Cichlid Fish Forum banner
1 - 6 of 6 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
291 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Is this a rubber lip pleco?

 

·
Registered
Joined
·
291 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Yeah, that's what I thought. It's the first one I got when I first started out a year or so ago. I didn't know any better. Perhaps I still don't. I did buy a gold nugget a couple of months ago which was half the size of this one. Mistake! I think this guy killed it.

I sure can't tell the difference with the rubber lip and this common pleco. What is the main difference?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,422 Posts
pretty-nifty said:
rubber lip and this common pleco. What is the main difference?
The two fish you mention look nothing alike to my eye. A rubberlip is the common name for C. cf. thomsoni which is a grey fish (not brown), wide headed and colder water... the spots are also a dead give away. Google images of C. cf. thomsoni and compare. :thumb:
 
1 - 6 of 6 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top