Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11
  1. #1
    Senior Member plecoman's Avatar
    Usergroup
    AC Members
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Columbia, TN.
    Last Activity
    12-26-2012 7:25 PM
    Posts
    108

    Sexing L134 Leopard Frog Pleco's. Help please.

    It's been 9 months since I've tried to have these sexed. I can tell differences in them, but apparently not enough to sex them. Any help from the experts would be greatly appreciated! Also please try to ID their sex from left to right please. Thanks






  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Usergroup
    AC Members
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Last Activity
    Today 3:21 PM
    Posts
    513
    What is the size of these fish? They look pretty young still.

    One of the best ways to tell with L134 is simply to put in a few caves and see which ones occupy the caves. Only males will occupy and defend caves.

    Going strictly by body shape I would say it is M,M,M,F,F,M,F,M. But that is not really a good way to tell unless the fish are mature.

    Andy



  3. #3
    Senior Member plecoman's Avatar
    Usergroup
    AC Members
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Columbia, TN.
    Last Activity
    12-26-2012 7:25 PM
    Posts
    108
    The fish are 2 3/4" to 3" long now. Most were over 2" when I got them about 1 year ago. Thanks for the input!



  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Usergroup
    AC Members
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Last Activity
    Today 3:21 PM
    Posts
    513
    Still young ones but they may be sexually mature or really close. My last female I had was nearly 4" long before I traded her.

    I can't tell from the picture but if you look close you should be able to see longer odontodes on the leading pectoral fin rays and back half of the body on males. These look like little teeth or thick hairs that stick out. Females will not have them.

    Andy



  5. #5
    Junior Member
    Usergroup
    AC Members
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Last Activity
    12-30-2012 2:09 PM
    Posts
    8
    Wow kind of hard to tell in the pic



  6. #6
    X
    Usergroup
    AC Members
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    On another site
    Posts
    2,061
    Nar got it half right. The back end odontile growth is a good way to ID males vs females. However, the traditional method of seeing who caves doesn't work so well. Female P. compta will cave unlike most other plecos.

    Also, they do not seem to do as well spawning when in colonies unless there is a lot of space available. I would suggest that putting pairs or trios into smaller tanks will often yield better results.



  7. #7
    Registered User
    Usergroup
    Members
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Last Activity
    09-12-2012 1:39 PM
    Posts
    1
    wow, nice group and good luck in breeding them.



  8. #8
    X
    Usergroup
    AC Members
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    On another site
    Posts
    2,061
    Hopefully this picture of one of my males will help illustrate the rear end odontile growth-




  9. #9
    Senior Member plecoman's Avatar
    Usergroup
    AC Members
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Columbia, TN.
    Last Activity
    12-26-2012 7:25 PM
    Posts
    108
    Thanks Chris! That's an awesome looking male! All of mine are around 3 1/2" now and I'm not seeing any odontile growth like that on mine. I'm beginning to wonder if I have all females. That would be a nice thing, but then I'm gonna need a few males. How old and how long is the male in the picture?



  10. #10
    X
    Usergroup
    AC Members
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    On another site
    Posts
    2,061
    I have had the group for some time. I am thinking I got 11 wilds in 08 or 09. So they have to be about 4-5 years old. My best guess on size is around 4 inches. I have had a bunch of spawns with few surviving to frr swimming. My best guess is I am needing a bigger tank or else to reduce the size of the group.



Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Another batch of L134 Leopard Frog babies!!
    By meili.harrison in forum Plecos
    Replies: 65
    Last Post: 03-06-2012, 11:00 PM
  2. L134 Leopard Frog pleco babies!
    By meili.harrison in forum Plecos
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: 07-26-2010, 4:50 PM
  3. WTB 2" + L134 Leopard frog pleco's
    By plecoman in forum AC Marketplace : Buy and Sell
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-27-2010, 2:14 AM
  4. WTB WTB L134 leopard frog plecos P/U NYC
    By Rawrs. in forum AC Marketplace : Buy and Sell
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-14-2010, 1:34 AM
  5. Looking for an L134 - Leopard Frog
    By sgleason in forum AC Marketplace : Buy and Sell
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-16-2005, 7:54 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •