Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 01-02-2006, 11:38 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Cambridge, England (UK)
Posts: 610
Pics of My Pleco. Can anyone ID it?

I just took some pictures of my pleco and surpsrisingly he/she wasnt scared off by me! thats a first!

Anyway, i only know that its a dwarf pleco of some sort. I've had some trouble identifying it ,from my description someone at my lfs said that it may be a female bristlenose? and looking at some of them it did look very similair if not the same.

Sorry but these pictures arent great quality and have some reflection and light which make it harder to see.

If anyone can help me id it i would be gratefull. Thanks.
__________________

__________________
20Gal Planted, Fluval 205 filtration.
3 Black Neons, 1 Zebra Danio, 1 Clown Pleco, 3 Yo-yo Loaches.
Tank Established: Nov 04'
Satsumas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2006, 11:43 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Calgary
Posts: 1,835
Send a message via ICQ to SerLunchbox Send a message via AIM to SerLunchbox Send a message via MSN to SerLunchbox Send a message via Yahoo to SerLunchbox
It definately looks like a BN.

You could try www.planetcatfish.com and look at the catelog and then go for common names. bristlenose catfish are nice and dwarf. Though if they start to grow bristles, it doesn't mean that it is a male. some female BN's grow bristles but they are extremely small in comparison to males and not quite so outspoken as male bristles.
__________________

__________________
Lunchbox ... "i'm a man, but i can change, if i have to, i guess"

Tankless ... for now ... until i find what i really want (and what the wife lets me get!)
SerLunchbox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2006, 11:46 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Cambridge, England (UK)
Posts: 610
Mine does seem to have tiny little bristles as did the ones at the lfs.
__________________
20Gal Planted, Fluval 205 filtration.
3 Black Neons, 1 Zebra Danio, 1 Clown Pleco, 3 Yo-yo Loaches.
Tank Established: Nov 04'
Satsumas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2006, 11:46 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Pitman, N.J.
Posts: 101
It could also be a chocolate pleco, but looks more like a BN
__________________
emorrison33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2006, 12:51 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Kingman, Az
Posts: 98
Send a message via AIM to Holokai
I can't help with the fish ID (sorry) but for your photos, check your camera for a button or setting that looks like a miniature flower. That will enable you to take up close shots and stay in focus. If it does not have them, try to pull back from the tank some, and zoom in a bit. Then if you have the software, you can crop the image down so you can see the pleco more clearly.

hth!

- chris
__________________
You know, if we poured a 15 foot concrete wall right here... we could have a HUGE fish pond. No seriously.
Holokai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2006, 01:15 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Cambridge, England (UK)
Posts: 610
Oh right yeah i see the flower. I'll take some more if he/she comes out when i turn the light off.

Can i edit my previos post and delete the pictures? I dont want to post a 3rd time on the same subject if possible.

Thanks for the advice!
__________________
20Gal Planted, Fluval 205 filtration.
3 Black Neons, 1 Zebra Danio, 1 Clown Pleco, 3 Yo-yo Loaches.
Tank Established: Nov 04'
Satsumas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2006, 01:18 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Cambridge, England (UK)
Posts: 610
Well imo it seems like a BN. When i looked at the BN's in my lfs i was 99% sure it was the same. These ones were smaller and seemed more darker in colour, could've been the lighting though.

Anyone else think differently to a BN?
__________________
20Gal Planted, Fluval 205 filtration.
3 Black Neons, 1 Zebra Danio, 1 Clown Pleco, 3 Yo-yo Loaches.
Tank Established: Nov 04'
Satsumas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2006, 01:21 PM   #8
AA Team Emeritus
 
Jchillin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: New York, NY (The Big Apple)
Posts: 14,951
I don't understand why we send members elsewhere when we have profiles here. Here's one on bristlenose's (ancistrus sp):

http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewtopic.php?t=68483
__________________
_________________________________
Jchillin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2006, 01:22 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Kingman, Az
Posts: 98
Send a message via AIM to Holokai
No problem. It's called macro mode. Fool around with it a bit, you'll get some nice pictures of the tank, and be better prepeared when your pleco shows himself.

I think you can edit your post, bu there may be a time limit. You can just reply to this thread instead of making a new one though.

Cheers,

- Chris
__________________
You know, if we poured a 15 foot concrete wall right here... we could have a HUGE fish pond. No seriously.
Holokai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2006, 01:23 PM   #10
AA Team Emeritus
 
Jchillin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: New York, NY (The Big Apple)
Posts: 14,951
I will merge this thread with your original one...the first post here will not be included though.
__________________
_________________________________
Jchillin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2006, 01:44 PM   #11
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Cambridge, England (UK)
Posts: 610
Oh ok Jchillin.

How do i add an attachment to a reply?
__________________
20Gal Planted, Fluval 205 filtration.
3 Black Neons, 1 Zebra Danio, 1 Clown Pleco, 3 Yo-yo Loaches.
Tank Established: Nov 04'
Satsumas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2006, 01:49 PM   #12
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Kingman, Az
Posts: 98
Send a message via AIM to Holokai
Rather than using the quick reply box at the bottom of the page, click on the "Reply" button at the right of any of the posts in the thread. This will give you more options for your response.

-Chris
__________________
You know, if we poured a 15 foot concrete wall right here... we could have a HUGE fish pond. No seriously.
Holokai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2006, 02:00 PM   #13
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Cambridge, England (UK)
Posts: 610
Right. Im pretty sure its a bristlenose now though, so there's not much point in taking more pics.

Thanks anyway.
__________________
20Gal Planted, Fluval 205 filtration.
3 Black Neons, 1 Zebra Danio, 1 Clown Pleco, 3 Yo-yo Loaches.
Tank Established: Nov 04'
Satsumas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2006, 02:09 PM   #14
AA Team Emeritus
 
Jchillin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: New York, NY (The Big Apple)
Posts: 14,951
I'm convinced.
__________________
_________________________________
Jchillin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2006, 03:11 PM   #15
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Cambridge, England (UK)
Posts: 610
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jchillin
I'm convinced.
Ah good. Thankyou
__________________

__________________
20Gal Planted, Fluval 205 filtration.
3 Black Neons, 1 Zebra Danio, 1 Clown Pleco, 3 Yo-yo Loaches.
Tank Established: Nov 04'
Satsumas is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
pics, pleco

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pleco pics! Mosaic Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 4 07-31-2006 10:42 PM
Sick pleco - with pics Sebastian83 Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 1 06-10-2006 02:25 PM
New Pleco (with pics) EmptyH Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 19 03-30-2006 10:46 PM
Pleco eating Zuc Pics Fishyfanatic Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 5 02-27-2005 11:39 PM
my pleco pics Mr Burns Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 3 02-24-2004 12:03 AM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:00 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.