pleco

  1. Falconwithaboxon

    What Pleco Species Is This?

    I've had a pleco since August and I have no idea what type he is. I got him from PetSmart but there was no species listed, all it says is Pleco (Large). It said his minimum tank size is 20 gallons but a lot of the PetSmart listings seem to be incorrect. I need to know because I'm not sure if...
  2. J

    Baby pleco tank size

    Hey, I have a baby common pleco in a tank right now with a couple of guppies. I might have to get rid of my guppies though, and if I do, the tank is going with them, but I want to keep my pleco. I have this big, wide vase that I was thinking I’ll throw a moss ball, maybe a piece of bark or a...
  3. AmberLucy

    What’s this pleco?

    We have had this pleco for quite a while now but I’m not sure what he is. The fish shop weren’t sure either. The pictures aren’t the best but he’s very shy so doesn’t come out too often. He also has slight red tips on his fins. I’ve looked online but not found any similar. Any ideas what he is?
  4. C

    Is my Bristlenose a male or female?

    Hi, I was just wondering whether my pleco is a male or female please? I always believed him to be a male but it never really mattered as I only had him but now I’m considering getting him/her a friend. Thanks
  5. LuluH

    Help needed to identify a changing catfish

    Hello ! I bought this little fella or lady 6 months ago and it was 2 inches long , I have a 220litre tank so room to grow. It hid for many months,.. it was black and white/nude coloured brain lobe patterning that attracted me .. however... I love it but its changed to a dark and mid brown ( see...
  6. Natabettas

    Can anyone help me identify this baby?

    I know someone who’s buying a tank for a lizard and it’s currently being used as a fish tank so they asked if I could take this guy/girl. I’m not sure what they are tho so If anyone could help me out so I would know if I have a tank that will suit them. Thanks 😊
  7. S

    Male or female

    I have 2 butterfly pelco’s we are trying to find out if they are male or female. They always try to get under one another and lay on top of one another
  8. G

    Will it work as I would like to rescue this fish

    I currently have a 12inch sailfin pleco that I rescued Somebody I know has a 5invh gold nugget pleco that is in a 3ft tank and the owner has no plans of upgrading and would like me to take the fish off his hands , How will my big sailfin take to the new member , I’m assuming unless it’s female...
  9. M

    Help! Pleco looks ill.

    Hi Advice needed please. My pleco has a large portion of skin on his back that has peeled off. At first I thought it could be slightly burned as he mostly hides behind the heater. But as its worsened I fear it could be an infection. I am adding rock salt to the tank regularly, doing water...
  10. G

    Should I be worried for my younger brothers pleco?

    So about 2 months ago I noticed weird stuff growing around the nose of my younger brothers pleco, I've owned several plecos before and never seen this, and I wasn't to worried about it someone told me it means its male, but recently its spread more and I was wondering I'd I should be concerned...
  11. T

    White growth on Pleco

    Anybody know what this white growth is on the underside of this Pleco?
  12. MagicGirl33

    What pleco is the best?

    I'm looking for a pleco to go in my 240 gallon fish tank. Preferably a big one that can live without others but I put a couple of small ones there anyway. Please vote and I'll release the results in a month. Please vote for my other fish too!
  13. C

    Bristlenose Pleco

    Hi there, Just got a bristlenose pleco about 4 days ago and noticed it growing (more?) bristles on one side of his face? Kindve white? Any ideas?? Healthy :)
  14. Kotaraine

    White spot on pleco?

    Hi I noticed yesterday this white spot on my plecos nostril (is that what you call it?), I’m not new to fish/tanks but I am new to plecos altogether. This doesnt look like ich to me and there is only one spot but im not sure, I also cant tell if hes acting weird as they dont move a whole lot...
  15. M

    Temporary housing for bristlenose pleco

    So I got a bristlenose pleco from a store several hours away. I have it now so no returning it or anything and I’m already in love. I have a 5 gallon tank with a super chill male betta in it. It is fully cycled and my tests have been pretty consistent so I went to the store to get a snail or...
  16. Jan Cavalieri

    Recovering from a disaster

    A while back I forgot to turn off the heater during a water change - I caught it pretty quickly but the shock killed most of the fish in the tank. Looking at the heater filter cord and all the other cords around it - they basically melted. Then, around the same time, we were working on my new...
  17. kellyrazz1996

    Suddenly obsessed with this little female betta

    I've been wanting a red male betta for the past few months and finally set myself to the task of preparing for one. Lots of reading and a 20 gallon tank later and I found myself searching through three different pet stores, but none of the betta were calling out to me. I ended up going home with...
  18. L

    Injury on Bristlenose Pleco

    Hello everyone! I’ve recently noticed this injury/sore on my gold Bristlenose and I have no idea what it is.. I can’t find anything online that looks similar so I’m really worried. he’s super shy and I barely ever get to see his belly and certainly don’t usually get close enough to the tank to...
  19. primsloaches16

    Media of my lovelies- Will be Updated!

    Hey y'all! I have so many pics of my babies I want to share, but I felt like I was clogging up my posts with new threads for each time, so this will be a catalog of my pics, and will be updated when I get more! I hope y'all enjoy!
  20. G

    What species of pleco is this

    Hello can anybody confirm or enlighten me on this fish , I bought as a common pleco as iv found out that’s not actually a fish and common pleco refers to suckermouth catfish. , sail fin catfish and more , it’s not important that I know his specifics just would like to know
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