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What Is Your Favorite Catfish?

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This topic contains 18 replies, has 12 voices, and was last updated by  David Marshall 9 years, 4 months ago.

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  • #299604

    Reva
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    My botia thread turned into a discussion about C.davisandi, the cute Sand Corydoras that is beige with black stripe down the back and through the eye. An odd debate ensued as to whether or not this innocent looking cory has a Dark Side /wub.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:wub:” border=”0″ alt=”wub.gif” />
    Followed closely by Pseudomystus siamensis- The Siamese Bumblebee /ohmy.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:o” border=”0″ alt=”ohmy.gif” /> and even though I told him it was worth more than the $2.00 they were asking, they wouldnt listen! so I got a really cool catfish. He is nocturnal, but he comes out if half the tank lights are off and I put in something he likes to eat. Their color is like peanut butter and fudge stripes, they have long whiskers, become tame, stop growing at 6” and are very easy keepers.

    Only drawbacks on both: cant keep anything the size of a swordtail on down or they get eaten in the night

    #307657

    Jarcave
    Participant

    QUOTE (Reva @ Jul 26 2008, 07:12 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    My botia thread turned into a discussion about C.davisandi, the cute Sand Corydoras that is beige with black stripe down the back and through the eye. An odd debate ensued as to whether or not this innocent looking cory has a Dark Side /wub.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:wub:” border=”0″ alt=”wub.gif” />
    Followed closely by Pseudomystus siamensis- The Siamese Bumblebee /ohmy.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:o” border=”0″ alt=”ohmy.gif” /> and even though I told him it was worth more than the $2.00 they were asking, they wouldnt listen! so I got a really cool catfish. He is nocturnal, but he comes out if half the tank lights are off and I put in something he likes to eat. Their color is like peanut butter and fudge stripes, they have long whiskers, become tame, stop growing at 6” and are very easy keepers.

    Only drawbacks on both: cant keep anything the size of a swordtail on down or they get eaten in the night /sad.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:(” border=”0″ alt=”sad.gif” />

    I’ve kept Clarias batrachus and found them to be a lot of fun. I may get another one, one day. I love RTC’s, TSN and Merondontotus tigrinus to look at. But I have real issues with the housing many aquarists use to keep them. Particularly RTC’s and TSN’s. Beautiful as they are, I don’t really think they should be in the hobby. Unless someone can provide a public aquaria sized tank or massive trop pond.

    The one fish I really do want to keep and have a crack at spawning is the jaguar cat or Liosomadorus oncinus. Though I’ve had problems finding the genuine artical in the hobby. I’ve not actualy seen one in the flesh for years now. If you’ve never seen one click here :-

    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=1NwmBypwhMI

    #307662

    ulster exile
    Member

    It’s a terrible picture, but these are undoubtedly my favourite – Corydoras sp. “Gold Laser” (CW010). I have 6 but would ideally like to double that, but it’s finding them close to me that’s the b*gg*r

    As to the “Why” of why I like them. I’m not altogether sure – it could be that these were the first fish that I’d ever brought from a proper breeder and not from a shop. It could be their amazing colour, or it could be their behaviour. They’re always out and about (although not gregarious as they are spooked easy – this picture is pretty old I think because they’re not fans of the camera!).

    But I think it’s their eyes I love most, I love the way they watch me as much as I watch them

    #307668

    mickthefish
    Participant

    i like most cats,but if i close it down to individual species, cory concolors are my favourite.
    i also have a leopardus and a L72 that my wife christened Tank as it’s a female and huge for the species.

    mick

    #307672

    Matt
    Keymaster

    I think my all-time favourite catfish specimen (not species) is a Cory paleatus I had for about ten years. For the last year or two the decrepit bugger couldn’t be bothered to move except at feeding time!

