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Re: Ongoing Synodontis Thread

Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:38 pm
by Birger
Your petricola are of course lucipinnis. I used piles of river rock which they enjoyed swimming in and out of. The more cover they have the braver they are to come out.

Birger

Re: Ongoing Synodontis Thread

Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:25 am
by Iamfish
Awesome fish, good luck with your breeding. I am only keeping 1 syno at the moment but he is my favorite fish.
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Re: Ongoing Synodontis Thread

Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:09 am
by Mrsomethingfishy
Jools wrote: Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:49 am They look nice, quite young (?) Synodontis grandiops. Good luck with the breeding project. Interesting also to hear about your wider circumstances, crazy times indeed.


Jools
Yes...i do believe they're grandiops as well...jus needed confirmation. From what i undsrstand, the majority of my group is 3-4 years old. All are about 6inch or so.

Re: Ongoing Synodontis Thread

Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:10 am
by Mrsomethingfishy
Birger wrote: Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:38 pm Your petricola are of course lucipinnis. I used piles of river rock which they enjoyed swimming in and out of. The more cover they have the braver they are to come out.

Birger
Thank you for the confirmation. I definitely dont know as much as you guys do when it comes to these fish....always appreciated my friend.

Re: Ongoing Synodontis Thread

Posted: Mon May 04, 2020 3:15 am
by Mrsomethingfishy
My camera is cracked on my phone....but i have some good news ladies and gentlemen. WE HAVE CATFISH BABIES!!! synodontis grandiops. From what i can see..4 fry from one female aulonocara baenschi. I knew i was seeing breeding behaviors starting to happen within the group. Im so excited!! I wish i wasnt the only fish nerd in my household lol. Sharing with you guys before i tell my wife lol sorry for crappy pictures

Re: Ongoing Synodontis Thread

Posted: Mon May 04, 2020 3:17 am
by Mrsomethingfishy
My camera is cracked in the glass...i will try to borrow my wodes tomorrow.

Re: Ongoing Synodontis Thread

Posted: Mon May 04, 2020 5:17 am
by bekateen
Holy cow! Congratulations! They parasitized the Aulonocara? Are there other species in the tank?

Cheers, Eric

Re: Ongoing Synodontis Thread

Posted: Mon May 04, 2020 5:23 am
by bekateen
Good luck raising the fry. I hope you fill out a spawning report ;-)

Re: Ongoing Synodontis Thread

Posted: Mon May 04, 2020 5:58 am
by Mrsomethingfishy
Yes. Theres only grandiops in the tank, and the peacocks. I have about 7 lucipinnis in another tank. I watched my dominant male sunshine spawning with one of his females...the syno's kept charging in. I watched the whole thing and didnt even catch the "switch" lol.

Re: Ongoing Synodontis Thread

Posted: Mon May 04, 2020 6:27 am
by bekateen
@Birger, get a load of this! Synodontis grandiops spawned again!

Cheers, Eric

Re: Ongoing Synodontis Thread

Posted: Mon May 04, 2020 4:22 pm
by bekateen
@Mrsomethingfishy, did you see this recent scientific report on grandiops?

Natural brood hosts for Synodontis multipunctatus and Synodontis grandiops

I don't know that there's anything useful in it for you, but cool to see more attention given the genus in the scientific literature.

Cheers, Eric

Re: Ongoing Synodontis Thread

Posted: Mon May 04, 2020 5:17 pm
by Mrsomethingfishy
bekateen wrote: Mon May 04, 2020 4:22 pm @Mrsomethingfishy, did you see this recent scientific report on grandiops?

Natural brood hosts for Synodontis multipunctatus and Synodontis grandiops

I don't know that there's anything useful in it for you, but cool to see more attention given the genus in the scientific literature.

Cheers, Eric
Thanks....i will definitely read this.

Re: Ongoing Synodontis Thread

Posted: Tue May 05, 2020 4:08 am
by Mrsomethingfishy
I lost one of the fry while i was at work..it was the smallest of the 4. I assume one of the others ate it, as im almost positive it couldnt have gone anywhere else lol The other 3 are doing good so far..i swear theyre growing already

Re: Ongoing Synodontis Thread

Posted: Wed May 06, 2020 2:55 pm
by Mrsomethingfishy
Good news- I have not lost anymore of the fry, still have 3 alive and well. They are definitely growing and eating baby brine shrimp and the fry food made by Hikari. Crazy how much faster the catfish fry grow then the aulonocara fry of the host cichlid. I hope that the catfish continue to breed now that they have started...i would love to have a tank full of the fry. Lol. They are basically exact duplicates of the adults, jus tiny lol.

P.S. SORRY FOR THE CRAPPY PICTURES..I CRACKED THE SCREEN OF MY CAMERA.

Re: Ongoing Synodontis Thread

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:01 am
by Mrsomethingfishy
Well, they did it again!! Lol. Jus stripped another female Sunshine Peacock and found 5 syno eggs...3 days later i have 2 survivors. I do think i will have to cull one, as it looks to have a deformity. The first fry i got are now getting big and eating everything in sight. I will post pics soon as i can.

Re: Ongoing Synodontis Thread

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:30 am
by Birger
Holy cow! Congratulations! They parasitized the Aulonocara? Are there other species in the tank?

Cheers, Eric
Eric, I have pulled them from cichlids with cichlid eggs as well, they certainly do parasitize the cichlid eggs, sucking the yolk to a shriveled husk and then go for the fry.I have photos somewhere with the eggs.
@Birger, get a load of this! Synodontis grandiops spawned again!
Of course thats what they are 95% of the time when called multipunctatus.

Birger

Re: Ongoing Synodontis Thread

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:33 am
by Mrsomethingfishy
Yes my "multipunctatus" are indeed grandiops.

Re: Ongoing Synodontis Thread

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:09 pm
by Mrsomethingfishy
Hey guys...so the this is the best pic i can get right now.
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The two smaller ones are from my own spawn. The other is a juvenile i purchased before my group started to breed for me. They are still not getting a lot of fry in the cichlid spawns...but i do have some grow outs that will be getting to spawning age soon. Hoping to switch up the hosts to a younger group of cichlids, which may be a bit more naive and equal more synodontis eggs.
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The last two pics are of my most recent stripping of female cichlid..there was 2, but one seems to have escaped the first night.

Re: Ongoing Synodontis Thread

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:26 am
by Mrsomethingfishy
Hello everyone....hope all are well. Jus found another 3 synodontis fry in another female. I was almost ready to give up on hoping to find catfish fry recently..as ive had about 3 batches of cichlid eggs without any. I am thinking that the "host" cichlids are starting to catch on to the "switcheroo" hahaha. This trio came from a younger female. Actually her first spawn. I have been having success with my Albino Bristlenose recently tho...the male is guarding some wigglers right now. The breeding aspect brings so much more into this hobby. Hope everyone is doing well
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Re: Ongoing Synodontis Thread

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:33 am
by bekateen
Mrsomethingfishy wrote: Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:26 amHello everyone....hope all are well. Jus found another 3 synodontis fry in another female. I was almost ready to give up on hoping to find catfish fry recently..as ive had about 3 batches of cichlid eggs without any.
Congratulations! Glad you didn't give up. Keep going and keep sharing.

Thanks, Eric