Aquarium Forum
 


Menu
  · Tropical Fish Home
· Fish News
· Aquarium Forum
· Buy & Sell
· Calculators
· Equipment reviews
· Free Aquarium Ebook
· Feedback
· Link to us
· Photo gallery
· Plant species
· Tropica Plant DB
Tropical fish species
· By Common name
· By Scientific name
Tropical Marine fish
· By Common name
· By Scientific name

_________________
 
      
        Via paypal

  AC news is a part of
      Nature Blog Network

      Reef Aquarium Blog

Privacy & Ad Policy

Articles
  · African Cichlids
· Algae Control
· Aquarium Decoration
· Aquarium Resources
· Aquatic Plants
· Barb Fish
· Betta Fish
· Breeding Fish
· Catfish
· Central American Cichlids
· Cichlids
· Clownfish
· Corals
· Corydoras Catfish
· Discus Fish
· Dwarf Cichlids
· Fish Diseases
· Frogs and Turtles
· Goby Fish
· Goldfish
· Gourami
· Invertebrates
· Jellyfish
· Killiefish
· Lake Victoria Cichlids
· Livebearers
· Malawi Cichlids
· Marine Aquariums
· Marine Aquarium Fish
· Other Fish
· Pleco
· Predatory Fish
· Photography
· Pond Fish
· Responsible Fish Keeping
· Rainbow Fish
· Shark Fish
· South American Cichlids
· Tanganyika Cichlids
· Tetra Fish
· Tropical Fish Food
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14
  1. Default Help ID new baby pleco


    0 Not allowed!
    Just as the title says:
    Sold as a BN pleco.
    Wanting to verify for curiosity!

    2013-03-04_19-21-07_489.jpg

  2. #2

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    It almost looks more like a gold nugget pleco to me.

    Google some gold nugget pleco pics to see if that is what he is
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

  3. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Whew...Cliff, I thought I was crazy when the spots started to develop in QT that it may be that L18 (gold nugget) but I thought no way that mix up would occur.

    It has the same patterns starting to develop, but the spots/gold pop of the spots aren't there yet to confirm.
    It is loving the driftwood like you wouldn't believe.

  4. #4

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    From what I have read, gold nuggets also like the odd meaty foods as well. You might want to try offering some blood worms once in a while as well
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

  5. #5

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    I am far from a pleco expert, but in my opinion it just looks like any juvenile bristlenose I have seen in a fish store before. the white rim should fade with age.
    Of course I have never seen a gold nugget fry before so there always is a possibility you got yourself more than you bargained for...

  6. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    I guess we'll give him/her some time to color up and see what happens.

    I could only dream that it was a mistake and I got a gold nugget....talk about return on a fish.

  7. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Anyone know when their "bristles/brushyness" starts to develop?

  8. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    I think its when they reach sexual maturating if its a male (not sure when that is though).
    20 gallon tall: empty
    29 gallon: moderately planted with 9 bloodfin tetra, 1 german blue ram, 11 glow light tetra and 1 BNP
    10 gallon QT: empty

  9. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Generally around 4 - months, but not set in concrete

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Second left after the Haggis Farm
    Posts
    3,969

    Awards Showcase

    Merry Christmas Scottishfish - jeffs99dime Merry Christmas Douglas - Taurus Please enjoy this holiday hog! - Trillianne Have a super christmas! - Aeonflame Congrats on 1 year! - andreahp 
    Congrats on 1 year! - jeffs99dime Happy One-Year! - Rue Happy New Year! - ~firefly~ Thanks for the birthday wishes - mommy1 No Message - 850R 
    Now THAT was a nice quiet beer... But now that we have had another... Let's go break stuff!! :-P - 850R Thanks for the rep/compliments! - mojosodope Thanks for the rep the other day, cheers - Cliff ...they go with snow, right? - ~firefly~ Thanks for the rep the other day - Cliff 
    Merry Christmas! - ~firefly~ Merry Christmas - Cliff Merry Christmas - mommy1 Merry Christmas - KingFisher Happy New Year - mommy1 

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Juvenile BN if ever I have seen one. I am currently raising 5 of them the now and he looks identical to them. Remember often juvenile fish have extra markings to help them camouflage themselves to hide from predators.

    Small bristles may appear when he puts on another 1/4-1/2 inch
    My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •