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toddnbecka
03-18-2009, 04:29 AM
As the flash pleco's grow, the yellow stripes become more narrow.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/toddnbecka/gracilis%20pics/P1020580.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/toddnbecka/gracilis%20pics/P1020581.jpg

These guys (and girls) like to stay under cover by day, but they are uber tank cleaners after the lights are out.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/toddnbecka/gracilis%20pics/P1020570.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/toddnbecka/gracilis%20pics/P1020571.jpg

bluebluecow
03-18-2009, 06:50 AM
nice flash pics, I struglle to get a pic of mine as he hides most of the day

he is a real wood chomper and our wood has lots of marks along it, must buy some more soon

he is a great fish and yes his stripes are narrower then when we first got him, I love the fact that the tail goes of into long tendrils

liz

fins_n_fur
03-18-2009, 11:16 AM
Beautiful plecos and nice shots!

Deleted User
03-18-2009, 11:17 AM
Stunning plec. Great pics. :ssmile:

Northernguy
03-18-2009, 02:28 PM
Very nice! I would love to have a tank with lots of plecos!
Thanks for sharing!:22:

sandy_n
03-18-2009, 02:32 PM
Awesome plecos!

Crispy
03-18-2009, 03:18 PM
Very nice plecos! How long have you had them?

Wild Turkey
03-18-2009, 03:31 PM
Excellent photos! Thanks for sharingthumbs2:

toddnbecka
03-18-2009, 04:11 PM
Very nice plecos! How long have you had them?
Almost a year, they're a future (hopefully) breeding project growing out now. I started with 5, but 1 disappeared along the way. No corpse or even visible remains, I can only assume it died and was completely devoured by the polka-dot loaches sharing the tank. Oddly enough, the same thing happened with the loaches. I started w/6, then 1 disappeared somewhere between tank cleanings. There's Malaysian driftwood covering the entire bottom of the tank, and it all has to be removed to get a head count. I don't always strip the tank completely to siphon it. The fish are happier with some cover, so I do half, then shift the remaining wood to the clean side. Even the loaches will stay wedged inside a chunk as it moves, sometimes even dropping out after the wood has been placed on a plastic tray while I siphon.

Rue
03-18-2009, 05:36 PM
Nice photos! Luv the plecs...:1luvu:

Crispy
03-18-2009, 05:47 PM
Almost a year, they're a future (hopefully) breeding project growing out now. I started with 5, but 1 disappeared along the way. No corpse or even visible remains, I can only assume it died and was completely devoured by the polka-dot loaches sharing the tank. Oddly enough, the same thing happened with the loaches. I started w/6, then 1 disappeared somewhere between tank cleanings. There's Malaysian driftwood covering the entire bottom of the tank, and it all has to be removed to get a head count. I don't always strip the tank completely to siphon it. The fish are happier with some cover, so I do half, then shift the remaining wood to the clean side. Even the loaches will stay wedged inside a chunk as it moves, sometimes even dropping out after the wood has been placed on a plastic tray while I siphon.

very cool! sounds like the plecos and loaches have a very good home. good luck on a future spawning! I love my L191 and huge common plecos! My 5 clown loaches and raphael cat all hide in a fake hollow log. I can't take it out when cleaning the tank either. :)

Brookfish
03-18-2009, 09:22 PM
Great pics of some very nice Plecs!

jb300m01
03-18-2009, 11:00 PM
Very nice! I love all of the wood in there.

Dixie
03-24-2009, 07:23 PM
Great pics and good looking pleco! I didn't realize there were so many different plecos until about a year ago when I checked out Planetcatfish (I think that's what it was called).

How big does that pleco get?

KingFisher
03-24-2009, 07:47 PM
Great Plecos T&B, Every time I see a new one at the store I want it. thumbs2:thumbs2:thumbs2:

toddnbecka
03-25-2009, 04:51 AM
L204's go about 5" max, not much larger than a good old BN. Not nearly as fast-growing though, probably partly because they eat wood.

allsmiles
03-25-2009, 04:00 PM
very pretty. I always see pictures online of different species of plecos, but my lfs have only 2 kinds and they both look the same to me. I've seen an albino once too. Yours are gorgeous!

Red
03-25-2009, 04:02 PM
very nice pleco's :)

troy
03-26-2009, 01:31 AM
Nice looking plecos!