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Author Topic: l183 starry night pleco  (Read 3535 times)
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« on: March 09, 2015, 03:19:58 PM »

So I have 2 wild caught l183's... I thought they were captive breed when I purchased them, but that's another story.  I believe I have a male and a female (male has bristles going up his head, female has bristles only on lip)  the male has the white seam and the tiny white dots, but his body color seems faded in areas.  It looks like hes almost light grey over most of his body with some darker to black patches.  When I look close I can tell that its the pigmentation because even on the lightest areas I can still see the tiny white dots.  anyone know if this is natural/normal?  All the pic I've seen the body is dark black with bright white spots.  their seems are nice an bright and so are the spots but the one is a dingy black and the other like I said is pretty mottled.
I'll try to get a pic if I can.
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« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2015, 11:15:07 AM »

As mine have matured the spots have gotten smaller and more of a turquoises color.....



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« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2015, 05:35:27 PM »

here are some pics of my boy.


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« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2015, 07:19:02 PM »

Now this is what the hobby is all about!
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« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2015, 07:52:09 PM »

so does it look normal?   is he just old or just have a weird coloring? 
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« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2015, 07:10:54 AM »

I have seen photos of others that look much the same.  Perhaps it is just something that happens with age.  Sorry I don't have a better answer for you.

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« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2015, 05:44:22 PM »

ok thanks they seem to be doing ok...eating and fluttering around...I never see them at the drift wood, but its a well planted tank.
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