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Articles on individual and groups of species with notes from the aquarists that have kept them.

''Madtoms'' in Asia by Heok Hee Ng
An overview of the Catfishes of the family Amblycipitidae

Ancistrus 101
Pt 1 • The Basics by Shane Linder
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Angler or Ambusher? How to ensure your frogmouth catfish remain well fed.

How to Put a Tandanus in Your Tank by David Wilson
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
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
The first part of this article deals with some background, taxonomy and discusses all varieties currently known.

Madtom links by Shane Linder
A collection of links to other sites featuring these North Americans.

Notes on Planiloricaria cryptodon by Shane Linder
General notes on maintaining this fish.

Notes on L280 by Erwin Schraml
The questionable introduction of a new L Number.

Notes on the Lancers of the genus Bagrichthys by Heok Hee Ng
An overview of this small but much sought after genus of Asian catfish.

Parasitic Catfishes in the Aquarium by Shane Linder
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
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
A pictorial guide to the genus.

Pt 2 • First captive spawning by Robert Budrovcan
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
In which the author describes raising the youngsters of this pretty l-number.

The Oremon Catfish, Cephalosilurus fowleri by Wolfgang Ros
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
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
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
Heok Hee takes a look at this group of catfish that has increased both in terms of size and availability to the aquarist.