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Discussion in 'Pleco - Plecostomus' started by AnthonyHutchison, Jun 30, 2016.

  1. AnthonyHutchison

    AnthonyHutchisonValued MemberMember

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    Hey just thought I should share my new pleco and does anyone have any tips for keeping them?
     
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  2. Charles556

    Charles556Valued MemberMember

    Looks like you have a clown pleco. They're primarily wood eaters, so if you have any driftwood in your tank, that's where your fish will spend most of its time. Still, you'll want to supplement its diet with algae wafers, high-protein sinking foods, blanched vegetables, and more every night after lights out.

    My own clown pleco rarely comes out during the day, but when it does, it sure is fun to watch!
     
  3. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    Here's some more info on them:
     
     
     
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    AnthonyHutchison

    AnthonyHutchisonValued MemberMember

    It's called a rio negro or a candy stripe pleco
     
  5. Charles556

    Charles556Valued MemberMember

    Is that what the store told you it was? This is the closest picture I could find of a candy striped pleco on Google:

     

    And here's a google picture of a clown pleco:

     

    As you can see, the candy striped pleco has distinctive and straight yellow-brown bars going all the way to its head, whereas the clown pleco has more jagged, broken yellow-brown bars near its head, much like your own photo.

    Hopefully you weren't cheated :-\
     
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    AnthonyHutchison

    AnthonyHutchisonValued MemberMember

    Live aquaria just listed it as that
     
  7. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    It's not a candy stripe pleco.
     

    From what I can see, the Rio Negro pleco is L135, L135 has been described as Peckoltia braueri. I just picked one of those up, and yours does not look like it.
     

    It does look like a clown pleco to me too.
     
    hampalong - what do you think?
     
  8. DebsR

    DebsRValued MemberMember

    He looks a lot like my clown pleco

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