What's up with the Blue eyed Pleco?

All posts regarding the care and breeding of these catfishes from South America.
Locked
User avatar
Sid Guppy
Posts: 757
Joined: Tue Dec 31, 2002 3:36 pm
Location 1: Brabant, the Netherlands
Interests: Catfish, Tanganyikan fish, Rock'n'roll, Fantasy

What's up with the Blue eyed Pleco?

Post by Sid Guppy »

I tried to search on info on this one; but onlythe thumbnails and a description that it's neither P suttoni or P suttonorum, are all I get.
I could have sworn it was a catfish of some month....

I've heard rumours that this fish -the one we know in captivity- is extinct in the wild. Is this the case?
The reason I ask, is that someone who's into Victorian cichlid-research has a shortage on tanks and has asked me to adopt one (I haven't seen it yet, it's all guesses). The fish in question has been bought in Belgium in 1984....

Needless to say, I'll accept, of course!

Any info on this cat is VERY WELCOME! I take it's a woodeater, like the Royal Pleco?
Plan B should not automatically be twice as much explosives as Plan A
LiSCN
Posts: 23
Joined: Sun Feb 02, 2003 6:56 pm
Location 1: Buffalo Grove, IL

Post by LiSCN »

User avatar
Caol_ila
Posts: 1281
Joined: Thu Jan 02, 2003 12:09 pm
Location 1: Mainz, Germany

Post by Caol_ila »

Hi!

Sometimes the answer is before you eyes and you miss it...
http://forum.planetcatfish.com/viewtopic.php?t=1329

maybe try contacting shane about it...
cheers
Christian
User avatar
Shane
Expert
Posts: 4370
Joined: Mon Dec 30, 2002 10:12 pm
My articles: 69
My images: 161
My catfish: 72
My cats species list: 4 (i:0, k:0)
My aquaria list: 4 (i:4)
Spotted: 89
Location 1: Tysons
Location 2: Virginia
Contact:

Post by Shane »

More bad news for old blue eyes... Last weekend a gasoline tanker went off the bridge at Giradot and dumped its entire contents into the Rio Sumapaz. This certainly will not help the situation. Local papers said that the river was now littered with dead fishes. I am sure that there are blue eyes in unaffected tributaries, but this disaster did not help. BTW, talked to an old collecter who said he used to bait fish traps with yuca (manioc) to catch blue eyes. Never tried it as a fish food myself, but I am sure they would eat it.
-Shane
"My journey is at an end and the tale is told. The reader who has followed so faithfully and so far, they have the right to ask, what do I bring back? It can be summed up in three words. Concentrate upon Uganda."
Winston Churchill, My African Journey
Plec0maniac
Posts: 326
Joined: Tue Apr 08, 2003 10:46 am
Location 1: Manila, Philippines

Post by Plec0maniac »

what a mistery that panaque suttoni really disappeared in the hobby! Im a solid pleco collector and im really lookin for one!!! :wink: But the problem is I cant get any... we import fishes here in the philippines, so I tried to order from our suppliers in peru and brazil but they can seem to find any for me :cry: My uncle used to have a pair about six years ago, but sadly it died... Anybody willing to ship any for me??! :)
Too many gorgeous loricariids
So hard to obtain! Grrr....
User avatar
Thomas W
Posts: 54
Joined: Mon Mar 10, 2003 9:05 pm
My cats species list: 5 (i:0, k:0)
My aquaria list: 1 (i:0)
Location 1: Norway
Location 2: Norway
Interests: Loricariidae

Post by Thomas W »

One of my friends got 2 of them. He want to breead them, i hope he dont fail.

Greetings Thomas W
Thomas Wiborg
Parrotfish100
Posts: 13
Joined: Sun May 23, 2004 10:22 pm
Location 1: California
Contact:

Post by Parrotfish100 »

Is this a suttoni??? I'm asking so many people about it trying to get a positive ID! Or is it a Cochliodon? :evil:

http://www.geocities.com/parrotfish100 (Sorry if the link doesn't work :( )
User avatar
Coryman
Expert
Posts: 2118
Joined: Mon Dec 30, 2002 7:06 pm
My articles: 12
My catfish: 6
My cats species list: 83 (i:0, k:0)
My BLogs: 1 (i:0, p:1)
Spotted: 194
Location 1: Kidderminster UK
Location 2: Kidderminster, UK
Interests: Cory's, Loricariids, photography and more Cory's
Contact:

Post by Coryman »

parrotfish100

There is no need to repeat your posts, this is the third time you have posted the same one under three topics. It is unnecassary and takes up vavuable space.

Ian
Locked