- 13 Nov 2013
Yeh great photos . Any tips for how get to capture the fish like that Connor
I’m pretty hopeless at taking pictures, I manage to get pictures of the catfish as they’re pretty still whilst eating the blackworm. As for the tetras I just take loads and occasionally the odd one or two turn out ok but it’s pretty rare! Would love to be able to take decent pictures with a good quality camera as these iPhone pictures really don’t highlight the true colours of these fish.Yeh great photos . Any tips for how get to capture the fish like that Connor
Hope you’re all good.
The corydoras seemed to be spawning mode so I thought I’d buy a few spawning mops and Chuck them in the display. Didn’t think anything would come of it and if they did spawn any eggs would get eaten. Was quite surprised to find a fair amount of eggs hidden within them. They’re now in a Tupperware floating in the main tank with some alder cones. Think the problem last time was that I put them in a breeding trap, this didn’t allow the alder cones to protect the eggs as all the beneficial tannins were just lost into the main aquarium. This time I can see the eggs have all got a decent brown protective coating over them from the cones. Hoping I have a better hatch rate this time round.
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Thank you! There’s one in there I just took it out for the photo, will probably do a near 100percent water change every day on it too. There’s also a few trumpet snails in there to eat any mouldy eggs. They’ll be going into a Ziss breeder box once they hatch.Looking good! If not already i'd run an airline tune into the tubs - pinch the tube a bit to reduce flow, but those tubs would benefit from some movement 👍
Totally agree, they're a beautiful fish.a massive shoal of duplicareus would look impressive.
I'm going with L134. I'm trying to improve my pleco ID skills, so I could be totally wrong.what is the black/orange catfish in your picture above?
It’s a young peckoltia compta l134. The pattern breaks more into spots and broken stripes when they mature but the colour remains. There are four adults and two youngsters in there. They’re a great smaller pleco which are hardy and eat anything you give them. They’re often on show and are always out of food is added.
Adolfoi are stunners too, all the rio negro orange blotch species are a favourite of mine. I’d love to get hold of corydoras serratus but apparently they all go to japan for silly money. I’ve also got corydoras c121 in here with them. They go through the motions but they require true blackwater conditions to spawn.Brings back memories but with adolfoi for me. I think they began to pick up their adult markings after 5-6 weeks but didn't look fully adult until 10-12 weeks.