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03-10-2012, 10:39 PM
Do medusa plecos have no bristles when they are young? (Ancistrus rununculus)
I recently bought one as a L34 but it has no bristles and does not have the characteristic broad head. It is also dark brown and gold (vertical) striped with "horns" coming from the nostrils. I know useless without pics but I need to borrow a camera. Any ideas

03-10-2012, 10:58 PM
Sounds like a young specimen. And only the males develop the large head and bristles.


03-11-2012, 02:25 AM
Heres a picture of the fish, best I could get for now he hasnt really moved from that spot.

03-11-2012, 02:46 AM
That does not look like a medusa pleco to me, I am not sure what kind of pleco that is.

03-11-2012, 02:10 PM
Whatever it is it is awesome looking! What size tank is he in?

03-11-2012, 02:32 PM
Looks like an Ancistrus claro to me, since I have eight of them in my 75 planted. Picture is so dark, though, hard to be sure.


Old Marine
03-12-2012, 02:41 AM
I like himthumbs2:

03-14-2012, 07:52 PM
Thanks for the replies everyone. I did find an ID. He is a Pterygoplichthys scrophus. He has 13 dorsal rays which puts him in the pterygos...also means he will get twice the size i was anticipating at 10-14inches...so..now to decide if I can still provide him a home as he will definately outgrow my 27gal.

03-14-2012, 08:01 PM
even if he gets 10 inches hes way to big for a 27G

03-14-2012, 08:07 PM
I know..thats why I said he will definately outgrow it..

03-14-2012, 10:32 PM
A good excuse to buy a bigger tank. XD

03-14-2012, 11:38 PM
thats what I was thinking XD but if a bigger tank is not in my future then the store will take it back with no issues.