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Leopard frog plecostomus

Post by Aura on Sun Oct 17, 2010 11:19 am

I picked up two of these plecos from a local forum friend yesterday. They are so cool looking.





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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Sun Oct 17, 2010 11:44 am

Awesome Betty!!! They look great Wink

Mine still stay hidden in their pleco caves but they are starting to hang out near the openings to keep an eye on their owner. I'm hoping that eventually they will warm up to me.

Are you keeping them with other fish? Tell us about your setup.

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Post by Aura on Sun Oct 17, 2010 2:53 pm

Not keeping them with anything yet. Although I've been interested in them for a while now, it was sort of an impulse buy. He needed to sell his tank quickly and I couldn't pass them up. They are in a 20 gallon tank for now. I don't know how happy they are with that situation because they came out of a 180 gallon African setup!

I've been researching tank mates, but not really finding much information. Mike, do you keep yours with other fish? Do you have any pictures?

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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Sun Oct 17, 2010 4:43 pm

Mine are in a 20 long, there are 3 of them in there with 10 goldring danios, getting 5 more next weekend at the Catfish Convention from Rachel O'Leary aka MsJinxd. She's also trying to get some Apisto's in by then, if so I'm getting a pair for this tank also. She already hooked me up with an Apisto "hut" (java moss covered coconut shell cut in half with a hole drilled in it). So far the danios are great tankmates & the goldrings are actually awesome lookin lil fishies. I'll report back about the apisto's when I get them. Here's a shot of the tank (pics taken with my phone)



here's a shot of 2 of the L134's hangin out at the caves I got from Brantley @ plecocaves.com (3 of em)



plants are anubias, java moss, and I believe a java fern but not sure... ( I told Rachel to give me some plants I couldn't kill, didn't pay close attention to what she said they were) Embarassed

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Post by Aura on Sun Oct 17, 2010 5:21 pm

The plants look properly identified -- I know because I had those same plants, but I did manage to kill most of them.

I'd like to know how the Apistos work out. My plecos are in a regular 20 not a long, so I don't know if I want any fish that spend their time on the bottom of the tank. I read that hatchets would be acceptable tank mates, but again, since it's not a long tank, I don't think it's big enough for hatchets.

I wonder if you'll have some breeding pretty soon? I don't know if mine are big enough to sex yet. I think one is a male, but I'm not sure what I'm looking for yet.
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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Sun Oct 17, 2010 5:40 pm

I'm hopin they spawn but don't have much confidence that they will... this is all new ground for me. Fancy pleco's, danios, plants, possibly Apisto's... what's the world coming to lol!

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Post by Drake-tripod on Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:58 pm

dibs on first fry
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Post by vman on Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:15 pm

very nice Plecos ...
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Post by bulldogg7 on Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:31 pm

Awesome "pelcos" !!!

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Post by Drake-tripod on Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:54 pm

yea betty so sweet man why cant i find any thign like that around here Sad
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Post by plecoman on Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:30 pm

Very nice L134's. I have 5 of them myself, but I haven't been lucky enough for any of them to breed yet. I'm hoping that will all change soon. Lately there has been a lot of activity in the breeding cave.

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Post by football mom on Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:06 pm

Those are awesome plecos!
Betty, I think hatchets would be fine in a 20 high. I kept several for years in a 20 high,
but you have to remember to keep the top closed! They jump! Really jump!
I have been struck in the face a couple of times by a flying hatchet when feeding
them, and I lost several of them by forgetting to put the top down, I'm embarrassed to say!

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Re: Leopard frog plecostomus

Post by theswede on Sat Oct 23, 2010 8:20 pm

Aura wrote:I picked up two of these plecos from a local forum friend yesterday. They are so cool looking.

Very nice! They are stunning.
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Re: Leopard frog plecostomus

Post by Aura on Fri Jan 21, 2011 4:22 pm

An updated picture. Very Happy They've been staying hidden most of the time, but have grown quite a bit.



Still no tankmates.

Anyone having any luck with breeding? Mike? plecoman?
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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:57 am

No luck yet, haven't tried anything special to induce a spawn and they haven't went out of their way to try...

Yours looks awesome!!!

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Re: Leopard frog plecostomus

Post by Drake-tripod on Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:08 am

Try no light then when the light is back on big warmer then tank temp water change
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Post by Aura on Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:58 pm

As far as my two, I don't even know their sexes yet, so I'm not taking steps to induce spawning although it would be great if they were a pair. I'd love to have babies!
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Post by theswede on Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:03 pm

Wow, awesome!
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