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altondaley36
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PostPosted: 2010.08.08(Sun)3:10    Post subject: ID on Catfish Reply with quote

Hello
Can someone please help me ID this cat fish .

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diademhill
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PostPosted: 2010.08.08(Sun)3:32    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hoplo catfish
http://fishbase.org/summary/SpeciesSummary.php?genusname=Megalechis&speciesname=picta
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altondaley36
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PostPosted: 2010.08.08(Sun)3:56    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you thats the one . Buy the looks of things they get BIG.
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PostPosted: 2010.08.08(Sun)4:34    Post subject: Reply with quote

altondaley36 wrote:
Thank you thats the one . Buy the looks of things they get BIG.

They reach about 6"/15cm - about half the size clown loaches grow to - but they are peaceful.
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PostPosted: 2010.08.08(Sun)5:42    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad to hear they are peace full .

In that same photo you can see one of my Zebra loaches . got it from my LPS and it is very skinny . Is there any special type of food I can feed him to fatten him up a bit . He is so skinny he's hole back bone is sticking out . Sad
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PostPosted: 2010.08.08(Sun)6:06    Post subject: Reply with quote

Give him some mussle to fatten him up or some sinking tablets like novotabs, the hoplosternum will like them too! just make sure the skinny loach is getting enough, I always find theres one in every group of botias that gets pushed off the food. Botia striata will eat pretty much anything so vary it where you can. mine likes the potato that I put in for my ancistrus so its not always meaty foods.
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altondaley36
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PostPosted: 2010.08.08(Sun)6:24    Post subject: Reply with quote

tom495 wrote:
Give him some mussle to fatten him up or some sinking tablets like novotabs, the hoplosternum will like them too! just make sure the skinny loach is getting enough, I always find theres one in every group of botias that gets pushed off the food. Botia striata will eat pretty much anything so vary it where you can. mine likes the potato that I put in for my ancistrus so its not always meaty foods.


Cooked or raw Patato's
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PostPosted: 2010.08.08(Sun)6:36    Post subject: Reply with quote

just a raw slice I normally soak it for an hour or so before putting into the tank.
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PostPosted: 2010.08.08(Sun)7:18    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hikari makes a sinking carnivore pellet that will help fatten him up, but don't feed it too often, its very rich in protein. But once a week will help him get some meat back on his bones. He will also be happy with any frozen foods; blood worms, brine shrimp, live black worms. They also enjoy an algae wafer from time to time.
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altondaley36
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PostPosted: 2010.08.15(Sun)16:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you all so much. Will see how it go's and will give you some feedback in about 1 month.
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