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hjkaga 06-12-2007 10:22 AM

need help id'ing pleco
I work at a pet store and one of the plecos that came in with our common plecos is obviously not a common. I don't have a picture of it right now, but may be able to get one.

Here is the best description I can give you of it for now....

it is a yellowish tan color
has light black spots on body and fins
has black stripes going around the tail area

I have been on the net looking up pics of plecos and just can't find a picture of it. If anyone has any idea what kind it might be please let me know. thanks.

GW 06-12-2007 11:18 AM

Have you tried looking at some of the examples on

hjkaga 06-12-2007 11:24 AM

i hadn't found that site yet, thanks, i will check it out.

xingumike 06-12-2007 01:57 PM

i'd guess at peckoltia sp. but you need a photo tbh

hjkaga 06-12-2007 02:10 PM

i found a pic of a pleco that looks like it, its L087

xingumike 06-12-2007 02:38 PM

hypostomus are pretty common tbh, but well found if it is the one!

hjkaga 06-12-2007 07:05 PM

how big will it get? what size tank would be needed for it? its nice looking and i'd like to have it.

xingumike 06-13-2007 01:09 AM

given the right conditions expect it reach in excess of 12 inches so imo you would need a tank of 5x2x2 (foot) as a minimum to house the adult fish.


hjkaga 06-13-2007 10:12 AM

i figured it would be one of the species that get large. I guess I won't be getting it, I don't have the room or money to have a tank that large.

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