Shane's World Right Species

Articles on individual and groups of species with notes from the aquarists that have kept them. There are 24 Species articles, listed by by title. Alternatively, list by latest date published.

''Madtoms'' in Asia by Heok Hee Ng (uploaded January 01, 2002)
An overview of the Catfishes of the family Amblycipitidae

Ancistrus 101
Pt 1, The Basics by Shane Linder (uploaded January 01, 2002)
The lowdown on Ancistrus covering most of the common questions regarding these excellent community plecos.

Pt 2, Spawning Techniques and Fry Rearing by Shane Linder (uploaded January 01, 2002)
Once you've keeping them hale and hearty, this article takes you to the next level - how to become a pleco breeder.

Calophysus macropterus, A "shark" in the freshwater aquarium by Wolfgang Ros (uploaded June 05, 2008)
Co-written with Jakob Schmidt, the authors enthusiastically report on this striking predatory catfish that might just be within the limits of some aquarists tanks.

Pimelodus ornatus: A piece of jewellery in the aquarium by Wolfgang Ros (uploaded August 22, 2009)
We've already covered the species in the catfish of the month section, otherwise this article would be there. It's an in-depth look at this most suitable of Pimelodids.

A Guide to the Identification of Plecos by Sandor Tüllmann (uploaded April 18, 2009)
In which the author takes us through all the genera of the largest group of loricariids, the Hypostominae, home of virtually of the l-numbers.

A voracious ambush-predator not without charm by Wolfgang Ros (uploaded July 07, 2007)
The husbandry of one of the more unusual big cats, Cephalosilurus apurensis is discussed in detail.

An English translation of the description of Corydoras julii by Daniel Konn-Vetterlein (uploaded September 03, 2020)
Corydoras julii is one of the most commonly misused names in the catfish realm. This translation provides a short description translated from the original German to English.

Feeding Chaca chaca by Shane Linder (uploaded January 01, 2002)
Angler or Ambusher? How to ensure your frogmouth catfish remain well fed.

How to Put a Tandanus in Your Tank by David Wilson (uploaded July 03, 2009)
The author describes how he caught three Australian eel tail catfish (dewfish) Tandanus tandanus with rod and line. They are easy to keep in captivity, but grow large.

L014: The Sunshine Pleco from the Rio Xingu by Shane Linder (uploaded January 01, 2002)
The low down on one of THE species responsible for 'L' number pleco popularity.

Los Panaques, The Canoe-Eating Catfish of South America
Pt 1, How Many Panaque? by Shane Linder (uploaded January 01, 2002)
The first part of this article deals with some background, taxonomy and discusses all varieties currently known.

Madtom links by Shane Linder (uploaded January 01, 2002)
A collection of links to other sites featuring these North Americans.

Notes on L280 by Erwin Schraml (uploaded January 01, 2002)
The initially questionable introduction of a new L Number.

Notes on the Lancers of the genus Bagrichthys by Heok Hee Ng (uploaded January 01, 2002)
An overview of this small but much sought after genus of Asian catfish.

Parasitic Catfishes in the Aquarium by Shane Linder (uploaded January 01, 2002)
Surrounded in fearsome myth and lore, this family of catfish actually contains many benign species; Shane recounts his experiences with one species that certainly is not.

Partial translation of Kner's "Die Hypostomiden. Zweite Hauptgruppe der Familie der Panzerfische" by Sandor Tüllmann (uploaded June 10, 2012)
This translation from the original 1854 German text by Prof. Dr. R. Kner focusses on the descriptions of three species of flounder pleco from Brazil's Rio Negro.

The genus Microsynodontis by Steven Grant (uploaded January 01, 2002)
A pictorial guide to the genus.

Pt 2, First captive spawning by Robert Budrovcan (uploaded July 23, 2013)
Translated from the original German article which explains how the first breeding success took place and how the fishes become white.

Pt 3, The successful raising of L236 by Ernst Schmidt (uploaded July 30, 2013)
In which the author describes raising the youngsters of this pretty l-number.

The Oremon Catfish, Cephalosilurus fowleri by Wolfgang Ros (uploaded October 06, 2008)
The author makes a good case that this species is not as bad as it's reputation would have your believe.

The Pleco Egg Collectors of Florida by Ingo Seidel (uploaded April 09, 2013)
An interesting account of the collection and cultivation of <em>Pterygoplichthys</em> within the fish trade from exotic wild populations in the American state of Florida.

Visually comparing Synodontis petricola & S. lucipinnis by Birger Kamprath (uploaded September 19, 2009)
An in-depth look at telling this two species apart using only techniques applicable to live fish.

Yet another bumblebee: miniature catfishes of the genus Akysis by Heok Hee Ng (uploaded January 01, 2002)
Heok Hee takes a look at this group of catfish that has increased both in terms of size and availability to the aquarist.