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Old 06-19-2008, 07:47 PM   #1
 
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Name this Pleco

First of all what type of pleco is it?.

second- I would like some suggestions for a name. All of my fish have names, and I just got this guy two days ago for free from my LFS who sadly is going out of business. :(



thanx evry 1
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Old 06-19-2008, 07:56 PM   #2
 
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He's adorable! How big will he get? (Or her.....)
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Old 06-19-2008, 08:05 PM   #3
 
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Looks to me like a snowball pleco (L-102). That's one heck of a free fish, considering liveaquaria sells them for $59.99 and I've seen them for at least $50 in stores.

...Where is this LFS?
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Old 06-19-2008, 08:33 PM   #4
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It looks like a "Tooth-nose" to me. If it is they grow exta large.
Wild from Brazil, Does'nt like too bright a tank.
Its only a guess, I could be wrong.
He sure is beautiful, I love Placo's.
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Old 06-19-2008, 09:04 PM   #5
 
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Tooth nose does seem like a good guess, I've always called them Galaxy plecos, although the latin name is Leporacanthicus galaxias.

You can tell it's not a snowball pleco because the second photo clearly shows the lack of a dark stripe along the entire margin of the tail fin.

Still a darn good pleco though, congrats!
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Old 06-19-2008, 11:52 PM   #6
 
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What about names? Any body gonna name it for me? :)
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Old 06-20-2008, 12:21 AM   #7
 
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http://www.planetcatfish.com/catelog...pecies_id=1807

L082

L102

L142

L254

L323

L326

L368

LDA33

Those are all the ones that I thought looked like yours. Why do so many plecos have spots? I have always liked the name of Sucker for my plecos.
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Old 06-20-2008, 01:40 AM   #8
 
Hypancistrus contradens L201...nice pick up!
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Old 06-20-2008, 12:32 PM   #9
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How about Poco or knight.
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Old 06-20-2008, 06:34 PM   #10
 
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I'm not much help there, I never name my fish, just call them by their latin names.
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