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Offline Liamr15

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Pleco id
« on: January 13, 2018, 03:22:26 pm »
Sorry about the bad picture but can anyone help me I'd this pleco, can you confirm if it's a common or sailfin,  they all look the same on the Google search that's all thanks,  thanks guys
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    Re: Pleco id
    « Reply #1 on: January 13, 2018, 03:34:01 pm »
    Looks like a Sailfin... will get big... ;)

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    Re: Pleco id
    « Reply #2 on: January 13, 2018, 05:10:00 pm »
    I'm not so sure. Can you get a pic of its head or its belly, or the whole fish? Could be gibbiceps ('sailfin') or one of the 'commons'. They're all Pterygoplichthys so officially they're all Sailfin Plecs.

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    Re: Pleco id
    « Reply #3 on: January 20, 2018, 08:53:40 pm »
    Sorry about late reply this is a little better picture thanks guys
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    2 male mollys
    5 female juv guppy
    1 female adult guppy
    2 male guppy
    Common pleco (only a grow out tank)

    Just bought a 20 gallon breeder for fry tank.

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    Re: Pleco id
    « Reply #4 on: January 20, 2018, 09:39:50 pm »
    P. gibbiceps, the one usually called Sailfin because the dorsal is bigger than the commons, has a ridge along the middle of the head. I don't see that. Plus the pattern suggests it's a common, but there are a few species sold as commons. It looks like P.disjunctivus, which has a different pattern to P. pardalis on the sides and head. Those are the main two sold as commons.

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    Re: Pleco id
    « Reply #5 on: January 20, 2018, 09:52:37 pm »
    Here is a picture of his head
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    Re: Pleco id
    « Reply #6 on: January 20, 2018, 10:42:19 pm »
    It's not clear but still disjunctivus I think.
    « Last Edit: January 20, 2018, 10:45:50 pm by blackghost »