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Forum: Pleco Chat 10-09-18, 12:05
Replies: 1
Views: 110
Posted By dw1305
Hi all, Have you got any plants? If you have...

Hi all, Have you got any plants? If you have plants (and particularly floating ones) they make a huge difference to maintaining water quality. I think you can legally buy Pistia stratiotes (Water...
Forum: Pleco Health 10-09-18, 11:48
Replies: 1
Views: 119
Posted By dw1305
Hi all, We can't see any photos. cheers...

Hi all,
We can't see any photos.

cheers Darrel
Forum: Pleco Breeding 06-09-18, 14:46
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By dw1305
Hi all,Yes, the water changes sound fine. I...

Hi all,Yes, the water changes sound fine. I haven't used it but I think the Kordon NovAqua conditioner is a good one.

I'd try Algal wafers and some vegetables, something soft like <"zucchini...
Forum: Pleco Breeding 03-09-18, 13:20
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By dw1305
Hi all, You definitely need to change some water....

Hi all, You definitely need to change some water.

I'd probably go for 20% immediately, and then 20% changes every couple of days. You might be able to do fewer larger water changes, it would...
Forum: Pleco Chat 15-02-18, 11:41
Replies: 1
Views: 366
Posted By dw1305
Hi all, It looks like lymphocystis...

Hi all,
It looks like lymphocystis (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lymphocystis), but that doesn't effect catfish.

cheers Darrel
Forum: Breeding Logs 31-12-17, 18:43
Replies: 3
Views: 1,042
Posted By dw1305
Hi all,I don't think they are hybrids. The...

Hi all,I don't think they are hybrids.

The reason would be that "Super Red" and the albino ("L144") are both colour forms of the Common Bristlenose (Ancistrus cf. cirrhosus). I would assume that...
Forum: Pleco I.D 23-12-17, 22:41
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By dw1305
Hi all, L080 is a small Peckoltia species, and...

Hi all,
L080 is a small Peckoltia species, and L201 a Black and white spotted Hypancistrus.

L134 is now Peckoltia compta.

Try typing the L numbers into the the PlanetCatfish "catfish...
Forum: Pleco I.D 20-12-17, 14:31
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By dw1305
Hi all, Despite the water conditions they have...

Hi all,
Despite the water conditions they have been kept in, they look in fairly good condition.

I'll set the ball rolling with the ID's, bearing in mind that I'm not very good at it.

The...
Forum: New Members 27-11-17, 14:22
Replies: 2
Views: 448
Posted By dw1305
Hi all, Have a look at Dr Jonathan Armbruster's...

Hi all, Have a look at Dr Jonathan Armbruster's <"Loricariidae pages" (http://www.auburn.edu/academic/science_math/res_area/loricariid/fish_key/lorhome/index.html)>.

The <"PlanetCatfish Cat-elog...
Forum: Pleco I.D 24-11-17, 12:49
Replies: 8
Views: 788
Posted By dw1305
Hi all, Pattern on the belly would strongly...

Hi all, Pattern on the belly would strongly suggest P. pardalis.

Have a look at <"http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2006f/zt01109p068.pdf"> for some ventral surface pictures of scientifically...
Forum: Pleco I.D 23-11-17, 19:07
Replies: 8
Views: 788
Posted By dw1305
Hi all, I don't see any reason why it isn't...

Hi all, I don't see any reason why it isn't Pterygoplichthys pardalis either, but they aren't species that I've kept.

cheers Darrel
Forum: Pleco I.D 22-11-17, 19:17
Replies: 8
Views: 788
Posted By dw1305
Hi all, You can count the fin rays in the dorsal...

Hi all, You can count the fin rays in the dorsal fin, more than nine indicates that it is a Pterygoplichthys spp.

cheers Darrel
Forum: Pleco I.D 07-10-17, 21:20
Replies: 5
Views: 722
Posted By dw1305
Hi all,I can see them now. cheers Darrel

Hi all,I can see them now.

cheers Darrel
Forum: Pleco I.D 05-10-17, 11:08
Replies: 5
Views: 722
Posted By dw1305
Hi all, Joe the pictures aren't showing, possibly...

