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Discussion in 'Plecos' started by Kaosu, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. Kaosu

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    SO...ok a friend of mine is getting out of the hobby..I picked up a 55 acrylic hex with tons of tiger shrimp..tiger endlers 2 calico bristlenose plecos some rabbit snails, two sunset guramis and this guy..

    I have never really looked in to them I had seen some small ones at my LFS

    ...but WOW...what an interesting "little" fish he is over 6 inches long

    any other info on them would be great! they are in my 40 gallon tall and will be upgraded to a 70 tall shortly.

    ok pics!!!

    here he is in his tank before going in to my 40.
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    acclimating
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    and in his new home!....a very active and interesting fish^_^.

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    my gudgeon has no clue what to do with him and just follows the whiptail everywhere..
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    well there he is!! enjoy...any comment/suggestions are wanted!

    do i feed him like a normal pleco?.
     
  2. Rbishop

    Rbishop The glistening drop....
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    Nice looking fish!
     
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    sweet i love those guys and sweet peacock.

    you can feed them like normal plecos.
     
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    Sweet!!!
     
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    thank you ^_^ i love odd looking fish..and he was such a a surprise ..didnt even know they got this big.

    thank you!
    the peacock is adorable..picked her up from a friend they have so much personality ..she is still following the whiptail around like a confused thought bubble..its amusing...cant wait to find her a male.

    I thought so to ^_^
     
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    what a cool find!
     
  7. Kaosu

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    forgot the full tank shot.

    and whip tail is just the common name i have always seen them at my LFS as he is a Farlowella pleco^_^
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    up graded from 40 tall to a 65 tall~!!
     
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    Sooo awesome, what is the activity level of these guys? I know most plecos are very shy and hide a lot, but just wondering.
     
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    He is very active, all over the tank and noming on everything not shy and never runs when im up next to the tank or moving around, VERY interesting guy^_^
     
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    nice! Looks super cool:) can't wait for myself to get one:D

    just an additional comment...
    make the 65 look better than the 40;) might be hard though since your 40 looks quite good:)
     
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    he is awesome!! so glad..never planned on having him but love it!

    ahha and im working on getting the 65 up to par with the 40..i need more logs and rocks to fill it in..its a work in progress.
     
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    That's a really cool looking fish. I am a big pleco fan. Great shots of him too. I really like his Pinocchio nose. :)
     
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    I love Farlowellas! I only remember seeing one once many years ago, I didn't know what it was at the time, but they labelled it "twig catfish" ...which I must say describes it better than "whiptail pleco" (which I have also heard people call it). It is in the Loricariidae family along with Otos, Panaques and other fish besides plecos though, so I guess that's why :)

    The tangles of root driftwood look exactly like what the habitat calls for...good job!
    http://www.seriouslyfish.com/profile.php?genus=Farlowella&species=vittata&id=1034
     
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    Very cool! He looks nice & healthy, sometimes hard to tell with such a skinny fish. Gudgeon looks great too, nice tank.
     
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    BTW- these guys will spawn in tanks. Try and find a mste if you can.

    I have a thread here re mine. Unfortunately, when I changed where my pictures are hosted this site was one where I could not edit my posts to change the URLs so the pictures are gone. Here are two:

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    ^_^ yeah this guy was a present supreme to get with the tank i bought!
    love him so much now.

    and on the habitat...that was just lucky the tank was already set up like that for my tinanti^_^ who are also river fish so it worked out perfectly!

    Thank you ^_^ i try very hard to offer my fish the healthiest environment i can ..witch to me is as close to nature as possible! it seems to work..and brings out the best in them. and i love my little girl gudgeon!! she is so amusing to watch interact with everyone..cant wait to find her a male.

    really?! that is awesome!
    do you know how to sex them?.....can you find me a link to your thread so i can read threw it?^_^
    that is neat..i really want to try and breed them now...if only i can get ahold of another one my LFS says they don't get them on the list often.
     
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    There so awsome. I had one for a long time and he helped clean all my plants.
     

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