Hypancistrus ID

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Hypancistrus ID

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Bought some Hypancistrus as L345's over a year ago and decided it was time to move them out of QT. I'd like to hear your opinion on if they are in fact L345 or something else.

Thanks,
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Beautiful fish Chuck... But oh I hate trying to figure out the ID of black & white lined/spotted Hypancistrus. :)) So many look alike, unless you have accurate catch location info or a reliable chain of custody for captive bred fish.

Sorry, Eric

P.S., a year in QT? Dang, that's "next level!" :-BD
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bekateen wrote: Wed May 13, 2020 4:23 pm Beautiful fish Chuck... But oh I hate trying to figure out the ID of black & white lined/spotted Hypancistrus. :)) So many look alike, unless you have accurate catch location info or a reliable chain of custody for captive bred fish.

Sorry, Eric

P.S., a year in QT? Dang, that's "next level!" :-BD
lol Yes, a little overboard on the QT.....
I trust where they come from.... I know he does travel to SA and gets his own fish too. But I am with you... way to many black and white Hypans are very confusing.

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PS. I am sure I bought 8 of them in the beginning.... and I pulled 10 in total today. 2 are a lot smaller.....
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stuby wrote: Wed May 13, 2020 6:38 pmPS. I am sure I bought 8 of them in the beginning.... and I pulled 10 in total today. 2 are a lot smaller.....
A secret spawn? Awesome! Oh, yes, I can see at least one (maybe both in diff. photos) in your pics. Cool!

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bekateen wrote: Wed May 13, 2020 6:43 pm A secret spawn? Awesome! Oh, yes, I can see at least one (maybe both in diff. photos) in your pics. Cool!

Cheers, Eric
I am assuming that is the case.... unless I'm not remembering correctly and I did buy 10 and 2 of them never grow much in a years time. I think they where about the size of the smallest two when I got them.

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Chaos in B&W, who could have thunk it?

I thought I was bad quarantining wild fish for 3+ months.

I do the same thing. I buy 10-15 new fish at a smallish size to grow out. I put them into their own tank so it starts as Q and ends up permanent :-). I sometimes forget how many should be there.

I have no clue what your fish are, but they are pretty. And it just goes to show you, fish spawn on their schedule not ours.....
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TwoTankAmin wrote: Wed May 13, 2020 9:35 pm Chaos in B&W, who could have thunk it?

I thought I was bad quarantining wild fish for 3+ months.

I do the same thing. I buy 10-15 new fish at a smallish size to grow out. I put them into their own tank so it starts as Q and ends up permanent :-). I sometimes forget how many should be there.

I have no clue what your fish are, but they are pretty. And it just goes to show you, fish spawn on their schedule not ours.....
I am bad about that... often they go into a QT tank and that is where they stay!

I put them next to my L400 tank and I see little difference.... tail shape is a bit different from what I can see by eye. Their pattern is extremely different from one to the next.... but I see 3 with a lot more white than black. I may have to separate them out and see what I can get from them breeding.

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stuby wrote: Fri May 15, 2020 4:31 pmI am bad about that... often they go into a QT tank and that is where they stay!
Needing a QT tank is my standard excuse for adding another aquarium. ;-)
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bekateen wrote: Fri May 15, 2020 4:45 pm
stuby wrote: Fri May 15, 2020 4:31 pmI am bad about that... often they go into a QT tank and that is where they stay!
Needing a QT tank is my standard excuse for adding another aquarium. ;-)
Mine too..... and the reason I am building a bigger fish room! lol
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I would say yes. Check out the pics on L-Welse; there are pics of both striped and dotted specimens. Looks to be highly variable.
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