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mcaquatic 01-20-2013 04:13 AM

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

RianS 01-20-2013 09:51 AM

I've seen quite of few members here that are well versed with plecos. please post the picture(s).

CrypticLifeStyle 01-20-2013 11:56 AM

There's 3 variants of the green pleco. You mentioned one of its names. A pic is needed for sure.

mcaquatic 01-20-2013 04:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CrypticLifeStyle (Post 2294409)
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

CrypticLifeStyle 01-20-2013 08:44 PM

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

mcaquatic 01-20-2013 09:48 PM

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.

jjp2 01-20-2013 11:39 PM

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?

mcaquatic 01-21-2013 12:14 AM

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Originally Posted by jjp2 (Post 2299417)
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.

CrypticLifeStyle 01-21-2013 11:28 AM

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Originally Posted by mcaquatic (Post 2298601)
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.

mcaquatic 01-21-2013 04:51 PM

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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