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shibby
01-22-2007, 08:59 PM
Heya,

I just got this cute little thing from my regular pet shop (I believe it is important to keep fish from only one shop.. i know they have healthy fish, and they are also breeders...) and the guy at shop said it's asian, but he didn't really know what to name it. Anyways, I'm attaching a picture, sorry for the bad quality, don't know what got into my digital camera. The plec has orange lines on it's fins, and on it's body. It seems very close to the common plec, but I don't believe it is common. If anyone knows what it is, I'd be more than happy to receive an answer :D

Adam

Severus
01-22-2007, 09:32 PM
check out this site - http://www.plecofanatics.com

They have a lot of knowledgable members. There are so many types of similar plecos, but that should help you out!

shibby
01-22-2007, 10:10 PM
(already) Posted there as well. Thanks though :)

jeffs99dime
01-22-2007, 10:34 PM
to me, it looks like a common pleco. in my opinion

Severus
01-22-2007, 10:36 PM
He does resemble my common, but has that orange tint to him. I cant see the pic that well, but my common has different eyes too.

Drumachine09
01-22-2007, 10:44 PM
It is a trinidad pleco, i was just reading my foster and smiths catalouge. Coincidence or what

jeffs99dime
01-22-2007, 10:48 PM
It is a trinidad pleco, i was just reading my foster and smiths catalouge. Coincidence or what

the eyes are different on the trinidad though

Drumachine09
01-22-2007, 10:58 PM
the eyes are different on the trinidad though

Nevermind, i was WAAAY off. Trinidads are black and almost translucent. That one has orange.

Severus
01-22-2007, 11:04 PM
It is probably an L---. (one of the numbers)

shibby
01-22-2007, 11:17 PM
100gw, are you always that cynical? :)

Severus
01-22-2007, 11:53 PM
I was serious with that. A lot of plecos are classified under that system

shibby
01-23-2007, 12:09 AM
Well I spoke with the pet shop owner, he has the exact name written down in one of his fish logs, so by tomorrow I'll have the name. I'll post it just incase any of you were wondering.

Severus
01-23-2007, 03:15 AM
I definitely want to know.

Lady Hobbs
01-23-2007, 03:22 PM
I am convinced that 100gw is the EXPERT catfish namer.

newt0524
01-23-2007, 05:58 PM
hey

i believe what you ve got there is a sailfin pleco or Glyptoperichthys gibbiceps. very similar to the common in size a colouration, but the eyes and the long attatched backfin give it away.

here is a pic

Severus
01-23-2007, 09:26 PM
haha. Thanks hobbs. I am certainly no expert but give it my best.

Lady Hobbs
01-24-2007, 01:18 AM
How come I thought mine were gonna suck on the glass and keep it nice and sparklie? They don't get near the glass much less put a lip lock on it. Must be because they are NOT a pleco?

Severus
01-24-2007, 04:31 AM
Yea, the featherfin is just a bottom feeder, not so much a glass cleaner. Im sure they take care of all kinds of other stuff in your gravel though!

Fre nchy
03-25-2007, 04:24 AM
I've just recently bought a pleco that looks EXACTLY! like that. I think it's a Pterygoplichthyes multiradiatus. At first I thought it was a Liposarcus pardalis, but it came out the other day and I got a chance to count it's dorsal rays, it has at least 12 rays in it's fin.

cocoa_pleco
03-25-2007, 05:02 AM
this thread is 2 months old. Theres dates on top.

I saw severus there and thought he came back.

Fre nchy
03-25-2007, 05:46 AM
Oops, my bad.. Oh well, I think it's a multiradiatus, though.