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PostSubject: Another Bristly Conundrum! I.D my Ancistrus!   Another Bristly Conundrum! I.D my Ancistrus! EmptySun May 08, 2011 9:06 pm

Hello all...

Got a picture of my 'other' ancistrus that I recently obtained. Don't think it's a common, as more dark grey than brown, also absolutely no spots, and blue eyes!

I may be wrong though, but any ideas? Also wondering if you guys think either of these is worthy of pic of the month?

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PostSubject: Re: Another Bristly Conundrum! I.D my Ancistrus!   Another Bristly Conundrum! I.D my Ancistrus! EmptyMon May 09, 2011 3:24 am

def not a common,

got any pics from the top?

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PostSubject: identifying Ancistrus...   Another Bristly Conundrum! I.D my Ancistrus! EmptyMon May 09, 2011 8:12 am

I really hope this is not what I think it is... will wait for more photos before I say any thing else,...lol
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PostSubject: Re: Another Bristly Conundrum! I.D my Ancistrus!   Another Bristly Conundrum! I.D my Ancistrus! EmptyMon May 09, 2011 8:21 am

Its not a panaque (unfortunately!) I checked that out. Has a few bristles on very front of its lip. Could it be a whiteseam, as the only image I can find on google is on planet catfish, but isn't clear on why the picture is amongst the writing. Will struggle for pictures from the top, but bear with me, as I really want to know what it is!
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PostSubject: Re: Another Bristly Conundrum! I.D my Ancistrus!   Another Bristly Conundrum! I.D my Ancistrus! EmptyMon May 09, 2011 2:04 pm

It's not a Whiteseam, you can see in Curbys profile of the L183 HERE that the name Whiteseam comes from the white edges on the dorsal and caudal fins added to that your appears to be devoid of spotting.

I have seen images of L088 that look very similar to your fish HERE, there is also an article about Whiteseams and L088 HERE
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PostSubject: identifying your pleco's   Another Bristly Conundrum! I.D my Ancistrus! EmptyMon May 09, 2011 6:08 pm

ok through a spanner into the works --

what about a Pineapple pleco.....lol...

just something to ponder on now...

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PostSubject: Re: Another Bristly Conundrum! I.D my Ancistrus!   Another Bristly Conundrum! I.D my Ancistrus! EmptyMon May 09, 2011 6:50 pm

Not a pineapple, no way....Doesn't have that 'panaquesque' look to it like they do. Besides, has a row of bristles (plus 2 longer ones right at tip of nose) along its lip. I'm thinking L088....looks incredibly similar!
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PostSubject: Picture of L088? From above, bristlenoseworld.com   Another Bristly Conundrum! I.D my Ancistrus! EmptyMon May 09, 2011 8:07 pm

Here's a pic from above as promised. This is when I brought it home, so is in full stress colouration! As you can see in my 1st pic, it's nowhere near brown usually.

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PostSubject: Re: Another Bristly Conundrum! I.D my Ancistrus!   Another Bristly Conundrum! I.D my Ancistrus! EmptyTue May 10, 2011 7:48 am

cant really find the exact fish. but the closest thing i can find is the L045 Ancistrus Sp. http://www.planetcatfish.com/catelog/species.php?species_id=672

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PostSubject: Re: Another Bristly Conundrum! I.D my Ancistrus!   Another Bristly Conundrum! I.D my Ancistrus! EmptyWed May 25, 2011 6:40 am

My guess is a Blue Eyed Panaque
or a Hypostomus faveolus "Honeycomb Pleco" L037
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PostSubject: Re: Another Bristly Conundrum! I.D my Ancistrus!   Another Bristly Conundrum! I.D my Ancistrus! EmptyWed May 25, 2011 5:15 pm

In the second picture you posted he looks a bit like an L156, but your first picture rules that out.
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