What Species is this?

JAMMYLEYLO

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Hi everyone!
So I just picked up this pleco for my new tank, it’s a 16 gallon long. (Gravel Arriving Later)
He’s only very small at the moment but need to know how big he will get approximately :)
I’ve attached a photo, he’s a dark green/black colour with white spots.
If anyone can tell me what species I really appreciate it. Not sure if he is an L Number?
Thanks,
James
 

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I think it's a bristlenose pleco and it is a female. The males have bristles on their noses (hence the name). I could be wrong about the gender. How old is it. You should know the spices in a couple months. But I'm pretty sure about the spices. I have two females who look exactly the same.

The bristlenose plecos don't get as big as common plecos so keeping them in a 16gallon should be be fine.
 

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It does look like a BN, but it's really difficult to tell the sex as it'll still be relatively immature, and not developed the bristles. I would say a 16gal tank is still a little on the small side for a BN but not drastically so.

For future reference, it's always a good idea to research potential fish before buying them.
 

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I would say it’s a bristlenose, 3-5 inches I think is max growth
 
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It does look like a BN, but it's really difficult to tell the sex as it'll still be relatively immature, and not developed the bristles. I would say a 16gal tank is still a little on the small side for a BN but not drastically so.

For future reference, it's always a good idea to research potential fish before buying them.
Thanks :)
I did research it etc, and pet store staff said it was a bristle nose but wanted to double check about it due to it not having its bristles yet :)
 

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Hi everyone!
So I just picked up this pleco for my new tank, it’s a 16 gallon long. (Gravel Arriving Later)
He’s only very small at the moment but need to know how big he will get approximately :)
I’ve attached a photo, he’s a dark green/black colour with white spots.
If anyone can tell me what species I really appreciate it. Not sure if he is an L Number?
Thanks,
James
That looks exactly like my smaller one BN. Very close markings too mine. Definitely a BN and she will grow to be happy and healthy
 

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Thanks :)
I did research it etc, and pet store staff said it was a bristle nose but wanted to double check about it due to it not having its bristles yet :)
Oh, OK, sorry, I assumed that you hadn't researched, as you wanted to know how long it would get. My bad. :)
 
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