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need an i.d.

Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquariums & Fish Photos' started by kwheeler91, Aug 22, 2009.

  1. kwheeler91

    kwheeler91 Thread Starter New Member

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    i got pleco as an extra in a box of fish today but i cant find anything about it or what it reallyis for that matter. the label read say(i think) oxicinca pleco?
    sound familiar? i will try to get a pick tomorrow.
     
  2. buzz4520

    buzz4520 Well-Known Member

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    i researched the name you've got posted and came up with nothing.
     
  3. MOD_Dawn

    MOD_Dawn Active Member

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    need a photo and any other information you can give.
     
  4. kwheeler91

    kwheeler91 Thread Starter New Member

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    here it is... got him in container to save him from my bushynose giving him a beating. he looks to be a little over 3 inches. thats about all i can tell ya
    SANY3378.JPG SANY3379.JPG
     
  5. buzz4520

    buzz4520 Well-Known Member

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    very nice...and you got this as a freebie?? you may have to find a pleco website to get an id, unless someone here may know. sorry i couldn't help you out.
     
  6. LemonDiscus

    LemonDiscus Active Member

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    I think its some kind of zebra. Not the rare one but not too common either. I don't know what the L number is.... Nice fish though?
     
  7. kwheeler91

    kwheeler91 Thread Starter New Member

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    ya im definitely gonna keep him... just would like to know what type he is.
    well thanks anyway :)
     
  8. MOD_Dawn

    MOD_Dawn Active Member

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    I think what you have there is a clown pleco.
    IF that's what it is the bristlenose should be okay with it (I kept mine with one for a while).

    Clown Peckoltia L 168 -- Panaque maccus

    google that into images and you'll find photos (I don't have photos of mine..was forever hiding and never seen it ...actually thought it had died months prior until I broke down the tank and found it hiding in a decor looking better than ever)
     
  9. kwheeler91

    kwheeler91 Thread Starter New Member

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    idk about mine, hes a mean ass. i put my common pleco in there with him twice his size and the next day the common's fins were sliced in about 20 different ways and he just looked a little rough all around. illl give it a shot though, its not like hes gonna instanly execute him :)
     
  10. MOD_Dawn

    MOD_Dawn Active Member

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    are you sure your talking about a bushynose-bristlenose pleco?

    the only time I've ever seen aggression with mine is during mating--and that's usually bickering over a log or a particular female. Never any damage ...just a odd swimming pattern like swirling them away with the water and the (not knowing the technical name)...side stabber thingys near the face flare out letting you know they are ticked.
     
  11. KingKedros452

    KingKedros452 New Member

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    Oxicinca sounds a bit like Otocinclus, in which case this is definately mislabled. Biggest zebra oto in the world perhaps. This site can help for id purposes... <a class="postlink" href="http://www.aquahobby.com/e_plecos_catfishes.php" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.aquahobby.com/e_plecos_catfishes.php</a>
     
  12. kwheeler91

    kwheeler91 Thread Starter New Member

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    it doesnt even matter now [cussing]. my attempt at protecting him brought his demise. i let him go.... and he sank straight to the bottom :mad:.

    but yeah its a bushynose. he hangs out at the entrance to the hole in the log where my clown loaches sleep and thinks he is fanning invisible eggs. he might have a screw or two loose.
     
  13. LemonDiscus

    LemonDiscus Active Member

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    Dawn COULD be right but the Dorsal Fin markings and head shapes dont look right to me... IMO

    Here is a link to a Pleco catalog... Its a great reference for Pleco Info..
     
  14. kwheeler91

    kwheeler91 Thread Starter New Member

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    i found out it was a chocolate zebra pleco L270. dead now though :(
     
  15. LemonDiscus

    LemonDiscus Active Member

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    YUp... that is what it was.... sorry for your loss too BTW
     
  16. kwheeler91

    kwheeler91 Thread Starter New Member

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    thank you... what kind of discus is that in your profile pic?
     
  17. LemonDiscus

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    Wild Heckel... not sure the origination point though... its kind of unusual in coloration...
     
  18. kwheeler91

    kwheeler91 Thread Starter New Member

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    looks awesome! cant wait till i have my own place, was thinkin of setting up a 125 for discus as well. stuck with my danios and stuff for now, but they are cool too and breed like bunnies :) got some celestial pearl danio fry right now
     
  19. buzz4520

    buzz4520 Well-Known Member

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    sorry for your loss... :(
     
  20. kwheeler91

    kwheeler91 Thread Starter New Member

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