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by Narelle
Sun Aug 30, 2015 12:17 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Catfish-Only Tank Stocking?
Replies: 23
Views: 5590

Re: Catfish-Only Tank Stocking?

Update - New Plans In a discussion in a recent thread of mine , it was brought to my attention that I had overlooked some key differences in water preferences for some of the fish I'd planned to keep in this setup. So now I'm almost completely revising this plan. I still definitely want to keep 14 ...
by Narelle
Sun Aug 30, 2015 12:16 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Everything else)
Topic: Housing Pterobunocephalus sp. advice?
Replies: 8
Views: 1592

Re: Housing Pterobunocephalus sp. advice?

Thank you both for all your help. You've definitely broadened my understanding of determining fish's water preferences, and GBIF looks like a great resource that I had no idea even existed. The suggestion of adding another tank on either end of my housing situation is not going over well, so it look...
by Narelle
Tue Aug 25, 2015 1:57 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Everything else)
Topic: Housing Pterobunocephalus sp. advice?
Replies: 8
Views: 1592

Re: Housing Pterobunocephalus sp. advice?

I completely agree about housing species on the fringes of their range...I was more so holding out hope that someone might come along with new information that would suggest this particular fish might have a wider range than what is in the Cat-E-Log for P. dolichurus . I guess what I'd really like t...
by Narelle
Mon Aug 24, 2015 2:15 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Everything else)
Topic: Housing Pterobunocephalus sp. advice?
Replies: 8
Views: 1592

Housing Pterobunocephalus sp. advice?

Hi all. I was looking through the current stock list at TedsFishroom and came across the " Pterobunocephalus sp. - dark color " and fell in love. But I'm a little unsure if I could house them comfortably, so I was looking for some advice. I had e-mailed Ted asking about the ID, to get a be...
by Narelle
Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:48 pm
Forum: Asian Catfishes
Topic: favourate catfish and why
Replies: 7
Views: 2191

Re: favourate catfish and why

My favorite of my currently kept species is definitely my Pseudomystus siamensis as well. My male was my first catfish and got my hooked on them. They are just gorgeous fish with great personalities. I'd have to keep them to figure out if I liked them or P. siamensis more, but I am also a huge fan o...
by Narelle
Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:35 pm
Forum: Asian Catfishes
Topic: what live food can i feed my asian bumble bee catfish (Pseudomystus siamensis)
Replies: 4
Views: 1422

Re: what live food can i feed my asian bumble bee catfish (Pseudomystus siamensis)

Personally, I love to spoil my catfish, especially my asian bees. I also strive to provide the most healthy, natural diet possible, so I do like supplementing with live food here and there. What they will eat and what they should eat aren't necessarily the same thing. I've done a lot of research on ...
by Narelle
Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:14 am
Forum: Asian Catfishes
Topic: Attempting to breed Pseudomystus siamensis
Replies: 5
Views: 2252

Re: Attempting to breed Pseudomystus siamensis

Thank you both for the replies! Feels great to get responses and feedback on this so quickly, I've been working on it for a long time now. It looks like a good planning - but I would try to get the seasons right. That is - start the wet season when the musson normally hits Another thing is - the mus...
by Narelle
Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:39 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: moonlight lighting any use/good?
Replies: 21
Views: 5821

Re: moonlight lighting any use/good?

Fish (or at least marine fish) are unable to see the color red because red wavelengths penetrate the water the least, so there is no reason for them to have the ability to see a color that basically doesn't exist in their world. (It's is why there are so many red marine fish. It makes them less visi...
by Narelle
Sun Feb 22, 2015 7:19 pm
Forum: Asian Catfishes
Topic: Attempting to breed Pseudomystus siamensis
Replies: 5
Views: 2252

Attempting to breed Pseudomystus siamensis

2016 EDIT: I unfortunately lost my females (one once mature turned out to be a male anyways), so until I can acquire some more I won't be able to try anything I researched. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...
by Narelle
Sat Feb 14, 2015 1:59 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Catfish-Only Tank Stocking?
Replies: 23
Views: 5590

Re: Catfish-Only Tank Stocking?

If they don't come out much regardless of the other fish, that probably would make the others more nervous as well... Do you think the fish would be stressed without dithers? I would, ideally, like to see more of my fish, but I really don't mind a having a tank where you have to pay a little more at...
by Narelle
Sat Feb 14, 2015 12:55 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Catfish-Only Tank Stocking?
Replies: 23
Views: 5590

Re: Catfish-Only Tank Stocking?

