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post #1 of 18 Old 05-22-2008, 06:12 PM Thread Starter
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New L200 pleco!

Well, I broke down and bought a L200 (Green Phantom) pleco today. Well worth the $70! I'm seriously in love. Sorry for the cruddy photo, he's still in his bag acclimating. I'd love to hear from others who have kept these guys.

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post #2 of 18 Old 05-22-2008, 07:13 PM
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Aww...He's purty. Can't wait to see more close ups of him.

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post #3 of 18 Old 05-22-2008, 08:27 PM
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It's very pretty! I absolutely love it. We have those for sale at 3000 pesos but I will not buy one. Too expensive for my taste and besides, I am better off with the 5 here I have and my loaches.;)

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I'm ready for the pressure.
The drama and the pleasure!
If there is one thing I want to see here, it's HUMOR.
I believe I can fly!
I believe I can touch the sky!
I think about it every night and day!
I stand in awe of my body.
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post #4 of 18 Old 05-22-2008, 11:51 PM
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How much is 3000 pesos in American dollars these days?
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post #5 of 18 Old 05-23-2008, 05:32 AM
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How much is 3000 pesos in American dollars these days?
Estimate 75 US dollars. It's expensive either way. Our economy is different. I could have 25 tiger loaches.

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I'm ready for the pressure.
The drama and the pleasure!
If there is one thing I want to see here, it's HUMOR.
I believe I can fly!
I believe I can touch the sky!
I think about it every night and day!
I stand in awe of my body.
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post #6 of 18 Old 05-23-2008, 06:17 AM
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Lovely pleco, okamavis :) Especially since he's part of the Ancistrus clade. Species is
Baryancistrus demantoides; the L 200 designation was retired when they were named to science I think in 05 or 06. Some pretty fish in the Baryancistrus genus, gold nuggets being one of them.
Hope you have great good luck with him; they are real charmers.

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post #7 of 18 Old 05-23-2008, 11:24 AM
how big is he going to get
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post #8 of 18 Old 05-23-2008, 11:28 AM
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He's a beauty! I hope you enjoy him and he you. 8)

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How much is 3000 pesos in American dollars these days?
Estimate 75 US dollars. It's expensive either way. Our economy is different. I could have 25 tiger loaches.
I believe my LFS sells tiger loaches for $4 a piece, and if I bought 25 I'm sure I'd get a discount and end up only paying $3/fish. So not too different. I bet you get some good discounts on SE Asian fish though, what with the shorter shipping distance. With the price of fuel these days, that's a big factor.
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how big is he going to get

About 5.5 inches, Steve.

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