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mmccannon
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PostSubject: ID, please   ID, please EmptyMon Oct 03, 2011 2:45 pm

Hi,

Wonder if any of you could help me to ID the BN-to-be-mine.
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20 cm big, and the current owner refers to it as "bronze pleco".
Any idea?

Best regards,
Mary
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kfenk
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PostSubject: Re: ID, please   ID, please EmptyMon Oct 03, 2011 4:20 pm

a) it's not a bn, it's chocolate pleco. It's a colour morph of the common pleco Hypostomus plecostomus

b) they get really big. Common plecos grow around 1ft in the first 12 months but generally slow down after that. Given the time tho they can reach about 2ft in length

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PostSubject: Re: ID, please   ID, please EmptyMon Oct 03, 2011 10:36 pm

yeah kfenk is right chocolate pleco
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mmccannon
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PostSubject: ID   ID, please EmptyTue Oct 04, 2011 7:54 am

Any L-number for this chocolate pleco?
What is the real scientific name?
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PostSubject: Re: ID, please   ID, please EmptyTue Oct 04, 2011 9:35 am

As stated in my previous post the scientific name is Hypostomus plecostomus. It gets called chocolate pleco because it's a colour morph of the common pleco. I think it's some sort of albino.

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PostSubject: Re: ID, please   ID, please EmptyTue Oct 04, 2011 9:57 am

Common pleco (Pterygoplichthys pardalis, L021, L023).
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mmccannon
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PostSubject: ID   ID, please EmptyTue Oct 04, 2011 11:22 am

Thank you both!

I can hardly wait to take home my plec and make some photos myself.
Would a 400 litre tank do for an adult one, or I should opt for a 600-700 litre by the fish is fully grown?
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PostSubject: Re: ID, please   ID, please EmptyTue Oct 04, 2011 10:08 pm

Basically the bigger the better, a tank between 150-190cms long and and 60cms wide should be big enough.
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PostSubject: Idea   ID, please EmptyWed Oct 05, 2011 8:49 am

Since I have a 160 x 55 cm space on the lower shelf of my stand, I will custom-build a tank for that fish. And for company, 2M/4F Ancistrus temmincki.
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PostSubject: Re: ID, please   ID, please EmptyFri Oct 07, 2011 12:34 am

saw some of these for sale before, i was told they where albinos and they fade out slightly when there older......

hummm, think its was P@H i saw them.....
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