It's not a pro camera or anything (Olympus X-21) but it's better than my old one so I'm practicing with it to get to know the features and capabilities. To start...
...I wanted to spawn Bristlenose catfish so when I saw a tankful of albinos about an inch long a the lfs for $4.99 each, I bought three figuring I could get a pair. After a few months, one completely disappeared. For the following several months I watched the remaining two grow and became fairly certain that I had 2 females because neither had "bristles". Then after realizing that they were growing quite well I decided to measure the bigger of the two, and "she" came out a legitimate 8 inches. I was ecstatic! I thought to myself "I must be the first person in all the world to grow a world record sized female Albino Bristlenose!!"
Then, realizing that my first reaction isn't always the best, I wondered about the fact that even female BNs should at least have very short bristles. So, I closely examined the dorsal fins, the tail fins, the nares, and realized that much to my delight I actually have two albino gibbiceps! I'm thinking that the lfs would not be pleased to know they'd labeled a tankful of these as BNs! They're a solid shop though so thins was a rare error.
I'm not upset about it, gibbiceps has long been a favorite pleco of mine and to have an albino is a sweet deal.
I've also got a Royal Pleco (nigrolineatus) about 4 inches long and when I saw it hanging out with the Peppermint pleco (P. nudiventris I believe, though the fish at Planet Catfish with that name has fewer and larger spots, it was the closest match I could find after thinking it was L-030 forever but discovering that the head shape matches nudiventris. Thing is, I can't tell if it's ventris
actually is nudi
'cause it hides most of the time and never ever have I seen it on the glass) I hadda get that picture!
Hmmmm...judging by how quickly I'm approaching the size limit for this post I'm gonna need to practice size adjustment too!