Pleco ID, please?

  1. haleigh27 Initiate Member

    I have a 10 gallon betta tank and 2 weeks ago I went to my local aquarium store to get a small pleco to add to the tank. I told the worker that I could NOT have a common pleco because I know it would get too large (I was thinking clown or bristlenose). She agreed and she retrieved a pleco from a tank marked "medium plecos." I have a suspicion that it is still a common pleco but I'm not sure.
    I only have 1 photo because he is so skittish. This is the first time I ever saw him in the tank with the light on.

  2. slayer5590 Well Known Member Member

    It's a common.

  3. haleigh27 Initiate Member

    I guess I shall be looking for a new home for him.
  4. DoubleDutch Fishlore Legend Member

    Btw : BN's and clowns also shouldn't be kept in a 10G !

  5. hampalong Fishlore VIP Member

    Yes, a Common. It looks stressed, but it looks like probably a Gibbiceps.

    There isn't a plec suitable for a 10 gallon.
  6. cheese Member Member

    hi there :) congrats on giving your betta a 10 gallon home. what is the reason for wanting a pleco? do you have algae? do you just like them? lol :)

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  7. Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Welcome to fishlore!
    If you are looking for an algae eater for the 10, just get a nerite snail.