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by Acanthicus
Wed May 05, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Re: Can someone ID my pleco
Replies: 2
Views: 1701

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: 1813

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: 1962

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: 3329

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: 1399

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: 1511

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: 1686

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: 1511

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: 1262

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: 1479

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.
by Acanthicus
Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Tiny 27 Dollar Pleco ID
Replies: 4
Views: 1479

Re: Tiny 27 Dollar Pleco ID

Hi

Pterygoplichthys punctatus indeed, I'd estimate it is around 4-5 weeks old and only recently imported from Peru.
by Acanthicus
Fri Mar 19, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Trio Zebra Pleco. Can you help male/female ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1997

Re: Trio Zebra Pleco. Can you help male/female ?

Hi,

the big one is a male. Not sure on the other two, because the angle is not showing the real proportions of the fish. However, the one next to the male could be a female. But a clear picture from above, and on a flat bottom will help to tell.
by Acanthicus
Fri Mar 19, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: ID Please? Possible L333?
Replies: 1
Views: 1183

Re: ID Please? Possible L333?

Hi,

thats a Hypancistrus debilittera, not a fish from Rio Xingu, but from the Orinoco basin.
by Acanthicus
Fri Mar 19, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: 15" pleco ID ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1968

Re: 15" pleco ID ?

It is a rare fish in the trade, that's why. Comparable to S. immaculatus, which is grey but rare and expensive, or wild caught L 70. Another reason is that the exported fish are often rather large and therefore more expensive regarding the shipping costs.
by Acanthicus
Thu Mar 18, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: 15" pleco ID ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1968

Re: 15" pleco ID ?

You have got a great taste of plecos!
by Acanthicus
Wed Mar 17, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Can you ID my pleco please ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1326

Re: Can you ID my pleco please ?

P. albomaculatus indeed, a very nice specimen on the photo.
by Acanthicus
Mon Mar 15, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: 15" pleco ID ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1968

Re: 15" pleco ID ?

Hi, from this picture it is difficult to tell if you obtained P. major or P. histrix. Are the caudal and dorsal fins patterned with white stripes? P. major is also considered to have a lower and longer head then P. histrix, but we'd need a lateral view to check on this. Personally, I am not too sure...
by Acanthicus
Mon Mar 15, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: unknown L#
Replies: 7
Views: 1491

Re: unknown L#

Obviously Jools is right, but what I find interesting is that he hasn't seen these anymore in ages. Same here! I used to sell them in high quantities 15 years ago, but they are getting "rare" in shops nowadays. Interesting how the readily available stock has changed in so many fields durin...
by Acanthicus
Thu Mar 11, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Can you ID this Hypancistrus from the Orinoco region?
Replies: 14
Views: 1990

Re: Can you ID this Hypancistrus from the Orinoco region?

Yes, not only of course, but greyish parents have spotted offspring too, and the other way around.

Initially I thought my pair would be really, really old and had lost the colours, but when some more showed up I realized it was intraspecific variation.
by Acanthicus
Thu Mar 11, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Can you ID this Hypancistrus from the Orinoco region?
Replies: 14
Views: 1990

Re: Can you ID this Hypancistrus from the Orinoco region?

Hi, this is H. lunaorum. From time to time specimens with this phenotype show up in the trade. I got some back in 2015 by Aqua-Amzon (Vianen, NL), shortly afterwards a pair was sold to a friend in Austria by another shop. The offspring have slightly less spots than the ones of typical lunaorum, but ...