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Old 07-18-2013, 03:11 AM   #21
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They have helpful staff too, which to me makes the store.
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Old 07-18-2013, 03:13 AM   #22
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My Lfs has only 3 species of plecos. You're lucky
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50 may have been an exaggeration, but they have a lot more than other stores. Tomorrow i am planning on going to a small LFS To look around. They dont have much but they have some interesting fish there.
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Old 07-18-2013, 03:30 AM   #24
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I think i like the clown and rubber-lip plecos best, they look good and they are very cheap. Just need to decide which one...
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Old 07-18-2013, 11:47 AM   #25
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I think i like the clown and rubber-lip plecos best, they look good and they are very cheap. Just need to decide which one...
If you want to see your pleco often, a striped or spotted rubber lip would be good.

If you want a pleco that hides and doesn't do much, get a clown pleco. HOWEVER provided you have awesome water conditions, it will be the closest to a flash pleco you can get
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Old 07-18-2013, 12:08 PM   #26
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I don't care for clown plecos... I usually keep bristlenose but just got a rubber lip and I really like him.
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Old 07-18-2013, 09:22 PM   #27
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If you want to see your pleco often, a striped or spotted rubber lip would be good.

If you want a pleco that hides and doesn't do much, get a clown pleco. HOWEVER provided you have awesome water conditions, it will be the closest to a flash pleco you can get
While at my LFS i saw a black spotted rubber lip for $10 so i bought him acclimated him and let him free into the tank. Here are some pictures, they do not do him justice...


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Old 07-19-2013, 12:04 AM   #28
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Cute! ! !
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Old 07-19-2013, 12:21 AM   #29
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Here is a MUCH better pic.
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Old 07-19-2013, 12:30 AM   #30
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I have a rhino pleco he is pretty cool and gets to a decent size around 10"
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Old 07-19-2013, 12:32 AM   #31
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I have a rhino pleco he is pretty cool and gets to a decent size around 10"
I was actually targeting this species mainly. Because they do not get as big. I want to get more plecos later on. Once my common pleco gets too big i will rehome it and get a clown pleco most likely, i really like the way they look.
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Here's a cool video (not mine) http://youtu.be/OAmGX2K6SSk
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Old 07-19-2013, 01:07 AM   #33
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Here's a cool video (not mine) http://youtu.be/OAmGX2K6SSk
Thats one big fish!!! Anyway, forgot to mention another reason why i got him. He was the "runt" of the tank. All of the other plecos in the tank were bigger and obviously got more food than him/her. So there he/she was, a small 2 1/4" fish that is not going to make it if it doesnt get more food and a better environment for it sitting in a tank where the smallest fish besides that one was 5". So i guess it was like a rescue, but now that i get him in the tank i see that he/she just looked skinny in the store with the bigger fish. He /she is still skinny, just not as much as it looked in the store.
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Hey I have two an albino horned pleco and and albino bristle nose

Really there catfish and with the horned he has really neat horns coming out of the top and bottom of his head and small neat little rows down his sides.

And the bristle nose has them all over his nose.
And a plus is there both brightly coloured unlike a lot of plecos.
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The Albino ones always die on me
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Old 07-19-2013, 12:14 PM   #36
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Hey I have two an albino horned pleco and and albino bristle nose

Really there catfish and with the horned he has really neat horns coming out of the top and bottom of his head and small neat little rows down his sides.

And the bristle nose has them all over his nose.
And a plus is there both brightly coloured unlike a lot of plecos.
They look amazing
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The Albino ones always die on me
Send me a pm and and I might be able to help
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I'm not in the market for any new fish at the moment... but thanks!
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