Super Red Long Fin Pleco

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Super Red Long Fin Pleco

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A number of people have been trying to develop their own strain of Super Red Long Fin Plecos. I have possibly taken a different route and have a few pure red that I hope will breed soon. Here is one about 4 inches long.
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Very nice.
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Tastes differ. Personally this is not a species I'd ever buy
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by wijnands » Mon Aug 05, 2013 5:51 am

Tastes differ. Personally this is not a species I'd ever buy

And this needed to be posted why ?
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You only have to go on Aquabid to see the majority will pay dearly for new colors and long fin mutations. It is all personal preference. I hate Parrot Cichlids.
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vanillarum wrote: And this needed to be posted why ?
You know, that's actually what I asked myself when I saw the image of that goldfish/ancistrus.
Bwhiskered wrote:You only have to go on Aquabid to see the majority will pay dearly for new colors and long fin mutations. It is all personal preference. I hate Parrot Cichlids.
Perhaps time to have a dedicated subforum for all that and keep this for authentic loricariidae?
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Looks like a perfect speciman to me. I'd be interested in knowing how you got to that point C.
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Most people assumed that you had to cross a Super Red male with a Red Calico long fin female. Assuming that the Super Red was developed from Red Calicos That would give you all Calico fry the first generation. I crossed a Super Red male to a long finned Albino female. Being two unrelated color strains they produced 100% Brown Lace half of them long fin. I grew them out and spawned 2 female long fin browns back to the Super Red male giving a double dose of the Super Red gene. The result half are long fin and a large number brown or calico with about 10% Super Red with half of them Long Fin Super Red. When I later spawned two of the long fin browns from the first generation together some albinos also appeared but only a few pure Super Reds.

My Super Red Group that are near breeding age and I hope will spawn soon. If they do not throw 100% Super Red the females will be bred back to a pure short finned Super Red Male to set the strain.
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wijnands wrote:
vanillarum wrote: And this needed to be posted why ?
You know, that's actually what I asked myself when I saw the image of that goldfish/ancistrus.
Bwhiskered wrote:You only have to go on Aquabid to see the majority will pay dearly for new colors and long fin mutations. It is all personal preference. I hate Parrot Cichlids.
Perhaps time to have a dedicated subforum for all that and keep this for authentic loricariidae?
Now I realize why you said "interesting" on my blog, wijnands. Do you own a dog or cat? By the way, I saw your google+ page and your photography is quite impressive. Kudos sir ^:)^ The deer are so different looking then the white tail and mule deer we have here in Washington state, so it was very interesting.
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The interesting on your blog was an honest reflection on the mating behaviour you captured. That I'm not very keen on colour morphs of these doesn't mean I can't appreciate some interesting video work.

Anyway, I have raised a suggestion in the suggestions bit of the forum to get a sub forum dedicated to the fancy varieties of loricariidae.
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wijnands wrote:The interesting on your blog was an honest reflection on the mating behaviour you captured. That I'm not very keen on colour morphs of these doesn't mean I can't appreciate some interesting video work.

Anyway, I have raised a suggestion in the suggestions bit of the forum to get a sub forum dedicated to the fancy varieties of loricariidae.
Thanks! Basically stood on my head for that video :-p and since I've never had ancistrus found it pretty fascinating. Actually I know very little about color morphs and ancistrus, I was just wanting to experience them spawning. Now if I can get him to raise the eggs I'll probably move onto something else :d

I say why not have a forum for ornamentals and selective bred catfish? Couldn't hurt right :d

And seriously, I enjoyed your photography greatly!
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Hi Charlie,

Looking good for sure. I have seen your hatchery and breeding program. Very impressive indeed.

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Thanks Marte. I'm sure it will not be long before many L numbers will be showing up with long fins and color mutations.
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