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post #1 of 8 Old 02-26-2007, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
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common?

this is the best pic i can get of my smallest pleco, BJ! can u tell me if he indeed is simply a common? he is slightly different in colour to my other common?

hes gorgeous :)
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post #2 of 8 Old 02-26-2007, 08:52 PM
Looks like it could be a butterfly pleco.
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post #3 of 8 Old 02-27-2007, 03:55 AM Thread Starter
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really? if it is how big will he get?
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post #4 of 8 Old 03-02-2007, 03:00 PM
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My commons looked reddish when young.
He'll darken with age if he's a common.

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post #5 of 8 Old 03-02-2007, 03:08 PM
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Quote:
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Looks like it could be a butterfly pleco.
if you mean L168 then it is definately not one of them, wrong pattern, wrong body shape.

http://www.planetcatfish.com/catelog...species_id=706

if its not a common it could possibly be a Gibby but its hard to tell from the photo can you get anymore? Bad new if it is a gibby they can reach approximately 2 feet, does he look like any of these?

http://www.planetcatfish.com/catelog...species_id=148

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post #6 of 8 Old 03-02-2007, 05:48 PM Thread Starter
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looks a little like that 1
http://www.planetcatfish.com/catelog...p?image_id=593
but noe quite!! hes very dark in colour, and orange, my fone is terrible for takin pics. ive had him for about a year and hes grown but his colour hasnt changed, he does look different to my common
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post #7 of 8 Old 03-10-2007, 04:38 PM
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commons can very in tones ranging from v dark brown to a sort of clay color
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post #8 of 8 Old 03-11-2007, 01:24 PM
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It is a gibby/sailfin pleco :D

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