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Demjor19
01-07-2009, 02:48 AM
Does anyone on here have a big Royal pleco? If so, I would love to see some pics. Mine is probably 4" now and seems to be growing slow, but steady. If you have a nice size Royal...please share! thumbs2:

Red
01-07-2009, 04:08 AM
Nope, but i love royal plecos, and pretty much all fancy plecos..

Demjor19
01-07-2009, 04:23 AM
Nope, but i love royal plecos, and pretty much all fancy plecos..

I love most of the fancy plecos too! They can be pretty addicting to keep! My Royal is my favorite plec so far!

Red
01-07-2009, 04:23 AM
Yeah, do you know if the are captive bred?

cocoa_pleco
01-07-2009, 04:41 AM
i had a large royal a couple of years ago but the pics got lost. i used to collect fancy plecos

Northernguy
01-07-2009, 05:01 AM
I think the Royal pleco are a great looking fish but I cannot get them up here.
I thought I had a blue pleco lined up but the lfs could not get it in.
They wanted $100 bucks for it.
Where are the pics of yours?

Demjor19
01-07-2009, 05:02 AM
Yeah, do you know if the are captive bred?

I really have no idea.


i had a large royal a couple of years ago but the pics got lost. i used to collect fancy plecos

Really? How big/old was he?

Demjor19
01-07-2009, 05:04 AM
Sorry...double post.

Demjor19
01-07-2009, 05:05 AM
I think the Royal pleco are a great looking fish but I cannot get them up here.
I thought I had a blue pleco lined up but the lfs could not get it in.
They wanted $100 bucks for it.
Where are the pics of yours?

I almost picked a Blue phantom up last week! I wish I would have now!

I don't have my Digi cam right now, So the pics will have to wait!

cocoa_pleco
01-07-2009, 05:31 AM
not sure of his age, but i would say 3.5"-4" when i sold him. i used to breed plecos alot and i bought alot of the fancy ones, they look good

Demjor19
01-07-2009, 11:32 AM
not sure of his age, but i would say 3.5"-4" when i sold him. i used to breed plecos alot and i bought alot of the fancy ones, they look good

Any luck breeding Royals? That would be awesome! How are they sexed?

Dave66
01-07-2009, 11:48 AM
Females are larger in girth than the males, and the males are more intensely marked. If you check out my Loricariad primer stickied in the pleco forum, you'll see how to breed Royal Plecos.
I've had my Royal for more than 15 years now, and he/she is 16 inches long.

Dave

cocoa_pleco
01-07-2009, 03:19 PM
never managed to breed royals. i sexed them the way dave described, females had a wider bigger build and males had noticably stronger marking

Northernguy
01-07-2009, 03:43 PM
never managed to breed royals. i sexed them the way dave described, females had a wider bigger build and males had noticably stronger marking

Is it like this for sexing all plecos or just the Royals?

Demjor19
01-07-2009, 04:33 PM
Females are larger in girth than the males, and the males are more intensely marked. If you check out my Loricariad primer stickied in the pleco forum, you'll see how to breed Royal Plecos.
I've had my Royal for more than 15 years now, and he/she is 16 inches long.

Dave

Great info! i'm assuming mine is a male then. Any pics of yours? Please? He must have been amazing!