Hi all, Joe the pictures aren't showing, possibly because they are on Google Drive?

cheers Darrel
Forum: Pleco I.D 22-09-17, 13:35
Replies: 4
Views: 706
Posted By dw1305
Hi all,Could be, it is pick a name with...

Hi all,Could be, it is pick a name with Hypancistrus.

I think L201 is much more common in the trade than L136b.

I'd follow @Finding Sussan's suggestion and try posting the picture on...
Forum: Pleco I.D 14-09-17, 12:52
Replies: 4
Views: 706
Posted By dw1305
Hi all, It is a good looking fish, and looks in...

Hi all, It is a good looking fish, and looks in good condition. It has <"snub nose (https://www.planetcatfish.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=43805)"> which accounts for the shape, it isn't a problem for...
Forum: Feeding your Pleco 15-08-17, 19:04
Replies: 2
Views: 925
Posted By dw1305
Hi all,There isn't a lot of nutritional value in...

Hi all,There isn't a lot of nutritional value in wood, it is likely that most of the food value is in the associated fungi etc as the wood starts to decay (some fungi can <"digest lignin...
Forum: Pleco Breeding 12-08-17, 21:54
Replies: 5
Views: 748
Posted By dw1305
Hi all, Not a combination I've tried but I would...

Hi all, Not a combination I've tried but I would expect the Angels to pick the fry off.

Have a look at <"ScotCat: My Breeding Experience (https://www.scotcat.com/articles/article81.htm)">.
...
Forum: Pleco I.D 03-08-17, 12:45
Replies: 2
Views: 496
Posted By dw1305
Hi all, The shop label probably should have...

Hi all,
The shop label probably should have been "Red Bruno Plec".

It is from the cochliodon section of the genus Hypostomus.

Have a look at...
Forum: Pleco I.D 11-07-17, 10:19
Replies: 2
Views: 483
Posted By dw1305
Hi all, Common Plec, probably...

Hi all,
Common Plec, probably <"Pterygoplichthys pardalis (http://www.plecoplanet.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1622)">.

cheers Darrel
Forum: Pleco Health 20-06-17, 15:29
Replies: 7
Views: 870
Posted By dw1305
Hi all,OK, that could cause a bacterial bloom,...

Hi all,OK, that could cause a bacterial bloom, but it shouldn't last long, because it wasn't much glucose (you've added a low volume of Avitrol).

You can always have a follow-up treatment after...
Forum: Pleco Health 19-06-17, 22:48
Replies: 7
Views: 870
Posted By dw1305
Hi all,Yes change the water and try and add some...

Hi all,Yes change the water and try and add some more oxygen.

It is a bit strange because neither the levamisole or praziquantel in the "Avitrol plus" should have affected your biological...
Forum: Pleco Chat 13-04-17, 10:52
Replies: 6
Views: 1,051
Posted By dw1305
Hi all, That is very useful. Because the...

Hi all, That is very useful.

Because the plec was sitting on the air stone before it died it sounds like it is a dissolved oxygen issue.

Plecs from fast flowing water need much more highly...
Forum: Pleco Health 10-04-17, 22:04
Replies: 2
Views: 967
Posted By dw1305
Hi all, Try it on some vegetables. Zucchini and...

Hi all, Try it on some vegetables. Zucchini and Capsicum Pepper are usually good ones.

Put them in at lights out, weighed down with a stainless steel teaspoon or similar. You may need to leave...
Forum: Pleco Health 20-02-17, 17:05
Replies: 10
Views: 1,973
Posted By dw1305
Hi all,Biological filtration is more efficient in...

Hi all,Biological filtration is more efficient in warm, base rich conditions, but those figures for the lower rates of biological filtration at lower pH are based upon the assumption that the filter...
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