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Old 01-09-2007, 06:36 PM   #1
 
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pitbull pleco

its just a question of curosity why are they called "pitbulls"?the name seems to sugest agressive habits but the ones i have are obviosly not
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Old 01-10-2007, 03:44 AM   #2
 
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I'm not good at identifying plecs but I had no idea at first on how the pitbull plecs look until Xingumike mentioned that this fish is the pitbull plec. Why it was named 'pitbull' is beyond me.

A catalog here:
http://www.planetcatfish.com/catelog...species_id=236
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Old 01-10-2007, 10:44 AM   #3
 
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Where do any common names come from?

Interesting question though because as you stated they are about as aggresive as daisy, and certainly don't look like any pitbull i have seen.

With plecos some of the common names make sense straight away, e.g.

zebra pleco
green phantom
bristlenose etc

but some make no sense at all, weird aint i?!?!

i mean where the heck did they get Shampupa Pleco from?? always makes me laugh that one
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