What Is This Fish

  1. j

    james round New Member Member

    Given this fish by my friend for rehousing while he gets his new tank setup and he didn’t know what it is only it was some sort of pleco maybe and that it grew to 13 inches that’s all I have any help is greatly appreciated

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  2. gracelovespixie

    gracelovespixie Valued Member Member

    It’s definitely a Pleco I’m not too sure what type though. Xxxx
  3. Rtessy

    Rtessy Well Known Member Member

    Looks like a common pleco. I don't know anything more specific than that, sorry. Those get huge, what size tank do you have?
  4. OP

    james round New Member Member

    Hello my tank is 300 litres with about 25 barbs atm everyone doing fine thanks for the info
  5. Rtessy

    Rtessy Well Known Member Member

    Alright, cool. Just so you know, they can get 2ft long, just make sure there's room for him to turn around in the tank as he grows. Have fun with the new guy!
  6. chromedome52

    chromedome52 Fishlore VIP Member

    That appears to be a Gold Spotted Sailfin, Pterygoplichthys joselimaianus. They max out around a foot, though they don't always get that big.