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#1 Synirr

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 05:50 PM

I LOVE this pleco, goldies have to be one of the coolest species around. Mine is always up front begging for food... so personable! He lives in the goldfish tank along with a lemon pleco, who doesn't often come out for pictures.
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Here he is giving his mystery snail friend a kiss. Muah!
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And speaking of snails... there might be a few in this tank. Yep.
The rabbit snails have been very prolific in this setup (maybe that is why they call them rabbit snails?) I just took some in to work, but I counted over 50 the other night, so I think I should take in a few more, lol. Here they are enjoying a delicious pear core.
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The goldie also enjoys pears.
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I had a greater siren in this tank a while back, but after a few months he decided that goldfish fins are tasty, and had to be rehomed. I was bummed to have to get rid of him, so when I found a tiny baby siren at another local store a couple of weeks ago, and I had to snap him up. He was being sold as a dwarf siren, which he is not, but regardless he is currently way too small to be of any danger to anyone. I am not sure if he is a greater or lesser, but he is cute!
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Posted 30 January 2012 - 05:53 PM

I freaking love those plecos. I want to snuggle him.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 05:54 PM

Oops, forgot the videos. Here is the goldie munching his algae wafer, seemingly oblivious to Jemina bashing into him :P. He is used to frequent collisions with his clumsy tankmates.


And the little siren, nosing around for food. Sorry the video isn't the best, he is still too shy to come out of hiding very much.


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Posted 30 January 2012 - 06:41 PM

awesome sam! :)

One question, where did you get that gravel? I do like that pleco very much what a neat colour!

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 06:55 PM

I *think* it is Seachem's Gray Coast Cid, but it may be Silver Shores, I can't remember.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 06:58 PM

OMG OMG OMG whats with all the cuteness today, that pleco is amazing but the siren(of wich ive never heard off) is awsome.

just relized Sirens are hellbenders lol.

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 11:53 AM

Love the pleco! How big does that particular variety get?

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 01:03 PM

just relized Sirens are hellbenders lol.

Well, not exactly. Hellbenders are Cryptobranchus alleganiensis, this siren is either Siren lacertina or Siren intermedia. One notable difference is that hellbenders have 4 legs whereas sirens only have 2. :)

Love the pleco! How big does that particular variety get?

About 10-12" I believe. He is going in the 80g oscar tank at some point, but right now he is too small and would be in danger of being eaten.

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 05:14 PM

I heard of 12+ inches on the L-14

My question is aren't L-14s a primarily carnivorous species? Have you been supplementing him with meaty foods>

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 06:49 PM

seachem makes gravel? arrgh we need this in canada D:

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 10:06 PM

I heard of 12+ inches on the L-14

My question is aren't L-14s a primarily carnivorous species? Have you been supplementing him with meaty foods>

The first ingredient in Hikari algae wafers is actually fish meal, but yes, he gets a variety of foods.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 09:24 AM

Wow, he's gonna be big!




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