Pleco ID

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Carts123
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Pleco ID

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Recently rescued this Pleco was sold to someone as a bristlenose but I have my doubts it is around 5 inches at the minute

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Re: Pleco ID

Post by bekateen »

Hi Carts123,

Welcome to PlanetCatfish!

Your new pleco is certainly not a bristlenose. It is most likely either Pterygoplichthys pardalis or Pterygoplichthys disjunctivus (or a farmed hybrid of these). Tell them apart by looking at the belly pattern: P. pardalis has a spotted pattern, where P. disjunctivus has a vermiculated pattern.

Both get big.

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Re: Pleco ID

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Nice looking pleco!
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