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pleco ID plz? pic included
Old 01-13-2009, 12:32 AM   #1
 
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pleco ID plz? pic included



hey I took a pic of my 4.5 inch pleco dorsal view. He has uncoalesced dark spots on top and bottom and exhibits a brown banding pattern i do not see on the smaller one...any idea to what species? (scientific name please)

he has at least 12 dorsal rays so i know its of the genus pterygoplichthys
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Old 01-13-2009, 12:37 AM   #2
 
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going out on a limb and saying pterygoplichthys pardalis or pterygoplichthys gibbiceps but im only guessing so dont mark my words
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Old 01-13-2009, 12:38 AM   #3
 
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Pterygoplichthys pardalis • Loricariidae • Cat-eLog Image • PlanetCatfish
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Old 01-13-2009, 12:49 AM   #4
 
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i dont think it can be pardalis because pardalis have to have coalesced cheveron pattern on the sides and this one doesnt could b a gibbiceps...does the pattern have something to do with it? this one isnt old enough to distinguish the characteristic crest of gibbiceps
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Old 01-13-2009, 02:52 AM   #5
 
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Do you have side view pics please?
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Old 01-18-2009, 08:00 PM   #6
 
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thats one big and blury pic hahaha
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Old 01-20-2009, 09:03 PM   #7
 
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This is the best i got, sorry for taking so long. doesnt look like a gibby but doesnt look quite like a pardalis and hes really brown
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