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    Just took his first picture. He does have a large fin on his back when he is swimming around. I will have to spend some time to get a good one later. Reflections on the tank, sun light etc make it hard for a good one. Mark

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    He certainly does look like a common pleco. The below link might help

    http://www.planetcatfish.com/common/...?species_id=88
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff View Post
    He certainly does look like a common pleco. The below link might help

    http://www.planetcatfish.com/common/...?species_id=88
    That what I figured when I saw it. Mine is a lot fatter around then the one in the picture but has the same fins. Mark

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    That is one big happy pleco.
    Fishes go "pook pook"
    my spell check went on vaction.
    my Mts storie:http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...d.php?t=117355

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff View Post
    He certainly does look like a common pleco. The below link might help

    http://www.planetcatfish.com/common/...?species_id=88
    Actually I think it's this one: http://www.planetcatfish.com/common/...pecies_id=1967
    Biggest of that family.

    Anyway, it's very chubby, wondering if it's getting enough fiber in it's diet.

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    I think you are correct talldutchie
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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    Quote Originally Posted by talldutchie View Post
    Actually I think it's this one: http://www.planetcatfish.com/common/...pecies_id=1967
    Biggest of that family.

    Anyway, it's very chubby, wondering if it's getting enough fiber in it's diet.
    That one looks like him with his fins all spread out. Maybe the driftwood will help on the fiber now that he has a chunk? I feed him flake food and shrimp pellets at night. He does have a big sailfin on his back when he spreads it!
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    I just looked at his sailfin and it has around 12+ rays on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plecos View Post
    That one looks like him with his fins all spread out. Maybe the driftwood will help on the fiber now that he has a chunk? I feed him flake food and shrimp pellets at night. He does have a big sailfin on his back when he spreads it!
    Feed this fish fresh veg several times a week and you will have a much healthier fish. This one shows clear signs of a diet that is much too protein heavy
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    I got a picture with his Sailfin up. I also put him a cave in the tank. I had some 6 inch square PVC from my white fence I just cut off a post. He has not gone in it yet but is thinking about it. I still have to clean the glass better for good pictures. Mark

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