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Old 11-06-2005, 06:36 PM   #1
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New Pleco

Just got a new pleco except I'm not sure what kind it is. I was walking through the LFS and decided I would put a pleco into my 46 gallon to clean up the algae. I looked for some pleco's and found a tank full of them, about 3 inches for 2.99. When I looked closer there was this one pleco that stood out from the rest of them, it's pattern was different from the others, it had round spots all over it. The coloring was similar to the others though. I don't have a digital camera so I can't get a picture of it, but think you could ID it from the description? TIA
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Old 11-06-2005, 06:46 PM   #2
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Try looking here. Maybe you'll find it.
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Old 11-06-2005, 07:16 PM   #3
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Sounds like a gibbiceps/sailfin. They get thrown in with the commons from time to time. If so, you lucked out to get one for that price. But, they are one of the huge plecos that can potentially max out at 18inches. Here is a site that can help you with the ID.

http://www.planetcatfish.com/catelog...ygop/148_f.php
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Old 11-07-2005, 09:14 AM   #4
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I love the Sailfin Gibbiceps. Their big sailfin really adds to their cuteness. They do grow to be rather large and if it is indeed a Gibbiceps, you got him/her for a great price! Some lfs also mark them as Marble Sailfin plecos.
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geez, just when I thought a 55 gallon tank was large enough you all have to show me such a cool fish! Any idea on how fast they grow? If it is slowly, then I bet the 46 gallon tank Rxblade123 has will be fine for the meantime (and it'd look pretty spiffy in my 55 gallon to!! )
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Old 11-07-2005, 09:29 AM   #6
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They grow pretty quickly. I'm sure your familiar with Jchillin's pleco Cliff. He's a gibbs. lol
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ah, thanks
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Old 11-07-2005, 10:52 AM   #8
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Oh yes. Bill has good pics of Cliff, not sure how many are in his gallery. Cliff is his pride and joy.
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Old 11-07-2005, 12:16 PM   #9
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Well...





I just couldn't resist. By the way, he's is 6" right now.
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