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okiemavis 05-22-2008 07:12 PM

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.

http://lh6.ggpht.com/OkieMavis/SDX9c...0/IMG_9794.JPG

jeaninel 05-22-2008 08:13 PM

Aww...He's purty. Can't wait to see more close ups of him.

Lupin 05-22-2008 09:27 PM

It's very pretty!:love: 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.;)

iamntbatman 05-23-2008 12:51 AM

How much is 3000 pesos in American dollars these days?

Lupin 05-23-2008 06:32 AM

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Originally Posted by iamntbatman
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.:lol:

Dave66 05-23-2008 07:17 AM

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.

Dave

stephenmontero 05-23-2008 12:24 PM

how big is he going to get

GeegaFish 05-23-2008 12:28 PM

He's a beauty! I hope you enjoy him and he you. 8)

iamntbatman 05-23-2008 01:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Lupin
Quote:

Originally Posted by iamntbatman
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.:lol:

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.

Dave66 05-23-2008 02:00 PM

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Originally Posted by stephenmontero
how big is he going to get


About 5.5 inches, Steve.

Dave


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