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Re: Plec identification
« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2013, 10:10:57 am »
Lol fair play, well for now it shall be known as the unknown plec haha.

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    Re: Plec identification
    « Reply #16 on: May 27, 2013, 07:53:04 pm »
    Unless anyone else has a clue? Lol

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    Re: Plec identification
    « Reply #17 on: May 27, 2013, 09:14:35 pm »
    Post the pic on rare aquatics site bet Nick would have idea.

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    Re: Plec identification
    « Reply #18 on: May 27, 2013, 10:09:56 pm »
    join this group and post your pics mate

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/147159085369187/
    of course it bloody bites

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    Re: Plec identification
    « Reply #19 on: May 27, 2013, 10:32:27 pm »
    And when you find out what it is, make sure you report back!
    Corydoras and other South American catfish fan!!!

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    Re: Plec identification
    « Reply #20 on: May 27, 2013, 11:25:52 pm »
    Thanks a lot guys. I'm awaiting conformation on the pleco group and have also posted on rare aquatics fb page. Ill be back with answers as soon as I get a definite confirmation lol. Fingers crossed I've picked up a rare gem. If not I still love it either way. :)

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    Re: Plec identification
    « Reply #21 on: May 28, 2013, 10:23:22 am »
    I think it's a young gibby. The lighting on the pic is possibly hiding a lot of the markings.
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    Re: Plec identification
    « Reply #22 on: May 28, 2013, 10:51:58 am »
    Cheers. Well asking about people are still confused as the colour pattern is that of a gibby but the dorsal and pecs etc are completely different. Ill post another pic up to show :)

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    Re: Plec identification
    « Reply #23 on: May 28, 2013, 11:00:12 am »
    Here's the best pic i could get of his dorsal up. Proving very camera shy lol.



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    Re: Plec identification
    « Reply #24 on: May 29, 2013, 04:47:31 pm »
    So its definitely a gibby. My answer has been found! Lol. Now what's the main difference from a gibby to other plecs in general then?

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    Re: Plec identification
    « Reply #25 on: May 29, 2013, 05:35:57 pm »
    Corydoras and other South American catfish fan!!!

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    Re: Plec identification
    « Reply #26 on: May 29, 2013, 06:50:06 pm »
    sorry, it's a skinny looking gibby to me, common at best. need a photo with its dorsal fin up to be 100%.

    edit: ooops, missed page 2 of replies lol.
    yes, it's a gibby
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    Re: Plec identification
    « Reply #27 on: May 29, 2013, 06:53:46 pm »
    So its definitely a gibby. My answer has been found! Lol. Now what's the main difference from a gibby to other plecs in general then?

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    more than 10 rays (spines) in the dorsal fin means its of the same family as a gibby, the rest is down to appearance, size, fins etc.
    oh, and gibby's get massive, where most other plecs don't

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    Re: Plec identification
    « Reply #28 on: May 29, 2013, 07:54:49 pm »
    I can see why you doubted it from the pic! As did I, but upon closer inspection I see that mine has a similar colouration but a lot darker! Plus the dorsal isn't a sailfin type dorsal, more spiney like a freshwater perch. And the pecs and cordal fin the same.

    And I've got enough room in the tank for him :) - I've got an L001 L022 goldspot in there too. (Nice common plec) at about 10/11 inch. Lovely fish. Ill be keeping an eye out on the pair of them as the gibby grows mind you. They seem fine for now

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