Brycinus Longipinnis

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05 Oct 2016 20:29 #1 by Gilly (Sean GIllivan)
I absolutely love these fish. Bought the last of them from my local pet store. Got the numbers up to 11 have a feeling I won't be seeing them for a while. Such active fish there movement is beautiful to watch. Added 4 ottocinclus but there twice the size of normal ottos anyone know the name? All in a 110litre for now will hopefully upgrade to a fluval 200litre by the new year.


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05 Oct 2016 21:10 #2 by des (des)
Replied by des (des) on topic Brycinus Longipinnis
Hypoptopoma sp.
Most likely H. gulare

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05 Oct 2016 21:12 #3 by Gilly (Sean GIllivan)
Ah my friend your back on the forum or is it me whos made the return?

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05 Oct 2016 21:27 - 05 Oct 2016 21:28 #4 by gunnered72 (Eddy Gunnered)
Is this what you have?

www.planetcatfish.com/common/species.php?species_id=236

Otherwise known as Pitbull Plecos
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05 Oct 2016 21:37 #5 by Gilly (Sean GIllivan)
Hey gunnered

I think des has it right being a hypoptopoma gulare. There is not a whole lot online about these and I think theres a good few species in the genus. Feeding hasnt been consistent. So far they have been quite skittish. Are ottos generally more active at night? Ive been putting a sinking wafer in at night when the lights are out

There in with the tetra which are aggressive feeders during the day.

Had a slice of cucumber in the other day that they occasionally landed on.

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05 Oct 2016 22:16 #6 by gunnered72 (Eddy Gunnered)
In case you havent come across this in your search..

www.planetcatfish.com/common/species.php?species_id=2534

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05 Oct 2016 22:21 #7 by gunnered72 (Eddy Gunnered)
You have some amazing hard to come by fish in that tank of yours Gilly...

Awesome African Tetras and awesome Ottos!

You dont see either species very often at all...

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06 Oct 2016 06:04 #8 by Gilly (Sean GIllivan)
Thanks gunnered I appreciate it.

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06 Oct 2016 22:53 #9 by joemc (joe mc)
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nice pickup, they only seem to become available about once a year for a few weeks, beautiful fish, remember they get BIG! and will need a pretty large long tank, they can pick up some speed when they move, keep an eye out for the african redeye tetra, they seem to come available at the same time and make great tank mates, probably one of the most underrated tetras out there good luck with them

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07 Oct 2016 05:57 #10 by Gilly (Sean GIllivan)
Thanks joe

Yea fell in love with their movement. I like fish like them. They were in with giant danios and looked fantastic.

Ill ge getting a 240 litre soon enough so im sure they will appreciate the extra 100 litres.

Once there too big ill move them on to a good home. Ill keep an eye out for the red eyes

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