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by Acanthicus
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: 15cm(6in) possible leopard? Might be eating my fish.
Replies: 3
Views: 249

Re: 15cm(6in) possible leopard? Might be eating my fish.

Hi

Thats a totally peaceful specimen of Pterygoplichthys punctatus, its not the guilty one you are looking for.
by Acanthicus
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Help identifying exact species of Peckoltia
Replies: 3
Views: 347

Re: Help identifying exact species of Peckoltia

I'll second what Eric said.
by Acanthicus
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Taxonomy & Science News
Topic: Is the dendritic organ of Plotosus lineatus an ammonia excretory organ?
Replies: 3
Views: 593

Re: Is the dendritic organ of Plotosus lineatus an ammonia excretory organ?

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Daniel
by Acanthicus
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L350 maximum size
Replies: 2
Views: 533

Re: L350 maximum size

He Haakon

The biggest specimen I have seen so far is the one pictured in the "Bede Atlas L 1 - L 400", can't recall how big it looks, I don't have the book here. But I know you have it, so you might wanna check.

40 cm seems too much I agree. They seem to be mature with 15-20 cm.
by Acanthicus
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: ID Peru Cory
Replies: 8
Views: 1518

Re: ID Peru Cory

Hi

what makes you so sure about this being C. bilineatus, Eric?
I have not collected it in the north of Bolivia yet, not in the Madre de Dios region at least, which I would assume to be the only place where this fish could be from if it is C. bilineatus and from Peru.
by Acanthicus
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: L142
Replies: 1
Views: 1358

Re: L142

Yes, L 142.
by Acanthicus
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: L134
Replies: 3
Views: 3314

Re: L134

Yes, they are.
by Acanthicus
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: What L-number is this?
Replies: 5
Views: 2952

Re: What L-number is this?

Agree with Eric, this is L 448.
by Acanthicus
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Please help me identifying this catfish
Replies: 2
Views: 2678

Re: Please help me identifying this catfish

Hi

Seems like Otothyropsis piribebuy.
by Acanthicus
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: "New Ranger" or "Mini Ranger" plecos?
Replies: 15
Views: 816

Re: "New Ranger" or "Mini Ranger" plecos?

Heho

The fish in the link looks like a juvenile P. punctatus. But both species are very similar and also variable in pattern and colouration. The only good characteristic is the buccal papilla, which is subdivided in punctatus, but not in weberi.


Edit: correction
by Acanthicus
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: "New Ranger" or "Mini Ranger" plecos?
Replies: 15
Views: 816

Re: "New Ranger" or "Mini Ranger" plecos?

Normally they are P. punctatus, imported from Peru. Beautiful, very underestimated fish! @Acanthicus, doesn't punctatus get much larger than weberi? If so, why would these be called "dwarf rangers?" From a naming perspective, I would expect it the other way around. Thanks, Eric Agree with all that,...
by Acanthicus
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: "New Ranger" or "Mini Ranger" plecos?
Replies: 15
Views: 816

Re: "New Ranger" or "Mini Ranger" plecos?

Normally they are P. punctatus, imported from Peru. Beautiful, very underestimated fish!
by Acanthicus
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Unknown unusual pleco?
Replies: 5
Views: 3311

Re: Unknown unusual pleco?

Party-people, thats a juvenile Cochliodon sp. “L 229“, or Hypostomus sp. “L 229“ if you want, but nothing else.

Juvies of Cochliodon are more slender, and elongated than adults, but the oral disc is already indicating towards this genus. As does the colouration and pattern tell the species.
by Acanthicus
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: L206?
Replies: 1
Views: 2612

Re: L206?

Correct, L 206.
by Acanthicus
Wed May 22, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: ID?
Replies: 7
Views: 562

Re: ID?

Hi

first is P. gibbiceps as stated above, second one is more likely Ancistomus/Peckoltia feldbergae.

cheers
by Acanthicus
Wed May 22, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Maybe L333?
Replies: 4
Views: 508

Re: Maybe L333?

Hi

L 333 is a very close guess, though I am throwing in L 401 as well, just to give you an idea of what it could be too. They are really, really difficult to distinguish, but it's one of the two I'd say.
by Acanthicus
Wed May 22, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Catfish with small spots on belly
Replies: 2
Views: 358

Re: Catfish with small spots on belly

Hi

Thats a female common bristlenose, Ancistrus sp. or as some like to call it Ancistrus cf. cirrhosus.
by Acanthicus
Mon May 20, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Please help with identification of these 3 plecos
Replies: 3
Views: 542

Re: Please help with identification of these 3 plecos

Hi

First one is either L 71, or L 181, spots and head shape dont match L 107.

Second and third could well be what they are supposed to, but could also both represent the same L-Number, almost impossible to say.