Although the Green Phantom Pleco are not classed as a delicate species to care for, they do have specific needs to keep them healthy and happy. As juveniles they can be housed in smaller aquariums but once mature they will require larger aquariums that are at least four feet cm in length.
They originate from moving waters so this will need to be replicated in the aquarium by careful placing of the outlet nozzles from the filters or even using small power heads. They will also require hiding places by using rocks or wood to create these. Bright lighting should be used to promote some algal growth as they will love grazing on this and make sure that the water quality is kept high by performing regular water changes.
As juveniles they are a relatively peaceful species but as they mature they will become more aggressive and definitely territorial. To overcome this only add one specimen to the tank or if more than one make sure they have plenty of space to create their own territories.
Provide the fish with meaty foods by giving it treats of blood worms and brine shrimp twice a week. Always make sure that they do not show any signs of sunken bellies as this could be an indicator that they are under nourished.
Male specimens will develop a broader appearance as they mature, particularly around the head area and they may also develop more elongated dorsal spines. As of yet, there are no reported cases of Baryancistrus demantoides breeding in the aquarium. It is known that in the wild they do deposit their eggs in the caves of the river banks, parental duties and guarding the eggs is then undertaken by the male.
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Highly recommended. Click on each picture to see bigger picture. These catfish grow to be about 4. They are hardy, energetic, and can live for several years with good care. Click on each picture to see a bigger picture. This species grows to about 4. Scientific name: perhaps a Rineloricaria species. This may be a hybrid of two or more distinct species.
We know that these fish are raised by very skillful fish farmers, and so are not wild fish. This fish can grow to be about 5" long.
A very nice aquarium fish, which is mild tempered, hardy, and easy to breed. But requires frequent partial water changes and does better with lots of water movement. Scientific name: A so-called L oricaria species. The exact genus and species is unknown to us. We've been told that L oricaria is being split, and perhaps this fish is Rineloricaria parva. This species grows to about 8" long, including their long tails, which is an ideal size for many aquariums.
This species grows to about 3. This species eats a lot of algae, and can be quarrelsome with other Plecos, but is not too aggressive.
Longfin Green Dragon Ancistrus (Ancistrus Sp.)
This is a very good and very pretty aquarium fish. Scientific name: Ancistrus species. This fish is sometimes given the species name temminckii, but scientists now believe temminckii is incorrect, and this species apparently does not yet have a valid scientific name.
Click here to see several pictures. Many types of Plecostomus are nocturnal, but Rubbernose Plecos are often seen during the day energetically scavenging the bottom for bits of food. These are wild fish collected by responsible collectors in Columbia. Maximum size: Grows to about 4", which is a nice size for most aquariums. These are wild fish, collected by responsible collectors in Southern Brazil.
Can grow to be at least 24" long and perhaps to 40" long. Can grows to be at least 24" long and perhaps to 40" long. Can grows to be at least 10" long. This is a wonderful aquarium fish, which can grow to be about 5" long, and as you can see, it's very beautiful. It's also mild tempered, eats algae off live plants without damaging the plants, and it's very hardy.Forums New posts Search forums.
Thread starter cabinetmkr39 Start date Jul 2, Is anyone breeding Green Dragons and wants to sell a group? Leffler Global Moderators Staff member. I have a few grow outs, but I just lost my adult female so I'll be hanging onto them until I replace her from the grow outs.
Are you looking for long or short fin?
I just bought 6 long fins from Aquabid. Christine is there anything special about keeping these? Can I treat them like all other BN? Nothing special. They're just like other BN. They can also throw off albinos like other BNs if you end up with two parents that are recessive for it.
Cool Thanks for the input. Are yours long or short fin? The female was heterozygous for albino, and one of the males was too.Has this page been useful? Please donate to our monthly hosting costs and keep us free for everyone to enjoy! Explore our YouTube channelFacebook page or follow us on Twitter.
There are many here to help and a firm ID is the first step towards keeping your catfish in the best conditions. Lou: Every young man's fantasy is to have a three-way. Lou: It's still a three-way! Hot Tub Time Machine: It was originated by a female that showed fewer, and smaller, light areas and was line bred till the spots just went away.
I have the name of the original breeder somewhere, but it's not important in this case. Suffice it to say it's just a color strain of the common bristlenose. Impossible only means that somebody hasn't done it correctly yet.Has this page been useful?
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Quick links. Adult female Pair with eggs Adult Male Young male Dorsal view of juvenile Close-up of male Male - wild caught - possibly the original species or at least one of those involved? Female Group of Super Red.
green dragon pleco
Scientific Name. Common Names. The name Ancistrus is derived from the Greek word agkistronmeaning hook, in reference to the interopercular odontodes that are hooked.
Find nearnearer or same sized spp. Mature males and sometimes females have soft tentacles bushy fleshy growths on the snout - this is unique to the genus Ancistrus. The common Bristlenose is commonly captive bred appears impossible to identify to species primarily due to a lack of original locality information but also because tens of undescribed congeners exist. It is not assigned to species here for that reason. It is sometimes thought to be a hybrid, however it is not easy to determine if it is so or not.
Several man made variants exist: piebald, albino and long-fin veiltail varieties have been bred in a captivity. General Remarks. This species was known as Ancistrus sp 3 in the Cat-eLog from February until Augustit will likely still commonly be referred to under this name for some time and even its current designation is a little tentative. For these reasons we've left "sp 3 " as a common name. Several colour forms exist as well a long fin strain.Forums New posts Trending Search forums.
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Green phantom pleco - Baryancistrus demantoides
I wanted to do research on it before I bought it but cant seem to find any such thing as a green dragon pleco. Any idea what it could really be called? Sep 13, 74 0 6 Garden Grove, CA.
Green phantom or avocado pleco???? Maybe this is it. If its the bristlenose then its just a color variation of a common bristlenose, I think. Doesnt have the spots like the phantom one. Proubly is a bristlenose is that a good price?
Mar 5, 2 0 Ontario, Canada www. Without seeing photos, my guess is it's almost definitely a bristlenose variation. Green dragons are probably one of the more highly-prized man made variants, though I do know a few breeders in the states are producing them. You must log in or register to reply here.Out of stock. Remarks : Males will develop longer and more elaborate "bushynoses", though females will develop bristles as well.
To add this product to your wish list you must Sign In or Create an account. Imperial Tropicals Out of stock. Scientific Name : Ancistrus sp. Tank Mate Options : Geophagus sp. Customer Reviews Based on 5 reviews Write a review. Fish need to be purged of waste and quarantined before shipment. It doesn't matter what day or time you place an order.
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