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discusluv
12-09-2017, 10:30 PM
Is this a naturally occurring Ancistrus species or is this variety hybridized or line bred? I have seen a variety of responses on the internet.
Also, what is the actual size that they get. I have seen 5 inches, but mine ( a female) is approximately 7" from nose to end of tail.

DoubleDutch
12-10-2017, 02:29 PM
A linebred variaty of the Ancistrus cf cirrhosus (which is expected to be a crossbred of several Ancistrus-species itself).

fissh
12-10-2017, 06:21 PM
Albino LF's are man made, My largest breeders are the males at 5" and females at 4.5"
Is your 7" pleco an albino LF

angelcraze2
12-10-2017, 06:54 PM
My largest standard fin breeders are the same size as fissh said, they all top out at 5" for the male, and 4.5" for females. I guess if you're measuring the fins, she could be 7", those must be some long fins!

discusluv
12-10-2017, 07:02 PM
That is with fins. Ill try to put on measuring tape to get an accurate measurement. Maybe it isn't an ancistrus at all? I am not at all an expert on pleco's.

angelcraze2
12-10-2017, 07:12 PM
I was going to suggest that, that maybe she is an albino different pleco species, but I've never kept the long-finned variety, so I guess the caudal fin could be almost as long as the fish. I know with angelfish, you're supposed to stop measuring where the body ends and tail fin starts when measuring lengthwise to keep the veils in proportion to standard fin.

discusluv
12-10-2017, 07:17 PM
Okay, he isn't as long as I thought... I told a "big fish" story-- my eyes deceived me.
I thought he looked bigger in the tank than my largest discus, but it looks like he is anywhere ( it was hard to get a picture because he wouldn't stop moving!) between 5.5 and 6 inches.
Is it ancistrus?

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discusluv
12-10-2017, 07:18 PM
Looking at the measurement on screen-- closer to 5.5"?

angelcraze2
12-10-2017, 07:27 PM
Lol!
I'm not a pleco pro either, someone else can answer for sure, but she looks like a BN pleco to me. Oh, I didn't know you were being that precise! She looks like she's 5.5". Nice pleco :) I always liked the LF albinos, they remind me of ghost-like creatures.

discusluv
12-10-2017, 07:35 PM
Lol!
I'm not a pleco pro either, someone else can answer for sure, but she looks like a BN pleco to me. Oh, I didn't know you were being that precise! She looks like she's 5.5". Nice pleco :) I always liked the LF albinos, they remind me of ghost-like creatures.

Thank you!

fissh
12-10-2017, 08:09 PM
Looking at the measurement on screen-- closer to 5.5"?
that's OK, your just using the same tape measure all us guys use when measuring our favorite things!!

angelcraze2
12-11-2017, 09:34 PM
Lol ^^^ We ladies knew about that already Haha.
So is that an albino BN pleco?