Can Someone Please I.d And Possibly Sex This Beauty For Me Please

Discussion in 'Fish, Snail, Worm And Pest ID Help' started by cheskbow, Apr 24, 2017.

  1. cheskbowNew MemberMember

  2. Pleco76New MemberMember

    It looks quite a bit like a sailfin pleco to me. I have one and they have the same markings. It looks like yours has 12 or more dorsal fin segments but I can't quite tell from the pic. The sex I can't tell, sorry! He ( or she :) ) is really gorgeous, congrats! :)

  3. cheskbowNew MemberMember


    Got this big stunner aswell

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  4. FashoogaFishlore VIPMember

    Your just showing off now.

    They are beauties.
  5. :) fatcatfish (:Well Known MemberMember

    Looks like a Rusty Pleco to me. Very beautiful :)
  6. vikingkirkenWell Known MemberMember

    Those are beautiful fish!

    I'm no pleco expert, but the markings on the first one do not look like a sailfin to me...
  7. James17Well Known MemberMember

    They are really nice looking fish.
  8. DiscusluvWell Known MemberMember

    Both are stunning- where did you get them? I have never seen anything like these at LFS. The bronze one , how big does it get? Temp range?
  9. cheskbowNew MemberMember

    The rusty looking one is around 6-7 inches and the other one around 4-5 Temp range of the water is 26°c
  10. cheskbowNew MemberMember

    I rescued the rusty one and brought the other from my LFS
  11. chromedome52Fishlore VIPMember

    The first is a Gold Spotted Sailfin, Pterygoplichthys joselimaianus. Mine used to look like that when he was younger.

    The second resembles Hypostomus cochliodon, or could be a species in that complex. I had one of these a looong time ago, they were called Chocolate Plecos (before the color variant of commons existed).

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