View Full Version : Identify this Suspect!

Dave Waits
11-14-2012, 09:40 PM
I'm not sure if this is a common or what as his markings are different than the commons I'm used to seeing. Any help would be appreciated.


11-14-2012, 10:03 PM
Looks like a common pleco to me. Commons are mixes of lots of kinds of plecos so the markings, and maximum size, can vary somewhat.

Lady Hobbs
11-15-2012, 12:31 AM
Make sure you have driftwood in the tank for him. It's a diet requirement. And make sure he gets his cucumbers, zucchini, blanched lettuce, etc, so he doesn't starve.

11-15-2012, 01:06 AM
Going by body shape and head shape it's definitely a common. +1 to LH

11-15-2012, 03:56 AM
...That is a very orange eye on that angel in the first picture.

Dave Waits
11-15-2012, 06:20 AM
Actually, it's red. Thanks for all the info, the commons I'm used to seeing around here range from brown to black. Why I asked. Right now, I feed him a Hikiri Algae wafer everyday,plus he forages for leftover Tetra-Min. I do have natural Driftwood in the tank, he''s been eating on it. I gave him a small piece of lettuce yesterday, weighed it down with a small piece of lead wire which I removed after he was done(Translation; The lettuce was gone).

Have to try the Zucchini.

Dennis Bissett
11-15-2012, 10:04 AM
He will eventually go ape over zucchini, cucumber or eggplant, all mine will cheerfully "graze"on a slice for an hour or so, funnily enough some prefer the rind, some prefer the flesh and some are just greedy gutses

11-15-2012, 07:39 PM
Red eyes on a black angelfish? You've got an evil angel there.

Lady Hobbs
11-16-2012, 02:13 PM
Dave, just slice off a piece of cucumber or zucchini and stick a fork in it and toss it in the tank. It won't sink otherwise. I used to blanch my veggies just a bit but found it got mushy too soon. They do just fine with it raw.

Indian Woods Angels
11-16-2012, 06:09 PM
Green tiger cross.