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phiza 10-03-2013 10:33 AM

L Number ID Help Please
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Recently bought this little fella in a job lot of fish, I'm thinking it might be a L009, Smoky Peckoltia?
Could anyone confirm this or suggest another likely candidate? Plus is it a male or female.
Thanks in advance for your kind assistance! ;)

rexpepper651 10-05-2013 03:59 PM

check out planetcatfish. they have every labeling for most catfish. whats with the screw?

willow 10-05-2013 04:15 PM

was just thinking the same thing. :-D

phiza 10-05-2013 04:59 PM

I use stainless steel screws to "screw" through slices of cucumber or zucchini to weight them down.That is one that has been stripped of the cucumber and I haven't re-loaded yet!
See the bottom in the first picture where there is just the rind of the cucumber still attached to the screw. :)

rexpepper651 10-05-2013 05:02 PM

awesome idea! thank you for clearing that up for me. ive never tried real veggies in my tanks before. i might give it a go.

phiza 10-05-2013 05:22 PM

Yeah the screws work great! Just make sure they are stainless steel to avoid them rusting.
You can use cucumber raw, but pop zucchini or small chunks of pumpkin or broccoli in the microwave for a few seconds to "blanch" them, then let them cool before "screwing" them and pop them in your tank. If they've not been eaten within 24 hours remove them.
All my bottom feeders, Clown Loaches, Corys, Long Nose Whiptails and Bristlenoses and quite a few of the other fish love the fresh veg. So do my Mystery Snails in some of my other tanks. :)

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