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daisycutter 03-09-2007 08:24 AM

pleco id
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?

Claude 03-09-2007 10:25 AM

It's a sailfin, AKA Gibby.

daisycutter 03-09-2007 05:30 PM

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

Claude 03-09-2007 09:00 PM

You should see a rhino plec, really big nostrils alot like horns :D

Derek-M 03-10-2007 05:39 AM

Its a goldspot plec L001

Derek-M 03-10-2007 06:44 AM

bolty 03-10-2007 10:43 AM


Originally Posted by Derek-M

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

tom14 03-10-2007 10:47 AM

i think bolty is right. 99%!!

Derek-M 03-10-2007 11:02 AM

I'm still not convinced its a gibby.

daisycutter 03-10-2007 01:03 PM

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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