Shane's World * Species

Popular Species Articles, alternatively, show all 25 or latest articles.

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

Ancistrus 101
Pt 1 • The Basics by Shane Linder (38096 hits)
The lowdown on Ancistrus covering most of the common questions regarding these excellent community plecos.

Visually comparing Synodontis petricola & S. lucipinnis by Birger Kamprath (36956 hits)
An in-depth look at telling this two species apart using only techniques applicable to live fish.

Ancistrus 101
Pt 2 • Spawning Techniques and Fry Rearing by Shane Linder (29857 hits)
Once you've keeping them hale and hearty, this article takes you to the next level - how to become a pleco breeder.

L014: The Sunshine Pleco from the Rio Xingu by Shane Linder (24172 hits)
The low down on one of THE species responsible for 'L' number pleco popularity.

Calophysus macropterus, A "shark" in the freshwater aquarium by Wolfgang Ros (21295 hits)
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.

The L236 Story
Pt 2 • First captive spawning by Robert Budrovcan (18554 hits)
Translated from the original German article which explains how the first breeding success took place and how the fishes become white.