1. Redtail Catfish (Phractocephalus hemioliopterus) / Tiger Shovelnose Catfish (Phseudoplatystoma Faciatium) – I’d say easily the most popular Monster fish for Aquariums. These guys both get huge, over 4′ and 100lbs. The Hybrids also get just as large, often called RTC/TSN Hybrid. Make no mistake, the hybrids are all man made not wild caught. There are numerous Tiger Shovelnose species that have varying patterns. Some of those may be called Hybrids by mistake. Unless you’ve got a pond leave these guys alone, try a smaller species. There are plenty of them such as Raphael catfish and Pictus Catfish.
I was the commentator who asked the question that prompted this article. I’ve had gun dogs for many years (starting when Erlandson’s book was published) – initially spaniels and, four years ago, a labrador – Ned. I’ve always bought trained dogs about 18 months old and then continued their training through to early shooting days. It worked – and I’ve had some lovely, obedient, reliable and always friendly dogs. Then early this year my dear old spaniel, Sam, died (aged 16) and I decided to have a puppy from a litter Ned had just sired.
Consumer Reports points out that you can test your smoke alarm’s sensors using a test spray that simulates smoke, but that the best thing is to just replace an alarm that has passed its expiration date. Check for the date by looking for the manufacture date on the underside of your alarm (the part that typically faces the ceiling). Add ten years to that date and you have your expiration date. You might want to write this date on a piece of painter’s tape or on the outside of the alarm so it’s easy for you to see when to pick up a new one.