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Old 09-13-2017, 10:09 AM   #1
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Bought it at Big Al's as 'bushynose pleco" but I'm not sure if that's the case with this one. Can someone tell me what kind of pleco this is and it's gender? Thanks!!
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Great, I think I'm in the same predicament. The LFS marketed it as a albino bushy-nose, very tiny when I got them, they are only about 3/4 or an inch now, no bushy nose but they too are starting to turn that brown colour in a few spots.


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Old 09-13-2017, 12:03 PM   #3
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these are pretty hard to sex when they are young but when they get to 3"+ you can easily tell, if the nose has spikes it's a male if it doesn't it's a female.
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Yeah mine's prolly a bit young so I can't tell the gender, looks like a female to me though...

Any clue as to what kind of pleco this guy is?
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It's so cute!!

I don't know from pleco's but maybe this site will be helpful?

http://plecoplanet.com/?page_id=571

I hope you get an id soon.

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It's so cute!!

I don't know from pleco's but maybe this site will be helpful?

http://plecoplanet.com/?page_id=571

I hope you get an id soon.

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Thanks, Jackie! This guy is hands-down my favourite fish in my South American tank, very playful when not hiding....

Upon further research, it looks like an LDA 16 to me. Dunno if anyone can back me up on this...

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Hi iRonBalls,

I did some snooping around after reading your post but, holy smokes these L numbers are a never ending rabbit hole! At first I thought it looked like a chocolate, but then maybe a cross of some sort.

I do hope you get confirmation-I'll be following this thread.

Enjoy your new fish!!

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This is a calico colour morph of the common BN. Its pretty common to see calicos with a also complete deep brown colouration with a red undertone.

As for gender, judging from the size comparison to other structures in the picture, this little guy is too small for a clear sexing. You will have a better (and obvious) idea of gender when it reaches about 2.5" SL.
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