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#1 alvin

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 10:19 AM

Hi

I was sold this pair has 'galaxy' ancistrus. Any help in id will be greatly appreciated.

The male adult has extensive bristles which are also branched out. The female is also bristled with no noticeable branching of bristles. The adults have an overall charcoal grey to black colouration and slightly blotchy. They also have fine white spots throughout the body. The 2 week fry have a overall dark colouration with fine white spots as well. Their caudal fins have a white edge and there is a white stripe through their caudal peduncle. This is not apparent on the adults.

I apologise for the poor images. Thanks again for the help

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 04:30 PM

Hi alvin,

I wouldn't like to put a specific name to your galaxy ancistrus as it could be many things. The nearest that it may match due to your description, could be A.punctatus. Have a look here
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Posted 03 August 2009 - 02:17 PM

Hi alvin,

I wouldn't like to put a specific name to your galaxy ancistrus as it could be many things. The nearest that it may match due to your description, could be A.punctatus. Have a look here


Hi Allan

Thanks for the quick reply. After looking up various pics of a punctatus I do believe thats the fish I have.

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Posted 03 August 2009 - 09:40 PM

Thanks for the great website and wealth of information and unselfish advice.

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