15" pleco ID ?

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15" pleco ID ?

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Recently got this pleco from lfs, maybe sp. 064 ? histrix ? or major ? many thanks!
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Great photo! @Acanthicus will love this and it does look like this genus to me. :-) Maybe you could post another picture from a little further out showing the whole fish.

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Hi,

from this picture it is difficult to tell if you obtained P. major or P. histrix.
Are the caudal and dorsal fins patterned with white stripes? P. major is also considered to have a lower and longer head then P. histrix, but we'd need a lateral view to check on this.

Personally, I am not too sure the characteristics given in the description of P. major on how to distinguish it from P. histrix, are good enough to talk about two species.

However, love that colour!
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Acanthicus wrote: Mon Mar 15, 2021 3:59 pm Hi,

from this picture it is difficult to tell if you obtained P. major or P. histrix.
Are the caudal and dorsal fins patterned with white stripes? P. major is also considered to have a lower and longer head then P. histrix, but we'd need a lateral view to check on this.

Personally, I am not too sure the characteristics given in the description of P. major on how to distinguish it from P. histrix, are good enough to talk about two species.

However, love that colour!
Are the caudal and dorsal fins patterned with white stripes?
I'm not sure, they're damaged by L064 in the tank. I'll post an updated pic when it's already healed.

this is the new batch that I put in the tank
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PS. Many thanks!
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You have got a great taste of plecos!
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Acanthicus wrote: Thu Mar 18, 2021 6:16 pm You have got a great taste of plecos!
Thanks!

I wonder why it's super expensive compare to colorful plecos like L024 L025
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It is a rare fish in the trade, that's why. Comparable to S. immaculatus, which is grey but rare and expensive, or wild caught L 70. Another reason is that the exported fish are often rather large and therefore more expensive regarding the shipping costs.
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Acanthicus wrote: Fri Mar 19, 2021 2:15 pm It is a rare fish in the trade, that's why. Comparable to S. immaculatus, which is grey but rare and expensive, or wild caught L 70. Another reason is that the exported fish are often rather large and therefore more expensive regarding the shipping costs.
yeah, that's make sense
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