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Newbie with a Pair of L240s


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#1 NorthernGecko

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 06:56 AM

Hi All:

First post and I am not a fish guy at all. I am a gecko guy trying to become a fish guy. :)

I have attached pics of my new L240s. I did not know when I picked them up if they are sexable at this size. I hear they are. They are about 4 inches.

I am a super ultra newbie so if I didn't take pics in the right position please let me know and I can take more.

Wondering if I have a pair of two males or two females or if I should go pick up another to even things out.

Whatever sex they are the colours and patterns are amazing. I think I am becoming a Pleco lover.

All your help is appreciated.

Top 2 pics is one pleco and the bottom 3 are the other.

Mark.

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#2 Bwhiskered

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 11:52 AM

Impossible to tell from those pictures. They need to be shot straight down over a white or light back ground.

#3 jackson

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 12:21 PM

Welcome :)

I second the above

The right size to sex them is around 6"-7" .

If you have the space add more. It will even things out.

#4 NorthernGecko

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 04:01 PM

Thanks guy for not laughing me off as a newbie.

I am still trying to figure out what an odontode is as you are supposed to be able to tell like that once they are older?

Give me a gecko and I'll tell you anything about husbandry. That my specialty.

I am on my way though as I have ordered my Aqualog L-series book already:)

Thanks for trying to help out.

I will post some pictures of geckos later for those interested. I saw someone else posted birds.

Mark.

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#5 NorthernGecko

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 04:02 PM

OOPS. Double post. Sorry.

Thanks guy for not laughing me off as a newbie.

I am still trying to figure out what an odontode is as you are supposed to be able to tell like that once they are older?

Give me a gecko and I'll tell you anything about husbandry. That my specialty.

I am on my way though as I have ordered my Aqualog L-series book already:)

Thanks for trying to help out.

I will post some pictures of geckos later for those interested. I saw someone else posted birds.

Mark.

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#6 kkaamm

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 08:10 PM

Nice meeting u today at my office. L240s are great looking plecos with big white dots on the dark body. I like them very much too and have a group of them at home that are abt 8" TL.

#7 NorthernGecko

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 12:58 AM

Thanks Kam.

Love my new scores.

Bought the Albino Gibby from you and the ..... what was it again? LOL.

Bought two more L240s and 3 L200s to work on my algae issues.

Be in touch soon! Hopefully, I will now have a pair of L240s once they start to grow!

#8 Bwhiskered

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 11:47 AM

Another great book is Back to Nature L Catfishes by Ingo Seidel. Gives lots of information.




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