KL : Is that a Pleco Gibbiceps?

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KL : Is that a Pleco Gibbiceps?

Post by jarayrapheal » Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:37 am

Would appreciate if you can help to ID my fish.
It looks very much like a... gibbiceps?

sorry for the bad angle. He/She is still new to the tank.
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Re: KL : Is that a Pleco Gibbiceps?

Post by bekateen » Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:47 am

Hi jarayrapheal,

Yes that is a bad camera angle. :-). A better photo would yield a more confident ID. But even so, I think you're correct: Pterygoplichthys gibbiceps.

Cheers, Eric

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Re: KL : Is that a Pleco Gibbiceps?

Post by jarayrapheal » Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:50 am

thanks for the ID.
I'll let him/her ease into the environment first.
He/She is quite elusive and in hiding. LOL!

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Re: KL : Is that a Pleco Gibbiceps?

Post by Bas Pels » Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:18 pm

That they do, for the first year. After they reach some 15 cm, they are almost Always in the open.
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Re: KL : Is that a Pleco Gibbiceps?

Post by Aquadank1 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:39 am

How do you sex gibbiceps does anyone know i have around 20 and 25cm in length
And whats ideal breading temp can any1 help

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Re: KL : Is that a Pleco Gibbiceps?

Post by Bas Pels » Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:35 am

As the male burrows a hole in the clay, which is norrmally around 1 meter in length, I am afraid breeding will not be an option.

I can't tell any clue about sexing them. Still, the normal way to sex Lorricarids - males broader near the pectoral fins, females broader in the belly region might apply.
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