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smartt-fishy-2007 08-06-2007 12:35 PM

Pleco Shark?
 
Hey,could anyone show me a pic of a Pleco Shark? Because I have a new fish and im not sure if it's a Pleco Shark because im not sure of what they look like...

Thanks!

Falina 08-06-2007 01:26 PM

I have never heard of a pleco shark, and after a google search, all be it a very quick search, I can't find anything called a pleco shark. I'd hazzard a guess that you don't have a pleco shark but instead either a pleco, or a shark. Have you a photo and maybe we could try and identify it for you?

blueblue48 08-06-2007 05:19 PM

maybe he has some sort of algae eater and is mistakingly calling it a pleco shark. pictures would definatly help

bf2king 08-07-2007 10:54 AM

Maybe a sailfin?

jones57742 08-07-2007 01:04 PM

BF:

This is closest that I can come to plecos which are publically available and which have been termed "Pleco Shark" are.

http://www.planetcatfish.com/catelog...?image_id=5752

TR

bf2king 08-07-2007 05:31 PM

a gold nugget pleco

jones57742 08-07-2007 07:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bf2king
a gold nugget pleco

Ron's got two of those and they cannot be styled as a "shark pleco".

TR

tophat665 08-07-2007 08:32 PM

Sounds like somebody is trading on one of the cyprinid algae eaters, like Chinese Algae Eater or Logsucker or somesuch. I mean, SAEs are in a similar group as Roseline and Rainbow Sharks, and if people will call a hilltream loach a hong kong pleco, well, they really can't be trusted to get anything but the marketing right.


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