View Full Version : Help identify type of Pleco & Cichlid

fish novice
07-29-2010, 06:07 PM
My husband was given a 30g with a few fish, not knowing anything about them. Now he's decided we don't have time to take good care of them and wants to sell them. I need to identify the fish and get an idea of how much to ask for them. Can anyone advise me please?

07-29-2010, 06:11 PM
Hmm..looks to me like a common pleco and a convict cichlid.

07-29-2010, 06:11 PM
Looks like a common pleco and a convict cichlid to me. They are not going to be worth very much. You may have to talk a pet store into taking them.

07-29-2010, 07:12 PM
gona say the same as rich and tarus, that is a common pleco and a convict
you would e better off just giving them away, i cant see anyone paying for them to be honest, very common fishes.

07-31-2010, 04:42 AM
Yeah, that is a big male convict, and a common pleco, like they said. Hard to get rid of for free, not much chance of selling them. (convicts breed like rabbits and common plecos get huge and every newbie fishkeeper gets one and eventually tries to sell it if it lives long enough because their "sucker fish" or "piscastamis" or "cleaner fish" or whatever silly name they come up with is too big for their 20G)

Lady Hobbs
07-31-2010, 08:24 AM
Both sell for $4-5 in the stores so not worth anything. I'd be putting them in the Freecycle in your local paper or try to sell them with the tank.

fish novice
08-02-2010, 05:07 PM
Thanks a lot for all your answers. We found a home for them at a local fish store... and actually got to trade for some others to go in our community aquarium. :D

08-02-2010, 08:02 PM
Nicely done!