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ladyoutlaw50
06-29-2008, 05:47 PM
can anyone tell me what kind of pleco this guy is??
thanks

angelcakes
06-29-2008, 05:50 PM
he looks like a common plecothumbs2:

Red
06-29-2008, 06:02 PM
I agreed common pleco....

ladyoutlaw50
06-29-2008, 06:04 PM
That is what I thought as well -- thanks for confirming for me!! I can always count on this place to clear up my confussion -- at least with my fish questions LOL LOL

Tolley
06-29-2008, 06:04 PM
Common, no doubt.

toddnbecka
06-30-2008, 12:14 AM
You MIGHT be able to ID the actual species here, good luck!
http://www.planetcatfish.com/catelog/genus.php?genus_id=17
Otherwise, here's a general idea of what you're dealing with:
http://www.planetcatfish.com/catelog/species.php?species_id=580

sktadood13
06-30-2008, 12:17 AM
yea that is diffentley a common

johnl
06-30-2008, 09:53 AM
It's a common

donvichu
06-30-2008, 03:25 PM
defenetly common as I have five of them

angelcakes
06-30-2008, 03:26 PM
so were all agreed its a common pleco:hmm3grin2orange:

toddnbecka
06-30-2008, 05:05 PM
But on the other hand, it could be a common pleco...
On the more serious side though, exactly which "common" species of pleco is it? At the rate BN's are being bred and distributed, they have also become a common aquarium species. Not likely to be confused with Hypostomus, but it seems all the other species of pleco are identified by their L-number. BN's and "common" pleco's are a different matter, but why?

angelcakes
06-30-2008, 06:03 PM
But on the other hand, it could be a common pleco...
On the more serious side though, exactly which "common" species of pleco is it? At the rate BN's are being bred and distributed, they have also become a common aquarium species. Not likely to be confused with Hypostomus, but it seems all the other species of pleco are identified by their L-number. BN's and "common" pleco's are a different matter, but why?
Hypostomus plecostomus,
Common Plecos (Suckermouth Catfish)thumbs2:
i think the L numbers are different because theres so many of them maybe its easier to id by l number

toddnbecka
07-01-2008, 04:35 AM
But every "common" pleco isn't necessarily a H. plecostomus, at least according to the folks at Planetcatfish. It seems there are actually several geographically different places that "common" pleco's are imported from, so they can't all be a single species. There's also quite a bit of variation in color and pattern among the "common" pleco's, more than is normally seen within a single species.