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ScottishFish
05-08-2012, 01:41 PM
So I had a good look through Planet Catfish and wrote down the plecs I would like to try and get a hold of. I havent visited my LFS yet so I don't know if he can get them, so going to ask you guys first :22:

Really I am just wondering if any of you have seen these available for the aquarium trade, I know some species are basically impossible to get and others are mega $$$ like the Zebra Plecos (L046?).

L024 Redfin Cactus Pleco/Flame Pleco

L025 Scarlet Cactus Pleco

L027, L330 Watermelon Pleco

L093, L153, L195 Blue fin thresher Pleco

L350 Coal Pleco/Peruvian Lyre-tail Pleco

Royal Pleco (forgot to write the L-number)

Also if anyone knows of a quriky but more readily available Pleco I'd love to hear. My quirkiest pleco the now is a L262

Thanks, ScottishFish :22:

dbosman
05-09-2012, 12:08 AM
PlanetCatfish lists breeders for specific species.
Also check out
http://www.plecoplanet.com/forum/
http://www.plecoworld.org/modules.php?name=Forums
http://www.bristlenoseworld.com/forum

You didn't ask for advice, but here's mine. Start with some uncommon BN and work your way up to the more expensive ones. Losing L-plecos provides for an expensive education. Breeding plecos for fun and profit takes PATience and perseverance.

One of the best suppliers in the country is the "Fantastic Fins" shop in Livonia Michigan. Beware. No one leaves that shop without fish.

One online seller is http://www.unungy.com/

Do NOT order online if you aren't able to read the listing and fully understand what it says. If the ad says "I think this is..." then it probably isn't.

ScottishFish
05-09-2012, 12:59 AM
One problem . . . I'm across the pond :hmm3grin2orange:

I hope to get to my lfs on friday and will see what he can get me, even if I could get one of those listed. I just don't know how scarce they are

Crispy
05-09-2012, 07:08 AM
Royal plecs, including L330 on your list are fairly easy to come by here.

ScottishFish
05-09-2012, 10:03 AM
Glad to hear that, even if I can get one of those thumbs2:

dbosman
05-09-2012, 11:28 PM
One problem . . . I'm across the pond :hmm3grin2orange:


I can tell you didn't check out PlecoPlanet or Plecoworld yet. ;-)
Many of the participants are on the European side of the world and many are at the bottom of world.
There are even participants in Scotland.

If you do get to Michigan, we've got a few of the better fish shops in the USA within two hours of each other.

ScottishFish
05-10-2012, 08:25 AM
My apologies! Usually all the websites advised are from U.S and never apply to us. I will have a look through them now that I know some will be on my side of the globe for a change :hmm3grin2orange:

ScottishFish
05-11-2012, 10:26 AM
I have just returned from my LFS, he siad he can get royal plecs from his fish guy. He did say occasionally, like once a year, he gets fancy plecs like the cactus ones but he can't gaurantee on when he will be able to get them again. SOOOO he is going to get me a royal pleco thumbs2: he didn't specify what L-number so will have to wait and see!! If I'm in any doubt of the classification when I get it I will no doubt open an I'D thread :hmm3grin2orange: so keep your eyes peeled, will post a pic of the pleco when I get it, it may be a few weeks away though :22:

scotchbonneteater
05-11-2012, 10:18 PM
My 2 bulldog pleco's went in today thumbs2: they have spent most of the day bullying each other over the rock cave.

ScottishFish
05-11-2012, 11:28 PM
Glad to hear that :22:

dette21
05-12-2012, 04:09 PM
I can tell you didn't check out PlecoPlanet or Plecoworld yet. ;-)
Many of the participants are on the European side of the world and many are at the bottom of world.
There are even participants in Scotland.

If you do get to Michigan, we've got a few of the better fish shops in the USA within two hours of each other.

I live in michigan where are they?