Go Back   plecoplanet Forums > Pleco Forums > Pleco I.D
Plecoplanet on Facebook

Notices

Pleco I.D Identify the type and sex of your pleco

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-10-17, 06:56
TheFredPit TheFredPit is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
TheFredPit's Flag is: United States
Location: Arlington
Fishkeeping Experience: Beginner
Breeding Experience: Beginner
Posts: 3
Gallery: 0
Helpful Posts
TheFredPit is on a distinguished road
Unidentified wild caught pleco probably a Pterygoplichthys

A month ago I got a message from my LFS they got another unidentified pleco from their importer and they know I like the challenge of figure out what they are and so far of the 3 I've picked up I've identified 2 an L425 and L076. Well this 3rd one is stumping me it came to the store as a possible L437 but I've eliminated that. Here are the pics I got when I first got him

https://goo.gl/photos/gBU1JRacnRJWVnDm6

it's hard to see but the tips of his pectoral and dorsal fins have red tips.

In the last month the fish has grown about 2" here are the latest pics

https://photos.app.goo.gl/IY0N4NbLz9umEKBL2
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-10-17, 16:42
L-ko's Avatar
L-ko L-ko is offline
Support Team

 
Join Date: Oct 2010
L-ko's Flag is: Germany
Location: Weimar, Germany
Fishkeeping Experience: Beginner
Breeding Experience: None
Posts: 796
Gallery: 0
Helpful Posts
L-ko is on a distinguished road
Hi,

Pterygoplichthys pardalis

Greetings
Elko
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-10-17, 19:20
TheFredPit TheFredPit is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
TheFredPit's Flag is: United States
Location: Arlington
Fishkeeping Experience: Beginner
Breeding Experience: Beginner
Posts: 3
Gallery: 0
Helpful Posts
TheFredPit is on a distinguished road
I'm certain it's not P. Pardalis I've had several of them. I spoke with Dr. Armbruster of Auburn University who created this key for Identifying Pterygoplichthys
this key for Identifying Pterygoplichthys he said "It doesnít seem to fit any of the described Pterygoplichthys well. Maybe P. Lituratus, but I donít have a great familiarity with that one." Personally I do think it looks alot like P. Lituratus except for the red tips on it's fins but I don't know if maybe the young ones have that and lose it later in life.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-10-17, 19:18
L-ko's Avatar
L-ko L-ko is offline
Support Team

 
Join Date: Oct 2010
L-ko's Flag is: Germany
Location: Weimar, Germany
Fishkeeping Experience: Beginner
Breeding Experience: None
Posts: 796
Gallery: 0
Helpful Posts
L-ko is on a distinguished road
Thanks for the info.

Greetings
Elko
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-10-17, 17:29
TheFredPit TheFredPit is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
TheFredPit's Flag is: United States
Location: Arlington
Fishkeeping Experience: Beginner
Breeding Experience: Beginner
Posts: 3
Gallery: 0
Helpful Posts
TheFredPit is on a distinguished road
here is an updated picture

https://photos.app.goo.gl/xCrHpp7jVPojlE3c2
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 07:37.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Designed by: vBSkinworks