Plecostomus Photos - Page 8

ayeayeron


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My BN, I guess I have a male
 

jake37

I have no clue but my female doesn't' really have any bristles. Maybe she shaves ? I presume she is full grown as she is approx 16 months old. I have a male but they mostly ignore each other so no baby pleco for myself. Just as well they aren't the nicest looking plecos i've seen. Image quality isn't that great because I zoomed in - she is not camera friendly so if I get too close I don't get to take a picture. Now if she was a gold zebra the story would be different. They would pose and smile and do flips for the camera.







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JoshYoungman

Just added Gloria my new Colombian Pleco
 

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canadiankayte84

These are my 2 BN plecos.

Neptune is my male, the smaller one on the leaf. I've had him since January and the photo is actually older as he is very hard to get a decent photo of. He is in the 30 gallon tank with my larger female. He was very tiny when I got him from the LFS and now is close to 3 inches long and his bristles are coming in along the side of his nose and up (which is my guess that it's a male vs female)

Jupiter is actually a rehome. I got her when a friend found her and some other fish in an apartment, abandoned. So I rehomed them and they are thriving. I'm guessing she is about a year old. She is 5 inches from nose to tail, quite hefty too. She was shy but she is coming out more.


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1 & 2: Jupiter, 5 inch female

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Neptune, 3 inch male (old photo from about a month ago or so)
 

ayeayeron

He chewed a hole in the middle of the cucumber
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JCM

My 3 babies!
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Jeebbs


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And if anyone knows the type its info I'd be interested in. Was listed simple as bn pleco at the lfs
 

CHJ

I posted my pleco pics in the wrong thread.

Here are the 1-1.5" gibbys from Feb 8th.

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Nugget who is close to as big and has food disputes with them. Finally happy and growing now that I have stopped blanching zuchs. I wish I had never been told to do that.

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3 random plecos in the grow out. Cactus, Mustard, and I believe a Starlight.

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And for those who like their L134s WIDE.

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CHJ

lights out.

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CHJ

Chubby!

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That mop has been removed as his ondontodes trap him in it.
 

ayeayeron

My little boy is getting so big!! ❤️
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CHJ

You dont feed them zucchini anymore? Whats the reason if you don't mind me asking
Oh they have zuchs to eat 24x76. I just don't blanch them anymore.
I was told to always blanch so I did until the LFS filled all their pleco tanks with zuchs from the Asian grocery I recommended.
He didn't blanch them and his nuggets were going crazy for them.
So I tried not blanching them and discovered that my "will not eat anything" nugget just hated the blanched ones but loved raw. My "will not eat anything" phantoms are also crazy for raw when they hated blanched. They also seem to now like the "snail bait" food that I considered a failure as only snails liked it, when trying to make cube food.
So from here on out I run raw zuchs.
I guess the "Always blanch" advice I got long ago isn't right for my plecos.
Now when it comes to broccoli I blanch and it still takes 24-48 hours for my BN to like the flavor. Once they like flavor they eat them in hours. I tried raw and that just added more time before they liked the flavor.
Spinach has always been raw and the BN eat it immediately. Nugget will not touch it in any form. Gibbys eat it immediately (lets face it Gibbys eat everything immediately. 2 days ago they found the datnoid's frozen blood worms and so the datnoids went a little light on food that day).
The adonis eats raw zuchs or spinach.
I throw Massivore in for the cactus. I never see them eat as they only come out when I'm in bed. I hope they like it. I really don't know what they are eating. The tank also has pond snails as they are supposed to like those.
L134s have moved to cheap flake as they like that more than shrimp pellets. Their tank is overrun with black worms they refused to eat.
So far no one will eat frozen raw shrimp (I have seen youtube videos of cactus eating them but mine will not). I could try that on the gibbys I bet they'd eat it (shrimp are a thing and gibbys eat everything).
Worms from the worm bin have also not been a favorite among my protein loving plecos. Not sure why, everyone usually loves worms.
Pumpkins are served raw.

Well as this post has run long in a photo thread I'd better post a photo.

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2 chubbies and 4 other plecos (2 are just tails). 2 are starlights who quit being pretty (no more white seams or spots). one is a cactus(tial) and one is s mustardspot (tail). If I pulled it back further I could have gotten 2 cactus in the back (though one of those would also be a tail).
Hmm that might be a cactus blending into the wood above the pot on the right?
 

CHJ

Sigh. I feel silly or something like that; when you said chubby i thought it was a nickname

I guess only time will tell if it will turn gold or grey ?
The yellow one actually turned more yellow as I sat down in the car to take it home. I do not count on either of them having a consistent color unless I can find something online on how to keep them pure gold.
At the LFS they were in a black tank.
Both had been in the store for 9-12 months and have changed color over that time. Originally the LFS had 3 pricing tiers brown > mottled > gold based on colors. The plecos responded to that by all changing color.
The only thing I have seen as a way to keep them gold was an aquabid seller who said if you bought from him/her, he/she'd give you the secret.

Here is this weeks pic of the gibbys. That is zuch drifting past in the background. The big one keeps trying to fight with the other and the other keeps not noticing. I credit the quality of their color and body shape with having zuchs available 24x7.

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ayeayeron

A showdown....

BN won
 

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ayeayeron

I added a cichlid cave, and he likes to sit with his face in it!
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DarkOne

It's been a while. Here are a few of my plecos.

