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post #11 of 21 Old 10-03-2013, 01:23 PM
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how big is your tank ? i don't think you did a full tank shot ?

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #12 of 21 Old 10-14-2013, 06:16 AM Thread Starter
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how big is your tank ? i don't think you did a full tank shot ?
Hi willow, only just seen this message, am still getting used to the navigation of the website . . .

My tank is only 60 litres, have spoken to a friend who has a much bigger tank I think it's 200+ and he's going to take the plec for me. :)
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post #13 of 21 Old 10-14-2013, 05:10 PM
Greetings from America..I must say..you show a very good sense of good fishkeeping already. Many insist on bad decision no matter what people tell them..stick with Willow..she has respect for keeping and in general.
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post #14 of 21 Old 10-15-2013, 02:13 AM
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thank you,what a lovely thing to say.

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post #15 of 21 Old 10-17-2013, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
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Greetings from America..I must say..you show a very good sense of good fishkeeping already. Many insist on bad decision no matter what people tell them..stick with Willow..she has respect for keeping and in general.

Thank you and yes Willow has already been a great help. Common Plec due to be moved on Monday will enq re a Bristle nose soon as I love the pleco's!

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post #16 of 21 Old 10-20-2013, 04:43 AM
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I don't think that is a common pleco. I have a site to look him up and get an idea what he may be.I will go take a look. And welcome to the site. I second Willow's advice!
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post #17 of 21 Old 10-20-2013, 04:58 AM
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He looks somewhat like an L083, common name-sailfin pleco, it depends on the number of rays in his dorsal. Still looking to be sure. There are many many, and the difference is subtle between some.
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Pterygoplichthys can be identified by the number of rays in the dorsal fin. More than 10 indicates that it's a Pterygoplichthys. Most other plecos have 8 or fewer rays (in particular the larger Hypostomus species that are most likely to be confused with Pterygoplichthys).
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post #18 of 21 Old 10-20-2013, 05:09 AM
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Can you get a clearer photo, a side shot maybe? I still agree he will get too big for this tank. A better option is some corydoras, or otocinclus cats. I love the albino long finned bristle noses, they are awesome and become quite beautiful.

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post #19 of 21 Old 10-20-2013, 06:16 AM
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Just want to say hello and welcome to the forum

I had to give up a common pleco that was sold to me as part of my first setup. He quickly outgrew the tank and I hated to hand him off but he went to a much larger more suitable tank just like yours will.

A pat on the back to you for doing the right thing
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post #20 of 21 Old 10-20-2013, 06:52 AM
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I posted and asked the question, and got a reply. I guessed right.
The scientific name is: Pterygoplichthys gibbiceps
Common name:L083,L165,Sailfin Pleco
AKA Ancistrus Gibbiceps
Size..ready for this...wow a whopping 17-22"
This fish is an omnivore, so make sure he is getting some meaty preparations as well as algae foods.
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