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amandalynn.lewis
06-30-2010, 03:39 AM
I bought a plecostamus at PetSmart about 4 months ago and was told it is a Spotted Pleco. Today I was looking at pictures of the different types of pleco's, and it doesn't look like a spotted pleco, it looks like a sailfin pleco. Or at least it does to me. Can anyone tell me what it is?

http://i816.photobucket.com/albums/zz84/amandallewis/DSCN0277.jpg

Northernguy
06-30-2010, 04:17 AM
I would agree with sailfin.
Check this out.
http://www.planetcatfish.com/catelog/image.php?species=pterygoplichthys+gibbiceps&image_id=5587


http://www.planetcatfish.com/catelog/species.php?species_id=148

toddnbecka
06-30-2010, 04:29 AM
Ya, definitely a sailfin, aka gibbiceps. If you don't have at least a 6' tank it's going to get too big to keep properly soon.

amandalynn.lewis
06-30-2010, 04:57 AM
Thanks, that's what I thought