L134 Leopard Frog Plecos. 4 of 6.

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L128 Blue Phantom and L253 Sunshine

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L075 Para Pleco

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Rubberlip Pleco. It's blurry b/c I had to zoom in to get the shot. He's a bit shy.

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jake37

2 of my 6 lemons:

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A third one and I do believe this one is going to be a male:


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ayeayeron

How are there problems in the world when he exists?
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alleriarose


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DarkOne

Moving day for my L134s.


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alleriarose


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DarkOne

L253 Sunshine snacking on zucchini.

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Demeter

I have 2 green dragons now, it was supposed to be just one but I needed one without a genetic deformity for breeding...

Here’s Nubs, he has a weird nose

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And then there’s Camo, he’ll be paired with an albino before long.

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BigManAquatics

Fell in love with this critter, L129- false zebra pleco

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AcornTheBetta

Just chilling on a leaf

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pagoda


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A BN with a hangover?

"I want to be alone....go away!"
 

aquachris

Here is Walter, my rescue pleco that is in my 210.

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And may as well show off my smallest L333:

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pagoda


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Spot the BN......she is very shy, very clever with hiding.....hint : look for her white tips on her tail
 

BigManAquatics

A little game of peekaboo with a young albino bn.

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Bet you can't find my belly button!

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Managed to get 2 of 3 in the same pic....barely

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haydog

Harry my pleco!! He’s starting to outgrow his rock and he’s about to get an upgrade!! Right now he enjoys chilling on leaves and hiding!
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BigManAquatics

New, young super red.

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Just a super red and an albino loafer!

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BigManAquatics

Dinner is served!

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"Me 'n Jenny were like peas and carrots again!"

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Mcasella

Fluffy boy. He is a blue eyed lemon long fin, that I just realized has a brown marking on one of his snoot bristles. (The fish that is an orange and white blur is a female koi sword trying to photobomb.)

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Halloween

Finally got a good shot of Batgirl, my bn pleco. She's getting bigger and finally being seen out and about in the light of day but i still have to move super slowly around her or else she runs off hiding again.
 

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BigManAquatics

Boss HOGG, king of his water box


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BigManAquatics

My super red female becoming a chonk!


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CHJ

Well when you stay up late a few hours after lights out + food time plecos come out even if the lights are on.

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Amazing how fast they can dig this took a few seconds

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that smaller pleco was in the log that was filled with sand. It got out of there really fast when the big one burrowed in. It looked at the big one's tail for a little bit and decided that wasn't a fight it wanted to have.
 

Mcasella

When you haven't seen an expensive pleco in several months (like going on "thinking it's dead" months) and it suddenly appears by the horde of pygmy cories.

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CHJ

Today on "bad at cave"
My wife grabbed the pics.
So cave or hat..
PS: is that a sailfin or a common? I bought sailfins but I think I got commons.
 

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CHJ

Thanks so much for the info.
I see pics with beautiful huge sails and these do not have those https://cdn.powered-by-nitrosell.com/product_images/11/2575/Sailfin Pleco_Glyptoperichthys gibbiceps.jpg. Well google images has ones with short fins like mine listed as sailfin too.
The nice pics have a fin taller than that of a rhino.
So I shall have to do spine counting I guess. On counting from a clear pic mine have 13 spines. How many would a common have? My Google Fu is weak so all I'm getting is "over 10".

Looking at Rhino pics it looks like I have always gotten luck with the fin morph sot they look like this https://lifeoffish.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Rhino-Pleco2.jpg or higher and not https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0...-aecf-2412174ad52e_2048x2048.jpg?v=1628741906
I'll have to be sure that next time I get one to make sure its fin is huge.

Last night's picture of an Eater having driven a dat out of its hiding place.

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And in "will a pleco eat it?" instead of throwing a tank's worth of java moss that was overrun by hair algae away, I threw it in with the eaters. The hair is now very well mowed.

I had a better cave but there were worries about the plastic leeching. I hoped they would breed. Not a lot of hope, but a little.

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Then there is the "cave" they ate.

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My wife is already looking forward to this years "cave" next month.

I'd also think as "albinos" they would have red/pink eyes.

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Pardon the advertising I didn't notice that had turned itself back on when I took those.
 

Motherlovebetta

New clown pleco. It’s much lighter colored than my other one. Is this normal? Only been in there couple days.
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John58ford

Clowning around in the cave
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CHJ

Irritating my plecos for photo purposes.

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Blacksheep1

Just a common
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CHJ

Man, you get great fins on your common and I get short fins on my Gibbys. Great looking tail too BTW.
Got a pic of the green. I was trying to get a pic of the L-134 going after the green but by the time I got the camera the L-134 had changed its mind about going after a pleco that has to weighs 4x what it does. I think the green is 8-9" so an L-134 has to be in a mood to go after it. I guess it really wanted the log the green is defending.

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Pic is all washed out and yellow for some reason. The green should be green on the front and nice yellow all over the tail but has faded after being menaced by the other pleco. It has wonderful color.
I'm still trying to get a pic of the blue boy with the raging odontodes, I have never seen a phantom with odontodes so that was a surprise.
 

Blacksheep1

Aw thanks, he’s a real Looker if you’re into that kind of thing :D

your green is lovely ! I didn’t think they got that big for some reason , I don’t know why. He’s got a lovely pattern though.
 

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