Bristlenose plecos, cherry shrimp and plants for sale

Newcastle, Tyne and Wear
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Kirsten

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Posted
25 days ago
Age
11 weeks
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Description

My brown bristlenose plecos (Ancistrus) and cherry shrimp are having lots of babies, getting so crowded that I have to sell some of them, as you can see in the video.

The young plecos cost between £3 and £5 depending on size (e.g. £3 for a 3 cm pleco), they are different sizes from 3 to 5 cm (see YouTube video), there is more than 20 available.
You'll get 4 plecos for the price of 3.
I've also got a young adult male for sale, starting to grow bristles on his nose, he is £6.
I don't know if the other smaller ones are males or females. But if you buy a young pleco and it turns out to be the wrong sex when it grows up, I'm happy to take it back and replace it with another one.

When plecos like these are fully grown at 6-8 months of age, they will be 6 to 9 cm. They never attack other fish, even small ones, but adult male plecos will fight for territory, so it is best to have no more than one adult male in each tank. The females and youngsters don't fight. In a small tank with only one pleco, it's fine to have a male.

The plecos live in a fish tank with cherry shrimp and guppies, where the shrimp help to clean up the mess that the fish leave behind. Both shrimp and guppies also get lots of babies, those I let grow to at least half the size of the adults before selling them.

The shrimp colours are various shades of red, from dark red to almost colourless, see photos and video. This is natural variation, I don't do selective breeding. The fully grown shrimp are up to 2 cm, the price is 75P each, or £5 for 10 of mixed colour and sizes (between 1cm and 2cm); 25 shrimp are £10 and 60 for £20. There are lots of shrimp available, more than 200.

The guppies are presently sold out. However there are a few babies that are growing up, they will be available in June, you are welcome to make a reservation now if you want to be sure to get some. When some become available, I'll sell young males (old enough to have colours, but fins still growing) for £1.50 for each, and young females for £0.50. You'll also get 4 guppies for the price of 3.

Of plants, I've presently got Anubias (dark green broad short leaves), a shoot with 3+ leaves is £3, and a shoot growing on a rock is £7; and Java moss, a tuft (handful) is £1. Presently I don't have a surplus of the other plants shown in the photos, but there are new shoots on the way of all of them, they will get back on to the advert when they are large enough to sell.

Whenever something is sold out, I'll update this ad within a day, so what is listed above is still available (or sold out on the same day...). This ad was last updated on 21st May.

Due to Covid, once you’ve told me what you are looking for, I’ll catch the fish or shrimp for you in advance, put them in a plastic bag and send you a photo of it. If you are fine with what you see, you can then pay either online or with cash, and collect the bag in Denton Burn. If you are not local, let me know, so we can explore other options.

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