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Lab_Rat
12-31-2009, 10:36 PM
The new bristlenose male I got last night has claimed his own hole in a piece of holey rock. It's kind of funny to watch him shift around in it, it's a pretty tight spot.

Nice and cozy in his hole, but wait, there's an intruder:
http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p316/ambell16/55g%20African%20tank/123109011.jpg

Coming out to chase them off a bit:
http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p316/ambell16/55g%20African%20tank/123109012.jpg

Other bristley still won't budge:
http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p316/ambell16/55g%20African%20tank/123109013.jpg

Going back in the hole a different way, to keep an eye on the intruder:
http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p316/ambell16/55g%20African%20tank/123109014.jpg

Lab_Rat
12-31-2009, 10:37 PM
Back in the hole, nice and cozy:
http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p316/ambell16/55g%20African%20tank/123109025.jpg

Anyone have any idea what Ancistrus species he is?

Oscar_freak12321
12-31-2009, 11:05 PM
No idea, but great pics Labby! thumbs2:

Lady Hobbs
12-31-2009, 11:06 PM
What a handsome fella he is.

KingFisher
12-31-2009, 11:42 PM
Great plecos and great pictures Labby! thumbs2:thumbs2:thumbs2:

Red
01-01-2010, 12:51 AM
Nice pictures!

rich311k
01-01-2010, 12:53 AM
Nice shots. Good looking fish.

EmmanuelJB
01-01-2010, 01:52 AM
Nice Pics! I love plecos! I also just got some new bristle nose plecos too. Well bushy nose plecos... there the sane thing right? Anyway here are some pics of mine.

http://i585.photobucket.com/albums/ss300/EmmanuelJB/Other%20Fish%20Pictures/IMG_0653.jpg

http://i585.photobucket.com/albums/ss300/EmmanuelJB/Other%20Fish%20Pictures/IMG_0673.jpg
This one is amazing! My aquarium is algae free (Well Almost) after just 1 day!

kathymac
01-01-2010, 04:50 AM
Nice shots, great fish, I want one, or two or three.////

toddnbecka
01-01-2010, 07:41 AM
Meh, that's a stubblenose plec, still needs to grow his bristles a bit more. Unless they were imported they're almost certainly Ancistrus cirrhosus, the common aquarium species of murky origins. The white tips on the corners of the tailfin are all that remain of the white stripe they had when they were wee pleco's.

Lab_Rat
01-01-2010, 07:51 AM
Thanks everyone, I'm really liking the Ancistrus plecs.


Meh, that's a stubblenose plec, still needs to grow his bristles a bit more. Unless they were imported they're almost certainly Ancistrus cirrhosus, the common aquarium species of murky origins. The white tips on the corners of the tailfin are all that remain of the white stripe they had when they were wee pleco's.

LMAO at stubblenose, I really don't care for the bristles so I hope he stays stubby. Good to know he's likely a cirrhosus, the other two in there are cirrhosus so now I don't have to worry about hybridization possibilities (not that I plan to breed).

mommy1
01-01-2010, 02:24 PM
plecos are not one of my favorite fish but those are very cool pictures :19:

Northernguy
01-01-2010, 04:22 PM
lol Plecos are great fish.You never know what they are gonna do!thumbs2:

Nice pics Lab rat! Nice bns too!:22: