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pleco guru?

DO we have any pleco gurus on this forum? If I posted a picture of a L200 green phantom can anyone here try to tell which species it is? I am trying to get colony of them, going but there are two fish under the L200 label and i can't decide for sure which one the seller has. I will be honest I will be using this as a second opinion. thanks
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-20-2013, 10:51 AM
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I've seen quite of few members here that are well versed with plecos. please post the picture(s).
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There's 3 variants of the green pleco. You mentioned one of its names. A pic is needed for sure.

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There's 3 variants of the green pleco. You mentioned one of its names. A pic is needed for sure.
there are only two variants of L200 the green phantom pleco.
Here is a link to the sale. Please id

http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...shp&1358907612
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Well tech there's 3 that get sold as it. The green phantom - lemon spotted - green pleco. All 3 have been known to be sold as a green or green phantom. : )

That one is definitely a l200 high fin green "phantom" pleco

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So you are referring to the common names which is not too helpful at all unfortunately. Is this fish baryancistrus or hemiancisteus is what I need to know.
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The picts on aquabid are not close ups so its tough to tell. I'd lean toward hemiancisteus, but not sure at all.

Have you tried planetcatfish.com?
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The picts on aquabid are not close ups so its tough to tell. I'd lean toward hemiancisteus, but not sure at all.

Have you tried planetcatfish.com?
lol yup I have this is actually my second opinion since the more I stare at it he more I start leaning towards the barys. I think it is more wishful thinking then anything else. WIll give up on that group and keep on searching. Every one has the hemis. Just can't find the barys.
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So you are referring to the common names which is not too helpful at all unfortunately. Is this fish baryancistrus or hemiancisteus is what I need to know.
Well you were so I figured that's how I should respond. The aquabid pic ARE Hemiancistrus subviridis. Compare how far the spotting goes back between Hemiancistrus subviridis & Baryancistrus demantoides to the aquabid sale.

However this guy has a bary with the correct spotting, but it's hard to see the olive green.
http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...shp&1358927403

http://www.petzonesd.com/l200-green-phantom-pleco/

http://www.plecoplanet.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1833
http://www.plecoplanet.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1834

You can read about the differences there. But the short version is that the dorsal and adipose fin of Baryancistrus demantoides are connected by a membrane.

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Thanks for the input. The link you posted I think is also a hemiancisteus too I had contacted the seller. This search has been harder then expected
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