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ILuvMyGoldBarb
03-16-2008, 02:14 AM
Ok, just thought I'd throw out a little challange for people. Loricariids are probably one of the most common fish in the hobby, but of the known 731 species, very few are known to most hobbyists. I had the privilage of owning a couple of not so common Plecs. Thought I throw up a pic of them and give 100 points to the first person that can properly ID them. Give the L number when you ID these guys. The Clown Plec in the middle is not the one I'm looking for.

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a227/iluvmygoldbarb/NewPlecs002.jpg

gem
03-16-2008, 02:17 AM
L132 <------just a wild guess. i really wish I could remember!!! Dang it....I remember when you got them!!!!

Adrian
03-16-2008, 02:21 AM
Takes a wild guess too...
Is it Orange Spot Peckoltia - Guyanancistrus sp. L106?

sailor
03-16-2008, 02:22 AM
Is it a Gold Nugget Pleco, L018 or L085

fraggle
03-16-2008, 02:24 AM
Are they L122?

ILuvMyGoldBarb
03-16-2008, 02:25 AM
That's it. Fraggle got it.

L122 Pseudancistrus sp. "Orange Seam Spotted Pleco"

sailor
03-16-2008, 02:32 AM
Good job fraggle:19:

gem
03-16-2008, 02:33 AM
Dang I was 10 off!!!!!

fraggle
03-16-2008, 02:33 AM
Thanks Goldbarb!
I saw one of them in the LFS here the other week, really liked him, but he was $200!!!!
I think they had him as a "orange line pleco" but they did have the L number! (luckily! lol)

Adrian
03-16-2008, 02:33 AM
Nice one Fraggle....:hmm3grin2orange:

jbeining75
03-16-2008, 02:34 AM
Sweet Pleco even though I didn't play lol... .

ILuvMyGoldBarb
03-16-2008, 02:37 AM
Thanks Goldbarb!
I saw one of them in the LFS here the other week, really liked him, but he was $200!!!!
I think they had him as a "orange line pleco" but they did have the L number! (luckily! lol)

You're welcome.
$200!!! Are you kidding me? I got a pair of them and I payed something like $16 each for them. That's insane.

cocoa_pleco
03-16-2008, 02:38 AM
so its true that plecos are pricey in Aus? i heard you guys pay $100 for clown plecos there when theyre $5 here

ILuvMyGoldBarb
03-16-2008, 02:41 AM
From what I understand cocoa, there are actually a lot of plecs that are illegal to own in Australia. Someone once told me that there are actually stringant rules regarding the importing of plecos because they can survive in the water ways there and they don't want them getting loose.

squirt_12
03-16-2008, 03:01 AM
Very nice plecos!!!!!

Treerat
03-16-2008, 03:10 AM
is it an L-MNOP-leco?

ILuvMyGoldBarb
03-16-2008, 03:11 AM
nice try....

angelcakes
03-16-2008, 10:03 AM
so its true that plecos are pricey in Aus? i heard you guys pay $100 for clown plecos there when theyre $5 here
there also very pricey in the uk aswell depending on the breed,:19:

ILuvMyGoldBarb
03-16-2008, 12:35 PM
angel, does that include the captive bred ones or is it just the wild caught ones that are that expensive?

angelcakes
03-16-2008, 12:52 PM
angel, does that include the captive bred ones or is it just the wild caught ones that are that expensive?
it does seem to be both :( a sunshine plec(the most expensive one ive seen) over here can be brought for 150-200 ($300-$400 roughly) but thats for quite a big one about 6-7 inches long,even a baby is dear,i think it might also depend on the lfs,some vary around here some are cheaper some are very expensive!! royal plecs here always have a high pricetag, my panaque for example is only 3 inches long and he cost me 25($50 roughly):19:

fraggle
03-16-2008, 12:59 PM
Plecos are ridiculously priced here cocoa, I think it does have to do with all the importation etc, but still, and yes clown pleco you can't get for under $100! and my gibby (sailfin pleco, L165, L083) was $40, and he was only an inch long! Plecos are all expensive here. You don't see a huge variety of them, obviously not the turnover that they get with other fish. I was very suprised to see the orange seam ones, always love looking at them. I did see a couple of the african frog plecos or whatever they are properly called, but they were about $350!