|1stAquarium ||03-21-2011 09:28 AM |
Polka Dot Lyre Tail Plecs
I was in my LFS yesterday, looking at all the usual fish they stock when I noticed two of the most beautiful little catfish I've ever seen - the man working there told me they were polka dot catfish - I have done a bit of internet research today and they seem to be lyre tails of this variety. I think the scientific name is Acanthicus Adonis (L155) from what I can see. I will get some photos on when I can. Anyway, I bought them both - normally I wouldn't buy anything without finding out about its requirements first but I knew they would get snapped up and I was unlikely to see anything like it again. They are only about 1 and a half inches ATM - I have read that they get pretty big but there are so many records of different sizes on the net I don't know which is true. Any ideas on max size? How old are they likely to be at an inch and a half?
I have got them in a 120 litre tank with plenty of hiding places, and drift wood, which they love. They ate some algae pellets last night when I fed them. They are in the tank with a quite large rainbow shark, a mating pair of bristlenose, various BN fry, a balloon molly, a badis badis and a gold white cloud mountain minnow. I realise these last should be in groups but they are the remainders of old groups from quite some time ago and I don't want to re-stock on these. Thinking about taking them to the LFS.
Anyway, anyone who has some concrete info on these beautiful fish, please let me know! I have also read they are agressive to their own kind, should I separate them now? Any ideas on sexual dysmorphism? One of them has a long stringy bit coming out of each lyre tail strand, the other only has one at the bottom, which is thicker than that of the other fish.
|1stAquarium ||03-21-2011 04:11 PM |
Thanks Lorax. Yes I think I have! Think I had a slight moment of madness buying both of them. One might have to go once they get a bit bigger. Is that one in your photo?
|lorax84 ||03-21-2011 04:23 PM |
Actually the pic in my avatar is a Hypancistrus Contradens. They only get to be about 5 inches and aren't very good algae eaters. I am currently growing out 3 juvies in a 20 gallon. If you have a decent picture of your L155s I would love to see it.
|1stAquarium ||03-21-2011 04:25 PM |
I'll try to get one. I have a good one on my phone but no way to get it on here!
|lorax84 ||03-21-2011 04:26 PM |
I don't know about your phone, but many will allow you to text a picture to an email address. Just a heads up.
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