Plex (common) an Albee P (choc Albino) < well that's what Petco says anyways!
My mega clown pleco
Got some "decorative" squash (aka, they look pretty but aren't worth the effort for people to eat, they smell like pumpkins though and have very thick skin) and my long fin albino absolutely loves it! (Sorry about it being dark i didn't want to turn on the light because he takes off and hides unless no one is by the tank.)
violet pleco soniae ^^
Almost all of my catfish excluding one Cory and my glass cats
“Green Dragon” variant BN pleco. ^-^ just a little baby still! Only about an inch long. Taking a break on the fork that’s pinning his zucchini down. Also, like... sooooo much BGA. Ah well. It’ll clear up.
I caught two of my plecos chilling out today - just hanging around and enjoying the flow of water comming into the tank from the filter. They seem to enjoy the water current. Playful little things
My clown pleco when I first got him
My pleco having a shower in air
My very first BN pleco! Her name is Bastian. (shortened from Sebastian - named after a very awesome feline that recently passed away). She has six Panda corys as tank mates and they are all an absolute joy to watch. She is usually very shy and freezes when I get too close to the tank, but I finally got a picture of her with her fins up/out while munching on cucumber.
That’s what my male bn does! At the store, I see a ton of plecos swimming into the sponge filters to get flow. They are playful fish.
This is Big Morton who currently inhabits the 55 gallon standard with Felix the Oscar. In this photo you can see pretty clearly that his spine is s shaped. He has had this deformity for a long time. This is Baby Morton who is currently inhabiting a 30 tall with some tetras & a betta. This is Little Pepper, who lives in a 16 gallon bow front with a Neon Tetra, a Betta, and four Corydoras. She is very shy and wouldn't come out of her house. This is a monster sitting in a 20 gallon tank at the lfs. He's over 18 in long and the whole tank is only 24 in so he can't really turn around. Unfortunately I don't have a tank big enough to save this guy.
Awww, that first picture looks awful because of the gro-lite. I have three actual live plants in this tank not including algae. Here's a photo of big Morton showing off his fins. I was growing a lot of algae and bacteria in this tank on extra media so it's extremely green. I divided this water and media up, eventually seeding 100 gallons from 30, into three new tanks. For some reason his spine deformity does not show up in this photo, but it was clearly there before I transferred him from the 10 into the 30 where he is shown. I junked that 10 out a year ago and I moved him from a new 30 to the 55, just this week.
By the way I am extremely jealous of you guys housing exotic mini-plecos. Mine are all going to be prehistoric looking monsters and may eventually have to turn into pond fish. I am considering building an above-ground pond, but around here the problem is keeping it cool enough.
I see bristles!! Mr Fizz peeking. And one of him just being handsome.
Is this a fish that was created by genetic manipulation, or is it found in the wild with these crazy bristles?
He's wild, or he will be when someone tells him you called his magnificent bristles "crazy". Here's my hypomelanistic example of L023 Pterygoplichthys paradalis. Also known as Chocolate Pleco for some strange reason, its a colour form of one of the common Plecostomus species. I wasn't expecting much other than excellent algae-cleaning abilities but within two years he's also grown into an 8" beauty and becoming a much-loved fish. I bought him because in my 6 foot tank my many Bristlenoses were rather pathetic at cleaning the algae and simply not up to the task. Hence the heavy-duty upgrade. I've named him “Sticker”
Here are a few of my bristly babies that were born in my aquarium. Ancistrus species = Common Bristlenose Catfish I love my plecos because they are colourful, interesting, long lived and easy to keep. They have never had diseases and are easy to feed.
I have a pair of Albino Bristle-noses who won't stop breeding every month, it was okay until Mister bushy (Dad) fought with my yo-yo loach who would eat the eggs and one morning yo-yo was on the floor dead. Bushy owns the tank with babies!