Unsure what pleco species, possibly Pseudacanthicus cf. histrix?

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Unsure what pleco species, possibly Pseudacanthicus cf. histrix?

Post by Brandoncw » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:01 pm

I have spent some time now trying to get a solid id on this fish I was hoping there might be a helpful catfish guru out there that can help me out so I know exactly what he needs to eat. A few clues about it's preferred foods I have found by trial and error. Likes fish pieces, the Oscars food mess (Hikari cichlid gold), algae/diatoms that grows in the tank as ever since I got him there wasn't a spec anywhere to be found and zucchini. The cat seems to really like the pellets or at least have interest because when I start feeding the O's he gets very curious swimming around the upper levels of the tank in open water broad light. I will tag pictures asap.

UPDATE: turns out I have an L021 or common pleco
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Re: Unsure what pleco species, possibly Pseudacanthicus cf. histrix?

Post by Brandoncw » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:10 pm

These are the only pics I could get at the moment. It's eye is white and cloudy looking because it's actually completely blind in that eye.
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Re: Unsure what pleco species, possibly Pseudacanthicus cf. histrix?

Post by 7Pete » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:18 pm

I hope you didn't pay for it as much as histrix costs. :D It's just a common pterygoplichthys pardalis.

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Re: Unsure what pleco species, possibly Pseudacanthicus cf. histrix?

Post by Brandoncw » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:22 pm

Lol yeah just realised that, it was a free fish that got too large for another's tank so I took him in to the 125g for now, seems pretty comfortable and ammonia nitrite and nitrates are all in check

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Re: Unsure what pleco species, possibly Pseudacanthicus cf. histrix?

Post by Brandoncw » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:25 pm

I pretty new to catfish, so my Id skills are less than perfect, I'll leave it at that, only thing I knew going into this was a daily vacuum is a requirement as these things poop a LOT. Lmao

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