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Old 06-23-2013, 11:37 PM   #1
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thinking about L200

So since my 75 is getting full planted etc I have a question about L200 or the green phantom pleco. My major question is how big do they get? Ive seen conflicting info about it being Baryancistrus demantoides or Hemiancistrus subviridis and they seem to have conflicting max sizes. Any help?
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So since my 75 is getting full planted etc I have a question about L200 or the green phantom pleco. My major question is how big do they get? Ive seen conflicting info about it being Baryancistrus demantoides or Hemiancistrus subviridis and they seem to have conflicting max sizes. Any help?
The high fin gets closer to 8 inches, and the subviridis gets to almost 7 inches.
They look the same but they're different species. If you want to be sure which one you have, look at the dorsal fin's rays and if it isn't branched then its subviridis.
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Old 06-23-2013, 11:49 PM   #3
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Dang see I was reading planet catfish said dem got 6in and sub got 8
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Old 06-23-2013, 11:53 PM   #4
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That's odd. Maybe they're confused. I've seen dems at almost 8 inches and the biggest sub I've seen was mine at 6 inches.
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So ill look at getting the sub. How fragile are they?
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Old 06-23-2013, 11:55 PM   #6
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So ill look at getting the sub. How fragile are they?
Well, in the beginning they're fragile, since most if not all are wild caught. You need to be very careful with acclimation and diet. Once established though, they're tough! Mine was rocking the tank before she died.
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Good to know I wont get one for a few months gonna let the new tank establish
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Good to know I wont get one for a few months gonna let the new tank establish
Post pics when you get him/her!
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Old 06-24-2013, 12:27 AM   #9
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Old 06-24-2013, 10:05 PM   #10
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Just looking around. Do you know where to find a young sub
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L200s are crazy hard to find unless you have a really good lfs

You might have to get in contact with a breeder so ask around for contacts

I got mine at my lfs and he had had several since so there must be breeders out there
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Can I ask what lfs you used? Nj isn't that far and if its near philly its easier my brother lives there
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Can I ask what lfs you used? Nj isn't that far and if its near philly its easier my brother lives there
Go to absolutely fish in Clifton. I can even hold it for you if you decide you want it. You can still get a very good deal on aquabid

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L200s are crazy hard to find unless you have a really good lfs

You might have to get in contact with a breeder so ask around for contacts

I got mine at my lfs and he had had several since so there must be breeders out there
Trust me, there are no breeders out there. Only a very select few people have managed to breed these guys almost all of them are wild caught. That is why I'm making it my mission to breed these guys, to make them more available to the public.
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Keep me posted.
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Elys in floram park has them for $60


Last I saw was 3inches
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That's where I got mine and he was very healthy
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