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Re: Some kind of plec?

Subject: Re: Some kind of plec?
by marcshedden on 16/5/2007 20:09:59


I hate to confirm your suspicions, but this looks exactly like a juvenile Sailfin Plec (Glyptopericthys gibbiceps), which are from the Amazon and therefore need tropical conditions. Also, in my experience these gorgeous little spotted things grow to be monsters of about two feet long!

Check out http://www.fishbase.org/Summary/SpeciesSummary.php?id=12219
for some info.

They are hardy and will probably survive for a good while at room temperatures, but they certainly won't be happy in the long term, so I would suggest either take him back to the shop (wearing a suitably stern look!) or invest in a large tropical set-up.

Sorry - that's probably not what you wanted to hear!