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Old 03-04-2013, 12:13 AM   #1
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My pleco


I finally got a picture of my pleco. It is a male L183, Ancistrus dolichopterus (common name: Starlight Bristlenose). I picked him up about 6 years ago for $10 at an LFS. He was a hitchhiker in a batch of common plecos. I think I got a great deal!

I would love to find a female and try to breed them.
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:19 AM   #2
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Neat. Has the white fin tips too? I'll help hunt one down for you.
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:34 AM   #3
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Neat. Has the white fin tips too? I'll help hunt one down for you.
Thanks! I would love to find a verified female. I am basing him being a male on the amount and length of the bristles. Is that accurate with bristlenoses?

If I can get a spawning pair, this will be my most fecund tank. It currently housed a spawning pair of Tapajos Red Heads, a spawning group of Sterbai cories, and about 30 Cardinal Tetras. I think I am going to add another dozen Cardinals next week.
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:36 AM   #4
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They are a relatively common pleco, just google l183 for sale, check aquabid, or talk to Matt at NBMaquatics, I know he has some
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They are a relatively common pleco, just google l183 for sale, check aquabid, or talk to Matt at NBMaquatics, I know he has some
Hey, thanks! I have never seen another in stores. I am checking out NBM right now.
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