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Old 06-04-2014, 03:34 PM   #1
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please id these pleco




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Old 06-04-2014, 03:44 PM   #2
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No idea but it looks like the kuhlia is doing fine with his new friend?
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Old 06-04-2014, 03:57 PM   #3
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they are all fine with each other. They have been tank mates for a long time (roughly a year).

Turns out the beat up catfish is a ID shark. I am planning on keeping him/her for a while and see how he recovers then worry about re-homing.

I went out and bought 5 more kuhli loaches and 6 more black skirt tetra to go with the few that i adopted. will slowly add to the tank and be ready for bio spikes.

I don't think i will have any though with the huge plant mass i got.

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Old 06-04-2014, 04:51 PM   #4
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Common pleco and maybe leopard?
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Old 06-04-2014, 05:03 PM   #5
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In order

1 - Cactus Pleco (looks like one as you can see the spines)
2 - Trinidad Pleco

The Iridescent Shark you have in the third pic will get huge so I'd consider finding it a new home, preferably with someone who has more than one and a heated pond for them. Iridescent's get skittish when they are on their own and as they get larger they freak out more and more and start to destroy setups in the process of spazzing out.
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Old 06-04-2014, 05:30 PM   #6
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Looks like a Common pleco (Pterygoplichthys sp.) & a Hypostomus sp.("Trinidad" is one you see a lot but Hypostomus can be nearly impossible to provide a positive ID). Side view shots would make ID easier and belly shot of the first one would ID P.pardalis from P. disjunctivus.
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In order

1 - Cactus Pleco (looks like one as you can see the spines)
2 - Trinidad Pleco

The Iridescent Shark you have in the third pic will get huge so I'd consider finding it a new home, preferably with someone who has more than one and a heated pond for them. Iridescent's get skittish when they are on their own and as they get larger they freak out more and more and start to destroy setups in the process of spazzing out.
I plan to re-home him once he gets healthy. i adopted all these fish from very bad living situations. i am shocked they are alive.

I am just trying to figure out if i need to re-home the plecos too. i don't mind all them in the tank for now though. I also know the lfs will take them.
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Old 06-04-2014, 07:10 PM   #8
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Trinidad pleco's do a hell of a job on algae compared to the standard commons. Mind use to destroy lettuce and zuchinni, so that said might enjoy a good nom on your plants.
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Old 06-04-2014, 07:22 PM   #9
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how do you know for sure its a trinidad? I saw pics and I am not sure.

I will make sure they are fed well, I am sure plants will be fine
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1) I've had plenty of them over the years and prefer them over all of the other common plecos when I had large cichlid tanks. They stay smaller, are a little more aggressive which meant they held their own.

2) Research is key:

http://www.planetcatfish.com/common/...pecies_id=1482
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1) I've had plenty of them over the years and prefer them over all of the other common plecos when I had large cichlid tanks. They stay smaller, are a little more aggressive which meant they held their own.

2) Research is key:

http://www.planetcatfish.com/common/...pecies_id=1482
Any good way to tell Common plecos from Trinidads? Do they sell Trinidads as common plecos in most fish stores? I would like to find one.
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