Interesting Rubber Lip Pleco

Discussion in 'Fish, Snail, Worm And Pest ID Help' started by Alhana, Apr 10, 2017.

  1. Alhana

    Alhana Valued Member Member

    Saw a couple of interesting rubber lip pleco at the store today. Was curious if there are different types of rubber lips or is it just a different color. Here is the picture I snapped of it.


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  2. Ed204

    Ed204 Well Known Member Member

    Hi there,
    I'm pretty sure that there is only one type of Rubber Lip Pleco.
    I could be wrong though, maybe they are just that color since they are still juvies or maybe it's a new variety.
  3. MikeRad89

    MikeRad89 Well Known Member Member

    There are a number of species that go by the common name rubber lip pleco.

    The one in the middle is likely L148, the one in the front I don't know.
  4. chromedome52

    chromedome52 Fishlore VIP Member

    There are many species of Chaetostoma. I've seen at least four or five different species in stores at different times. That photo shows at least two, perhaps three species in the tank.

    These fish are generally wild collected, and it is likely that groups from multiple rivers are put together for shipping, resulting in multiple species showing up in dealers' tanks.

    I'd suggest looking over at Planetcatfish if you are really curious about the genus.
  5. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutch Fishlore Legend Member

    I think they are a quite strange position in the tank and quite skinny. But they are awesome personalities. [​IMG]

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