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Old 03-28-2006, 05:08 PM   #1
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New Pleco (with pics)

Here are some pictures of my new Pleco for the 90 gal tank. He is a Blue Panaque Pleco. He is about four inches and is nearly full grown, max size 5 inches. He is just such a cool fish
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Old 03-28-2006, 05:11 PM   #2
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Wow! He is pretty cool...bet you paid a pretty penny for that one LOL
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Old 03-28-2006, 05:12 PM   #3
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Very nice! Thats an unusual blue colour! Very cool
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I actually just stopped into the lfs for a magnetic algae scrubber and to look around, but one look into that face and who could resist LOL
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Looks like a blue rubber lipped plec. to me (except the shape of the mouth is off). Very pretty.

if it is indeed a panaque, make sure you have real wood in there, it's a requirement of their diet. (they need the acidity to aid in digestion AFAIK)
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I have a rather large piece of driftwood in the tank so he definitely has something to rasp on but from what I have read even though the common name is Blue Panaque its not a real Panaque. Apparently there is some confusion as to its classification. Here is a link that goes into more detail:

http://www.tropicalresources.net/php...files_L239.php
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Wow he is gorgeous! Can't blame you for picking him up, I'd have done the same.
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That is a great pleco regardless of the common name confusion. Congrats.
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BrianNY definitely has a case of Pleco envy. LOL

That's a truly stunning fish.
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Wow! What wonderful coloring!
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Wow...I have never seen one of those before! Fish envy ensues.....
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Wow!!! What a great fish. Put me on the jealous list.
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OOOooooooo! Pretty ^^ Nice catch!
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She's beautiful!!!
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cant resist saying that you're simply too lucky !!!
my good wishes for your blue wonder !

its **** cute
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what a hottie! Georgous fish EmptyH...where in Dayton are you...we're practically neighbors I want to visit your lfs! 8O Congrats on the newbie!
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hey i saw soem green ones like that recently in teh fish stores. IS it the same breed?
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woodsplace1- I am in Kettering I found Elvis at the Jack's Aquarium in Bever Creek. Another really good place is Aquarium Adventures in Cincinnati. That store is huge and has some really amazing fish. They even have a show tank with a fully grown Arrowanna and wow that thing look mean.
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emptyH...howdy neighbor! I normally shop at Jacks in Deerfield! Where is Aquarium Adventure? I'll have to check that place out! Thanks for the update! Cool to find people who live close to you!!!
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Great Plec. I got a new clown plec 2 weeks ago! They are a great cleaner and look great.
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