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Reservoir 07-31-2010 09:10 AM

Just bought this pleco, was it mis-labeled?
 
Yesterday I purchased what was labeled as a "hi-Fin Leopard Pleco." I took it home, let it get settled in the tank and since I've not previously had a pleco before.. I'd like to know if this fish was labeled incorrectly, and if anybody knows what it is?

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b3...d/101_0372.jpg

Fusion MK 07-31-2010 07:39 PM

Yes, it is.

...But where did you get that?!! I've been looking everywhere for one

Reservoir 07-31-2010 10:03 PM

I purchased it from "Absolutely Fish" in NJ. They have only 1 location that I know about (there could be others I am unaware of) but with 9,000 gallons of tanks.... well it's safe to say they stock a lot of fish!

They actually have a Pleco that is roughly 1 foot long, and probably weighs a good 2-3 lbs. Just guessing by eye.. but it's really neat to see such a big sucker! Pun intended.

teddyzaper 08-01-2010 04:47 AM

well, yes it was labeled wrong, but i cannot tell you what it is lol, i had a hifin leapord and it wasnt like that. maybe he coulda told u what it was lol?

Reservoir 08-01-2010 07:24 AM

I found this while searching..

"Pterygoplichthys joselimaianus "

All the photos match up to what mine looks like, so I guess it's a pretty common one. "gold spot sailfin pleco"



kitten_penang 08-07-2010 05:44 AM

2 Attachment(s)
i paid rm 1 for those pleco.very normal here grows to about 3 feet better find a pond once it get's too big
here's what they look like once nearly fully grown.the first is the albino of the species the second is the one in your tank


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