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Old 12-26-2011, 06:37 PM   #1
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Can someone help me identify what type of pleco this is?
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Old 12-26-2011, 06:52 PM   #2
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Looks like a bristlenose
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Old 12-26-2011, 07:01 PM   #3
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No ithink it more a sailfin pleco
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Old 12-26-2011, 07:18 PM   #4
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is there a common sailfin? cos it has markings of common but fins of sailfin xx
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Old 12-29-2011, 03:18 PM   #5
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I don't think its a Bristlenose. I'm not sure about the Sailfin though....anyone else have any other thoughts?
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Definitely not a BNP. The 'face' is wrong.
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Not a sf or a bn
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Old 12-29-2011, 08:48 PM   #8
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I have the same exact one, and the fish guy said it was something like common sailfin plec. I have 2 of these guys and they grow huge in a short amount of time
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Old 12-29-2011, 09:43 PM   #9
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I have the same exact one, and the fish guy said it was something like common sailfin plec. I have 2 of these guys and they grow huge in a short amount of time
Up to 24" or more.
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Old 12-29-2011, 11:38 PM   #10
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Up to 24" or more.
How can it be more than 24" if u say they go up to 24"
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Old 12-30-2011, 07:43 AM   #11
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normally in the right size tank, they get to 24in.
in a huuge tank, they get bigger.
i know what u mean though
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right now that guy is in my 10g but i'll be starting up a 45g pretty soon so he'll move into that as soon as its up and going.

Is the consensus that its a Sailfin then?
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that is apparant, but it also looks common. so common sailfin = waaay too big for even a 45, they need a 75 minimum cos as stated before they reach well into the 20inch range!
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Old 12-30-2011, 12:28 PM   #14
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I can do that, i currently live in an apartment so i can't go any bigger than a 50 right now but by the end of the year i plan on being in a house which will allow me to get a much bigger tank which he can call home.I got this as a present so i wasn't able to research anything about them before i got it.

About how long would it take for it to outgrow the 45?
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my sailfin grew 2in the first month i had it, then 1.5in the next. so following the 1in per month rule isnt accurate, but it will give a guideline. how big is your pleco now? cant remember.

i suppose at about 10-12in its just about outgrown. depending if your tank is long or squarish (squarish means u have less time). so 12 minus however big the pleco is now in inches would be approx the amount of months before its outgrown the tank. i am not certain here - assumptions and i allow anyone to correct me! xx
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right now he's about 1.5"-2". Its a small guy right now.
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so u have about 10-11 months of safety, ooor you could find the longest 40-50gal available and sell the current one as a swap, then ud have lots more time and it would feel less cramped. though, what exactly is it in with? x
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there are 3 Neon Tetra, 2 pepper Cory, the pleco, and plants.
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word of warning plecos poop like machines when they get bigger :L

will u stock up on the tetras and cories? they tend to like big groups x
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word of warning plecos poop like machines when they get bigger :L

will u stock up on the tetras and cories? they tend to like big groups x
i've noticed that pleco poop like machines when they are small too. I will stock up the cories and tetras, i just lost 7 tetra to a horrible outbreak of Ich which is why their numbers are so low.
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