Phyllonemus typus

3 years 9 months ago #36267 by tony44
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Cool really looking forward to getting these thanks for all the info

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3 years 9 months ago - 3 years 9 months ago #36266 by Midknight
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-- Fish porn, aptly named. I will now forever associate the activity of gazing longingly at beautiful fish with Latin names with other less wholesome activities. Thank you for that!
-- As for the P. typus: I kept a group of seven - which eventually became eight with a later addition - in a thirty gallon long. They shared the space with a variety of fish over the years including some rainbows, roseline sharks, calvus, L. boulengeri, and others. Never had any problems.
-- Feeding them after lights out is probably a good idea. I did it occasionally. They have great sniffers, so they will often dig out of their caves during feeding time anyway.

Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things. Philippians 4:8
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3 years 9 months ago #36265 by tony44
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Well I ordered them today should be here next week what else is there to do when you have a day off. My wife calls if fish porn looking at pics and fish list thanks for all the tips 1 more question what size tank did you have them in and did you put any special food in there for them after lights out thanks again Tony

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3 years 9 months ago #36264 by Midknight
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-- I am not currently keeping these, but I have had and bred them, Tony. They are interesting, but very secretive. They will dig out caves beneath decor, so something that will allow for this without creating problems is a good idea. I used clay pot saucers turned upside down with a small segment knocked out for a door. Sand or fine gravel is going to be preferable to larger substrate. The cats dug all of the sand out from beneath the saucers and lived there. During the day, the entryway into their caves is covered over with a pile of sand, but when twilight comes, they push the sand away and roam about foraging. Before morning they will hide in their caves and rebuild the sand barrier in front of the door. It is really cool.
-- They are bi-parental mouth brooders too, which is awesome. I didn't observe much in the way of aggression towards their own kind, but I did provide enough saucers for each fish to have its own cave.
-- They are very cool, great looking catfish that cohabit naturally with cichlids. Plus they only get about 4" long. I say go for them.

Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things. Philippians 4:8
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3 years 9 months ago #36261 by tony44
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Phyllonemus typus Anybody keeping these if so what kind of set up I am thinking I am gonna get a few also called the mustache cat thanks Tony.

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