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Iactually had to look that one up. I guess the long-finned variety is from Paraguay, the site I checked said that the albinos are common there.
That's really interesting that albinos occured commonly in the wild...I didn't know that could happen!

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It happens, they just rarely survive to adulthood because they stick out like a sore thumb.

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It happens, they just rarely survive to adulthood because they stick out like a sore thumb.
Oh, so the albinos are mostly bred in captivity?

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That's how it is with most albinos, because outside of a snow drift, white is an easy target.

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That's how it is with most albinos, because outside of a snow drift, white is an easy target.
Yeah that's my understanding....I think I misunderstood your last post lol...I thought you meant albinos are common in the wild but I guess you meant long-finned?

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the article I read up said that "Pale" fish were common, I don't know if this means the albinos are common in the wild, or if they were lighter colored than other plecos.

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Well, I found this article, if you're interested: http://www.yatfs.com/albplecodayres.html

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thank you.
You're welcome :) and your fish is very beautiful. I think I want to get one someday...

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Thank you, Boo is one of our favorite fishies!

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