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 L255 spotted medusa rare pleco

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Jo
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PostSubject: L255 spotted medusa rare pleco   Sat Apr 25, 2009 6:23 pm

I have been after these for a long long time I managed to get a pair this week look to be M/F I am hoping to breed them there are no reports of this being done yet so it will be a challenge which I just love
I am really taken with these they are so cute



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PostSubject: Re: L255 spotted medusa rare pleco   Sat Apr 25, 2009 8:38 pm

Hey, they do look good. Sadly we don't get much variety in the species of BN so I hope to breed some and selectively breed the darker and darker fish with lighter and lighter spots until I can create my own snowflakes from our regular mish mash browns.
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PostSubject: Re: L255 spotted medusa rare pleco   Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:56 am

I just love the medusa there well nice..i also hope you can breed these jo as i will be interestid in the fry..
Great Pics and good luck jo.. cheers

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PostSubject: Re: L255 spotted medusa rare pleco   Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:55 am

We actually have something similar to this in the local store at present. I think it might be L34 though. They couldn't tell me an L number. I have been researching on them just today and there are pretty well no reported cases of successful aquarium breeding which is a blow.
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PostSubject: Re: L255 spotted medusa rare pleco   Sun Apr 26, 2009 2:33 pm

Absolutely brilliant,dont you just love em!
Good luck with the breeding Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: L255 spotted medusa rare pleco   Tue Apr 28, 2009 7:49 am

Nice pick up Jo , are medusa still Ancistrus? and what gives them the tag medusa instead of Bristlenose?.
Kind of looks like a peppermint or L183 or similar to me. Hope you have good luck spawning them if they
are not recorded to spawn in a aquarium.
Cheers J
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PostSubject: Re: L255 spotted medusa rare pleco   Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:57 am

If they are the same as the one here, its ancistrus ranuncus or something like that... They told me the other day, but I've slept since then...
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PostSubject: Re: L255 spotted medusa rare pleco   Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:36 pm

They are indeed Ancistrus, Ranunculus to be exact. Medusa comes from the abundance of "snake" like bristles, just like a character in Greek mythology. Medusa, originally a beautiful young woman whose crowning glory was her magnificent long hair,who was desired and courted by many suitors. Yet before she could be betrothed to a husband, Poseidon (Neptune) found her worshipping in the temple of Athena (Minerva) and ravished her. Athena was outraged at her sacred temple being violated, and punished Medusa by turning her beautiful tresses into snakes and giving her the destructive power to turn anyone who looked directly at her into stone, so maybe Ancistrus have hidden powers eh!. Very Happy

Heres a pic of the more commonly available Ranunculus
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PostSubject: Re: L255 spotted medusa rare pleco   Mon May 11, 2009 1:51 am

Now remind me never to stare into there eyes LOL
A little update they are doing well settled in with no issues they seem to be eating (when I am not there) they are not very active which is typical but ok, I have been doing as much research as I can but there is so little info out there it is untrue, from what I can gather they prefer high temp water so I have them at 29oC and they like meaty food rather than veg so I have offered them a range of food the same as my hypans diet and offered veggies which they have not touched, I am trying to find out if they need a high flow in the tank some say yes other say they prefer calm water? any ideas guys???
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PostSubject: Re: L255 spotted medusa rare pleco   Mon May 11, 2009 2:15 pm

Jo wrote:
Now remind me never to stare into there eyes LOL
A little update they are doing well settled in with no issues they seem to be eating (when I am not there) they are not very active which is typical but ok, I have been doing as much research as I can but there is so little info out there it is untrue, from what I can gather they prefer high temp water so I have them at 29oC and they like meaty food rather than veg so I have offered them a range of food the same as my hypans diet and offered veggies which they have not touched, I am trying to find out if they need a high flow in the tank some say yes other say they prefer calm water? any ideas guys???

Here you go you should find this info usefull Jo.. Very Happy

http://www.bristlenoseworld.com/fish-facts-f19/l255-spotted-medusa-pleco-t341.htm#2225

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PostSubject: Re: L255 spotted medusa rare pleco   Mon May 11, 2009 8:23 pm

Brilliant profile information Curby, Even though i have these ( common not spotted) there was information in there that i didnt know, where did you get it all! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: L255 spotted medusa rare pleco   Wed May 13, 2009 1:30 am

Helps loads many thanks you are a star
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PostSubject: Re: L255 spotted medusa rare pleco   Fri May 22, 2009 2:27 pm

They are stunning - good luck with them,Yvette
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