Pics of Farlowella vittata (Twig Catfish)

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Tony Griffitts

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Mar 16, 2014, 10:39:15 PM3/16/14
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These Farlowella (Twig Catfish) are the offspring from SAS members Ivan and Alena Kuchta's fish.  I got these fish from them when they were about 2 inches.  They love to eat Omega One's Veggie Rounds (SAS sponsor).  The livebearers love it too.









Tony Griffitts

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Apr 15, 2014, 10:30:20 PM4/15/14
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Came home from work today and found this Farlowella guarding 24 large eggs.


Rich Bireley

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Apr 15, 2014, 10:37:13 PM4/15/14
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That is very cool! Great image, too.


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Came home from work today and found this Farlowella guarding 24 large eggs.


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Tony Griffitts

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Apr 17, 2014, 10:25:12 PM4/17/14
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Here are some new pics:

Male Farlowella guarding eggs three days after they were laid.

Male farlowella sucking on eggs.

Male Farlowella rostrum.




Tony Griffitts

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Apr 18, 2014, 9:38:25 PM4/18/14
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Here are some more pics of the 4 day old eggs. Click on the pic to see full size image.


Tony Griffitts

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Aug 23, 2014, 7:23:05 PM8/23/14
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Here are some new photos.  We now have a couple of fry growing up in the tank.  The oldest is about a month old and between 3/4 to 1 inch long.



Tony Griffitts

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Sep 1, 2014, 7:23:42 PM9/1/14
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Here are some photos:

Egg hatching.

3 day old fry.

Teeth.

This is why they are sometimes called whip-tail catfish.

This guy is now about a month and a half old and over an inch long.  They are about a 1/2 inch long when they hatch.

Spawning again.


Tony Griffitts

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Sep 7, 2014, 3:52:09 PM9/7/14
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Egg development progression:

1 day old eggs.

2 day old eggs.

3 day old eggs.

4 day old eggs.

5 day old eggs.

6 day old eggs.

7 day old eggs and they are spawning again.  Female left, male right.

8 day old eggs and are now beginning to hatch.







Dan Curran

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Sep 8, 2014, 10:47:41 AM9/8/14
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Thanks Tony,

Nice to see the eggs develop from day to day!

Dan

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Rich Bireley

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Sep 8, 2014, 12:21:42 PM9/8/14
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Great job with the fish.
Great job with the pics.
 
Thanks for sharing. Very cool.
 
Rich

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