View Full Version : baby identification?

05-10-2012, 06:48 AM
the other day i was browsing the "aquarium superstore" near my house, (the place is huge, they must have like 200 individual tanks) and i stumbled upon a tank of baby plecos. i figured why not add one to my tank? so i bought one and took him home, but the problem is, i dont remember the rest of its common name. i know its a bristlenose (or so it said on the tank), but i cant seem to remember the rest of the name.

is it too early to identify its species? i was hoping to learn some more about this type of pleco but i kinda have to generalize considering i dont know the proper name.




any kind of help would be appreciated :ssmile:

05-10-2012, 07:24 AM
Most stores print the names on their receipts. Or you could go back into the store, as you said it is near your house, and check the tank and see the full name.

05-10-2012, 11:06 AM
It looks like a regular bristlenose pleco to me.

05-10-2012, 03:32 PM
I don't know what he is, but he's cute!thumbs2:

05-11-2012, 05:22 AM
Ya, common bristlenose. I have a few hundred or so, main diet is NLS Grow pellets, spirulina flake, and canned green beans (or zucchini in season) once weekly.

05-12-2012, 04:29 AM
Yup its confirmed then, i actually went back to the store the other day and saw that it just said bristlenose pleco on the tank. Thanks for helping me out. :ssmile:

05-12-2012, 01:46 PM

This isn't your thread and the question was answered.

05-12-2012, 02:47 PM
I just wish I had a fish store around me of that size!

My one and only LFS has about 10 tanks and the fish never look all that health to me.

05-12-2012, 03:11 PM
My one and only LFS has about 10 tanks and the fish never look all that health to me.
10 tanks! that's pathetic! Maybe you can find a breeder of them on your local craigslist.