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PostSubject: help id this plec.   Sat Sep 27, 2008 4:28 pm

this is the newest addition to the tank.
i purchased him/her as a common plec but chose this one because of the different colour/markings
i did some research, could this be a leopard plec L-114?
i dont think you can see the markings in this pic, but s/he has a red tinge on the ends of all fins.
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PostSubject: Re: help id this plec.   Sat Sep 27, 2008 9:49 pm

hi biggreeny_101 that does not look like a common plec to me have a look on pleco fanatics they have a very good list of plec which should help, very nice looking plec though. I have a common plec (pic in gallery) and the markings are different if you paid for a common you have had a bargain well done Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: help id this plec.   Sat Sep 27, 2008 11:30 pm

cool.
also a better pic to help.
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PostSubject: Re: help id this plec.   Sun Sep 28, 2008 12:37 am

That's a beautiful plec BG, could it be one of these?

http://www.plecofanatics.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=20311&c=512

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PostSubject: Re: help id this plec.   Sun Sep 28, 2008 3:03 am

Lovely plec, BG. Definitely not a common plec. I don't think it's an L273 either Diana although it's a close resemblance. Have to wait for indigoj to get a definitive id, I think. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: help id this plec.   Sun Sep 28, 2008 10:11 am

he/she is only still a baby olny about 2 - 2/12 inch aprox 6 months old from what the lfs said.
i had a quick browse on planet catfish could this one be a L008????
http://www.planetcatfish.com/catelog/species.php?species_id=179
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PostSubject: Re: help id this plec.   Sun Sep 28, 2008 10:18 am

Another possibility. I have to admit I'm rubbish at identifying plecs. It took weeks before two of mine were id'ed properly. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: help id this plec.   Sun Sep 28, 2008 10:11 pm

Dont think it's that one BG.

If you look at the enlarged version of picture number 1 on this site it could be yours - thats a common plec. They apparently grow huge, so hope you have a big tank!

http://www.aquatic-hobbyist.com/profiles/freshwater/catfish/plecostomus.html

Where is indi when you need her?? Somebody go and tell her she's needed! Very Happy help
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PostSubject: Re: help id this plec.   Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:28 am

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Dont think it's that one BG.

If you look at the enlarged version of picture number 1 on this site it could be yours - thats a common plec. They apparently grow huge, so hope you have a big tank!

http://www.aquatic-hobbyist.com/profiles/freshwater/catfish/plecostomus.html

Where is indi when you need her?? Somebody go and tell her she's needed! Very Happy help
A few years ago I had what I was told was a common plec it looked more like picture 4 even when it was small, it eventually grew to about 10 inches, was a bit devestated when that died Crying or Very sad. Until recently I didn't know their were so many different varieties. Sorry can't come up with anything better than those already suggested.
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PostSubject: Re: help id this plec.   Tue Sep 30, 2008 10:52 pm

What a lovely looking fish! Have you found out what it is yet?
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PostSubject: Re: help id this plec.   Wed Oct 01, 2008 7:54 am

not confirmed as yet. but verdict is looks a cross breed/hybrid
it is definatly from the pterygoplichthys genus, (same family as a common plec)
but.... as he/she is still young its very hard to tell exactly.
most feed back i have gotten has been either:
p.punctatus (does not have a L number?)
p.pardalis: common plec L021/L023
p.gibbiceps: sail fin pleco L083/L165
http://www.planetcatfish.com/catelog/species.php?species_id=148
im leaning more towards gibby but i dont think im going to know completly for a while





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PostSubject: Re: help id this plec.   Fri Oct 03, 2008 1:13 am

sorry if you have mentioned it already BG, but do you have big tanks? Looking at some of the fish on planetcatfish they casn grow to quite a size! Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: help id this plec.   Fri Oct 03, 2008 7:53 am

im not sure if u would call a 4ftx18'x18' 240lts big med or small but i have been assured that 1 common plec willl do fine.
atm im actualy "baby sitting" 6 very large 6'-7' silver dollars for my lfs, after i take those guys back im not 100% sure on what im going to get. im actualy considering american cichlids. so more questions wll come about that.
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PostSubject: Re: help id this plec.   Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:00 am

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im not sure if u would call a 4ftx18'x18' 240lts big med or small

That's big...bigger than anything I have anyway! crazy

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PostSubject: Re: help id this plec.   Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:31 am

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Looking at some of the fish on planetcatfish they casn grow to quite a size! Shocked

im pretty sure the bigger cats on there are actualy wild caught. i dont think "dont hold me to it as i have seen some ""HUGE"" fish in aquriums" they grow as big when raised in an aquarium?

but yeah im leaning towards some lager fish 2 or 3 max with the plec and im happy, its just the agrssion factor im curently looking into.
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PostSubject: Re: help id this plec.   Sat Oct 04, 2008 4:25 am

I have my common in my 4 foot tank, thats the reason I got it in the first place and he has grown at least 2 inches since he was put in there, he is about 12-13 inches at the moment. The female angel went for him last night and he chased her all over the tank lucky there is a lid or they would have both been on the floor.
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PostSubject: Re: help id this plec.   Sat Oct 04, 2008 7:57 am

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The female angel went for him last night and he chased her all over the tank lucky there is a lid or they would have both been on the floor.

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PostSubject: Re: help id this plec.   Sat Oct 04, 2008 9:33 am

check out this on you tube
http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=bFXGRVVQ6x4
its a pleco fighting with a piranha,
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PostSubject: Re: help id this plec.   Sat Oct 04, 2008 10:06 am

Wow, brave - or foolhardy - plec!! Shocked

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PostSubject: Re: help id this plec.   Sat Oct 04, 2008 7:49 pm

He certainly seems to boss the tank doesnt he? I wonder if he is in there all the time or just for this vid - no bogwood in there was there?

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PostSubject: Re: help id this plec.   Tue Oct 07, 2008 8:51 am

did you ever find out for sure what it is? It's a great looking fish whatever it is?

Where's indi by the way, seems she hasn't been on for a while and she's the plec expert - she has millions of them.
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PostSubject: Re: help id this plec.   Tue Oct 07, 2008 9:43 am

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Where's indi by the way, seems she hasn't been on for a while and she's the plec expert - she has millions of them.

Problems with her BB connection. I'm sure she'll be back soon though. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: help id this plec.   Tue Oct 07, 2008 6:52 pm

i went back to the lfs, and from what they said, there wasnt suposed to be any common plecs in stock/ the tank i picked it from, it is supposed to be a lepord sail fin plec, Pterygoplichthys gibbiceps, L083/L165,
the outcome from the forum was mixed opinions; it could be a common/ sailfin and others or cross bred.
but no one is 100% because it is still so young.
but im happy anyway (its still an amazing pleco)


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