Help Me Sex These Starlights!!

bizaliz3

Member
Do I have a mix here? Or are they all one gender???
 

aniroc

Member
No idea but are you trying to breed them Bizaliz? I thought you are into angelfish....
 
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bizaliz3

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aniroc said:
No idea but are you trying to breed them Bizaliz? I thought you are into angelfish....
I hope to breed them! Yes!

I'm into plecos and angels. I've been breeding both for a couple years. :) lol

I've only done brown and yellow BNs though. The starlights would be a new adventure!
 

aniroc

Member
bizaliz3 said:
I hope to breed them! Yes!

I'm into plecos and angels. I've been breeding both for a couple years. lol

I've only done brown and yellow BNs though. The starlights would be a new adventure!
Good luck!
I love zebra pleco! Starlights look cool, too.
 

tfreema

Member
I hope you can figure it out!
 

jenmur

Member
Umm does the one I circled actually have more bristles along the side of its face (sorta along the cheeks??) than the others do?

 
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bizaliz3

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I'm thinking this is a male and female. The female on top. She has less bristles and they are smaller. And they have different body shapes....
Anyone agree??
 

Dave125g

Member
Awesome. I didn't know you had so many. They all look male to me, but time will tell.
 

jenmur

Member
It does look like the one facing down has more bristles along the cheeks. In the pic with just two Plecos. I say the one facing down looks like it could be male. Because that’s how Stucky started.
 

Mcasella

Member
By the body shapes, you have one female, possibly a second female and two males. In the picture of the four, the middle one bottom is female, the very bottom one is male, the left top is male, and the second possible female is the top right corner. So you officially have a pair (just not proven)!
 
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bizaliz3

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Here are some more pics I took before putting them back
 

Mcasella

Member
They look so nice with the yellow blue-eyes. I'd say one female at least.
 

tfreema

Member
I realllllllly hope you have a pair!!

And I am also hoping you have two pairs and want to share with a friend.
I never did get those leopard frog plecos........
 

tfreema

Member
So, what L number do you think these are? L182 gets to about 9” while L183 are only about 4” full grown.

How long are these right now?
 
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bizaliz3

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tfreema said:
So, what L number do you think these are? L182 gets to about 9” while L183 are only about 4” full grown.

How long are these right now?
I'd guess about 3 inches. I didn't think to measure them when I had them out. I am sure they are the smaller version considering how long I've had them.
 

Mcasella

Member
bizaliz3 said:
I'd guess about 3 inches. I didn't think to measure them when I had them out. I am sure they are the smaller version considering how long I've had them.
Since they still have the white seam, the dots are smaller along the body, and current size they would be l183 or ancistrus dolichopterus, still labelled as starlight as most l182 for sale are labelled that (ancistrus punctatus) or brilliant bristlenose. l181 has larger dots and is known as peppermint pleco.
 

jenmur

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They are so pretty! Maybe 2 or 3 males??? Not 100% sure of course but at a guess going by Stucky
 

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