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by Acanthicus
Mon Oct 18, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: ID these baby plecos
Replies: 5
Views: 283

Re: ID these baby plecos

Impossible to tell at this age and with no more information.
I have seen youngsters in this age of both species, and couldn't tell how to tell them apart.
by Acanthicus
Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Which is the most recently described L-number.
Replies: 1
Views: 211

Re: Which is the most recently described L-number.

Hi Birger, the first ones coming to my mind are the Hopliancistrus from January (?): L 17 as Hopliancistrus wolverine L 171 as Hopliancistrus xikrin L 361 as Hopliancistrus munduruku L 422 as Hopliancistrus xavante Possibly Hypostomus crulsi though from this summer, which is yet to be identified as ...
by Acanthicus
Sat Sep 25, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Identify Ancistrus species
Replies: 7
Views: 3594

Re: Identify Ancistrus species

Hi

I don't see why this should not be considered a common Ancistrus sp. (cf. or aff. cirrhosus). There is nothing I can spot on the photos which would lead me towards another ID.
by Acanthicus
Mon Sep 13, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Please help me identify these 3 plecos
Replies: 3
Views: 1336

Re: Please help me identify these 3 plecos

Hypancistrus furunculus for sure, the size of the eyes in relation to the head length gives it away.
by Acanthicus
Mon Sep 13, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Do I believe in miracles......
Replies: 5
Views: 2796

Re: Do I believe in miracles......

Hi, I had two similar stories happen to me many years ago. 1: Back in school some friends of mine and myself took care of the obligatory school aquarium. Recalling it now it must have been between 300-350l, but with an absolutely stupid height of 120 cm it was difficult for us (6th grade) to work th...
by Acanthicus
Tue Aug 17, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L-333 and l-201 eating snails?
Replies: 4
Views: 1369

Re: L-333 and l-201 eating snails?

Hi

Hypancistrus are not as willing to feed on snails as Pseudacanthicus and Scobinancistrus are, but occasionally you will see an individual feeding on a snail. Smashed snails though are very welcome as fresh food.
by Acanthicus
Mon Aug 16, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Identify my new pleco collection
Replies: 2
Views: 619

Re: Identify my new pleco collection

Hi, I agree with Eric concerning the Ancistrus. The first Hypancistrus (assumed L 181) is Hypancistrus margaritatus (L 404). The second one (assumed L 103) is a Hypancistrus from the Xingu River, possibly L 333. The two last ones reminded me of the first presentation of L 399 and L 400, which were s...
by Acanthicus
Tue Aug 10, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L27 Xingu Platinum
Replies: 1
Views: 1099

Re: L27 Xingu Platinum

Hi,

a lighter base colour is not that uncommon in freshly collected specimens, but does normally not appear among the thousands of juveniles that are exported. Do you have a picture of the specimen in question? The base colour can vary from white, to grey, cream and brownish.
by Acanthicus
Fri Jul 30, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: ID my plec
Replies: 3
Views: 1124

Re: ID my plec

Hi,

this is not even a Hypancistrus, but an Ancistomus/Peckoltia. A lateral pic would help to clarify though.
by Acanthicus
Thu Jul 01, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Avaibality of the L200 ?.
Replies: 1
Views: 1111

Re: Avaibality of the L200 ?.

Hi, I am not aware of any study about population density of this fish or the forms/species known as L 128, L 200a, L 200b and L 476. Increasing prices are more likely the result of the pandemic, because exports went down to zero last year and afterwards the cargo space was limited and therefore the ...
by Acanthicus
Wed May 05, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Re: Can someone ID my pleco
Replies: 2
Views: 2313

Re: Re: Can someone ID my pleco

Hi, based on the second picture I put my money on Ancistomus wernekei, it is quite a good match. L 278 is a typical Peckoltia and more bulky than your specimen. L 210 does look very similar, but it is is more than unlikely that you will get a fish from Rondonia without knowing what it is or at least...
by Acanthicus
Sun Apr 25, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Thoughts on keeping breeding groups of different genera together
Replies: 5
Views: 2273

Re: Thoughts on keeping breeding groups of different genera together

Morning As long as you provide enough shelter and hiding places you will be fine with two or even three species in the same tank. The Rineloricaria need different caves to spawn in than the Hypancistrus/Peckoltia/Panaqolus and won't compete with them anyway. Try to get species from a similar habitat...
by Acanthicus
Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L201- Colombian Snowball
Replies: 7
Views: 2544

Re: L201- Colombian Snowball

Hi, the picture shows Hypancistrus contradens and they will definitely not eat any of your tetras, at least not as long they are alive and doing well. It is a good species to start with if you have not kept plecos before, not very demanding in terms of water conditions and no special foods required....
by Acanthicus
Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L129 sex
Replies: 12
Views: 4521

Re: L129 sex

Hi,

both are males, good luck finding a female soon.
by Acanthicus
Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Please help! What kind of pleco??
Replies: 1
Views: 1692

Re: Please help! What kind of pleco??

Hi,

the eye shows some red colour, hence I am putting my money on Panaque nigrolineatus.
I think it will darken during the next time.

cheers, Daniel
by Acanthicus
Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: ID Yellow chubby pleco Parancistrus aurantiacus
Replies: 4
Views: 1975

Re: ID Yellow chubby pleco Parancistrus aurantiacus

Hi,

only P. aurantiacus, no L-Number: https://www.ig-bssw.org/again-and-again-l-56/?lang=en

It can change to a yellow colour, yes.
by Acanthicus
Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: New book in Pims can now be ordered
Replies: 6
Views: 2589

Re: New book in Pims can now be ordered

Same here, looking forward to hold it in my hands.
by Acanthicus
Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: ID Yellow chubby pleco Parancistrus aurantiacus
Replies: 4
Views: 1975

Re: ID Yellow chubby pleco Parancistrus aurantiacus

This is Parancistrus aurantiacus.
No idea if this is a yellow, regular, black or hipster chubby.
by Acanthicus
Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Help with sexing L 471
Replies: 2
Views: 1576

Re: Help with sexing L 471

Hi,

agree on all of them: male, male, female, male, female.

Good luck breeding them!
by Acanthicus
Sun Apr 04, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Tiny 27 Dollar Pleco ID
Replies: 4
Views: 1913

Re: Tiny 27 Dollar Pleco ID

They grow up to 25 cm TL roughly, never collected or seen a bigger one. In captivity it will probably not get bigger than 20 cm TL.