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Plecostomus Or Gibbiceps ?


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#1 PCS_Committee

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 07:33 AM

The fish sold in Australia as common Plecos are Pterygoplichthys multiradiatus, the real Pleco Hypostomus plecostomus is very rare in this country, I have seen 2 in the last 20 years. Count the rays in your "plecos" dorsal fin, it will have 13 rays the real pleco has 8.
http://www.planetcat...species_id=1967
Cheers Terry

#2 CICH-BRO

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Posted 21 June 2009 - 05:04 PM

Yes, and Gibbiceps is something different again....

#3 Heiko Bleher

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 05:58 AM

QUOTE (CICH-BRO @ Jun 21 2009, 06:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yes, and Gibbiceps is something different again....


Hi guys,

the real P. gibbiceps is easy to recognize with its giant rounded dorsal fin. I have just briught out a new publication with 20 new and rediscovered loricarids, also amazing Pterygoplichthys species.
See announcement under Cichlids.

best regards

Heiko Bleher
www.aquapress-bleher.com





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