    #307692

    Richy
    Participant

    I love catfish /rolleyes.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:rolleyes:” border=”0″ alt=”rolleyes.gif” /> 3 (2 male)albino (gold) bristlenose ancistrus and 1 lda 31. These are all in the same tank. Out of these I’ll have to say the sidthimunki’s have the most charactor /blush.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:blush:” border=”0″ alt=”blush.gif” />
    In all honesty I don’t think I have a favourite as they all have lovely charactors in different ways whether it be movement, feeding, greediness, shyness, colouration etc

    #307702

    Reva
    Participant

    QUOTE (ulster exile @ Jul 26 2008, 09:25 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    It’s a terrible picture, but these are undoubtedly my favourite – Corydoras sp. “Gold Laser” (CW010). I have 6 but would ideally like to double that, but it’s finding them close to me that’s the b*gg*r

    As to the “Why” of why I like them. I’m not altogether sure – it could be that these were the first fish that I’d ever brought from a proper breeder and not from a shop. It could be their amazing colour, or it could be their behaviour. They’re always out and about (although not gregarious as they are spooked easy – this picture is pretty old I think because they’re not fans of the camera!).

    But I think it’s their eyes I love most, I love the way they watch me as much as I watch them

    Our LFStore had some of these once and I almost bought some. the photo really doesnt do them justice…a very pretty fish!!!

    #307703

    Malti
    Participant

    cory fan here, C. paleatus are my fav

    and I want some wild caught ones….they’re diff and really fab

    #307704

    Reva
    Participant

    I also really like Hexanematichthys seemanni, the brackish Shark Catfish. They are very happy fish, who swim all levels of the tank openly and are not nocturnal or territorial. They do get bigger and bigger and start uprooting plants and knocking over decorations though..not to mention brackish…. I kept a couple of them with Ruby Scats and was really fond of them. Trouble is, if anything goes even slightly wrong in a brackish tank, you’ve got trouble. A snail died when i was on vacation, and the nitrites spiked (which are more toxic in higher ph) and my catfish died. I was so bummed I have never kept it again /laugh.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:lol:” border=”0″ alt=”laugh.gif” />

    I love Marble Sailfin Plecos too..Prehistoric!

    #307721

    David Marshall
    Participant

    Hey Folks

    Synodontis for me.

    Regards David

    #307726

    Matt
    Keymaster

    QUOTE (Richy @ Jul 26 2008, 09:08 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Cory Guapore is stunning Matt but there is lots of stunning cory’s so I don’t really have a favourite as of yet.

    Hehe, very true mate. Reason I chose guapore is that once they’re settled they tend to spend quite a bit of time in midwater which for some reason appeals to me…

    #308075

    KAH
    Participant

    I like lots of cats but have only kept corydoras and ancistrus so picking a fave is impossible. I have stayed away from the larger or predatory species for the sake of my little fish.

    There is one I love and have though and just cannot seem to keep well.
    Aspidoras Pauciradiatus.

    Love the cute little buggers, found 3 in a petstore once and never found any others. So they hid for months, finally lost two.
    Feeling bad for my one little one I bought 5 from Frank a few months ago. Big mistake….I should have bought 12. I’m finally figuring out that they just do not like life unless there is Lots of them.

    So now I have 4 left. tsk! I’m going to send them away to someone I know who has more, I want them to be happy.

    At a later time, when I’m not on the verge of tearing down tanks I’m going to buy a whole bunch of them and try again.

    They are so cute! Tiny little cats with tiny little whiskers. They also do more mid level swimming then corydoras, they remind me of hummingbirds.

    #308084

    Reva
    Participant

    Dont blame you David! I have two synos, and I really like them too.

    Matt, that’s why I like the shark catfish, H.seemanni…they are always active in daylight and like midwater.

    I like cory’s but they like their water cooler

    KAH, that is definately the trouble with the cool big catfish..puts the kebosh on having anything small.

    #308088

    Richy
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    how could I forget I had a Syno Angelicus once aswell, was lovely

    #308095

    Neal-DA
    Participant

    Love those jaguar cats!

    I think the royal panaque’s are my all time favourite cats though

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