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02-06-2014, 08:07 PM #1
Gold Nugget Pleco Growth Images (2 1/2 years)
Gold Nuggets are not one of the faster growing plecos, and there is quite a bit of debate as to what their max size is actually... somewhat because they are still deciding on just how many of the variously labeled Gold Nuggets are the same species. (There are currently several L numbers being used: L081, L018, L085, L177) So I thought it might be interesting to post some photos of mine that I have had for the past two and a half years.
These two photos are from September 2011 shortly after I got mine:
And here's the same fish from this morning. Hanging out on the same driftwood.
02-06-2014, 08:17 PM #2
That's one of the prettiest plecs I've ever seen...looks small...hard to tell?
02-06-2014, 08:29 PM #3
02-06-2014, 09:43 PM #4
That's a nice piece of driftwood...now I'm thinking maybe I covered mine too much...lol
02-06-2014, 09:54 PM #5
02-06-2014, 10:01 PM #6
that is a nice looking pleco, to big for any of my tanks.Current tanks:
37G FW - 3 Pearl Gourami, 4 Black Mollies, approximately 20+ Molly Fry, 5 Assassin Snails | 10G Planted FW - 14 Molly Fry, rocks, DW and an Anubias Nana - journal
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02-06-2014, 10:04 PM #7
Very nicePerfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
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02-06-2014, 10:32 PM #8
Magnificent fish, thanks for sharing!55g planted: 10x adult guppies, 9x kuhli loaches, 7x black neons, 2x neons, 6x Amano shrimp, assassin snails & cherry shrimp
10g planted: Occasional platies & black devil trumpet snail
02-06-2014, 10:35 PM #9
Beautiful pleco.75 gal - Smudge Spot Cories, Silvertip & Pristella Tetras, Scissortail & Red Tail Rasboras, Zebra Danios, Wild Caught BNP
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02-06-2014, 10:42 PM #10
Great looking pleco
I have always wanted to get one, but they are hard to come by were I live
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