L183 Pleco

Ancistrus dolichopterus (L183, Starlight)

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Ancistrus dolichopterus is one of the coolest of the bushy nose plecos.  I was lucky enough to pick these fish up at the BAP auction after the April 2013 CAFE club meeting.  The fish I purchased at the auction were fry raised by fellow club member and friend, Stephan Parlin.

These fish grew into adults quickly and first spawned for me in January of 2015.

October 26, 2016 update:

I have had very good success with my L183’s.  With continued success, I should have some of these fish available for the 2017 Swap meets here in Ohio.