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Nossie
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Bogdan the Gibbiceps!
« on: November 26, 2010, 04:13:41 AM »

Hullo!

Thought I'd introduce you to my newest addition, Bogdan or Danny Cheesy
As you may, or may not know, he completely ate all traces of algae in my tank. And I had grown those nice green carpets for my goldies to munch on as a midnight snack!
I won't deny that my tank is sparkling clean and nice now, though.

Enjoy Smiley
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Re: Bogdan the Gibbiceps!
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2010, 05:12:52 AM »

Oooh, looks very cool. Can you keep those fish with goldfish?
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Re: Bogdan the Gibbiceps!
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2010, 06:39:33 AM »

I love them how good they can clean, lol... He's beautiful
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Re: Bogdan the Gibbiceps!
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2010, 07:03:55 AM »

Novaguin: I've kept bristlenoses (Ancistrus) with goldfish the last 10 years, and yes, I believe it works Smiley But certain pleco-species may develop a habit to eat the slime coat of other fish, especially discus. Which is why it's better to err on the safe side and check out all the information about the certain pleco you want before buying it!

Hanna: Thanks! Smiley I love his pattern Smiley
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Re: Bogdan the Gibbiceps!
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2010, 07:35:09 AM »

He is gorgeous Tongue He looks like a leopard with his spots.
I am interested in keeping a pleco with my goldfish as I have extremely bad algae in my tank! Within less than a week the tank walls are completely covered! The only thing I am worried about is the sucking of the slime coat.... although have read that this mainly happens with larger pleco species when they don't have enough food.
What temperature do you keep the tank at Nossie?
And have you ever kept a bristlenose pleco?
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Re: Bogdan the Gibbiceps!
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2010, 08:30:27 AM »

Any particular species you would say is good to keep with goldies? They look interesting to keep in the hopefully future tank.
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Re: Bogdan the Gibbiceps!
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2010, 09:31:14 AM »

very pretty pleco!
I LOVE plecos! Smiley
I keep my temp for my goldies and pleco 72F-73F.
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Re: Bogdan the Gibbiceps!
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2010, 10:34:39 AM »

very cool! I have 2 plecs myself and I feed the sinking foods and things.

Nossie - you might already know this since you've kept plecos with goldies for 10 years, but I read that the reason some plecos feed off the slime coats of some fish is because they're starving to death! make sure you feed your *awesome* new pleco good food like cucumber (which the goldies will probably snack on) and sinking foods formulated for the pleco.
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Re: Bogdan the Gibbiceps!
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2010, 09:15:28 PM »

@Mindemae what type of pleco do you have?
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Nossie
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Re: Bogdan the Gibbiceps!
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2010, 04:04:02 AM »

Thanks everyone! Smiley

Abbie: My tank is usually around 75-77 degrees Smiley I decided to install the heater now because for some reason, the apartment gets goddamn cold in the night and heats up like crazy in the morning! D: Might need to talk about that to someone...
I've had very many bristlenoses Wink And lots of my friends did too Smiley All of us with success Smiley Bristlenoses don't grow too big either, about 5 inches, so you could keep 3-4 of them Smiley Make sure you have more females than males though! Just to be safe Wink

Novaguin: I would place my vote on some smaller pleco species that you could keep a few of in the tank, like common Ancistrus (bristlenoses) or maybe some smaller plecostomus species Smiley Peckoltias tend to stay pretty small too, and they are very peaceful and cute! Their fins are very soft and beautiful, especially the Pretty Peckoltia looks like it's wearing a dress or something Wink I'll try to find some more specific L-codes later for you to google Smiley

Oranda Lover: Yep, I'll be buying some zucchini for him and the goldies to feast on! Smiley And I'll try to find some nice frozen shrimp since they sink, and may be more appropriate for him to eat Smiley This particular species will grow absolutely huge, and I don't know if that's just me, but since I learned how big he'll be... he already looks larger! x'D
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Re: Bogdan the Gibbiceps!
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2010, 10:11:02 AM »

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This particular species will grow absolutely huge, and I don't know if that's just me, but since I learned how big he'll be... he already looks larger! x'D

haha Nossie! With the care  that you're giving that guy though, he is probably already getting bigger!  Wink
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Re: Bogdan the Gibbiceps!
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2010, 03:24:12 PM »

