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Old 12-12-2020, 03:35 PM   #1
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Is my fish a bristlenose or common pleco?

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I'm in need of help... I've recently bought a pleco (I wasn't really aware that there were different kinds) and now that I have done my research (which I should have done before purchasing) I am a bit worried that it might be a common pleco. Would somebody able to tell if he/she is a bristlenose or a common pleco? Thank you in advance ☺
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Old 12-12-2020, 04:40 PM   #2
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Thatís a great question. When they are juveniles, like that one, itís very hard to tell for sure. Iím leaning towards it being a bristlenose pleco because of the spots and their spacing, but Iíve seen common plecos with a similar look when they are young. Itís gonna be near impossible to tell until it gets a little older and we can see the bristles or not. Iím sorry I canít be of more help
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Old 12-13-2020, 02:48 AM   #3
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I'm thinking bristlenose as it looks just like the one I had.
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It's def not a common pleco. Could be a bn, or a gold spot, or one of a half dozen others. There are so many, like you said
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Safe bet it's not a common. Post pics as it grows please
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Old 12-13-2020, 12:40 PM   #6
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In about 3 months u will get your answer
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