galaxy pleco with yellow spots or something different?

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galaxy pleco with yellow spots or something different?

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Hi I purchased a beautiful pleco and was told it was a galaxy pleco with unusual markings, I have not been able to find any pics of a galaxy with yellow spots so am wondering if the LFS incorrectly ID'd him any help with an ID would be greatly appreciated
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Hi I purchased a beautiful pleco and was told it was a galaxy pleco with unusual markings, I have not been able to find any pics of a galaxy with yellow spots so am wondering if the LFS incorrectly ID'd him any help with an ID would be greatly appreciated
Hi Chuunofish, I'm not sure the white vs. yellow is such a critical feature.

Are you certain it's Leporacanthicus? Maybe it's just the camera angle, but the body looks a little short and chunky to me for that geneus. Can you get a few closer photos to be able to confirm? Maybe a photo of the teeth?

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It is an odd angle, but the oral disc is extended and I would say with certainty it's a Leporacanthicus, likely L240.

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Thanks for the info, he is very timid so tends to hide when you get too close to the tank so may take a while for better pics.

If he is L240, not sure what to do as LFS said it was close to fully grown at circa 15cm, according to excellent info here he will grown to 24cm, not sure my 350ltr tank will be big enough with all the other stock in the tank

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After a bit of sneaking, I managed to get this
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Yeah, definitely Leporacanthicus.
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