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artemisblossom
08-22-2008, 02:09 PM
I ws looking for a bristlenose plec and can't seem to find any in my area, one of the petstores I called say they carry something called dwarf plecos (but she didn't have any in stock right now anyway) She didn't know the scientific name for these.............got any idea what they might be or are there a lot of different plecs that are sold under the dwarf name?

angelcakes
08-22-2008, 02:26 PM
could be a clown pleco or rubberlips pleco there most common,there is quite a few plecos that stay small

toddnbecka
08-22-2008, 04:19 PM
I have a couple extra juvie (1.5-2") BN's on hand, also a couple extra adult L129's (aka Colombian zebra.) The L129's are around 3", and won't grow any larger. Both are excellent algae eaters/tank cleaners, the L129's are more omnivorous. Priority Mail shipping is $8 for up to 2 lbs, $5/$15 each for the pleco's if you're interested.

doug z
08-22-2008, 05:29 PM
A pic would be helpful..

Never really heard of a "dwarf" pleco..

You would think it could be any pleco that doesn't get to be over 6", of which there are several.

Ask her to ask her supplier for the scientific name, or forward a pic.

xximanoobxx
08-22-2008, 06:27 PM
Yep, prolly a clown pleco or a rubberlip...

smaug
08-22-2008, 07:26 PM
clowns stay under 4" and could be called dwarf.Here is a pic of mine.10350

doug z
08-22-2008, 10:56 PM
Cute little fella!

Here's the L-144 or "golden" BN I'm getting:

http://www.canadianaquatics.com/stock/L-144.JPG

No red albino eyes for me, thanks!

artemisblossom
08-23-2008, 01:39 AM
I wil try to get her to find ou the scientific name for them . That golden BN sure looks cute, wish I could get somthing like that here

Dave66
08-23-2008, 02:13 AM
It's probably a Peckoltia species, artemis. That's the genus the common 'clown' plecos come from. 'Rubber Lips' are Chaetostoma or Paratocinclus species, as fish from both Genuses go by that common name.
Peckoltias top out under 4 inches, the Chaetostoma about five, and the Paratocinclus three.

Dave

Ty13
08-23-2008, 02:21 AM
They might also be otocinclus, they look fairly similar to plecos and eat algae like the pleco's also.

doug z
08-23-2008, 02:25 AM
They might also be otocinclus, they look fairly similar to plecos

Hmm.. Not really..

They are sometimes known as dwarf catfish, but.....

They also top out at about 2".

http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll54/dougzdanivsky/otocinclus.jpg

fins_n_fur
08-23-2008, 11:22 AM
It's probably a Peckoltia species, artemis. That's the genus the common 'clown' plecos come from. 'Rubber Lips' are Chaetostoma or Paratocinclus species, as fish from both Genuses go by that common name.
Peckoltias top out under 4 inches, the Chaetostoma about five, and the Paratocinclus three.
Dave

I agree with Dave on this one...when I saw dwarf and pleco together, peckoltias where the first to come to mind.