Many fishes and a cat

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Many fishes and a cat

Post by carolynn » Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:52 pm

I started out years ago with a beta,who only lived a couple of years and then started a guppy tank, I still have some I don't know what generation of guppies, I add fresh genes every once in awhile, they live with my many bristlenose plecos and their babies, two clown plecos, I also have a peppermint pleco male and an unknown bristlenose pleco. I have some fantail goldfish 3 in a large 60 G so they can grown and swim a lot which they do and a Rhino pleco, and a Cat(feline) :lol: . It's amazing but with the help of my children every one has a name!

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Re: Many fishes and a cat

Post by sgtmyers88 » Sat Sep 14, 2013 1:23 am

[welcome] :)
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Re: Many fishes and a cat

Post by Pufferpunk » Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:49 am

What's a peppermint pleco?
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Re: Many fishes and a cat

Post by carolynn » Tue Sep 17, 2013 3:50 pm

A Peppermint pleco is an L181, a larger sized bristlenose pleco, with little tiny white spots-kind of like stars often confused with a starlight/L182. They are called pepermint pleco in the UK, eastern Canada and in many parts of the USA, its the common name most people know them by.

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Punkster, the 4" red T miurus
Mongo, the 4" A modestus
2 T biocellatus
C valentini
C coranata
C papuan
Also kept:
lorteti
DPs
suvattii
burrfish
T niphobles
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Re: Many fishes and a cat

Post by Pufferpunk » Tue Sep 17, 2013 4:02 pm

I bought this one as a "Fathead" but knew it wasn't, since it's got the white spots & trim. I'm pretty sure it's not a "Starlight", as the site says: http://www.aquariumlife.net/profiles/pl ... 100065.asp
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Re: Many fishes and a cat

Post by carolynn » Tue Sep 17, 2013 4:05 pm

Does your pleco have a stripe on his tail still and what age is he/she?

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Re: Many fishes and a cat

Post by carolynn » Tue Sep 17, 2013 4:22 pm

Starlights will tend to keep their stripe and spots/ may be more circular and larger/ either white or orange, the peppermint will generally loose most of the tail stripe, maybe retain a small sliver and the spots are more like pinpoint white circular flecks/ of course-both subspecies have-hence the cunfusion The peppermint has a larger head- very broad, like a medusa pleco almost, I will try and look for a decent pic of mine- the eyes are a navy blueish and the background color is dark brown-black. Mine is 2-3 years old -full gorwn as these guys mature slower than smaller plecs and about 8 inches long- very good at algae cleaning/glass/ plants just like any ancistrus/bristlenose. Hope that helps with the Id of yours.

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Punkster, the 4" red T miurus
Mongo, the 4" A modestus
2 T biocellatus
C valentini
C coranata
C papuan
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lorteti
DPs
suvattii
burrfish
T niphobles
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Re: Many fishes and a cat

Post by Pufferpunk » Tue Sep 17, 2013 4:26 pm

I bought this one as a "Fathead" but knew it wasn't, since it's got the white spots & trim. I'm pretty sure it's not a "Starlight", as the site says: http://www.aquariumlife.net/profiles/pl ... 100065.asp
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

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Re: Many fishes and a cat

Post by carolynn » Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:18 pm

Well if he looks like the pic on the link- that's a nice looking fish...jealous:)

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