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Calmwaters 08-16-2010 06:05 PM

Please id this Pleco...
 
Several months ago this guy was given to me by someone on craigslist with some tiger barbs. He lives in my 44 gallon and is doing wonderfully but i am curious to what kind he is. I had him in a 20 gallon long tank the lady I got him from had him in a 10 I recently moved him about a month ago to the 44 gallon. He is about 5 inches long. Any way here is his picture:
http://i499.photobucket.com/albums/r...carshow076.jpg
http://i499.photobucket.com/albums/r...carshow072.jpg

Calmwaters 08-16-2010 06:11 PM

Here is one more picture of him:
http://i499.photobucket.com/albums/r...carshow074.jpg

dfbiggs 08-16-2010 06:23 PM

Hmm maybe a clown pleco..it is hard to really see...he needs to fluff up his fin. (i'm not a pleco expert though)

dfbiggs 08-16-2010 06:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Calmwaters (Post 448410)

I found some pics and it really look a lot like a bulldog/ rubbernose pleco..google images of those and see if it really looks like one. If not hopefully a guru will help you.

See http://www.tommycatkins.com/r_nose/

ElectricBlueJackDempsey 08-16-2010 07:16 PM

looks like a small common pleco

Inga 08-16-2010 07:24 PM

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Originally Posted by ElectricBlueJackDempsey (Post 448527)
looks like a small common pleco

That is what I thought but I am just getting familiar with the Pleco's and don't know a lot about them, yet. Cute little fish though. So hard to say because in the picture he is obviously still nervous and he isn't laying comfortably with his/her fins spread out. Tail is all tucked also.

LisaC144 08-16-2010 08:16 PM

Can you ask him to fluff his fins, please? ;-)

Inga 08-16-2010 08:23 PM

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Originally Posted by LisaC144 (Post 448610)
Can you ask him to fluff his fins, please? ;-)


LOL Sorry, I am a beginner and have to have them just right to make any kind of a guess. fluffed fins and tail, would help. lol

Calmwaters 08-16-2010 08:37 PM

I asked him to fluff his fin and tail but he would not do it for me. LOL I had just moved him into the 44 when I took the picture so I am hopeing in a few days I can get a better picture.

dfbiggs 08-16-2010 08:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Calmwaters (Post 448634)
I asked him to fluff his fin and tail but he would not do it for me. LOL I had just moved him into the 44 when I took the picture so I am hopeing in a few days I can get a better picture.


That's so kind of you to ask him..lol ..yeah he seems very tense right now...you know the stress of moving..


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