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post #1 of 7 Old 08-24-2014, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
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Is this a common pleco?

Hi there! I just "rescued" a group of fish being displaced by a move, including this pleco. I assume he's a common pleco, but I've never had one before, so I figured I would ask y'all to confirm what sort of pleco he is. Thanks in advance. =)


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post #2 of 7 Old 08-24-2014, 09:49 PM
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Looks like a washed out common to me.

On a complete other hand, see that hornwort in the back right corner? It needs to be tied to something or floating. When buried it will rot.
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post #3 of 7 Old 08-24-2014, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, and thanks! I just got that today, and obviously had no idea what to do with it. I'll let it loose until I can anchor it.

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post #4 of 7 Old 08-24-2014, 10:45 PM
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Yep looks like common, that is a very nice shot of the pleco!
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post #5 of 7 Old 08-25-2014, 12:34 AM
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At first when I looked at it, I thought it was a "Scribbled Pleco". But it looks like a really nice color variation of a common pleco. Pretty!

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post #6 of 7 Old 08-25-2014, 09:34 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks y'all. He (or she?) colored up some today. I figured it was a common, I was hoping he might be a smaller species. It'll be a temporary foster, I guess, as he won't fit in my 29G tank for long. I'm fonder of the little sucker than I thought I would be, so I picked up a clown pleco to keep. =)

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post #7 of 7 Old 08-26-2014, 10:09 PM
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HOW ARE YOU SO GOOD AT TAKING PICTURES GOSH!!! lol i believe its a he from the skinny body he has...

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