Tiny 27 Dollar Pleco ID

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Tiny 27 Dollar Pleco ID

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Hi guys. I bought this Pleco today for 27 dollars. They had him listed as a Ranger Pleco, but he’s over a year old and he’s under an inch/under 2.5cm which makes me doubt that. Any guesses?
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Re: Tiny 27 Dollar Pleco ID

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It’s a ranger pleco and no way it’s a year old.

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Re: Tiny 27 Dollar Pleco ID

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Hi

Pterygoplichthys punctatus indeed, I'd estimate it is around 4-5 weeks old and only recently imported from Peru.
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Re: Tiny 27 Dollar Pleco ID

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Awesome, thank you both. So just to confirm because I’ve seen conflicting species data on this guy—his adult size will be anywhere from 4-11inches?
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Re: Tiny 27 Dollar Pleco ID

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They grow up to 25 cm TL roughly, never collected or seen a bigger one. In captivity it will probably not get bigger than 20 cm TL.
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