Hypancistrus either L129 or L340

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Hypancistrus either L129 or L340

Post by sjones_1 on Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:50 pm

Hi All,

I got some new fish at the weekend, for a long term breeding project, so thought I should share!

These are wild caught from Columbia and came in as L129's. They are either L129 (Columbian Zebra Plec) or L340 (Mega Clown Plec) but I have no idea how to tell the difference. They are too small to breed or sex at the moment so I will have to be patient.

Pics from the shop;



(Terrible)Pics in the bag;



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Re: Hypancistrus either L129 or L340

Post by Star on Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:38 pm

I am afraid I cannot help there, I dont know the difference, the only people I know who might know is Tiffany, or Jo at Rare Aquatics. (link to rare aquatics ebay shop)
http://stores.ebay.co.uk/RARE-AQUATICS/PLECOS-/_i.html?_fsub=3&_sid=86023800&_trksid=p4634.c0.m322

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Re: Hypancistrus either L129 or L340

Post by Rusty on Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:58 am

That's a LOT of pleccies!

I think they're L129s, going by the markings and fin colouration etc, but i'm absolutely no expert on the matter.

L340 -
L129 -
Your guys -

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Re: Hypancistrus either L129 or L340

Post by sjones_1 on Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:49 pm

I did a big clean today and when all the ornaments were out I tried to grab some better pics with my camera rather than my phone.

Here they are;











From above:




Hopefully at least one of them is good enough!

All of them seem to have the start of odontodes on their pectorals, does this mean they are all male!?


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Re: Hypancistrus either L129 or L340

Post by ladygoodwrench on Sun Apr 15, 2012 1:25 am

I think Plecs are so adorable. If I had a big tank, I would have a couple in it.
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Re: Hypancistrus either L129 or L340

Post by Star on Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:18 am

Sorry Sam I have no idea, as for which sort or sexing them.

L. You can get small plecs, the bristlenose is a small one Smile

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Re: Hypancistrus either L129 or L340

Post by ladygoodwrench on Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:28 pm

All I have is a 25 gallon tank.... if a Bristlenose would be happy... I will shop for one!!!!

Research says it is 5 inches full grown.. I have 2 weather loaches in this tank, and I think a BN would strain the bioload too much...

I am open for opinions, suggestions...
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Re: Hypancistrus either L129 or L340

Post by sjones_1 on Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:45 pm

They've bulked up a lot since I got them and this weekend I have moved them to larger tank with better flow but not as good match in water i.e. it's harder than the ideal.

When I moved them I took some pics;






Hope you like the pics,

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Post by Flute on Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:52 pm

They're looking fantastic Sam! Smile
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