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post #1 of 3 Old 07-30-2011, 01:09 AM Thread Starter
Help with pleco ID?

Any chance anyone can help ID my pleco? I bought him for $20 at my LFS, and they'd had him stow away with their shipment of bristlenoses from the breeder and had no idea what he was, but hypothesized that he was a clown, but he doesn't look that way to me, and he doesn't act like one. He is fully grown at 4 inches and just under a year and a half old. He LOVES cucumber, and won't TOUCH the wood we have in the tank. Here are some pictures (of him out in full light trying to get closer to me....)







Any ideas?

33g with Eheim Canister Filter (80g) and 40g HOB
Crushed coral sand, coconut shell caves, bubblers, power head, dead liverock, mopani, russian mossballs, hornwort, tape grass, assorted nameless plants, one lucky bamboo shoot
-2 Calico Ryukins
-4 Ottoclinus 2 male 2 female
-1 Clown Pleco male
-1 Shubunkin/Comet?, Calico female
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post #2 of 3 Old 07-30-2011, 08:13 AM
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Any chance anyone can help ID my pleco? I bought him for $20 at my LFS, and they'd had him stow away with their shipment of bristlenoses from the breeder and had no idea what he was, but hypothesized that he was a clown, but he doesn't look that way to me, and he doesn't act like one. He is fully grown at 4 inches and just under a year and a half old. He LOVES cucumber, and won't TOUCH the wood we have in the tank. Here are some pictures (of him out in full light trying to get closer to me....)







Any ideas?
im not sure, but i think that it is a Hairy Tiger Pleco ( or Peckolita sp.)
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post #3 of 3 Old 07-31-2011, 07:57 AM
imo i think it's a Ringlet Pleco aka clown.

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4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
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