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cichliddude1122
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PostPosted: 2005.04.16(Sat)19:43    Post subject: polka dot lyre tail Reply with quote

I was looking at some plecos and see this one in the gallery at this site the Acanthicus adonis
Polka Dot Lyretail Pleco, Adonis Pleco
is the whole name I went to two lfs and the have never heard of them any info one where to buy them would be great
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Mogwai
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PostPosted: 2005.04.17(Sun)3:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would first make sure that you have a tank large enough to house this beautiful giant - they grow even larger than the common pleco - maxing out at about 120cm. They are another example of fish which are mostly unsuitable for home aquariums - probably why many places don't have them. They tend to be expensive - I have seen 10cm specimens for
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PostPosted: 2005.04.17(Sun)10:26    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm in the usa so that wouldnt work I have a 55 and geting a 150-180 soon
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PostPosted: 2005.04.17(Sun)10:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would hang on to get the 180G and get a larger specimen then - you'd probably get to see him more! Very Happy
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PostPosted: 2005.04.18(Mon)13:37    Post subject: Reply with quote

are you saying I should get one and wait for him to get bigger and get the 180 gal
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Mogwai
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PostPosted: 2005.04.18(Mon)13:59    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, hang on to get the 180G full stop - just to make sure you have the room to accommodate him. I wouldn't put one in a 55G with the intention of getting a 180G, I would make sure that you have the room to house him at adult size before you buy one, just in case your circumstances change and you end up with a HUGE plec in a 55G! They reach well over 40in long when adult - that's a lot of fish. Smile
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PostPosted: 2005.04.18(Mon)14:03    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't really have any advice to add to this thread but over 4 feet long?! The mess my 5" bristlenose makes of my tank on a weekly basis is quite enough - I can't even imagine what a poop factory a pleco that big would be! Shocked
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Mogwai
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PostPosted: 2005.04.18(Mon)14:09    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup, they are HUGE guys all right - but beautiful. I have seen them full size at a public aquarium and they would make my 400L tank look small. Smile
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PostPosted: 2005.04.20(Wed)17:26    Post subject: Reply with quote

All I can say is wow.
Check out this link:
http://www.planetcatfish.com/catelog/loricari/acanthic/277_f.php
Seems like this fish will not only get very large, but has the potential to be very aggressive as well. Check out the "Compatibility" section at this site.
Have a care what you plan on housing one of these plecos with!
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PostPosted: 2005.04.25(Mon)20:25    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry I havent been on to cheek the forums but any one know any good sites that have more info them
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