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Posted 29 March 2008 - 08:19 PM

Anyone identify this plec -please.

Looks like a gold nugget plec but has two yellow corners on the tail rather than a yellow line/stripe .

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Posted 29 March 2008 - 10:13 PM

There are more than one species of Baryancistrus that goes under the common name of Gold nugget.
Although it is nigh on impossible to give a positive I.D. without a photo.
Yours may be Baryancistrus species L177 unsure.gif


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Posted 30 March 2008 - 09:54 AM

Thanks - no not that one - the L177 has a yellow LINE/STRIPE at the end of the tail -whereas mine is just SO distinctive with the TWO yellow corners on the tailfin.

Haven't seen another one like it anywhere.

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 02:10 PM

As medaka states it would be better with a photo as there are so many L-numbers that are alike. Your plec may be a juvenile and you may have to wait to see how it develops. The closest I could get to your description was L67, a Pseudancistrus species.
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Posted 01 April 2008 - 11:51 AM

A couple of people have suggested a young bristlenose plec !!??

Couldn't find any pics of them showing the TWO yellow corners on the tail though .

What do you think about their suggestion ?

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 01:19 PM

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A couple of people have suggested a young bristlenose plec !!??

Couldn't find any pics of them showing the TWO yellow corners on the tail though .

Young bristle nose (ancistrus sp)do tend to show these markings,

A young ancistrus species

& although it may be said that some show 'spotted matkings' Gold nugget pleco's are quite distinctive,
and I wouldn't say bristle nose species look anything like gold nugget pleco's.

Have you had a look through the image section under Loricariidae, to see if any of the images there match up with the fish you have?


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Posted 01 April 2008 - 03:03 PM

Thanks

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 04:41 PM

Yep you are probably correct - does that mean it is going to have LARGE bristles on it's head sad.gif ??

It is so cute at the moment !!

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 09:41 PM

As medaka states you probably have the common bristlenose where the males get the larger bristles and the males are comparatively shorter. They lose the tail markings as they mature. These are a good first species if you are wanting to breed your first plecos.
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Posted 03 April 2008 - 07:49 PM

One last thing ... this little fella seems to be a lot FLATTER than the other plecs of the same size - does that help with identification ?

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 04:48 PM

the best way to get a positive id is with a picture and if possible a catch location.
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Posted 04 April 2008 - 07:34 PM

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. this little fella seems to be a lot FLATTER than the other plecs of the same size - does that help with identification ?
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Females tend to be more flattened than males.

However, as Clunk says.. wink.gif

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the best way to get a positive id is with a picture and if possible a catch location.

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