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    Is this a high fin L200 or a regular, this is the only picture I have as I don't have it yet(picking it up saturday). Also if you can tell is it male or female?

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    There is no high fin variety. What there is is two almost identical species both labeled L200. To tell them apart you'd need a shot with the dorsal fin extended. I suspect this is Hemiancistrus subviridis. Sexing hemis is not easy, http://www.practicalfishkeeping.co.u...t.php?sid=4055 and especially http://www.aqcenter.net/topic/2473-s...iancistrus-sp/ will help. Judging from this picture it's either female or an immature male or a bad picture.

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    It is about 6 inches long, if that helps at all.

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    Not really, only in that it's a semi adult. I'd guess female but I could be wrong.

    If this is your first fish, does it really matter? Are you intend to start breeding these?

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    No, I am not planning on breeding them I was just interested.

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    Ah, ok. Shame, this is one of those difficult species.

    I'd advice you to sign up for an account on planetcatfish as well. Low traffic forum but some real experts there.

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    I may try to breed them but not likely anytime soon, some of the fish in my tank are still babies, once they grow up and pair up then I may start looking for a male L200.

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    I got a better picture with the fin up:Screen shot 2013-04-22 at 12.25.33 PM.jpg
    So does it look more like Baryancistrus demantoides or Hemiancistrus subviridis. The color is a little washed out and splotchy because he/she was just put into my tank.

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    Bigger file size would have made it easier. I'd say Hemiancistrus subviridis because the dorsal fin is not corrected to the rest. Lovely fish, I'm a bit envious to be honest.

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    Thanks! It is my favorite fish I own and I have only had her for a couple of days. She looks even better now that she has colored up.

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