Gibbiceps?

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Gibbiceps?

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Found a striking looking juveniles gibbiceps I believe, just wanted a second opinion. No good dorsal shot but he has over 10 Ray's. Just looks like a super orange gibbi or something.
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That does look pretty, but I can't make out any ID in bag. Sorry.

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I am not saying it's not a gibby. We certainly need better pictures.
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Sorry guys working on it. He is the least cooperative pleco I've ever met. I have an easier time photographing the clowns.

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Finally managed to nab him
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That looks more like Pterygoplichthys joselimaianus. Maybe post some pics once it's settled in the tank?

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Will do. He's got a round of parasite treatment to go. Once I fatten him up I'll grab better photos. I forgot about joselimaianus, we don't see them in my area a lot. He certainly looks similar.

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Got some decent pics
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Hi,

this is either a pardalis or disjunctivus, tending to say pardalis though.

Also think this is a great example of how easy the "groups" in Pterygoplichthys are to distinguish from each other. Pattern and colouration don't help at all in this case, because they are not typical for either of the mentioned species. But the head morphology is clearly different, especially the supraoccipital bone is completely different in what is sometimes called Glyptoperichthys and Liposarcus, this is clearly the latter.
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Thank you very much! So my only other question would be if his unique juvenile pattern will translate to a unique adult pattern? Also are hybrids possible within the genus or are they even distinguishable?
Edit: his belly is vermiculated so probably disjunctivus? I have some juveniles in another tank and he looks a bit different shape wise. His heads a bit broader

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Hybrids are possible, these fishes are all commercially produced, so it depends on what was "dumped in the pond" in terms of these fishes production. If you could post some pics in 6 months or so it'd be interesting.

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Sorry to hijack this thread but I just got this juvenile and wondering if it's a gibby.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/jCNuQqjyipkFUZv7A

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100% a Gibby.

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Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:16 pm
Sorry to hijack this thread but I just got this juvenile and wondering if it's a gibby.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/jCNuQqjyipkFUZv7A

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Jools wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:43 pm
100% a Gibby.

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Bettaman wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:16 pm
Sorry to hijack this thread but I just got this juvenile and wondering if it's a gibby.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/jCNuQqjyipkFUZv7A
Thank you, Jools.

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