I started trying to breed the Synodontis Multipunctatus about two years ago and I finally got them to breed. Synodontis Multipunctatus is also called the Cukoo Cat because of its strange breeding behavior. These catfish will use mouthbrooding cichlids to hatch their own eggs. It is one of the only fish I know that exhibits… Continue reading Breeding the Synodontis Multipunctatus Catfish.
The red lizard catfish is a whiptail cat the grows to about 3-4 inches. They are very bright orange (hense the name red), and stay on the bottom of the tank most times. They will eat any sinking foods offered. I had mine about a year when they started to spawn regularly. They spawned about… Continue reading My success and failures with the red lizard catfish(L10a). Mostly failures.
I received a young trio of Kribs from a fellow club member. I placed them in a planted 29 gallon tank with some Cory cats, Ancistrus, and Bosemani Rainbows and left them to their new home. They would usually hang around the bottom half of the tank with the exception of feeding time when they… Continue reading Breeding the Pelvicachromis pulcher AKA Â‘KribensisÂ’ or Â‘KribsÂ’
When if first started breeding fish, during Ike’s administration one of the first egg laying species that I was fortunate enough to have breed for me was the Medaka Rice fish, Oryzias latipes or Japanese Ricefish. This was a plain light yellow 2 inch fish that was a good community fish. The male would follow… Continue reading Finally a Pretty Ricefish
X. Alvarezi is one of the wild type swordtails rarely available in the hobby. This fish is from the Rio Santo Domingo drainage in Mexico, I got mine from an auction in Erie. X. alvarezi resembles X. Helleri and X. signum but with a much deeper and bright horizontal re stripe down the middle of… Continue reading Breeding Xiphophorus alvarezi, Chiapas Swordtail