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

  1. cheskbow

    cheskbow New Member Member

  2. Pleco76

    Pleco76 New Member Member

    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. OP

    cheskbow New Member Member


    Got this big stunner aswell

  4. Fashooga

    Fashooga Fishlore VIP Member

    Your just showing off now.

    They are beauties.
  5. :) fatcatfish (:

    :) fatcatfish (: Well Known Member Member

    Looks like a Rusty Pleco to me. Very beautiful :)
  6. vikingkirken

    vikingkirken Well Known Member Member

    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. James17

    James17 Well Known Member Member

    They are really nice looking fish.
  8. D

    Discusluv Well Known Member Member

    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. OP

    cheskbow New Member Member

    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. OP

    cheskbow New Member Member

    I rescued the rusty one and brought the other from my LFS
  11. chromedome52

    chromedome52 Fishlore VIP Member

    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).