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Thought I might as well throw up some pics of my plecos since everyone is reviving their pleco threads:

My first pleco in the 125 - a Gibbiceps - this was when he was a wee little guy eating Bok Choy:



This was just before I gave him away to a BCA member with an Aro tank:



My first successful attempt at keeping BNP (cichlids killed the others):

 

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And now for something different, I am going to post up pics of my departed friends :(

1.5" blue phantom


L052 which got some sort of bloat (maybe egg bloat):


My awesome Papa (L90)


My first attempt at L239


My slightly beat up, newer L114
 

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Good for you for starting this again, Gary. Your old pleco thread is something I really miss from the previous forum. Let's try and make this one even better!

Cheers. :)
 

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Just for fun, I thought I would throw in a pic of one of my newer L200a (Baryancistrus demantoides). This group is much greener with a yellowish fringe, compared to the original 2 that I got which were limey yellow. I guess it depends a lot on collection spot.

 

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Thanks everyone. The L239's are really nice. They change colour depending on lighting, mood and background. You can see in that one pic where there are 6 of them (can you count them all?) and they are showing different levels of blue on the fins and body. I can't get enough of these guys. They're a bit tough to get acclimatized and eating, but starting with healthy fish helps. I lost my first ones from last year, but this time, they are all doing great and eating lots.
 

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I took the afternoon off to spend with my kids, but they were napping when I got home, so I took a lot of pics. :D Where's that new photo contest? :p

L226 - I love these guys, I can't believe people didn't snap them up from Charles. IMO, one of the most attractive affordable plecos. They can be greyish under stress to this orangish brown when happy and full. I think this chubby one is a female. To my knowledge, no one has bred these.



Another 2 L239 pics. Believe it not, it's really tough to get a good shot of these guys without manual focus, as the autofocus system gets confused by the dark smoky grey colour of the body.




This is one great looking pleco - L91 Three Beacon. They always hide when I get the camera up, but I managed one good shot.



L75 - Pekolita sabaji - couldn't him to get his dorsal up



My one remaining L200a Baryancistrus demantoides . This guy is the limey yellow one that I like so very much.

 

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Ok, a final parting shots.

L226 male with orange/grey colouration as compared to that brownish female



The best shot I could get of the L152 pineapple.



L190 Royal



And finally a full tank layout shot:

 
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