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Drewpyamamoto
01-16-2010, 11:42 PM
I caught this pleco in a river and he has really wierd looking antennas any clue as to what it is?http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a34/Drewpyamamoto/PLECO001.jpg

Deleted User
01-16-2010, 11:45 PM
Male Bristle nose plec. Nice find, thumbs2:

R2 Ranch
01-16-2010, 11:55 PM
Awesome!!!! Lucky you to find something like a big male bristlenose:19:

rich311k
01-17-2010, 12:06 AM
That is a BN pleco of somekind.

ILuvMyGoldBarb
01-17-2010, 01:26 AM
Definitely a species of Ancistrus but which one I'm not sure of. Very nice find. Just as a caution to you, you may want to put him in QT and feed him some fresh garlic or treat him with a med for intestinal worms. Many plecos that come from the wild are infected with intestinal worms and need to be treated for them. Fresh garlic is generally a good way to do this as the fish receives nutrition from the garlic but the worms do not and are driven out.

EmmanuelJB
01-17-2010, 01:39 AM
It looks like a bristle nose pleco also known as bushy nose plecos. Like the other posters mentioned I would feed him some type of garlic to get rid of any disease he may be carrying.

HomaridNoob6
01-17-2010, 01:59 AM
That's a pretty awesome BN, Whereabouts are you from that you find that in a river (I'm assuming it was locally) If you'd rather not say thats fine, I understand. Just kinda curious where I have to go to find a BN like that certainly not any of my LFS'. Very nice looking fish, and the other pleco in the background is real nice looking too! I second, or third, or whatever, I agree with the garlic idea, can't hurt the fish so... A good idea with any wild catches.

Bristley
01-17-2010, 02:54 AM
That BN looks beautiful. Man do I love the way they look, can't wait to get my own.

Andinga
01-17-2010, 05:05 AM
Male Bristle nose plec. Nice find, thumbs2:
longfind bristlenose

http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://addicted2cichlids.com.au/sailfin%2520pleco.jpg&imgrefurl=http://addicted2cichlids.com.au/Livestock.htm&h=283&w=500&sz=95&tbnid=NDfPdE4PUiHmbM:&tbnh=74&tbnw=130&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dsailfin%2Bplecostomus&usg=__QNaKpI5flX4GC713gQmhnq4zO84=&ei=FJZSS9PlPILy0gT2lbmzDQ&sa=X&oi=image_result&resnum=1&ct=image&ved=0CAcQ9QEwAA

:goldfish:

Andinga
01-17-2010, 05:12 AM
longfind bristle nose:goldfish:

http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://addicted2cichlids.com.au/sailfin%2520pleco.jpg&imgrefurl=http://addicted2cichlids.com.au/Livestock.htm&h=283&w=500&sz=95&tbnid=NDfPdE4PUiHmbM:&tbnh=74&tbnw=130&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dsailfin%2Bplecostomus&usg=__QNaKpI5flX4GC713gQmhnq4zO84=&ei=FJZSS9PlPILy0gT2lbmzDQ&sa=X&oi=image_result&resnum=1&ct=image&ved=0CAcQ9QEwAA


use this link2 go straight 2 whare we found it:fish:

Drewpyamamoto
01-17-2010, 07:17 AM
Thanks for all the input everyone, I live in Hawaii and caught hi in a river, the river has loads of plecos but this was the first one that I caught with such long bristles.