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need help id'ing pleco
Old 06-12-2007, 09:22 AM   #1
 
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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Old 06-12-2007, 10:18 AM   #2
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Have you tried looking at some of the examples on xxxxxxxxx.com???
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Old 06-12-2007, 10:24 AM   #3
 
i hadn't found that site yet, thanks, i will check it out.
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Old 06-12-2007, 12:57 PM   #4
 
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i'd guess at peckoltia sp. but you need a photo tbh
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Old 06-12-2007, 01:10 PM   #5
 
i found a pic of a pleco that looks like it, its L087
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Old 06-12-2007, 01:38 PM   #6
 
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hypostomus are pretty common tbh, but well found if it is the one!
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Old 06-12-2007, 06:05 PM   #7
 
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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Old 06-13-2007, 12:09 AM   #8
 
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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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Old 06-13-2007, 09:12 AM   #9
 
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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