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post #1 of 9 Old 06-12-2007, 10:22 AM Thread Starter
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need help id'ing pleco

I work at a pet store and one of the plecos that came in with our common plecos is obviously not a common. I don't have a picture of it right now, but may be able to get one.

Here is the best description I can give you of it for now....

it is a yellowish tan color
has light black spots on body and fins
has black stripes going around the tail area

I have been on the net looking up pics of plecos and just can't find a picture of it. If anyone has any idea what kind it might be please let me know. thanks.
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post #2 of 9 Old 06-12-2007, 11:18 AM
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Have you tried looking at some of the examples on xxxxxxxxx.com???

Acute sufferer of "GHMT"........(Gotta Have More Tanks)
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post #3 of 9 Old 06-12-2007, 11:24 AM Thread Starter
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i hadn't found that site yet, thanks, i will check it out.
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post #4 of 9 Old 06-12-2007, 01:57 PM
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i'd guess at peckoltia sp. but you need a photo tbh

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post #5 of 9 Old 06-12-2007, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
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i found a pic of a pleco that looks like it, its L087
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post #6 of 9 Old 06-12-2007, 02:38 PM
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hypostomus are pretty common tbh, but well found if it is the one!

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post #7 of 9 Old 06-12-2007, 07:05 PM Thread Starter
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how big will it get? what size tank would be needed for it? its nice looking and i'd like to have it.
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post #8 of 9 Old 06-13-2007, 01:09 AM
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given the right conditions expect it reach in excess of 12 inches so imo you would need a tank of 5x2x2 (foot) as a minimum to house the adult fish.

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post #9 of 9 Old 06-13-2007, 10:12 AM Thread Starter
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i figured it would be one of the species that get large. I guess I won't be getting it, I don't have the room or money to have a tank that large.
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