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#1 Panaque-Finatic

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Posted 06 February 2017 - 04:21 PM

Hi everyone,
I recently joined the forum and would like to thank everyone for the warm welcome!

While at one of my LFS, I finally decided which plecos I'd want to house in my 75 gallon growout and picked up a few.
All plecos are around the 2"-3" mark. Prices were pretty good too for their size, at least from what I've seen in other stores around my area.
Currently got them feeding on Northfin Kelp Wafers, Northfin Krill Gold 1mm pellets, Northfin Veggie 2mm pellets, pieces of shrimp, and zucchini.
So without further ado here's the plecos:

L177 gold nugget 2.5"(possibly could be a L018, let me know what you guys think)
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L200 green phantom #1
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L200 green phantom #2
2"(male on the right? Compared to female on the left)
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L200 high fin males 3" - x2
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Posted 06 February 2017 - 05:22 PM

Nice Pleco ! Welcome to the forum.

It's pretty easy to get addicted to them. They are like Pokemon, you need to have them all LOL

Gold Nugget (L18/L81/L177) can be hard sometimes to get acclimated, but one of my favorite !


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Posted 06 February 2017 - 05:32 PM

Nice Pleco ! Welcome to the forum.
It's pretty easy to get addicted to them. They are like Pokemon, you need to have them all LOL
Gold Nugget (L18/L81/L177) can be hard sometimes to get acclimated, but one of my favorite !


Thanks! Definitely very true lol!
All my L200s are really active during the day, but it seems my gold nugget is more nocturnal.
The gold nugget is probably still getting used to it's new home, so I'll continue to watch him in the weeks to come. Good news is all the plecos are eating :)

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 02:09 AM

They look great. Goodluck with them.


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Posted 07 February 2017 - 09:40 AM

Some more shots of them from yesterday morning.

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 10:04 PM

Nice choices and a good contrast to each other! Very nice!


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Posted 12 February 2017 - 09:45 PM

I had a huge L128 ages ago, pics of L200 make me miss em

 

nice looking fish


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Posted 12 February 2017 - 11:53 PM

Nice choices and a good contrast to each other! Very nice!

I had a huge L128 ages ago, pics of L200 make me miss em

nice looking fish

Thanks guys! Here's a new addition I picked up yesterday afternoon. Staring to become my favorite!

L142 - 1.75"
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Group shot (small update though. My L177 is actually a L018).
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Posted 24 February 2017 - 11:53 PM

Updated shots of my female L200 green phantom (left) and male L200 high fin (right).

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 11:56 PM

Beautiful.... my high fin is only 2" so has a lot to grow to look as beautiful as your guys! Kudos


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Posted 25 February 2017 - 12:11 AM

Beautiful.... my high fin is only 2" so has a lot to grow to look as beautiful as your guys! Kudos

Thanks!
My male isn't that much bigger than your actually. My L200 high fin is 3" on the dot.

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 06:56 AM

Some updated pics of my plecos.20170225_123035.jpg 20170227_184346(0).jpg 20170226_003324.jpg 20170224_212859.jpg 20170227_184522.jpg 20170227_170211.jpg
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Posted 28 February 2017 - 11:12 PM

Ya cant beat a green phantom...... one of most beautiful colorations out there. My L200 is still pretty shy...... coming out more and more in the evening tho.... I like your zuchini feeder


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Posted 28 February 2017 - 11:37 PM

Ya cant beat a green phantom...... one of most beautiful colorations out there. My L200 is still pretty shy...... coming out more and more in the evening tho.... I like your zuchini feeder

Definitely. Love how they change their hue of green from dark olive to neon green from time to time.

That's good to hear. Sure your L200 will come out of his shell in no time. Think my plecos are interactive with me only because they associate me with food, then again I think that's the case all my fish lol...

Thanks! It's an extra suction cup and clip from my old Fluval 205.

Would show you guys some videos of my plecos feeding and interacting from my Instagram if I knew how to post them here.
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Posted 01 March 2017 - 08:34 PM

whats your name on insta? I can just follow you on there

im chefmikescarbs 

 

like the idea on the zucchini feeder, my big guys would beat the hell out of it lol



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Posted 01 March 2017 - 10:35 PM

whats your name on insta? I can just follow you on there
im chefmikescarbs 
 
like the idea on the zucchini feeder, my big guys would beat the hell out of it lol


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Cool, will be sure to check your Insta out as well :)

The clip and suction cup works great! Tried forks and weights in the past, but the suction cup method looks clean and blends well into my black background.

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 12:21 AM

Quick group shot, but the male green phantom is out of sight hiding hiding behind the driftwood.

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 12:26 AM

Gold nugget in the first picture is my L018, and the gold nugget in the rest of the pictures is my L177.
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Vid link below comparing my L018 (on driftwood) and my L177 (feeding on zucchini).

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 05:44 AM

Trio of baby L190 royals (1.5"-2").
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Posted 14 March 2017 - 07:07 AM

L190 royal #1 (1.5"), nicest looking face/snout stripes of the three.
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L190 royal #2 (2"), Nicest tail shape of the three (can't really be seen in these 2 pictures, but the caudal fin is quite broad and tapers off to 2 really nice points).
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L190 royal #3 (2"), Nicest overall shape and has the most full lateral lines of the three. My personal favorite.
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