But not all catfish are bottom dwellers. I chose the species I did because they all occupy relatively different spaces in the tank, to try to give it the feel of a diverse community tank using only catfish. Hyalobagrus flavus are noted in the Cat-E-Log to be "normally found hiding under thick m...
by Narelle
Fri Feb 13, 2015 3:34 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Catfish-Only Tank Stocking?
Replies: 23
Views: 5590

Re: Catfish-Only Tank Stocking?

Well, the thought with this was that with two reasonably sized groups of shoaling cats in the tank, they might be comfortable enough with the security of their own kind to venture out more, and when one shoal does the other would follow suit. And then, hopefully after that, each shoal would be reass...
by Narelle
Fri Feb 13, 2015 3:44 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Catfish-Only Tank Stocking?
Replies: 23
Views: 5590

Re: Catfish-Only Tank Stocking?

The banjos I saw for sale were a little over an inch, no where near full grown, I just like to plan ahead for the long term. I can't guarantee I'll have a more suitable tank for a banjo in the distant future, so I'd rather plan around what I know I'm going to have in the immediate future. I know I c...
by Narelle
Fri Feb 13, 2015 2:27 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Catfish-Only Tank Stocking?
Replies: 23
Views: 5590

Re: Catfish-Only Tank Stocking?

It's been awhile since I came up with the idea, but this tank is coming closer to becoming a reality. It's been on hold waiting for my 55g to get freed up, but those fish should be moving to my 150g in the next month or two, so this tank will be my next project. The stocking list I have in mind at t...
by Narelle
Sat Feb 07, 2015 11:42 pm
Forum: Asian Catfishes
Topic: Help please! New cat constant spinning?
Replies: 8
Views: 2425

Re: Help please! New cat constant spinning?

Hey, thank you both for the help! Sorry it's been awhile since I've updated. I've named my spinning catfish "Dizzy" because she must have been with all that spinning! I did water change before I saw your response about established water, Shane, but I overdosed prime with each change. I do ...
by Narelle
Wed Jan 28, 2015 1:27 pm
Forum: Asian Catfishes
Topic: Help please! New cat constant spinning?
Replies: 8
Views: 2425

Re: Help please! New cat constant spinning?

Thank you for the help Shane! I did overdose prime when I set the tank up and let it run a little while (I don't recall how long, at least half an hour) with the filter on to disperse it before seeding the filter or adding the cats. On your recommendation, I added a double dose of prime yesterday in...
by Narelle
Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: Asian Catfishes
Topic: Help please! New cat constant spinning?
Replies: 8
Views: 2425

Re: Help please! New cat constant spinning?

Hi Darrel, thanks for the reply. I didn't have a sponge filter available, but I added a strong air stone for now. I might be able to throw one together in a bit with extra parts I have laying around. I also added a bit of water lettuce, but I didn't have much of that either. If you think it would he...
by Narelle
Tue Jan 27, 2015 2:21 pm
Forum: Asian Catfishes
Topic: Help please! New cat constant spinning?
Replies: 8
Views: 2425

Help please! New cat constant spinning?

Hello, I need help with one of my two newly acquired Pseudomystus siamensis . I got the cats this past Thursday, they spent two nights in a 5g bucket with an airstone and refreshed water as necessary (they arrived sooner than expected and I hadn't had the chance to get their tank ready yet), then Su...
by Narelle
Wed Jan 07, 2015 5:58 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Feature Requests and Enhancements
Topic: "Like" feature?
Replies: 49
Views: 13732

Re: "Like" feature?

I might be a little late to add all this, but to provide a different perspective to the like debate: I am one of those users who loves catfish and loves this site, but very rarely posts. I am young and much less knowledgeable than the active user base here - most all of my knowledge about catfish co...
by Narelle
Mon Oct 27, 2014 4:09 pm
Forum: Asian Catfishes
Topic: Homemade food for your ominovorous cats?
Replies: 2
Views: 1769

Homemade food for your ominovorous cats?

I am madly in love with my asian bumblebee cat and want to give him the best of everything I can. Feeding the right foods will especially be important when I try my hand at getting them to breed (I know I would be the first to successfully intentionally breed them if I managed it and that it is pret...