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Old 20-03-17, 14:17
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L244 breeding attempt

I've had two L244 Pseudolithoxus dumus for about 2-3 years now, in a community tank.

I recently decided to sell my L397 breeding group which has freed up my pleco breeding tank.

Inspired by the (rare) availability of an L244 for sale, I've bought that and have put all three L244s in the breeding tank.

I've got a definite male 90mm SL, a probable female 80mm SL, and the new fish is smaller about 50mm SL and I'm not sure what sex it is.

They seem to be eating well and making use of the numerous caves, slates, rocks and driftwood to hide.

Nothing else to report as yet, but I thought I'd start a thread off in the hope that I will have something to write about eventually!
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Old 20-03-17, 17:28
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looking at your 2 adults... it appears to me you have a male on the left and a female on the right.....

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Many thanks - I agree.

I've got quite a few pics of the adults with good dorsal and ventral views. I'll try to upload some more later. I'm pretty sure the largest, darker-coloured fish is a male and the slightly smaller, lighter-coloured one is a female.

The smallest, new fish is I think too small to be confident either way. However having a third fish (of either sex) can sometimes encourage breeding. I've been looking for more of these for several years and they come up for sale very rarely.
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Old 20-03-17, 18:21
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Hi,

Pic 1: Male and female; Pic 2: male

A Story of sucess

Good luck!
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Old 20-03-17, 18:25
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Many thanks, Elko! Were you first to breed these?
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Old 21-03-17, 10:18
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Here are some ventral views of the two adults, together and separately.
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Hi,

yes, it's the first known breeding group and in this time, probably the only one.

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