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atikin 12-25-2012 10:28 PM

Pleco
 
Hello, I have a pleco, i thought he was a common but just saw a sail fin and cant tell the difference

here is a pic of him/her , and would you know its gender?

http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/...ps1f82f53f.jpg

thanks

Olympia 12-25-2012 10:46 PM

Well, I counted 13 dorsal rays on him, so that would lead me to believe he is indeed a sailfin pleco. (Common plecos have around 8 rays).

djembekah 12-25-2012 10:46 PM

Mikaila31 said its a sailfin pleco
super pretty. get bigger than commons though!

atikin 12-26-2012 02:36 AM

great thankyou :-D its 20cm long and has stoped growing, how do you sex sailfins?

CountryChic 12-26-2012 07:23 AM

Don't males tend to be smaller? This probably doesn't help much :oops: hopefully someone will come on with more experience. As of now my sailfin pleco is a he/she so I will be watching this thread :)

rexpepper651 12-28-2012 04:20 AM

from Planet Catfish:
"In males this is a small yet thick stump which noticeably protrudes from the fish's undercarriage. In females it is less obvious and is recessed or lies flat with the body."

fairghum 01-28-2013 09:47 PM

Now there is one handsome looking dude!!!

atikin 01-28-2013 10:46 PM

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Originally Posted by fairghum (Post 1410399)
Now there is one handsome looking dude!!!

Thanks, do you know if the lighter patch on his back is ok? he has always had it and never noticed anything wrong with him , some times it disapears sometimes its really strong, ( like the photo)

fairghum 01-28-2013 10:54 PM

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Originally Posted by atikin (Post 1410488)
Thanks, do you know if the lighter patch on his back is ok? he has always had it and never noticed anything wrong with him , some times it disapears sometimes its really strong, ( like the photo)

I have no idea. He's obviously healthy!!! I don't think I'd worry about it.

atikin 01-28-2013 10:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fairghum (Post 1410492)
I have no idea. He's obviously healthy!!! I don't think I'd worry about it.

GREAT! thanks :-D:-D:-D


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