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Forum: Tropical Fish Health 12-10-14, 01:09
Replies: 14
Views: 4,842
Posted By Lornek8
Is it the same white flakes that we're in the...

Is it the same white flakes that we're in the earlier pics? If so, still thinking bacterial.
Forum: Pleco Breeding 10-10-14, 15:12
Replies: 16
Views: 3,194
Posted By Lornek8
Like I said in my earlier post "Part of the...

Like I said in my earlier post "Part of the difficulty is identifying the triggers required to get them to spawn and once these are identified, a big part of the equation is solved." So, yes, I am...
Forum: Pleco Breeding 09-10-14, 08:34
Replies: 16
Views: 3,194
Posted By Lornek8
So the proper parameters for altums are simply...

So the proper parameters for altums are simply age? So you could breed them in a tap-water community tank? That was a generalized statement I was making and still I feel holds true. I've yet to...
Forum: Pleco Breeding 08-10-14, 13:00
Replies: 16
Views: 3,194
Posted By Lornek8
With all fish generally wild-caught are more...

With all fish generally wild-caught are more difficult to breed than tank-born and raised individuals. You just have to look at fish like discus and anglefish to see this. Wild heckle discus and...
Forum: Pleco Chat 07-10-14, 21:22
Replies: 15
Views: 2,287
Posted By Lornek8
My Xingu grew 1.5-2" per year, so relatively...

My Xingu grew 1.5-2" per year, so relatively quick rates are not out if the question. This was in a well stocked tank and no effort was made to push growth. I guess I don't make it a practice to...
Forum: Pleco Chat 07-10-14, 18:58
Replies: 15
Views: 2,287
Posted By Lornek8
Assuming the OP meant ultimate size I have to...

Assuming the OP meant ultimate size I have to disagree a bit with this statement. 6-8" in a Panaque is quite an unusual size. The dwarfs like clowns, L002 etc only get about 4" or so and the Royals...
Forum: Tropical Fish Health 28-09-14, 09:34
Replies: 14
Views: 4,842
Posted By Lornek8
Hard to see but you can see the patch on her...

Hard to see but you can see the patch on her side. The fact that you say the ich is in a patch or a line makes me suspect a bacterial infection even more. Ich is typically pretty random and doesn't...
Forum: Tropical Fish ID 27-09-14, 00:09
Replies: 9
Views: 7,157
Posted By Lornek8
Be cautious with your diagnosis. Ich is one of...

Be cautious with your diagnosis. Ich is one of the most mis-diagnosed diseases in the aquarium. Anytime anything white shows up its immediately diagnosed as ich. Based on what I am hearing, the...
Forum: Pleco I.D 25-09-14, 20:49
Replies: 11
Views: 5,390
Posted By Lornek8
Looks like L128 or L200.

Looks like L128 or L200.
Forum: Pleco I.D 25-09-14, 08:11
Replies: 11
Views: 5,390
Posted By Lornek8
I believe Darrel was using that pic to simply...

I believe Darrel was using that pic to simply illustrate the dorsal/adipose connection he was taking about, not make an I'd.
Forum: Pleco I.D 25-09-14, 08:10
Replies: 11
Views: 5,390
Posted By Lornek8
I'd say that's definitely not a gold nugget. ...

I'd say that's definitely not a gold nugget. Even juveniles have the gold band, the adults may lose it though. Hard to tell from the picture but looks more ancistrus to me. Have seen some nicer...
Forum: Pleco I.D 20-09-14, 08:12
Replies: 8
Views: 3,460
Posted By Lornek8
That`d be correct.

That`d be correct.
Forum: Pleco I.D 12-07-14, 17:29
Replies: 6
Views: 744
Posted By Lornek8
Hard to tell but looks more a Panaque, maybe L104.

Hard to tell but looks more a Panaque, maybe L104.
Forum: Pleco I.D 12-07-14, 17:14
Replies: 11
Views: 1,334
Posted By Lornek8
Common brown bushynose, Ancistrus cf. cirrhosus

Common brown bushynose, Ancistrus cf. cirrhosus
Forum: Aquarium and set up/issues 29-05-14, 18:02
Replies: 1
Views: 1,096
Posted By Lornek8
He probably doesn't know what he's talking about....

He probably doesn't know what he's talking about. You often hear those unfamiliar with water parameters (or just marginally) say that everything should be zero. Well, anyone who's run a tank and...
Forum: Aquarium and set up/issues 28-05-14, 02:30
Replies: 4
Views: 980
Posted By Lornek8
Nitrates won't go away without water changes or...

Nitrates won't go away without water changes or live plants. Bacteria will go away eventually without fish in the tank or so.is added. How fast I can't say.

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Forum: Aquarium and set up/issues 11-05-14, 05:47
Replies: 3
Views: 891
Posted By Lornek8
What about something like the Eheim Classic line...

What about something like the Eheim Classic line or Fluval FX5. Never used the Fluval but seems to be a tank-buster standard. I've got a couple of smaller Eheim classics that i've been using since...
Forum: Pleco Chat 22-04-14, 22:39
Replies: 16
Views: 1,438
Posted By Lornek8
What size tank are you planning? L134 and L239...

What size tank are you planning? L134 and L239 can both be a bit aggressive however given that they arent terribly similar looking it may not be too bad provided they each have room and cover to run...
Forum: Pleco Chat 22-04-14, 22:32
Replies: 16
Views: 1,438
Posted By Lornek8
Didn't know Kens carried Sera foods. Sera foods...

Didn't know Kens carried Sera foods. Sera foods can be a bit pricey but most specialty food brands are. I was talking more about Ken's house brand food. They've got some great foods that aren't...
Forum: Pleco Chat 19-04-14, 19:13
Replies: 16
Views: 1,438
Posted By Lornek8
In general I am not a huge fan of the "big brand"...

In general I am not a huge fan of the "big brand" commercial foods for specialized feeders. I'm okay with community flake from the likes of Tetra, Fluval, and some others but for fish like plecs...
Forum: Pleco Chat 19-04-14, 18:22
Replies: 16
Views: 1,438
Posted By Lornek8
You can feed any veggies you feed any other...

You can feed any veggies you feed any other plecs. Peas are fine and offer all the benefits that it would to any other plec.

Hikari algae wafers are typically well taken but do contain a high...
Forum: Pleco Chat 19-04-14, 18:04
Replies: 16
Views: 1,438
Posted By Lornek8
Despite the common name "Blue Panaque", L239 is a...

Despite the common name "Blue Panaque", L239 is a Baryancistrus and lacks the specialized dentition required to consume wood. Like the other Barys, L239 is an auwfuchs eater and doesn't directly...
Forum: Pleco Chat 18-04-14, 19:07
Replies: 16
Views: 1,438
Posted By Lornek8
Being a Baryancistrus, L239 can take a bit of...

Being a Baryancistrus, L239 can take a bit of protein. They'll naturally get some when grazing on algae.

The bad smell from the sand is a sign of a stagnant substrate and decomposing material. ...
Forum: Pleco Health 13-04-14, 03:44
Replies: 4
Views: 1,412
Posted By Lornek8
I'd agree, pretty classic fighting wounds. With...

I'd agree, pretty classic fighting wounds. With pseudacanthacus the damage can be pretty extreme due to their dentition.
Forum: Pleco Chat 12-04-14, 21:59
Replies: 13
Views: 1,131
Posted By Lornek8
Most plecs will get along with corys. If you...

Most plecs will get along with corys.
If you can provide specifics on your tank setup it'd help determine suitability. For instance, a 5L community tank will be suitable for far less plecs than a...
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