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post #21 of 27 Old 05-21-2012, 05:37 PM Thread Starter
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whiptail cats

Well the point is mute due to the fact that I actually found some Whiptail cats at a LFS here in town. I found out that my water is much higher than i originally thought it was so as part of my weekly water changes I will be adding 28 gallons RO/DI water each week to slowly bring down the hardness so it doesn't kill my fish and plants.
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post #22 of 27 Old 05-21-2012, 05:59 PM
Very cool. I actually saw this in a pet store this weekend and had no idea what it was. now I know! thanks

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The fish in the photos is Farlowella, not Whiptail (Rineloricaria), probably Farlowella vittata.

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the pictures aren't very good but they look exactly like the once pictured here.

http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...81&pcatid=1881

Edit: as usual you are 100% right. Some look exactly like the whip tail but others look different...subtle difference but still differences

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the pictures aren't very good but they look exactly like the once pictured here.

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And that is a Farlowella. They say F. gracilis, and actually i had initially said the same, then I edited to change it to F. vittata. One rarely sees F. gracilis. But whichever species, it is Farlowella.

Common names are confusing; Whiptail usually gets used with the Rineloricaria species, and in our profile this is the name used. But i have seen Farlowella in local stores called "whiptail," but common names are not important since you cannot use them to accuratel ID any fish.

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And that is a Farlowella. They say F. gracilis, and actually i had initially said the same, then I edited to change it to F. vittata. One rarely sees F. gracilis. But whichever species, it is Farlowella.

Common names are confusing; Whiptail usually gets used with the Rineloricaria species, and in our profile this is the name used. But i have seen Farlowella in local stores called "whiptail," but common names are not important since you cannot use them to accuratel ID any fish.
Do you know much about them, I hope they are fit with the other fish i have.
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Do you know much about them, I hope they are fit with the other fish i have.
No problem there, they do not bother anything. And I don't see any fish listed that would be likely to pick on them. They do need soft acidic water, though not excessively so. Check our profile, click on Farlowella vittata. I have spawned these, or rather the fish spawned, but I managed to raise a few fry.

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