02-27-2011, 02:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Knifegill
I'd kiss that Adonis! That is definitely a true adonis. Hystrix has a rounder head and more odontodes. Beautiful specimen and epic of you to hold him for the picture! 17" is definitely nothing to sneeze at. And you don't need to worry about time out of water. They can breathe atmospheric air for quite some time and are a hardy species not prone to suffering from physical handling. Glad you didn't get poked through the glove, I see you holding him by the odontodes. Very bold of you. It does provide a better grip, though.
It's true about pricing. The price stated is a starting point for negotiation, always. And if they really like you, they'll usually let the fish go for a 20% profit instead of the usual 300%. Except for Oscars, they're most likely to be free if you show interest.
Now I've got to get a picture of me kissing my adonis. Will this become the kiss-your-fish thread?!
LOL, holding him by the odontodes was the only way I felt safe holding him, as I didn't want his head to get free and spike me, and you're right, that was the only way I felt like I had a good grip. He was very strong, I was surprized by that. I still think it was very cool of Ron to let me hold it for the camera. Ron took him from the tank bare handed, how crazy is that?? He's a true pleco wrangler.