Thanks, Toddnbecka - I am going to give the LFS a call tomorrow to see if they recall the variant....cannot find much on the web about the red coloring.
I know it is not going to be L144 - these 4 are not long fins/I have about 40 of those L144 babies right now as my pair recently spawned. They also do not look anything at all like L014 or L024 to me - will keep trying to figure them out as they grow, I guess. Thanks all for the help and I will post if I get the info from the LFS....Thanks tons!
Well, I spoke to the LFS and they did confirm that these four little guys are indeed blue eyed red bristlenose plecos - mystery solved! Thanks to all who responded.....guess I will have to keep a closer eye on them and hope that at least one of them is a male! They are growing well and are 2X the size they were when I got them a few months back so hopefully soon we will see some bristles Meanwhile, I have a spawn of 30-40 albino long fins to tend to!