipterids are being kept by PC members?

An update. The egges were fertile (pic taken showing fry developing). I rescued some and put them in a breeding net. The ones left in the tank were eaten by the female. She then decided to jump into the breeding net in the night and eat the others! x(
by The.Dark.One
Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:18 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Banjo catfish need ID.
Replies: 4
Views: 903

Re: Banjo catfish need ID.

One. The posterior processess of the coracoids are longer and more prominent in coracoideus (hence the name).

From memory I think the anal fin ray count is different too.
by The.Dark.One
Sat Mar 02, 2013 5:55 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Everything else)
Topic: Which Auchenipterids are being kept by PC members?
Replies: 2402
Views: 447924

Re: Which Auchenipterids are being kept by PC members?

Well there's not just one world first but another. Followed by wrasse's success with C. schultzi my Spinipterus acsi were thrashing about in the floating plant on Thursday night and today I have found loads of eggs on the substrate. Unfortunately the eggs don't look viable to me. See images below. I...
by The.Dark.One
Sat Mar 02, 2013 5:51 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Banjo catfish need ID.
Replies: 4
Views: 903

Re: Banjo catfish need ID.

Bunocephalus colombianus IMO, going by the shape of the head
by The.Dark.One
Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:30 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Corydoras loretoensis /cf loretoensis?
Replies: 13
Views: 3233

Re: Corydoras loretoensis /cf loretoensis?

Hi
Difficult to say for sure but I think fish #6 and 3 could be C096.
by The.Dark.One
Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:10 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Acestridium dichromum
Replies: 149
Views: 28825

Re: Acestridium dichromum (formerly New Arrivals)

Obviously there will be people who sit on either side of the issue about the usefulness of in-depth water chemistry readings etc. I admit that it is useful to know in what conditions the fish live in, in the wild. But even I (who has a very basic understanding of water chemistry - see below) realise...
by The.Dark.One
Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:04 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Help ID this Hemiloricaria…
Replies: 3
Views: 1123

Re: Help ID this Hemiloricaria…

H. formosa? - based on pattern on head (especially supraoccipital spot), in dorsal fin?
by The.Dark.One
Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:42 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Acestridium dichromum
Replies: 149
Views: 28825

Re: Acestridium dichromum (formerly New Arrivals)

The Evers and Seidel Baensch catfish atlas Vol 1 says 24-28 dec C, a species tank, strong current, loads of algae.
by The.Dark.One
Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:19 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: ID Please
Replies: 2
Views: 705

Re: ID Please

yeah, one of the elegans group. Probably napoensis
by The.Dark.One
Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Unidentified Chaetostoma(?)
Replies: 16
Views: 3308

Re: Unidentified Chaetostoma(?)

I didn't think Chaetostoma have evertible cheek odontodes? Looks more like an Ancistrus or Hopliancistrus to me?
by The.Dark.One
Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:29 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Everything else)
Topic: Which Auchenipterids are being kept by PC members?
Replies: 2402
Views: 447924

Re: Which Auchenipterids are being kept by PC members?

The definite male is about 10.5cm TL. The 'female' is about 9cm SL. Goodness man, how do you get them so big in such a short time? I take it they have a tank for themselves? Anyway, my sincere compliments for this achievement. Thanks Marc. No, they are in a 4 foot tank with lots of other catfish, s...
by The.Dark.One
Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:21 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Everything else)
Topic: Which Auchenipterids are being kept by PC members?
Replies: 2402
Views: 447924

Re: Which Auchenipterids are being kept by PC members?

Marc van Arc wrote:Steve, what is the TL of the pictured specimens?
The definite male is about 10.5cm TL. The 'female' is about 9cm SL.
by The.Dark.One
Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:38 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Everything else)
Topic: Which Auchenipterids are being kept by PC members?
Replies: 2402
Views: 447924

Re: Which Auchenipterids are being kept by PC members?

Definite male above. The other I'm not sure yet. It could be an immature male. The anal fin isn't developed but shows slight signs of doing so. I'm trying to compare the genital openings: Male: http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r126/TheDarkOne_photo/SpinipterusOtorongoadultmaleanalfin_zpsdfe37000.j...
by The.Dark.One
Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Everything else)
Topic: Which Auchenipterids are being kept by PC members?
Replies: 2402
Views: 447924

Re: Which Auchenipterids are being kept by PC members?

Update on the Spinipterus sp Otorongo. This: http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r126/TheDarkOne_photo/DSCN6907001.jpg Turned into this: http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r126/TheDarkOne_photo/SpinipterusOtorongoadultmale_zps2914048a.jpg And this: http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r126/TheDarkOne_p...