View Full Version : Lots of Pleco species here.

Lady Hobbs
01-05-2007, 05:34 AM
Gives good indictation of the sizes they get.
That is, if you are unlike me, and actually KNOW what kind you have. :ezpi_wink1:


blue fin
01-05-2007, 05:45 AM
Mine is similar to a couple of those but I'm not sure if he was exactly like either.... I'll have to get a good picture of him some day when he is actually where I can find him for more than a micro-second and compare him against this list. good info.

Lady Hobbs
01-05-2007, 05:48 AM
I thought mine was the sailfin but I was going by the dorsal fin only. Heck, most of them have a dorsal fin. duh! But he does look like that spinny pleco. Another large variety.

blue fin
01-05-2007, 05:51 AM
Mine is only 1.5 inches... he can hide under a gnat! I have at least 3 hiding places in the tank I can't see in. and they give him enough room he can swim without showing himself for days at a time. Last week I had to search for him to make sure he wasn't food for the other community......

01-05-2007, 06:01 AM
Im almost positive mine is a common. With all those species though... makes me second guess myself

01-05-2007, 03:19 PM
some plecos don't even have common names!

01-05-2007, 07:16 PM
i bought this pleco and completely forgot his name anyone have an idea???
http://thumb8.webshots.net/t/59/659/1/72/83/2343172830081943228YZymFz_th.jpg (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2343172830081943228YZymFz)
his top fin is so huge one of my convicts took a nip at it but it healed up for the most part now.

01-06-2007, 12:05 AM
Kinda hard to tell from the front, also he seems to be camouflaging himself so his patterning is indistinct. Try to get a picture of him from the side, so I can see the striations on his dorsal fin and also try to get a picture of his belly, as his patterning here will also help distinguish him.

01-06-2007, 12:24 AM
i think i found the answer for you! i think! check it out --chocolate pleco
-- http://www.scotcat.com/loricariidae/glyptoperichthys_scrophus3.htm

blue fin
01-06-2007, 01:33 AM
I think mine is closest to the snow pleco

what do you think?


01-06-2007, 04:56 AM
Bluefin yours does resemble a snow pleco. There are so many species... it is almost overwhelming