What kind of pleco?

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vwill279

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Just bought a used tank and this guy came with it. He's about 4.5" long excluding the tail. She said he was a sailfin pleco, but doesnt look like one to me. Seems big for a BN, especially since no bristles would indicate female. If anyone could help, I would appreciate it. I would love to have an idea about how big it's going to get so I can see if I need to rehome it or if it will be fine in the 90 gallon.
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evil wizard

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it is a....BN!a nice longfin one..man,i would love him if i had a bigger tank say a 55 gallon tank.but you said will it be ok with your 90 gallon if it is not to much trouble could you post your stock?it would help me be sble to know if it will be ok with your tank and stock.oh and post you nitrates and that stuff.
 

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EW is right, a long finned BN, maybe a calico. Depending on your stock in the 90g, she should be fine. She'll need a hiding spot & no fin nippers
 

vwill279

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Yeah, she has driftwood caves and regular caves. I just didnt know if there were longfinned common plecos or longfinned sailfin plecos and I would have to worry about her getting 12+ inches. Stock wise, she'll be fine in that tank, nothing to bug a pleco.
 

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really,ok but i still would feel better if i knew what she was going in with bio load wise.
 

evil wizard

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oh ok i was wanted to make sure, but you are more than capable of doing it i shall leave the bio load to you.man, im trying to give someone a lesson who has took care or fish almost before i was alive ha ha.
 

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That is definitely a common long fin bristlenose. She should max out at 3-4 inches. 5" would be pretty big. I have had these for 5+ years and bred them. Awesome little things to watch. They just need wood, and they won't bother your plants much.
 

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Lol that will definitely be fine in a 90... they are among the smaller species of plecos

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