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Lab_Rat
10-01-2009, 05:59 AM
I know he's an ancistrus of some sort, just trying to figure out what species. Currently about 1.5" or slightly smaller. I'm hoping he's a claro, but am thinking he may be cirrhosus.

http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p316/ambell16/Craigslist%20tank/092909011.jpg

http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p316/ambell16/Craigslist%20tank/092909014.jpg

http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p316/ambell16/Craigslist%20tank/092909015.jpg

MonkeyPox
10-01-2009, 01:15 PM
Give a look at Hypostomus punctatus and see what you think.

Lab_Rat
10-01-2009, 02:37 PM
Ugh, he better not be a Hypostomus...was sold as a bristlenose. The guy from the LFS (my very reputable specialty african cichlid one) said he bred him himself. Because I'm not so bright sometimes I forgot to ask which species. This LFS only carries Ancistrus, Ancistomus, Baryancistrus, Chaetostoma, Panaque, Parotocinclus, and Peckoltia (didn't have any in when I got this guy or I would have gone with them) for their pleco selection, except for a few large common plecos that people have brought in.

MonkeyPox
10-01-2009, 02:53 PM
Did you look up the one I suggested and see if they matched?

Lab_Rat
10-01-2009, 03:03 PM
I did (on planet catfish) and fortunately I don't think that is him. His dorsal fin is not nearly as big as the punctatus and his markings are different. Thanks for the suggestion though.

Demjor19
10-01-2009, 05:03 PM
How about L110?

Lab_Rat
10-01-2009, 05:18 PM
How about L110?

Looked at the profile, my guys spots seem too blotchy and not nearly as perfect as the ones of the L110. Do the spots vary within the species?

I don't know if this helps, but in the couple weeks I've had him he's grown much more width wise than length wise.

leggomypleco
10-01-2009, 11:04 PM
it almost looks like my guy phantom plecohttp://www.aquaticcommunity.com/fishpictures/data/500/thumbs/securedownload_20_.jpg (http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/fishpictures/showphoto.php?photo=13023)

Crispy
10-02-2009, 12:04 AM
Your LFS carries panaques? I wish.... you shoulda bought one of those behemoths!! Which L# royals?

Lab_Rat
10-02-2009, 12:27 AM
Panaque cf. maccus 'Ringlet Pleco' L104

Panaque nigrolineatus 'Royal Pleco' L190

Panaque nigrolineatus 'Royal Pleco' L191

Crispy
10-02-2009, 12:28 AM
190 and 191 are my favs! Wish I had a better "pleco connection" in my city.... I'd own a bunch of them!

Lab_Rat
10-02-2009, 12:45 AM
190 and 191 are my favs! Wish I had a better "pleco connection" in my city.... I'd own a bunch of them!

http://www.davesfish.com/

He ships if you're interested.

Demjor19
10-02-2009, 08:34 PM
190 and 191 are my favs! Wish I had a better "pleco connection" in my city.... I'd own a bunch of them!

I love my Royal! I was hoping he would grow faster though...

Any luck IDing the mystery pleco yet?

Lab_Rat
10-02-2009, 09:08 PM
Dave said Ancistrus cirrhosus so that's what I'm going with. He looks a lot like some of the cirrhosus pics on planet catfish

Demjor19
10-03-2009, 03:34 AM
Dave said Ancistrus cirrhosus so that's what I'm going with. He looks a lot like some of the cirrhosus pics on planet catfish

After looking...I can agree with that! thumbs2: