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Now that they are in the trade and we have members keeping some, how about Astroblepus . An Akysis or a heptapterid would be good too.
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Hi Balaji,

Yes, I think an Akysis would be a good one. Discussions are also ongoing around Sturisoma and Leptodoras.

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Has Amphilius been a CotM ever?
kept em for years, even got a bunch of -not so good- pictures of em


another catfish i could do a CotM about based on genuine firsthand experience would be Ossancora punctata

now that I'm all PC-housebroken and docile, I could dust off my old writing skills if you like....
:lol:

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Here is a list of previously featured CotM species already written up.

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cool, I'll check up what i got on species not in there

as a side note; are you guys tinkering with that list?

i was reading a few CotM's and after a few entries I ran headlong into this baby:
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I could dust off my old writing skills if you like....

I for one would appreciate you doing that.
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sidguppy wrote:cool, I'll check up what i got on species not in there

as a side note; are you guys tinkering with that list?

i was reading a few CotM's and after a few entries I ran headlong into this baby:
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Please notify the board administrator or webmaster: webmaster@planetcatfish.com
I believe you may have hit it just as Jools was making an update - to the best of my knowledge, this should now work. I've split the two posts here out to a separate post, as it's got nothing to do with the subject of "requests for CotM".

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Silurus wrote:Here's what I can offer:

Bagroides melapterus
Now that is not a bad idea at all!

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Just an update that I know I am really behind with CotM articles this year. My plan is to catch up ASAP now. I was wondering;

a) If anyone has suggestions as to species to write about and

b)If anyone would like to write (or ask someone to write) a piece.

I'm going to need four to get back to currency. So, if I don't have to write four myself, that'd be awesome!

Cheers,

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I have been looking at this myself....I have three possibilities...I still have those two Chiloglanis congicus that I got from you Jools, another possibility is Microsynodontis polli, But going by the species list I think what I will commit to is the Amphiliid, Trachyglanis ineac.

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That would be awesome, thanks. I think I might do L144 myself; that's a fish that needs clearing up!

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Can probably give you one on Batasio, either B. fluviatilis (something I've kept in the past) or B. fasciolatus (what I have in my tank now).
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a) If anyone has suggestions as to species to write about and

***** Any of the TSNs, especially the ID-ing
***** On the difference of S. lima and S. elongatus (I have a small write-up which however I'd never dare to even consider submitting but anyone could use it as a starting point if wanted)
***** B. filamentosum vs. B. capapretum (same comment as above)

b)If anyone would like to write (or ask someone to write) a piece.

***** I can cheerfully volunteer Rob (Chicxulub) who has a nice write-up on Bagarius, granted the genus appears to need much taxonomic work. He also has many others, e.g., on southern brown bullhead vs. spotted bullhead.
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Silurus wrote:Can probably give you one on Batasio, either B. fluviatilis (something I've kept in the past) or B. fasciolatus (what I have in my tank now).
Either would be good, although I would probably favour the former only for my own personal reasons.

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Viktor Jarikov wrote:a) If anyone has suggestions as to species to write about and

***** Any of the TSNs, especially the ID-ing
***** On the difference of S. lima and S. elongatus (I have a small write-up which however I'd never dare to even consider submitting but anyone could use it as a starting point if wanted)
***** B. filamentosum vs. B. capapretum (same comment as above)

b)If anyone would like to write (or ask someone to write) a piece.

***** I can cheerfully volunteer Rob (Chicxulub) who has a nice write-up on Bagarius, granted the genus appears to need much taxonomic work. He also has many others, e.g., on southern brown bullhead vs. spotted bullhead.
Typically, a CotM features one species and while it may mention how to tell it apart from others, it's not the main gist of the article. In the case of Rob, I do have that article form him in my email and I do hope to use it perhaps as a Shane's World piece in future.

Bigger cats don't feature heavily in CotMs as I don't really have much experience with them and finding someone who keeps them and can write is unusual.

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Agreed, Jools. All this goes without saying but it is good to vocalize it sometimes :)

Two knee-jerks:

J: Typically, a CotM features one species and while it may mention how to tell it apart from others, it's not the main gist of the article.
V: Right. Except this means that some very popular cats may never receive a CotM honor because of the ID uncertainties. And that may be ok, I surmise.

J: In the case of Rob, I do have that article form him in my email and I do hope to use it perhaps as a Shane's World piece in future.
V: Yeah. That'd be much more appropriate than CotM. Agreed.

J: Bigger cats don't feature heavily in CotMs as I don't really have much experience with them and finding someone who keeps them and can write is unusual.
V: Understood. Hot topic too. PCF has a small community of big-cat-keepers. Many CofM articles are rather small and not info-rich. Just a few touches on top of what's already widely posted on the i-net or in the same Cat-eLog entry. If the req's are not great, I am sure folks like RedtailRob, Taksan, Stackdeck, Headbanger, Chicxulub, Koltsixx, VJ, and Co. could attempt to start chipping away at it.
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Viktor Jarikov wrote:J: Typically, a CotM features one species and while it may mention how to tell it apart from others, it's not the main gist of the article.
V: Right. Except this means that some very popular cats may never receive a CotM honor because of the ID uncertainties. And that may be ok, I surmise.
Well, if they are popular, I will like to feature them. Although I do, you're right, tend to shy away from undescribed species but not always.
Viktor Jarikov wrote:J: Bigger cats don't feature heavily in CotMs as I don't really have much experience with them and finding someone who keeps them and can write is unusual.
V: Understood. Hot topic too. PCF has a small community of big-cat-keepers. Many CofM articles are rather small and not info-rich. Just a few touches on top of what's already widely posted on the i-net or in the same Cat-eLog entry. If the req's are not great, I am sure folks like RedtailRob, Taksan, Stackdeck, Headbanger, Chicxulub, Koltsixx, VJ, and Co. could attempt to start chipping away at it.
I'd be delighted to feature articles from those guys. I really would...

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How about Pseudacanthicus sp. (L024)?
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2wheelsx2 wrote:How about Pseudacanthicus sp. (L024)?
January 2014 will be P. spinosus. L024/L025 I am waiting until it or they is/are described. Hopefully that will get the ball rolling and we can get back on track.

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