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Tiger or clown?

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#21 Dutch


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Posted 25 July 2014 - 04:30 AM

If you have a planted tank of community fish and you want an algae eater to help keep your tank clean between water changes a clown pleco is a good fish if you want to breed a pleco a clown pleco is a challange :P  99% of people who keep fish dont breed them

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 07:17 PM

Those are not L397 by any stretch.


they do look an awful lot like L002But I'm almost positive there L425



These are my clown plecos for comparison not that they lack the veils on the tail. 

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 02:30 AM

definatly not L425, not even close pattern is all wrong. L002 is a close match I would say that's what you have.

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 02:49 AM

Thanks everyone for your input.  They look a bit like the clown plecos, only stripier, and they seem longer (I know it's hard to go by pics, they just seem that way).  The two I have never come out during the day, but they hang out together in a fake hollow driftwood ornament, so at least they get along.  I think I will go with L002 also, I think they resemble that pleco the most.  Like I said before, the next quest will be to find out if I have a male and female.  Thanks again everyone.

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Posted 13 September 2014 - 10:43 PM

UPDATES-  I have another pic to upload.  a real close-up, but lighting is not showing the stripes really well, here it is anyway.


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And, I've gone through all of planet catfish's L-number pics.  But I am stating again, I am not a pleco expert, and am fairly new to plecos actually.  But here are my amature observations:


L170-Looks shorter than my plecos with different head patterning, but looks similar otherwise



L206-Interesting how the tail fin is polkadotted, and one pic shown predominant squiggled head patterning, but fins are rather transparent generally, and the fish also appears shorter than mine. 


Some pics, I am not able to provide a link to, but there's another pic on this site of L206 that looks completely different from the other pic, imo.  There are certain similarities between both these pics of catfish and mine. 

(these two fish look completely different to me, but are both labeled L206)


L271-Looks very similar with exception to clear definition between head patterning and body stripes




L329-Interesting extensions on tail fins, although there are differences in head patterning and my plecos may resemble the juvies only (not sure)



L398-Looks short for a panaqolus, but otherwise similar, I think.  Head patterning not as tightly squiggled.  Extensions on caudal fin.



L403-Looks similar, but with no tail extensions.  



L425 Head patterning is similar, although fins seem more transparent and overall, the fish just seems tinier to me.  The tail fin extensions are very long, the fins look transparent and there's something (spiky) I haven't seen just above the pectoral fin (I think, the first side fin)



L458-Head patterning looks more similar, but fins seem more transparent and overall fish just looks tinier.



What do you guys think?  Again, this is just my observations and have no problem if someone disputes my opinion, I am open to them.










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