Plecos grow rather quickly. Smiley
I think mine is very much like Nossies. Wink
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Re: Bogdan the Gibbiceps!
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2010, 04:02:55 PM »

Bogdan/Danny is very handsome! I was wondering about if they could be kept in a goldfish tank too so I'll check out the other info and see. I love his beautiful markings WOW!!! Grin
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Re: Bogdan the Gibbiceps!
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2010, 05:41:28 PM »

Here is a big list of l number plecos:
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And here is a list I made a while ago of smaller types of plecos...well what I think are small plecos (you will have to double check):
L134
L104
L002
L169
L397
L168
L202
clown pleco
bristlenose pleco

I am not sure how common they are...I know some of them are expensive here in Australia.
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Re: Bogdan the Gibbiceps!
« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2010, 10:08:02 PM »

I love him  Cheesy He looks amazing and so cute, how big is he at the moment? Do you know if he is a boy or girl? How do you tell? Haha. I love the second photo the best, it will be great to see him grow up.
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Re: Bogdan the Gibbiceps!
« Reply #15 on: November 28, 2010, 04:38:36 AM »

OrandaLover: Lol! xD Who knows?! xD I might just be feeding him on love Wink today I'll buy them all some fruit and toss some zucchini in there Smiley

Abbie: Some of the fish listed may be pretty hard to get, since some cat fish simply won't breed in captivity, so the fry is caught in the wild Smiley And then again, because of that, some fish are simply not allowed to be caught anymore. There's one pleco that I'd love to keep some day! It doesn't grow much bigger than 30cm, and it's called Green Royal Pleco Smiley They're gorgeous Wink

Andrea: For now he's about 7cm Smiley ( Could've sworn he was 5 when I bought him! xD) And no, I don't know the gender Smiley On planetpleco.com, they said that these fish don't breed in aquaria, so people rather don't bother trying to gender them in the first place Smiley
I believe it'll be easier when he'll be older though! Cheesy You should see them when they're big, they're so beautiful Wink
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Re: Bogdan the Gibbiceps!
« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2010, 05:12:30 AM »

I just googled the Green Royal Pleco...They look amazing!
Yeah there were some plecos...I think they were called Zebra Plecos (not 100% sure though) which sell for $700 each in Australia! Just for one only a few cm long. Shocked
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Re: Bogdan the Gibbiceps!
« Reply #17 on: November 28, 2010, 05:39:25 AM »

Yeah! There were some here that were 60!! And there's a guy that's breeding some very similar ones, he can easily sell them for a couple of hundred euros per fish! :O
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Re: Bogdan the Gibbiceps!
« Reply #18 on: November 28, 2010, 10:22:41 PM »

I've seen them big  Wink

Here is a guy I know Sailfin Pleco when he first got it, followed by a photo of it a couple of months ago. I've heard it it worth alot of money now! He is probably over 30cm.
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Re: Bogdan the Gibbiceps!
« Reply #19 on: November 29, 2010, 04:18:36 AM »

Most likely Wink For how long has he had that pleco? Smiley

I am feeding mine zucchini now! Cheesy He loves, loves, loves it!! He even eats the peel so there's nothing left at all! Cheesy
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Re: Bogdan the Gibbiceps!
« Reply #20 on: November 29, 2010, 05:24:10 AM »

Bogdan is happy having such a good mummy. He sure will grow HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE Grin
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Re: Bogdan the Gibbiceps!
« Reply #21 on: November 29, 2010, 05:57:55 AM »

A few years now. This might sound horrible but I wish they stayed real small, they are sooo cute when they are small like in the photo I posted *squeal*  Cheesy
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Re: Bogdan the Gibbiceps!
« Reply #22 on: November 29, 2010, 09:11:19 AM »

Hanna: Thank you Wink I hope so! Grin

Andrea: I actually agree!! Smiley They look so sweet with those round fins Wink Some plecos have such cute faces when they're small too! Grin And their patterns somehow look nicer when the spots are bigger Smiley Luckily, they don't grow THAT fast, but it depends on the species Smiley
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