Help Indentifying

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dmandm
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Help Indentifying

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Any ideas on type pleco
pleco 2.JPEG
pleco 1.JPEG

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Re: Help Indentifying

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Hi dmandm,

Welcome to Planetcatfish! And shoutout to another Central Californian (I'm a Stocktonian).

A more complete and clear photo of your fish would be helpful, but I suspect that's a bristlenose pleco. Possibly a common Ancistrus cf_cirrhosus, but based on the the blotchy color, maybe a calico or green dragon variant (sorry, we've got no photos of the latter). I'm not confident of that though, without better pictures showing the whole fish.

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I shoot for some better photos this weekend - seems to be camera shy!

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Here a pic of a couple of babies that we ended up having in the tank. The bigger still hiding. does this help with Id'ing
pleco image baby.jpeg

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Thew white tips in the tail say to me Ancistrus, most likely the common A cf cirrhosus

The breed easily
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Easily an understatement! every couple weeks it seems

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