Help Id Pleco

Discussion in 'Fish, Snail, Worm And Pest ID Help' started by Friends.NotFood., Jun 14, 2018.

  1. Friends.NotFood.Valued MemberMember

    3D9E0860-7354-4471-9A4E-B9A0CFF29CFC.jpeg Can anyone help ID this pleco. I got him and another common pleco about 3 months ago. The common pleco is more than twice this ones size now and this one has not grown at all. Could it be a dwarf or a slow grower?
  2. appcontrolWell Known MemberMember

    It is ancistrus sp. or other name is bushynose pleco or bristlenose pleco all the same fish. It gets up to 5 inches.
  3. AdriifuWell Known MemberMember

    Looks like a bristlenose pleco. They grow quite slowly in my opinion. Needs at least a 20-gallon tank while the common pleco needs at least a 75-gallon, preferably larger.
  4. Friends.NotFood.Valued MemberMember

    I have them in a 55 now but I also have a 100 gallon. I figured by the time they need the 100 gallon I’ll be able to set it up
  5. AdriifuWell Known MemberMember

    That's great. Glad to finally see someone with an appropriate-sized tank for a common pleco. These guys are always put in such small tanks.
  6. McasellaFishlore VIPMember

    Some bristlenose are runts, meaning they will never attain a length greater than 3 inches, i had two female albino bristlenose (yours looks to be female by the lack of bristles and the size of its abdomen), one grew to a massive 5 inches with slight lip bristles (nothing like male's) and her sibling only reached 3 inches at most (doubt it) with no lip bristles in the year i had them. Both were mature and produced viable eggs, one just never grew larger.

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