my new gold seal pleco and a few more pics

  1. phil saint

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    hope you like.
     

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  2. bolivianbaby

    bolivianbaby Fishlore Legend Member

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    You've got beautiful fish! I love the coloring of the pleco! He's a cutie.
     

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    Gorgeous fish!
     
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    great job phil! your pleco rocks!!!!!
     
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    thanks just got him today, the shop didnt seem to know much about him but i couldnt leave without him, i cant find anything on the internet about gold seal plecos, so read up on as many different types as i can,
     
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    nice looking tank phil. i like the sword on the moss.
     
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    Very nice pictures, and cool looking fish.

    Beautiful tank also !!!
     
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    phil saint Member Member

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    my fish are showing off tonight i think, iv never been able to get pics like this lol
     

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    your pictures are beautiful
     
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    Awesome Pics
     

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    Wow, beautiful fish. I like gouramis a lot, what kind of gourami is that orange one and would one of those get along with 2 honey gourami?:;fg
     
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    Love the tank is that a baby rts? It looks so cute!!
     
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    Great pics. I love your green barbs! Beautiful!
     
  14. Toddnbecka

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    Try looking under L-182 or L-183 for info on the pleco; looks like one of those, likely L-183 IMO. Starlight pleco is the common name usually encountered, never heard of "gold seal" before. If it's 6cm or larger it's most likely a female. Mature male Ancistrus all have "bristles" on their nose to some degree, females usually don't.
     
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    Hello Phil. You've done a wonderful job with your tank! :;perfectThe fish are beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us.
    Ken
     
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    thanks todnbecka i'll look that up :). hi gogreen the shop had them down as flame gourami but the next time i whent in they had them down as red gourami, they were in the same tank as honey gourami in the shop and my friend has 2 in with his 2 honey gourami and he says they have been fine together. mine have grown a bit faster than the blues (they really like thier food)one of them has even took food out of my hand when i was putting it in the tank. hi diggly yeah thats an RTS he looks alot smaller in the pic but he has still got alot of growing to do.
     
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    Beautiful pics, I just got a dwarf flame gourami like the one you have. They are really cool fish.
     
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    thanks redlessi, i think they are great they were abit shy at first and i didnt see them out front for a week or so but once they settled in they were fine.
     
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    Common names are so confusing :) Where you bought the Pleco should have an order sheet showing what they received. Now if you can get somebody to look that name up for you. the scientific name would get you a better chance of ID'ing it. I wondered if maybe it was supposed to be "gold seam" instead of gold seal. there are several variations and color intensitys on the gold seam plecos.
    www.planetcatfish.com is an excellent research tool for plecs and other fish of that type.
    Carol
     
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    hi butterfly ! your right on the money it is a gold seam, i went into the shop and got them to check, turns out they had got it wrong (surprise surprise lol) thanks for your help.

    regards

    phil.
     

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