Pleco Identification

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Re: Pleco Identification

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Male acquired!
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Re: Pleco Identification

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Gonna try to get more views of him as he settles
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Re: Pleco Identification

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Put me down for some fry!
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Re: Pleco Identification

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He has settled in, hes way less shy than the female is as well.
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I have to say, I love the way the texture on the skin shines on these guys. Makes them almost look gilded with gold. They're "plain" at first appearance, but are subtly really beautiful plecos. Very happy I decided to pick them up.

My L240 doesn't seem bothered to have them in the same tank either, he sticks to his own area and they dont go near him. They prefer to stay on the driftwood, while my L240 likes his cave area.
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Looks great! Good luck with them.

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Re: Pleco Identification

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I've added these pictures, with a degree of discomfort, into the Ancistrus martini entry. The belly patterning bothers me - while patterning is sometimes initially emboldened in preserved fishes, much less so on soft skin.

I could add a note to these ones noting they are closer to the description of A. bodenhameri? Or go "full schultzi" and just split out the species. Would welcome a discussion.

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Re: Pleco Identification

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Jools wrote: Sun Oct 24, 2021 9:40 am I've added these pictures, with a degree of discomfort, into the Ancistrus martini entry. The belly patterning bothers me - while patterning is sometimes initially emboldened in preserved fishes, much less so on soft skin.

I could add a note to these ones noting they are closer to the description of A. bodenhameri? Or go "full schultzi" and just split out the species. Would welcome a discussion.

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If it helps, I have a new photo of the male on the glass, he's got some faint markings but hard to see.
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Re: Pleco Identification

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That really does help, is that the same fish as the pic we used (perhaps that was the female)?

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Re: Pleco Identification

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My own two cents is not to put them in as a known described sp. I would add them as Ancistrus sp # and note the trade name they were imported under and that they may be one of the described spp from that drainage but we can't make offer a definitive identification without verified provenience information.
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Re: Pleco Identification

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Jools wrote: Wed Oct 27, 2021 10:06 am That really does help, is that the same fish as the pic we used (perhaps that was the female)?

Jools
The other one was the female.
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Re: Pleco Identification

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Shane wrote: Wed Oct 27, 2021 10:51 am My own two cents is not to put them in as a known described sp. I would add them as Ancistrus sp # and note the trade name they were imported under and that they may be one of the described spp from that drainage but we can't make offer a definitive identification without verified provenience information.
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Jools wrote: Wed Oct 27, 2021 10:06 am That really does help, is that the same fish as the pic we used (perhaps that was the female)?

Jools
New photos.

This is the female underbelly. No markings on her
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And the male. What's interesting is his blending colour change... on wood he's dark but on sand he gets reticulated spots on him.
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And video of the female
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