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    Sounds like you're going to do very well with your little ones! Good for you....they are great looking plecos!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Peche View Post
    How interesting!

    So it could be a different colour morph of that species?
    There are to me. Starting to doubt now I see these great pics hahaha. Ask Talldutchie, who is able to tell you more than I.
    No Cory, No Glory !!

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    Well thanks for the compliment and for the help!
    My journal....Swimming in South Africa:

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleDutch View Post
    There are to me. Starting to doubt now I see these great pics hahaha. Ask Talldutchie, who is able to tell you more than I.
    Not that much to add since you said most of it.

    ancistrus cf. cirrhosus is what we know as the common bristlenose. Amazingly enough this fish is traded all over the world but has never been formally described. There's some people that think this "common" might itself be a man made version.

    Anyway, using the age old definition that if they can breed and produce fertile offspring then we see this ancistrus cf. cirrhosus now in these varieties
    - normal
    - calico
    - albino
    - albino blue eyed
    - longfinned
    - green dragon

    And I'm sure I've missed a few. So, highly doubtful that this is a crossbreed. What you do have is a batch of nicely patterned ancistrus cf. cirrhosus

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    Thanks TD !!! I did / do have a great teacher hahaha
    No Cory, No Glory !!

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    Out of those options, which would these be most likely to be classified as?
    My journal....Swimming in South Africa:

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    As "commons" I'm afraid. I've never heard of a special name for a nicely patterned somewhat blond normal ancistrus.

    That's the thing with these. If you could breed a really outrageous colour variety you could make a few bucks but good looking healthy normal commons are extremely common in shops

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    Well maybe that will be worth a shot when I have some time to research it fully.

    Interestingly, the store got very excited when I showed them the fry. They thought that they will be able to sell them for a fairly high price. I guess we will wait and see how the demand goes. I've seen really common fish go for quite high prices some times.

    With a little luck, maybe it can be my fry that get the high price. Haha, one can dream :-)
    My journal....Swimming in South Africa:

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    They are indeed nicely patterned, so though it's a common they'll be easy to sell I think. A store gets excited when that's the case I think.

    So its a Ancistrus NP (nicely patterned) Cirrhosus hahaha. Great the store wants them.
    No Cory, No Glory !!

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    The male

    The female (she has tiny golden hairs which are reflective under flash)

    A back view of the fry

    Side views

    My journal....Swimming in South Africa:

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