View Full Version : Help with IDing this pleco

04-18-2015, 03:51 PM
Hey folks,
Got this pleco from a friend who thought it was a snowflake pleco but was not positive. That's what it was called when it was sold to him. I was able to pull him out while prepping for the auction and got a few pictures taken. All help is appreciated. Thanks!

04-29-2015, 04:20 PM
Something to size it would be helpful

04-29-2015, 09:07 PM
ancistrus dolichopterus is my guess. they are variable, but google it and you will see some that look just like this one. its probably a female as the males have more wiskers, and they often branch

04-29-2015, 10:28 PM
I agree with the species but that is definitely a male. Females can have bristles but only around the mouth, only males have them going up the ridge of the nose.

04-29-2015, 10:44 PM
ancistrus dolichopterus male

04-30-2015, 12:55 AM
Best way to tell for sure is to count the dorsal Rays. I think that A. dolichopterus has more rays than any other species of ancistrus (10).