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post #1 of 19 Old 03-09-2007, 09:24 AM Thread Starter
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ive had them years and they were sold as sailfins i now know this to be a term that covers alot of plecos so what are they?
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post #2 of 19 Old 03-09-2007, 11:25 AM
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It's a sailfin, AKA Gibby.
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post #3 of 19 Old 03-09-2007, 06:30 PM Thread Starter
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ok great i thoght sailfin was just a term lumped on several species i do love the nostrils on this guy they look like a pair of horns :P
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post #4 of 19 Old 03-09-2007, 10:00 PM
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You should see a rhino plec, really big nostrils alot like horns :D
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post #5 of 19 Old 03-10-2007, 06:39 AM
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Its a goldspot plec L001
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post #7 of 19 Old 03-10-2007, 11:43 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Derek-M
Here's one of mine
that is a nice fish BUT the fish we are I.D'ing is not a spotted L001, they are named after there pattern (gold spots on a dark backing)
this fish has not got that, look at its ZigZag gold lines

I Vote

Pterygoplichthys gibbiceps L083 / L165

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post #8 of 19 Old 03-10-2007, 11:47 AM
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i think bolty is right. 99%!!
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post #9 of 19 Old 03-10-2007, 12:02 PM
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I'm still not convinced its a gibby.
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post #10 of 19 Old 03-10-2007, 02:03 PM Thread Starter
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i own two ones a lighter shade than the other but the pattern is certainly not spotty its more of a zig zag pattern like the camo on a german tank
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