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Pterygoplichthys (Liposarcus) multuradiatus



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From: Angel
I have two plecos:"Jerry" or Jurassic is about 6in; and Jetsam is about 81/2 in. They are two of my favorite fish. They have completely changed my mind about plecos (which I did not like before I became an aquarium owner. They way the play around the tank, in and out of tunnels and caves, hanging off of everything. I have insomnia and often I find myself watching them on and off for hours. They are so entertaining. I love them and,unlike before, I think they are beautiful!

From: Rich
Over the last 20 years I have had a couple of pleco that lived almost 8 years and grew to almost a foot in length. They are great scavengers and get along with the other members of my community tank.

From: Aaron
The pleco is probably the toughest fish in the world. Not only can it fend for it's own in a tank with 4 Oscars, 2 Green Terrors, and 2 Convicts, but it can live through "accidents". One night I came home after being out for 3 hours to find my pleco was missing. I searched high and low in the tank, peeking under rocks and even looking in the filter (where they sometimes go if you over fill the tank), he was nowhere to be seen. Finally I searched around the floor, and sure enough, he was laying underneath the tank stand. I was sure he was dead, so I picked him up only to get pricked by his dorsal spines. Out of surprise, I dropped him (from about 6' up), then while trying to pick him up, accidentally kicked him. Finally I picked him up with a fish net and dropped him back in the tank. This was almost a year and a half ago, and he is still alive and doing great. His name is can see why.

From: cuda
Just bought the most beautiful pleco I've ever had. It was advertised at the LFS as a A. Adonis Pleco. It is about 16" from snout to the tip of its twin tails. Never seen one like this pleco before. It has a large head, slender body with spiny pricks throughout the body. But what really caught my eye was its tail or twin tails I should say. The tail is about 10" long with about 7" being split in two very fine thin whips for tales. Extraordinary pleco. Never seen one like it in my 25yrs in the hobby. I was told it is very rare and of show quality. It's also very active for a pleco. Anyone know if the correct name is A. Adonis Pleco? Comments, Experiences??






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