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Thread: pleco id needed

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    So my buddy calls me to help him move a 29g he bought for his sons small turtle. Tells me it has a few goldfish, tetras, and 2 plecos. Says I can have whatever fish I want (2 big goldfish, 2 cherry barbs, and an exodon). I help him out not wanting any of these fish, but when we pulled out the plecos they were a pair of bristlenoses that I wasn't familiar with. Since he was just going to throw them in with the turtle (no heat, crap filtration), I take them off his hands.

    They're brown with gold spots all over them. I believe one is male and one is female. One is fatter with bristles all around it's snout, and the other is skinnier with only a few bristles at the tip of it's snout. I know they are a type of ancistrus, but can anyone pinpoint the exact species? They're 3-3.5".
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    I'd say they are just the common Bristlenose plec - Ancistrus cf. cirrhosus
    http://www.planetcatfish.com/catelog...?species_id=49
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    Quote Originally Posted by SW Addict
    I'd say they are just the common Bristlenose plec - Ancistrus cf. cirrhosus
    http://www.planetcatfish.com/catelog...?species_id=49
    Thanks!! Looks like it... I've never been too familiar with any ancistrus. Most of the ones I see around here are gray without spots.
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    Agreed.

    I'm sure they thank you for rescuing them, no matter what species they are, though!
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    Nice fish!
    What tank are you adding them too?
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    Yep, good old common BN, I just took 80 ~2" juvies to the lfs earlier this week. As long as there's something in the tank that will eat fry you shouldn't become overrun too quickly when they start breeding.

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    Agreed, they are pretty large ones too. Spots may be from stress.

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