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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?

 

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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.
 

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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?
 

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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"


 

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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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