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30 Mar 2015 11:40 #1 by Stem12 (Stephen M)
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Any Ideas People?






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30 Mar 2015 17:31 #2 by Fishowner (Gavin fishowner)
Its some kind of common anancistrius I would say.
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30 Mar 2015 21:39 #3 by paulcavan (Paul Gileoold)
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Yeah I would agree. female

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30 Mar 2015 21:54 #4 by Fishowner (Gavin fishowner)
If it starts to develop bristles as it gets older then its a male but as you say Paul it looks like its female in the pic and Id say it seems old enough to have developed some bristles by now if it was a male. Stem try giving some cucumber and she will Love it.
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30 Mar 2015 21:55 #5 by Fishowner (Gavin fishowner)
If it starts to develop bristles as it gets older then its a male but as you say Paul it looks like its female in the pic and Id say it seems old enough to have developed some bristles by now if it was a male. Stem you prob know it already but try giving some cucumber and she will love it.
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31 Mar 2015 10:07 #6 by JohnH (John)
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Having looked at the pictures again I'm not altogether convinced that this is actually an Ancistus. My vote would go for the plain old 'common-or-garden' Pleco - what used to be known as Plecostomus plecostomus, which later became reclassified as Hypostomus.

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31 Mar 2015 11:06 #7 by Stem12 (Stephen M)
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Thanks for the replys lads, Honestly im still unsure, The reason ive asked this post is that she is in the tank alone (only pleco), I did buy this pleco about 2 years ago with another one of her type and as far as i know they were called 'Bulldog plecos' by a SH worker.. Only today tho i noticed during breakfast feeding time that she kind of snorted or 'bubbled' her mouth at that point i noticed little tiny bristle like things in her cheeks as she bubbled up her mouth..?
Id love to see her with a male because she is quite shy and keeps to herself except during feeding times the scurrys back to her large bog wood..

Again thanks for the replys,

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06 Apr 2015 00:04 #8 by platty252 (Darren Dalton)
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My guess egg bound female AncistrusSp. bristle nose pleco.
You should pick her up a mature male.

I have lost plecos in the past from not having a male around.
Some times the female cant release the eggs or reabsorb them. This can be fatal.
This usually happened me with plecos that were harder to get , so I had no males.
I never experienced it with any Ancistrus, but I've always had males with them.

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07 Apr 2015 23:50 #9 by Stem12 (Stephen M)
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Thanks Darren For the Info, Do you have any mature male's in SH>? Or do you know where i could get one?

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