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    Default Pleco identification

    Hi guys hoping someone can help me. I have recently started a planted community tank for my son. Wanted something he can be more involved with than the discus tank. I really enjoy plecos but decided to remove them from the discus tank due to the mess.

    Was at one of my local lfs and saw this little guy labeled as a lemon drop. The more I search about them I find very little info. From what I read it's a color morph of the standard bristlenose. Some just say that it's a sales pitch to sell a slightly different looking bristlenose. Any photo I find do not look like this one.

    Did I get lucky and score a gold nugget for a low low price or is this the obscure lemon drop??

    Thanks for your opinions and info. 115201717276.jpg1152017172632.jpg

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    Just a bristlenose. Nice one.
    Over 50 years in fish and it still feels brand new!! Woodduck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodduck View Post
    Just a bristlenose. Nice one.
    Thanks. Just looks so much different color wise than any other ones I have seen. Will be interesting to see how it turns out.

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    looks like a nice BN to me. Gold Nuggets look much different, spots are very symmetrical.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodduck View Post
    Just a bristlenose. Nice one.
    He is a beautiful pleco. I love when they get a big larger and have their dorsal fin up. That one will be gorgeous. Nice find Ryan, whatever they call him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lido View Post
    looks like a nice BN to me. Gold Nuggets look much different, spots are very symmetrical.
    Thanks appreciate it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenene View Post
    He is a beautiful pleco. I love when they get a big larger and have their dorsal fin up. That one will be gorgeous. Nice find Ryan, whatever they call him.
    Thanks Jenene. Usually when he sees me trying to sneak up on him his dorsal pops up. He is still pretty tiny

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodduck View Post
    Just a bristlenose. Nice one.
    +1 .
    It looks just like a regular female - Ancistrus dolichopterus to me too Ryan .

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    Ancistrus sp. Thre real doliopterus is different ad way prettier. This is an aquarium strand, mixture o many south brazilian species.

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    It is diffidently not a Ancistrus dolichopterus which is L183 White Seam my personal favorite. Ryan you have a Bristle/Bushy Nose Pleco.

    https://www.google.ca/search?q=brist...D1mMIvshDR41M:

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    Just thought I'd post an update pic of this guy as he has turned into a nice looking pleco imho1042017155933.jpg
    Im not illiterate...only my phone's auto correct is

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