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  1. Hi All I couldn't see what all the fuss was with Peppermints, but I purchased 6 and put them in my display tank. They are awesome. What a spectacular looking little fish Regards Mi9chael Toohey
  2. Thanks Mike, that I'm sure. I really want somewhere I can go to look before I buy.
  3. Is that a price shock Hilton ?
  4. Hi All, Can you suggest any Aquarium shops with a reasonable variety of catfish in the Sydney area worth visiting ? Regards Michael
  5. I got a large electric yellow from the cichlid fish auction a few years ago. When I got him home he was totally white. I gave him a diet of HBH vege and tetra colour bits and he went a really bright yellow. Great fish and I've had him for years and he has produced some really spectacular offspring. I think it can sometimes be both stress and previous poor diet / water conditions. Regards Michael
  6. Hi, What's the going price for Peppermint Bristlenose:Adults & Fry ( not in Aquarium Shops) Regards Michael
  7. I also just purchased two young Sailfin Gibbis today so I'm a little excited. My only sadness was to discover that I won't be able to breed them. I once had 4 tanks of common bristlenose breeding. I think I still need a couple of peppermints to top off the tank so that is my next longer term mission. Glad I could help. Regards Michael
  8. The genus name Glyptoperichthys is derived from the Greek words glypto meaning carved and ichthys meaning fish - they look like they are carved when they sit motionless in the tank. - The species name gibbiceps is derived from the Latin word gibbus meaning hump; hunch and the Greek word ceps meaning head - in reference to the slightly hunched nature of the head. - The Sailfin Pleco was first described in 1854 by Kner as Ancistrus gibbiceps. It was renamed Pterygoplichthys gibbiceps in 1980. ~ The scientific name Glyptoperichthys gibbiceps became valid in 2003. The Sailfin Pleco has a designated L-number - L083. Gold Spotted: The species name joselimaianus is a conglomerate word and the nearest translation is from the Latin words oseo meaning mouth and -im- meaning in and the Greek word anula meaning ring - mouth in the shape of a ring. - The Gold Spot Pleco was first described in 1991 by Weber as Glyptoperichthys joselimaianus. The Sailfin Pleco can sometimes be confused with the common Pleco (Liposarcus multiradiatus ). However, the large dorsal fin and chocolate brown and cream patterning of the Sailfin are quite distinctive. Plecos tend to be a more uniform slate grey-black in colour with markings most obvious on the fins. The broad base of the dorsal fin on the Sailfin Pleco is a distinctive difference between the two fish. The dorsal fin of the Sailfin Pleco has 12-13 rays and the first ray is equal in height to the length of the head. The small anal fin has 4-5 rays and the head has large nasal flares.
  9. Hi all catfish breeders, To give us all a heads up: What are people breeding and what will you be selling in the near future ? Regards Michael
  10. Hi All, What price do Sailfin Gibbi fry go for. I never see any fry advertised; is that just because I haven't really been looking ? Regards Michael
  11. Hi Yes definitely Afra Cobwe male. Try some Aulonocara Males like Malawi Gold. A sulphur crested lithobate would be good if you can find some.
  12. Hi All, I got a copy of the new mag today and read it cover to cover. I enjoyed it. I would like more articles. I would also like to see more ads as these do advertise new products, aquarium shops, etc. What about ads from Aquarium Clubs ? I will buy it again. Regards Michael
  13. The Afra Cobwe is thankfully much more peaceful. That is why I love them. Unusually beautiful for such a peaceful fish.
  14. What an amazing combination Sushi & Cichlids.
  15. Matty, Thanks for adding the link to your pictures of the Fuellborni. They do look good. I used to have marbled ones but these are much more impressive. Are they all the same species but from different regions or is there another reason for the colour variance ? Regards, Michael Toohey
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