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Crispy
02-06-2009, 10:20 PM
does anyone have a good place that shows the L-#'s of the different plecos and their pics?? I've been looking around trying to find a good reference and can't seem to find one.

Deleted User
02-06-2009, 10:29 PM
Crispy.

Planet catfish have an extensive L number catolouge.:ssmile:

you don't have to join the forum to look at it either.

fins_n_fur
02-06-2009, 10:35 PM
Yep, www.planetcatfish.com is one awesome site!

Crispy
02-07-2009, 01:38 AM
thanks a million guys.. I just picked up a royal pleco and I wanted to find his exact #... now I shall go number hunting!!

Deleted User
02-07-2009, 01:41 AM
That's ok Crispy.

Hope you get an ID on him & good luck with him too. thumbs2:

Brookfish
02-07-2009, 02:56 AM
thanks a million guys.. I just picked up a royal pleco and I wanted to find his exact #... now I shall go number hunting!!

You could have used the AC Forum catalogue... Dave 66, :hmm3grin2orange:
but planet catfish is like the guys say an awesome site.

Crispy
02-07-2009, 04:13 AM
okay.. after some searching I am not 100% sure but so far I think the guy I got is L027b Panaque Nigrolineatus (Olive Royal Pleco)... I still got some hunting to do, but maybe someone can shed some light here (Dave66) ??? I'll get some better pics when he's a little more acclimated to the tank and isn't hiding so much.

Crispy
02-07-2009, 06:54 AM
Dave66 hooked me up with some great info bout the pleco and apparently I was right with the fish ID. Olive Royal Pleco, L027b, Panaque cf. Nigrolineatus var. Thanks again Dave, and you too Brookfish for pointing me in his direction! Much appreciated!
thumbs2: :19: thumbs2:

Brookfish
02-07-2009, 06:41 PM
That's a stunning plec you picked up mate, just gorgeous,
best of luck with it.
I knew Dave would sort you out with the info on it, that guy
has probably forgotten more about plecs than you and I will
ever know lol, glad you got an id on it!!

Deleted User
02-08-2009, 02:55 AM
That is one fantastic pick up crispy. Good luck with him. :19:

Crispy
02-08-2009, 06:57 PM
He looks like the outside of a watermelon... seems to be adapting very well and already has his own "house" in the tank... very active when the lights go down at night. Picked up some cukes and sweet potato for him today so we'll see if he munches down on them tonight... he's already going to town on the driftwood.

Crispy
02-08-2009, 09:55 PM
Here's a few pics when I caught him out and about for a bit this afternoon... in the first pic my big common pleco is trying to hog the camera! lol!

Deleted User
02-08-2009, 10:01 PM
WOW look at the markings on that guy. He is a stunner Crispy. Very nice fish for sure. thumbs2:

Crispy
02-09-2009, 03:34 AM
thanks... we'll see if he eats the cucumber I put in for him tonight...

Deleted User
02-09-2009, 08:04 AM
thanks... we'll see if he eats the cucumber I put in for him tonight...

The big one they have at my LFS is one heck of a poop machine. They have to vac the tank out 3 - 4 times per week,

Crispy
02-09-2009, 08:19 AM
The big one they have at my LFS is one heck of a poop machine. They have to vac the tank out 3 - 4 times per week,

All the research I've done says the same thing... but I'm ready for it. At one time I had 3 common plecos all over 10" and that was pretty bad. Every few days I vac the gravel a bit (maybe just 2 or 3 buckets) and once a week they get the big water change... I think I'll be alright.

Deleted User
02-09-2009, 08:22 AM
All the research I've done says the same thing... but I'm ready for it. At one time I had 3 common plecos all over 10" and that was pretty bad. Every few days I vac the gravel a bit (maybe just 2 or 3 buckets) and once a week they get the big water change... I think I'll be alright.

I am sure you will be ok Crispy. I just had never seen so much poop come out of a plec. :hmm3grin2orange:

troy
02-09-2009, 02:54 PM
Great looking pleco.thumbs2:

Crispy
02-09-2009, 06:24 PM
I stand corrected (I thought he was L027b), but turns out that my royal is indeed L191. Also, niether pleco touched the cucumber last night... they stayed munching on wood all night.. hmmmm... try some sweet potato tonight I guess...

troy
02-10-2009, 01:04 AM
If you can get a hold of it, try summer squash. My fish seem to prefer that over cucumber.

Crispy
02-10-2009, 05:48 PM
If you can get a hold of it, try summer squash. My fish seem to prefer that over cucumber.

are there any other names for it? I don't ever remember seeing summer squash anywhere around here...

Northernguy
02-10-2009, 06:39 PM
Nice fish Crispy!:22: Really nice lines.

Brookfish
02-10-2009, 06:54 PM
are there any other names for it? I don't ever remember seeing summer squash anywhere around here...

Summer squash (also known as vegetable or Italian marrow),

Here's a link to it mate, i'm not sure which kind the guys use in the US, LOL

http://urbanext.illinois.edu/veggies/ssquash1.html

Crispy
02-10-2009, 07:05 PM
Summer squash (also known as vegetable or Italian marrow),
Here's a link to it mate, i'm not sure which kind the guys use in the US, LOL


ohhh.. it's zucchini here! It's terribly out of season right now and even at the local market (which has everything) I could not find any. For now they get cucumber and sweet potato. First night noone touched the cuke, but last night the chunk of sweet potato I put in was almost all gone this morn!