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  1. guido.coza

    guido.coza

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    Hi all
    bought about 6 month ago either in Tokai or Parow this Hypancistrus sp I think it is a L333, but not sure if somebody knows better pls lemmy know.
    I would like to get a small group together and looking for at least another 3 animals.
    who can help

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    guido.coza

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    hi to you ALL
    Thanks for all the reply and help, my mailbox is swamped:mad:
    What is wrong with you people, does one need anemies if one has friends like you:wondering:
    PLEEEEEEEEASE need some help here
    Oh after going to L-welse yesterday they seem to more likely L290
     
  4. veegal

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    Geez guido give the people a break - most of the members here only go on during the week ...... LoL :)

    I also saw them at quite a few places a few months ago, but nothing since then which is probably why no-one has answered as well, as they aren't in the shops at the moment.......I'll keep a look out though and let you know should I see any :D
     
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    Zafgak Old fart

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    Guido - Sarcasm generally does not help, especially if you are a newbie - Have you heard of forum etiquette ?????
     
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    Jeepers guido...who do you think you are!! You come on this site, shout at everyone and demand answers straight away to your question!!! The reason why you have no replies is because no-one has seen them around lately!!

    Chill out!!
     
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    As i said in Gareths topic first time you mentioned those fish, ive never seen them in shops.
     
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    Hi all
    Sorry but garantied didn't mean it pushy. One of the many things i don't posess is a lot of patience.
    I appologize and hope that i'll get soon a more positive reply.
    Have all a great day
     
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    Zoom Retired Moderator

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    At least he didn't be the NEWBIE who logged in and started asking for free-bies in his welcome thread... heehee.
     
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    Zafgak Old fart

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    Hey Guido - that is gonna be a hard one to find.. Most of the LFS don't know an L number from an Elbow :)
    I haven't seen that one for months and months - will keep a lookout...
     
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    Mmwahahahahaha - true.
     
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    (i think i at least waited till my 30th or 60th post to start bedel-ing:D so i hope it aint me you refer to:smile:)

    :)hmmmm: maybe i should start opening threads asking for more freebies now...lol)
     
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    guido.coza

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    hey
    are you having a laugh on my expence???? )-:

    OK (-:
     
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    Im not, dun worry
     
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    Hey there

    I'm no plec expert, but I'm between L270, L333, and L340, and then perhaps L173 - those seem to be the closest.
     
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    Hi Salmon
    You are right it was as most likely L333 identified at the Lwelse.com site. My problem is now that they say it is nearly impossible to get the same fish again, if I don't know catching area/origin. They seem very much puretists and say no breeding whats so ever.
     
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    That's the problem here in SA, there are very few places that often get the different plecos in, and then those that might occasionally get them in, don't know quite what they are.

    Good luck finding more, I know it'll be a challenge. You might have some luck here on the forums - some of the guys on here stock some of the nicer L-numbers, maybe you could talk to them.
     
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    I'm not into plecs but i've seen you people mention L numbers a few times. What do the L numbers represent?
     
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    It means that the mathamatician managed to name the fish before the latin dude did! I wish the Englishman would wake up and start naming some fish... how on earth are we suppose to remember all this latin and maths in this hobby?

    I mean... all I want to do is keep some fish... not learn a new languange. If the fish spoke Latin, then I would at least try.
     
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    Ferryman - to put it very basically, there are SOOOOO many different species of pleco's that are very similar so they just gave them all L numbers. The easiest way to be certain what pleco you have is to get it's L number. Put very basically in a nutshell :)
     
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    Pretty much what Veegal said. At one stage, the plecs were becoming hugely popular in the hobby for the first time, and imports of new species happened so regularly that shops didn't know what they were selling - many of the species that were shipped in hadn't even been classified yet.

    So some people got together and invented the L-number system, which gives plecs names without having to go through classifying them or worrying about taxonomy.

    There is a similar system for for Corydoras, I think called the C-number system??? I dunno...
     

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