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  1. AnthonyHutchison

    AnthonyHutchison Valued Member Member

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

    Charles556 Valued Member Member

    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

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

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    AnthonyHutchison

    AnthonyHutchison Valued Member Member

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

    Charles556 Valued Member Member

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

    https://www.google.com/search?q=can...=laJ1V9rhDMjbjwTMzKWgBg#imgrc=cfTfAvOZa0w3IM:

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

    https://www.google.com/search?q=clo...hWJ3YMKHbg-DAQQ_AUIBigB#imgrc=aNI6S7MEjAhslM:

    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

    AnthonyHutchison Valued Member Member

    Live aquaria just listed it as that
     
  7. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

  8. DebsR

    DebsR Valued Member Member

    He looks a lot like my clown pleco

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