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Meet Spike
Redwolf5150 - 5-12-2007 at 15:51

This is Spike, my new plecko.

[bad img]http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a224/redwolf5150/Spike1.gif[/bad img]

At around 1 1/2 inches long, he's got some growing to do to get to the size Spot was when he died. This photo is like twice life size, BTW.

Those who remember the pictures I have posted of Spot in the past will also notice Spike's coloration and markings are much different than Spot's were.

This was intentional as I didn't want another fish that looked like Spot. Spot was a unique fish and I didn't want anything messing with his memory.

Anyway, Spike will be living in the 10-gallon tank for six months or so until he is a lot bigger before he moves into the 90-gallon. The Blood Parrots and even Gizmo, our green spotted puffer fish, would probably mess with and maybe even kill him if we put him in right now.

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Quaver - 5-12-2007 at 18:03

Congrats on your new additionwaveysmiley


scholar - 5-12-2007 at 18:14

Perhaps, in time, you can teach him some tricks.:)


Quaver - 5-12-2007 at 18:22

Tricksconfused2


scholar - 5-12-2007 at 18:59

Jamie's longtime special fish, Spot, was trained to come to the surface to be petted.

He had another trick as well, but I'm not sure if I remember it to describe it right. Redwolf, did he blow bubbles?

I don't know if Spike will learn the same tricks. I thought the come-to-be-petted trick sounded expecially neat.


Swish Checkley - 5-12-2007 at 19:13

Hi Spike waveysmiley


marymary100 - 5-12-2007 at 21:42

Nice fish................any chips?


DeWitch - 6-12-2007 at 01:48

kewl
I used to have one of those.
It was huge and had "horns"? that would come out when you tried to net it and and catch and tangle the net all up


LSemmens - 6-12-2007 at 13:27

[tongue in cheek] Spike looks like twice the fish! [/tongue in cheek] Welcome Spike, don't eat anything that has strings attached!waveysmiley


Redwolf5150 - 6-12-2007 at 20:36

Quote:
Originally posted by DeWitch
kewl
I used to have one of those.
It was huge and had "horns"? that would come out when you tried to net it and and catch and tangle the net all up


Once they get to a certain size you can't use a net on them anymore. Causes too much stress when they get their spikes and spines tangled.

So you have to handle them by hand.

And notice I said they have spikes and spines.

And they're armored.

They can be quite the handful if they decide to thrash.

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