What Plecos do you own?

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Joseph Huntley

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is an otto a pleco? they look to me like something totally different from a pleco. I am not up on ottos so dont know. I know they listed as catfish but to me they totally diff than a pleco
 

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Otocinclus is one genus in the Loricariidae family (under which most typical "pleco" fish fall, i.e. Plecostomus, Ancistrus, Panaque, etc), but they are generally not considered "plecos".
 

Mark Allred

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Wow, lots of nice Plecos to look at on 33 pages!

Back "in the day" all you ever were the commons. A few years later, Clown Plecos started showing up.
Now, what an incredible variety of species are available!

I have three Albino Ancistrus temmincki (all female)
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I bought them all at the same time, so I assume they are all siblings. However 1 of the 3 is deep golden, with no spots!

The fish below I bought 4 of. Apparently, they are a cross between a Super Red Ancistrus X a Blue eyed Albino Ancistrus, (according to the breeder)
Both L144s? I only ever see two, both male. Hard to photograph, pretty shy!
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Below: I won 4 of these L183 Starlight White Seam Bristlenose Ancistrus dolichopterus on auction 6 months ago. They were barely 1" long from nose to tip of tail, tiny! Good hiders, I usually only see one at a time. Hard to photograph, pretty shy!
They are now a good 2" long. Hopefully I will get a better picture soon!
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Comments welcomed! (as I am bored, and don't have a life...) :)

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vanillarum

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Wow, this is an old thread ! My current list of plecos is:
3 x L340s, all males, in my community tank
2 x red ancistrus male adults, also in my community tank
9 x red ancistrus sub adults, 7 females and 2 males in their own tank
7 x L400s, the larger version (5" size males), 4 males 3 females in their own tank
20 - 30 L400 fry, most born just before Christmas, in a grow out tank
9 x L262, sub adults, sexes still to be determined, in their own tank.


L400 and fry

Red ancistrus male
 

atreis

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That L400 is gorgeous!
 

vanillarum

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Thanx, I'll have some of their offspring for sale later in the spring.
 

ktrom13

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Thanx, I'll have some of their offspring for sale later in the spring.
I saw the pictures you posted and was wondering when you were goig to thin out your colony. Since we are both in MA i could possibly pick up to save on shipping and if the price is right. Just let me now when your gping to start selling.

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I only own one. A red mable bristle nose female, when I got it I think it was an inch and a half.
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vanillarum

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ktrom13, I will let you know. I am 20 miles north of Boston.
 
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